How many times in your life as a sourcer or recruiter did you hear : “Great tools don't necessarily make you a great sourcer/recruiter?”
Well it might be true, but having amazing tools to work with on a daily basis will definitely help make your greatness more efficient. Right? 😄
While starting my new role within folk over a year ago, I had this awesome opportunity to reflect back on the operating system that I’ve been using for the past 8 years. This time, I decided to start from scratch not solely focusing on tools well known for recruitment but actually starting from my needs/pain and looking for the most adequate tools based on my use-case.
So I've asked myself "What would be the best recruitment tools in 2022?”
I thought it could be great to share my findings. Among these are tools that I already used and some are new and shiny ones. For this very first article, I'll focus on Chrome extensions 🤩
Let's scrape some data!
While sourcing for a given role, the first thing I do is to build up my search. Based on the brief I've build with the Hiring Manager and the team, I ultimately deep dive into a market analysis (competitors, companies to target...) and ideal persona (community, online presence...).
Let's say I've found a long list of companies to target, i.e: French tech 120 listing. What I'll want to do next is to collect the name of all the companies within that list to include them in my boolean strings (using your OR builder template 👀 ) so I'll end with something looking like this within seconds
Here are a couple of chrome extension focusing on scraping that could come in handy.
One of the most complete tool to scrap data. Its extension won't allow to scrap data directly (unlike the ones mentioned above) but it will enable to connect data sources quite easily by automatically retrieving your session cookies.
Let's organise and segment your search
I've now probably end up with a spreadsheet full of names and URLs. I want to have a look at each one of them to refine my search and start organizing my list of contacts.
To do so I combine the following chrome extensions
As I've been able to collect and centralize information about the people I'd like to contact, I might want to include them as custom placeholders in my messages. And guess what? folk-Messages allows me to do so 🤩