Imagine having a single toolkit that contains all the software you, as a recruiter, could ever need for OSINT investigation. But then, why dream about something when you could be using it right now?

We’re talking about the Paliscope OSINT Toolkit. It’s essentially a library loaded with tools for just about any open-source intelligence task you can think of. 

With the team promoting their “200 best tools” on the download page, it will take a book-sized guide to cover each. So let’s talk about our favorite 3 so far so you can get a glimpse into what this library holds for you. 


1. WhoIs Lookup

The practice of creating a blog or a personal portfolio is more common today for talented candidates than ever. 

So with the WHOIS lookup tool, you can plug in their website domain name and get a bunch of details about them. Things like their first name, last name, email address, location and phone number.


2. Smart Image

If you’ve ever tried to reverse search an image, you know it’s a hit or miss. Where one search engine might find nothing, another comes up with a match. The best approach then is to search on multiple image search engines. 

With the Smart Image tools, you can reverse search images on Google, Yandex, and Ging at once. This may not seem like a big deal. But when you add up the hundreds or thousands of searches you’ll perform in a year, this tool will make a lot more sense. 


3. Phone Number Finder

If you would like to have a conversation with a prospect but don’t have their phone number, this tool can help.

It has a success rate of over 50%! Meaning when you enter the name or email address of a prospect, there’s a fifty percent chance this tool will find their phone number for you. 


Those three tools are just the tip of the iceberg. As we mentioned earlier, the Paliscope OSINT toolkit packs a plethora of tools. You can download and use the entire library for free. 


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Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a true "Staffing Thought Leader". Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true "Search Authority"