Let’s be honest. As great as LinkedIn is for building a professional network, the platform leaves you hanging when the time comes to extract any real value from your network.

Don’t get us wrong. It’s easy enough to use in the beginning. But once you enter the territory of thousands of connections—which is nothing out of the ordinary for veteran recruiters—exploring your network can feel like finding your way out of the Amazon rainforest without a compass or a map.

LeadDelta is your goodbye to that headache.


How it works:

This Chrome extension lets you extract all your connections from LinkedIn into a no-nonsense interface that’s designed to save you thousands of clicks every month. Remember opening up profiles to find out the occupation, location, or contact details for each of your connections? Well, not anymore.

The CRM-styled listview puts everything at your fingertips, with one table row containing all the details for each contact. You can then use the magic of filtering to cut through the noise and pinpoint the heartbeat of your networking efforts.

Want to reach out to the CEOs of Alternative Medicine organizations in Houston, Texas? A couple of mouse clicks and all the matching connections will magically pop up on your screen.

If you want to kick things up a notch, you’re going to love tags and notes. Tags let you put filtering on steroids. Think of them as adding custom attributes to your connections. For example, you can tag all the connections who showed any sign of disengagement with their current job. The next time you want to reach out to this group, you can instantly view them by putting that tag into the filter.

Notes, on the other hand, let you leave reminders for your future self. Maybe a connection loves the book you just read last month. Well, you can store that little detail into a note that will always show up next to their name in LeadDelta.

Finally, you can export all this data to a .csv file to unleash the data-whiz within you. This feature alone makes the extension worth a buy—or, in this case, worth an install—since it’s available for free on the Chrome Web Store.

Noel Cocca

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

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"