Sometimes, 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?
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.
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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