Top 10 Tools to Finding Candidate Emails (From Our Own Sourcing Community)

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Imagine you find the perfect candidate for a role, qualifications are on point, the CV looks good, all of the must-have’s for the role have been checked off, but then you have to skip over them because you realize you are missing one tiny piece of information…

The infamous email address. 

You wouldn’t believe how often this happens!  When it comes to sourcing sometimes this dreaded email address is the last piece to a puzzle that you you find out you can’t finish.

Yes, some candidates have their email addresses publicly listed on one of their many online profiles.  Great!  They’re easy.  But what do you do for the ones that don’t?

We’ve reached out to our own community of veteran sourcers and put together this list of the best tools to help find a candidate’s email address.

Here is our top 10:

  1. Hiretual

Hiretual seemed the most popular in our community.

They offer a free plan but plans start at $89.  Best part is with the premium plan your unused credits roll over.

Hiretual is a powerful extension that also comes with an AI sourcing assistant.  You can submit your sourcing tasks and let the AI assistant do the sourcing for you.

2. Contact Out

Offers a 30 day trial where you get 50 free credits per day.

This company is great at finding personal emails and phone numbers.  This email finding tool triple verifies and has a 97% accuracy rating.  The company claims their extension can find a personal email for 65% of the Western World and is used by 30% of the Fortune 500.

3.  Nymeria

Plans start as little as $9/month with a limit of 1,000 emails.

This one is also a chrome extension that helps to find emails on LinkedIn.

4. Lusha 

With this one you get 5 free credits a month, plans start as low as $29/mo (when billed annually)

Lusha was another extension highly recommended by our sourcers.  It allows you to find personal emails (you know we love those!) For many candidates it also provides a phone number.

5. Hunter

100 free credits a month.  Paid plans start at $39/mo when billed annually.

This was another popular tool to find email address.  Hunter offers an email finder, domain search and email verification (95% of verified emails are deliverable).

6.  Rocketreach

Free plans start with 5 credits per month.  Paid plans start at $49 a month.

Rocketreach has a database of over 250 million professionals across 6 million companies. You can use it to find personal and work emails, phone numbers, and full profile information from 50+ sites in a single search.

7.  SellHack

First 10 credits free. Plans start at $19/month

A web extension designed for sales teams, this tool lets you build prospect, find emails and build lead lists. Features include a 12 step email verification engine that finds the best email address for someone in real time.

8. Prophet

Prophet is another useful chrome extension to find email addresses, social profiles and phone numbers. It doesn’t seem to work with LinkedIn, but works great on other sites.

9.  Advanced Twitter Search

This is less of a tool and more of a trick to find emails addresses. People get asked for their email address on Twitter all the time, advanced search helps you find the last time a prospect responded to this request.

Search for the terms (at) and (dot) in the “All these words” section of advanced search, and enter the Twitter handle of the candidate you’re interested in under the “From these accounts” section. (Don’t use the word email, you’ll just end up with a list of tweets on the topic of email).

10.  Google

Yes!  Good old Google.  You go to Google for everything else, why not to find email addresses.

Here are some search strings you can use:

  • [name] + email (or) email address
  • [name] + contact (or) contact information (or) contact me
  • site:companywebsite.com + [name] + email
  • site:companywebsite.com + [name] + contact

Do you have any other favorites that you use that didn’t make our list?  Let us know!

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