Find candidate informationFinding talent is easy.  When you need to find candidate information; that is when it gets hard. Real hard. But as recruiters, we refuse to give up. That is why there are so many Chrome extensions that pop up claiming to find extra information that we cannot locate on our own.  The latest player in the game is Lusha. ***

Lusha is a brand spanking new chrome extension that allows you to find emails and phone numbers of LinkedIn members. What is great is that it finds personal (Gmail or Hotmail) emails as well as phone numbers.


  • The extension pop-up is on the left.
  • Great customer service.
  • It finds personal emails
  • It finds phone numbers.


  • Only works with LinkedIn.
  •  A bit hit or miss. (They all are!)
  • Too new to be able to know how well it works.

It seems to do what it claims to do, but with all new products, the proof is in the pudding.  I am just not sure if we are there quite yet. But forget about what I think, watch what Dean DaCosta thinks attempts to find candidate information using Lusha. (Spoiler alert – he finds it!)

*** Editors Note: Download at Your Own Risk

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. – Shakespere

As with all Chrome Extensions, read the fine print and understand what you are downloading and installing onto your system. There is a give and get approach to them. You give them all of your contacts, you get a email or phione number. With Lusha, you give them permissions to “Read and change all your data on the websites you visit.”

Due to the nature of my job and Dean’s testing tools, as well as others who review software or a job that requires you to acess multiple datasites, I reccomend a “fake” account.  When I say “fake,” I am referring to a gmail account that has no contacts in it that you just use for Chrome Extensions as well as testing on a VPN. You may not have that. If that is the case, do your research.  Ask around, all the company support line – whatever it takes.  Just don’t download everything that sounds cool.

Something is just not right, I have not put my finger on it. I will say download at your own risk.

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dean_dacostaAbout the Author: Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated recruiter, sourcer, and manager with deep skills and experience in HR, project management, training & process improvement.

Dean is best known for his work in the highly specialized secured clearance and mobile arenas, where he has been a top performing recruiter and sourcer.  Dean’s keen insight and creation of innovative tools and processes for enhancing and changing staffing has established Dean as one of the top authorities in sourcing and recruiting. Connect with Dean at LinkedIn or follow @DeanDaCosta on Twitter.

By 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"