This product sucks.
Yes, I found a product that drives me crazy and wasted my time. It’s Connect6.
I get teased a lot because I always seem to like the products I review. The truth is, RecruitingTools.com usually reviews products that are recommended or from people that are very passionate about the recruiting and sourcing tools they’ve created. However, in this case, I was surprised. After being recommended by not one but two sourcing pros, I hated this.
What is Connect6?
Connect6 is another information aggregator, built to find public information about people that you want to connect with. Warm up a cold call; you know the schpeel.
How Connect6 Works
I don’t know because well, it didn’t work. The claim is that once you download the Connect6 Chrome extension, it will set up “beacons” AKA cute little 6s all over your screen. Then you hover over each and in the sidebar, you will get a list of personal details and links to connect.
I gave it a try. I got nothing.
I restarted Chrome. Nothing.
I restarted my Mac. Nothing.
I figured that it had to be operator error. When looking for a support number or email, you guessed it – I got nothing.
Now, I am completely aggravated. I went back to LinkedIn determined to get this thing to work. I was able to get a few profiles to respond. Ironically, the information that I got was a LinkedIn profile.
How helpful. A LinkedIn profile result when I’m already on LinkedIn.
Just to make sure that I was not going crazy, I watched the video again. I did exactly what the commentator did, but it just didn’t work.
How Much Does Connect6 Cost?
Single users can use Connect6 for free. Now, I love free recruiting software, however; sometimes you get what you pay for. In this case, nothing. Connect6 also offers a business package for $59 USD per month. Not so obvious what you get with the business edition by searching their website, though, so put your credit cards away.
The Bottom Line.
Doing my due diligence, I looked up all of the possible information I could about Connect6. It seems that while in 2014 there was hype about Connect6 becoming the next Rapportive, all of a sudden it stopped. No one has posted on their Twitter feed, updated anything in ProductHunt or updated their website since 2014. It was like a haunted house of a tech company.
Just like their search results.
Jackye Clayton, with acclaimed expertise in diversity and inclusion, recruitment technology and a global network of non-profit, human resource and recruiting professionals, Jackye Clayton is a servant leader, uniquely inspirational speaker, and a revered thought leader. Jackye was named one of the 9 Powerful Women in Business You Should Know by SDHR Consulting, one of the 15 Women in HR Tech to Follow in 2019 by VidCruiter, 2019 Top 100 list of Human Resources Influencers by Human Resource Executive Magazine and one of the Top Recruitment Thought Leaders that you must follow in 2019 by interviewMocha Magazine. Currently, Jackye is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist at SeekOut. You can find her on Twitter @jackyeclayton and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackyeclayton
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