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SeekOut pricing 2024: what does it cost you

These are the latest pricing indications for a SeekOut account.

September 29, 2020
Yuma Heymans
January 5, 2024

SeekOut is a database of candidate profiles that provides access to that database for a recurring fee.

SeekOut does not share their pricing on their website and applies pricing that can differ per customer.

That’s why we wrote this guide for you to better understand what a SeekOut license would probably cost you.

We'll answer these questions for you:

  • What does SeekOut cost?
  • When should I pay for SeekOut?
  • What are alternatives to SeekOut?

Which SeekOut plans are there?

SeekOut has three different plans based on features, amount of users and amount of credits that the user gets.

Tier 1

Basic plan: Includes search features, contact information, and a limited amount of email credits. 

Tier 2

Pro plan: Includes everything in the Basic plan, plus additional features like Boolean search and advanced filtering.

Tier 3

Enterprise plan: Includes everything in the Pro plan, plus more advanced features like predictive matching and a Dedicated Account Manager. This plan is aimed at the largest organizations with custom recruiting needs.

What does SeekOut cost?

SeekOut pricing is almost impossible to find online.

SeekOut keeps pricing hidden because they have market and account based pricing strategies in place. For every company a different price can be negotiated.

We can however give an indication of prices for 2023 based on the latest offered prices and validation with market data.

Take into account that prices can vary per geography, company and industry.

These are some of the latest SeekOut pricing indications (averages, in US dollar, yearly commitment):

  • Basic plan: starts at $499 per month
  • Pro plan: starts at $999 per month
  • Enterprise plan: starts at $1999 per month

When should I pay for SeekOut?

SeekOut is a sourcing solution made for large enterprises who need to find the right talent.

If you are a large enterprise and you have sourcing specialists in your team who focus on finding talent and have the required sourcing training, you can consider SeekOut as a possible solution.

SeekOut requires advanced knowledge on Boolean searching and interpreting search parameters. Training is offered by SeekOut but is charged for additionally.

SeekOut has a limited set of profiles from the LinkedIn database so you have to consider being able to find less profiles for the offered fee.

When you are a big company you might be able to press the costs of a set of LinkedIn Recruiter licenses that you have that you might be able to replace.

You can also consider alternatives to SeekOut.

What are alternatives to SeekOut?

There are several alternatives in the market to SeekOut. Some are free and some are paid. 

We have listed your best alternative options to consider to SeekOut:

1. Use your free LinkedIn account to find profiles

You can use your free LinkedIn account to find LinkedIn profiles. You can send connection invites or try to find an email address of the candidate with a contact finder tool. 

A free LinkedIn account has some limitations though, because you can only do so many searches per month before the search feature is disabled. 

But you can search LinkedIn from other places as well. 

To get the most out of searching LinkedIn with a free account you can read this blog:

How to x-ray LinkedIn (full x-ray guide)

2. Use an alternative talent search engine

There are talent search engines that find more profiles than SeekOut, with more up-to-date data and better deliverables emails.

Most of the time, these search engines also provide profiles from other platforms where candidates can be found, like GitHub and Stack Overflow.

An example is HeroHunt.ai (starting at $99) 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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