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LinkedIn recruiter lite cost: 2024 pricing

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?

September 29, 2020
Yuma Heymans
January 5, 2024

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: 

  • What does LinkedIn Recruiter Lite cost?
  • What does LinkedIn Recruiter Lite offer?
  • What alternatives are there to LinkedIn Recruiter Lite?

What does LinkedIn Recruiter Lite cost?

The latest pricing indication for LinkedIn Recruiter Lite is:

$1.550 billed annually (or $180 per month).

Price displayed in euros:

LinkedIn Recruiter lite pricing

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 $7.400 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 2024 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 $8.990 billed annually (or $895 per month).

Same accounts here, the price is per seat, every individual user needs their own paid license.

What does LinkedIn Recruiter Lite offer?

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 LinkedIn Recruiter Lite product you get the stripped down version:

Only with the full LinkedIn Recruiter product at a price of $8.990 you can expect the following:

  • Find all LinkedIn profiles (also out of your network)
  • InMails: 150 InMails every month
  • Search: 40 search filters‍
  • Collaboration: Multi user account is available (collaborative environment)
  • Reports: Jobs and InMail reporting, plus insights into your Recruiter pipeline, usage, and performance summaries

What alternatives are there to LinkedIn Recruiter Lite?

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.

1. Use your free LinkedIn account to find profiles

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:

2. Use a talent search engine that finds LinkedIn profiles

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 1 billion profiles worldwide across LinkedIn, GitHub and Stack Overflow and lets you reach out automatically with personalized messages.

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