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Best chrome extensions for sourcers and recruiters

Chrome extensions are a recruiter's best friend. This is our top 10.

July 25, 2021
Yuma Heymans
November 10, 2021
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Chrome extensions are used by recruiters to improve their searching and outreach efficiency and to automate repetitive tasks.

Functionalities of chrome extensions can vary from a simple screenshot to finding keywords or creating diversity keyword strings.

If you're looking to improve your speed of sourcing and your hiring effectiveness these free tools are a no brainer to install into your chrome browser.

The top 10 chrome extensions for sourcers and recruiters:

  1. ContactOut
  2. Loom
  3. GlossaryTech
  4. Quillbot
  5. Lightshot
  6. Highlighty
  7. Search by image
  8. OctoHR
  9. Linkclump
  10. NativeCurrent

1. ContactOut

ContactOut is used to find contact details like email addresses and phone numbers. When you have the chrome extension installed you simply navigate to a candidate's profile and hit the button to see any contact details the extension could find. You can also use RocketReach or Lusha.

2. Loom

Loom is tool to make short videos including screen recordings which can be used to send videos to candidates. Loom is great for doing video outreach to candidates and sending additional information including your voice over about your company and position.

3. GlossaryTech

GlossaryTech highlights all the tech related keywords including their definitions on a candidate profile page. This tool is great for quickly analysing a tech candidate profile and educating yourself about the meaning of certain technologies and frameworks.

4. Quillbot

Quillbot helps to correct writing errors in texts that you are writing suggests ways of rephrasing. Quillbot is great for improving the language used in your outreach messages and the job descriptions your write. You can also use Grammarly.

5. Lightshot

Lightshot is the fastest and most simple screenshot tool. A great way to use it is to make screenshots of important bits of information and share it with candidates.

6. Highlighty

Highlighty highlights keywords that you indicated you want to highlight. This tool is great for quickly getting a view on the presence of desired keywords that you are looking for on a candidates’ profile.

7. Search by image

Search by image lets you find additional information about a candidate in Google by simply clicking their profile picture. Because it's an image search, usually based on a candidate's profile picture, you typically find different information than just Googling their name. Search by image is a great way to find additional public social media accounts of the candidate.

8. OctoHR

OctoHR finds information of tech candidates on GitHub. This is a great tool to quickly learn more on the focus of the engineering candidate and find their email address if available.

9. Linkclump

Linkclump lets you open many different links on any page at the same time. A great way to use this tool is to open many search results in without having to click every individual link.

10. NativeCurrent

NativeCurrent helps you find diverse talent by automatically including diversity keyword lists in your search. This tool works based on different strategies that you can use, very useful for finding underrepresented groups.


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