Try This Shortcut Tool For Candidate Cross-Referencing On LinkedIn

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One of the most redundant tasks sourcers and recruiters experience each day is cross-referencing candidates in LinkedIn Recruiter that you’ve found from another source, or via an X-ray search of LinkedIn. The problem is that once we identify a potential candidate, we have to open a new tab, copy the name and enter it into LinkedIn Recruiter, then execute another search.

This is not time well spent.

So, to improve the speed and efficiency of our sourcing efforts, I created a Search/Cross-Reference Tool that I want to share with those who use LinkedIn.

Installation and usage instructions:

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To use, highlight the potential candidate’s first and last name listed on the web page where you identified them. (Google, MeetUp, Web Based ATS and so on.)

Once you’ve highlighted the name, simply click on the bookmarklet in your bookmarks toolbar. A new tab will open where the search will be executed.

And that’s it, very simple and very effective.

Shane Bowen is an accomplished Technical Sourcer & Full-Cycle Recruiter leveraging 10+ years of experience developing and executing innovative and scalable recruiting strategies in both agency and corporate environments, including Microsoft and Amazon. Shane has an unparalleled passion for all things Talent Acquisition and sharing his expertise with peers and the next generation of recruiting professionals. If you would like to connect with Shane, please reach out via the following: LinkedIn, Twitter @ShaneABowen or shane [at]


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