LinkedIn Recruiter Lite is one of the products that comes to mind when selecting a recruiting tool, but how much does it cost and what alternatives are there?
The LinkedIn Recruiter product serves to find profiles on LinkedIn in an almost unlimited fashion.
But because the full LinkedIn Recruiter product is not affordable for many businesses like small and medium businesses, LinkedIn has a Lite product available.
LinkedIn Recruiter Lite has less features and some strict limits in terms of the amount of InMails that you can send.
In this blog we’ll answer:
The latest pricing indication for LinkedIn Recruiter Lite is:
€1.320 ($1.480) billed annually (or €160/$180 per month).
This is a price per seat, which means that every individual recruiter need to have their own paid license.
If you would have for example 5 recruiters in the team, LinkedIn Recruiter Lite would cost you €6.600 per year.
You can’t find LinkedIn Recruiting pricing online by simply navigating to the LinkedIn website.
LinkedIn intentionally keeps pricing intransparant to be able to offer custom pricing based on market conditions and factors like company size.
We can however give an indication of LinkedIn Recruiter Lite prices for 2022 based on the latest offered prices and validation with our recruiter network.
Take into account that prices can vary based on factors like company size, industry, geography and if you are a LinkedIn customer already.
In comparison, a LinkedIn Recruiter Corporate plan is around €8.400 billed annually (or €835 per month).
Same accounts here, the price is per seat, every individual user needs their own paid license.
The main differences between the plans are the amount of search filters, the monthly amount of InMails and the option to share accounts and data.
LinkedIn Recruiter Lite is a limited version of the LinkedIn Recruiter product.
With the full LinkedIn Recruiter product you can expect the following:
With the LinkedIn Recruiter Lite product you get the stripped down version:
LinkedIn’s paid plans might be a bit too much for what you actually get out of it.
Luckily there are a lot of alternatives to LinkedIn.
What many people don’t know is that almost all LinkedIn profiles are public.
Some companies make those LinkedIn profiles accessible to you so you don’t have to pay for the LinkedIn plan.
A free LinkedIn account has some limitations when searching from LinkedIn itself, like blocking your search when you did too many searches.
But you can search LinkedIn from other places as well.
A LinkedIn X-ray search is a search from within Google for LinkedIn profiles.
It helps to know how to build the right search strings. Two things to know at least when you want to get the most out of searching LinkedIn with a free account are:
There are talent search engines specifically designed for finding the right LinkedIn profiles.
Most of the time, these search engines also provide profiles from other platforms where candidates can be found.
An example is HeroHunt.ai which finds tech talent across LinkedIn but also GitHub and Stack Overflow profiles.
Recruiting is competitive, if you know how to find talent that is less competed for, you win.
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