Dean dives into the latest PrecontactTool update. If you haven’t used this chrome extension in the past, it’s a definite must-have, and we implore you to download it now. Like many other tools, you have a free profile for up to so many contacts, then you’re asked to pay, but the system is very doable.
This specific update is reasonably exciting for those of us who enjoy a good sourcing hack. It has solved what Dean calls the “Facebook Enigma.” Yep. It allows you to pull contact information, including phone numbers, directly from Facebook, which only a handful of tools are capable of. That’s 3.5 billion users at your fingertips.
If that’s not enough, this update works on LinkedIn and Zing, as well. Dean covers all the new features in detail in the video above.
To give you an overview of the full extension, the PreContactTool searches out phone numbers and email addresses for the specific profile you are viewing, pulling information, then searching the web for more. All you do is click the PreContactTool extension button in your browser, and you will have results in seconds.
There are a few things that make PrecontactTool stand out. Firstly, it always searches five sources, so whatever one cannot find, another generally will. Secondly, the accuracy is outstanding. Because Precontact is using multiple sources to scour and filter info, relevance is almost guaranteed. To add, the purchase system is project-based and credits are valid for an entire year. You only buy what you need with no monthly subscription.
Check out the video (if you haven’t already), then download PrecontactTool and give it a whirl! Make sure to drop your thoughts in the comments, and let Dean know what you’d like to learn next!
CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.
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"
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