AAEAAQAAAAAAAAI8AAAAJDQ4ZGFiMTYzLWEwMTYtNDFmZS05NTYwLTBlZDRiYTRhOGExYQSometimes, searching for candidate contact information can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack.  Other days, it’s more like searching a stack of needles to look for a lone stalk of hay. That is why we are always looking for tools that can help us make this project less painful. ContextScout was developed to give recruiters a softer place to land.

What is ContextScout?

ContextScout is an aggregation tool that provides additional information for a contact as you’re looking at their LinkedIn profile.


Why is it called “Context” Scout?

Context is everything the candidate didn’t write on their LinkedIn profile. Context is reading between the lines, separating out fact and self-inflated fiction. It finds the things that perhaps they forgot to add to their profile, or they deemed unimportant.

It finds the clue you need to make an e-mail into a conversation, not just more trash.

How Much Is Context Scout?

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The pro license is great for people who use LinkedIn regularly. Automatic scouting saves you the hassle of having to manually click the scout button, and unlimited usage suits those who look at a lot of LinkedIn profiles.

The bundle license is great for those who use LinkedIn occasionally, or who will only be using it for a short period of time, or otherwise don’t want to use Context Scout for every profile they look at. It removes the daily restrictions on the free version and gives you total control over Context Scout.

The Bottom Line:

The results have been good.  I especially like that it finds the tech info on programmers.  In all fairness, I do have to turn it off sometimes. Because it is so visual, if you are not careful – it’s really easy to get distracted.

As always, I would love to hear your opinion as to how this tool is working for you.

By Jackye Clayton

Jackye is an acclaimed thought leader and inspirational speaker on recruiting and DEIB topics. She brings years of experience recruiting across a variety of industries including tech, HR, legal, and finance. In her role as VP of Talent Acquisition and DEIB, she leads all related work at Textio, provides critical expertise to customers, and serves as a leading voice in the products Textio creates for the broader ecosystem. Jackye has been 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 by VidCruiter, and is on the Top 100 list of Human Resources Influencers by Human Resource Executive Magazine.