7 Must-Use Tools For Candidate Sourcing

7 Must-Use Tools For Candidate Sourcing

Finding the right candidate requires a combination of skill, experience, and the right tools. In this article, we will explore seven must-use tools that can help you streamline your candidate sourcing process and find the best-fit candidates. 

From highlighting important keywords on a page to using, these tools are designed to make sourcing easier and more efficient. 

So, whether you’re a seasoned talent sourcer or just starting in the field, these tools are sure to give you an edge in your candidate search.


1) Highlight Magic

An essential tool for sourcers that helps you highlight all of the keywords on a page that you are interested in (e.g. someone’s LinkedIn profile), making it easier to determine whether the candidate profile is suitable.


2) Intel Techniques

This tool allows you to use alternative search engines to Google and access different information. You’ll have a variety of search engine options to choose from, all in one single interface. Simply type in a search term, and it will give you search results across dozens of engines. 

Using less popular search engines such as DuckDuckGo makes it possible for you to search the web without being tracked by third parties.


3) JavaScript Code

One of the best sourcing tools actually can’t be purchased anywhere. It’s a piece of JavaScript code that is used to save you a couple of clicks while you’re sourcing. There’s a specific code for each channel, from LinkedIn, and Facebook to GitHub and Xing. You can bookmark this code on your Google Chrome and use it to take you straight to a candidate’s profile as you source. 

It may only save you a couple of seconds per profile, but if you add that up to a week, month, or even a year, it ends up being quite significant. 

You can find the code as well as the instructions on how to install it HERE


4) Candidate Lookup by CODΞ 

If messing around with code seems too intimidating, then don’t worry! There’s a free browser extension for sourcers to effortlessly cross-reference candidates’ online presence. 


5) OneTab

A tool that converts numerous tabs into one separate tab, displaying them as links and allowing you to restore them later and continue your work. With OneTab, you’ll save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs open in Google Chrome.


6) Extensity 

A tool that keeps a list of all your Chrome extensions that you can enable and disable with one click. Frequently enabled extensions use a lot of memory and make browsing noticeably slower.


7) Layoff Trackers

Especially in uncertain times like these, we as sourcers and recruiters have a lot of power to make a positive impact on peoples’ careers. The recent layoffs have caught all of our attention and you can keep yourself up to date on what’s happening via different trackers. Whether it’s sites specifically built to track them or just doing a hashtag search on Twitter or LinkedIn, figure out what works best for you and help uplift the affected people. 



Finding the right candidate for a job can be a daunting task, but with the right set of tools, it can be much easier and more efficient. 

The seven must-use tools outlined in this article can help you streamline your candidate sourcing process, from highlighting important keywords to using layoff trackers to keep track of your communication with candidates.