Searching for the right candidate can be a tedious task, spending hours on LinkedIn searching for someone then trying to find their contact details without any success. Or even the times you want to contact someone that works for a specific business. You go to their website and are unable to find any relevant contact details that would be of use to you.
For headhunters, employers, and recruiters, all of this can be a long and unproductive waste of your time. Sometimes it can be a huge pain in the backside. So we found Hunter, and want to share it with you.
Hunter is a headhunters dream. It allows you to easily find email addresses from anywhere on the web, with just a few clicks of a button. It is trusted by more than 400,000 users, as well as global conglomerates like IBM, Google, Microsoft and more.
Hunter has two key features:
1. The domain search allows you to download a list of relevant company emails from the domain you have provided.
2. The email verification check is useful for validating that the email address you want to contact is still active, accessible and safe to connect with.
Hunter works extremely smoothly as an extension in Google Chrome, and it functions well with important sales and headhunting tools such as Hubspot, Zoho CRM, Pipedrive, Zapier and Salesforce.
A major plus is its integration with LinkedIn. Hunter has become an extremely popular tool for headhunters who spend most of their day searching for candidates on Linkedin.
Go on LinkedIn and visit the profile of the person you’d like to contact. Then just click on Hunter’s orange icon in your browser.
After doing so, just click the floppy disk button to save that contact and start emailing them! Maybe not Richard Branson, but you catch our drift!
One downside is that it is not integrated into Safari, which is the second most used web browser behind Google Chrome of course, and might be the preferred web browser for some people. Hunter just announced its integration with Firefox, so we’re sure a Safari integration is in the pipeline for the near future.
We also found minor issues with the reliability of Hunter on LinkedIn when we tested Hunter out ourselves.
To test out Hunter, we selected 20 LinkedIn accounts to check whether or not it was able to find their email address on their LinkedIn page. A simple check to see how reliable Hunter really is.
We made sure that all the accounts were first and foremost active, and secondly were owned by people in high positions such as Founders, CEO’s, Managers, and Executives from all around the world in order to increase the possibility that their email address would be attainable.
Our test found that Hunter was able to identify 80% of the email addresses from our sample group. That’s 16 email addresses out of the 20 Linkedin accounts. 80% is a little lower than we expected, as we anticipated something around the 90% mark.
Although it has to be said that the figure really isn’t low enough to discredit the benefit of using Hunter. The time you would save using this tool is astronomical in our opinion.
Hunter is free for the first 100 requests, then you can choose from Starter, Growth, Pro and Enterprise packs which vary from 39€ to 319€ per month.
If you’ve purchased Hunter, or use it religiously, we’d love to know if it has been worth your money! We’re sure other readers would appreciate it as well.
We absolutely love the product but had to deduct a few points because of the fact that it could not find a few emails of high profile people when we were testing out the product.
Other than that, Hunter is a must-have for any kind of headhunter and is a designed to make your online headhunting process far more fruitful than it has ever been.