Connect6° is a free chrome extension that can help you find additional information on potential candidates and clients all while searching the web. It is awesome being able to to get this information on the fly with the “hover and discover” capability.

“The plug-in works across the most popular websites, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Gmail (and other popular Web-based email platforms), Hootsuite, and even As you browse web pages, Connect6° places a small search beacon, or pointer, next to any unique identifier (e.g., Twitter handle, link to social media site or email address). When you hover over the beacon, the person’s profile is automatically displayed — revealing what a person looks like, where they’re based, and what they do.”

Like all tools out there that can help you find this information, you will have to play with them to find the ones you like. Some complaints about this tool is that it slows down the browser too much and causes a delay when using Gmail, too many icons when surfing the web and problems with full search capability often coming back with the dreaded “no results found.” I used the tool, it does what it says and hey it’s free!  It isn’t perfect but show me the perfect tool please so I can sell it and retire…


(Vendor Description)
Hover & Discover: The fastest way to discover and connect with anyone.

Connect6° dynamically displays rich professional and contact details about a person, including a profile picture, title, skills summary, links to social profiles and contact information.

  • The Hover: Hover over the Connect6° beacon next to any unique identifier (e.g., Google search results, Twitter handles or email addresses) to activate a sidebar
  • Thumb-Nail Bio: Get rich professional details as your browse the web
  • Social Profile: Click on links to a person’s social networks to learn more about a person
  • Contact Details: Secure the email address and phone number for requested contacts
  • Find Similar People: Find similar people based on their company and job role
  • Connection Path: See a connection path with all the people between you and the contact to
    enable warm introductions or back-channel references

Connect6° makes discovering and connecting with new people simple, efficient, and fun.


Jackye Clayton Editor RecruitingTools.comAbout the Author: An international trainer, Jackye Clayton has traveled worldwide sharing her unique gifts in sourcing, recruiting and coaching. She offers various dynamic presentations on numerous topics related to leadership development, inclusionary culture development, team building and more.Her in-depth experience in working with top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent and inspire others to greatness. Follow Jackye on Twitter @JackyeClayton  and @RecruitingTools or connect with her on LinkedIn.


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.