User guide

What is Recruit'em for?

Recruit'em is a tool that helps you find people on social networks. It creates a basic boolean string that searches for publicly available webpages using Google.

User guide by network

Hopefully the tool is easy to use, if not, questions and suggestions to @CleverBiscuit or hello@cleverbiscuit.com are welcome!

How do I use Recruit'em for LinkedIn?

Enter your search terms (no field is mandatory), hit Find your people then Open in Google.

  • Country: Select from 115 countries you'd like to search people for.
  • Job title: The job title you are recruiting for. Select Show similar jobs to see people with similar job titles.
  • Location or keywords to include: The locations and skills of the people you need. Separate search terms with commas, e.g. San francisco, Evernote, PHP, web developer. The comma functions in the same way as the operator "AND".
  • Keywords to exclude: Keywords to narrow down your search. For example, to exclude recruiters who optimise their LinkedIn profiles for the skills you're looking for, enter recruitment, talent acquisition.
  • Education: Choose either Degree, Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree. Synonyms are automatically included e.g. Doctoral Degree will find candidates with PHDs.
  • Add results from Xing and Viadeo: XING and Viadeo are popular professional networks for German and French speakers, respectively. Searching them is still in Beta. For best results, be logged out of XING but logged in for Viadeo.

How do I get the most out of it?

Make sure that you search with the right level of detail. In countries where LinkedIn is more popular (e.g. U.S. and UK) specific is better, whereas searches in countries with fewer LinkedIn users should be broader. The more comma separated search phrases you enter the fewer and more accurate your results.

If you're regularly using Recruit'em with the same search parameters, use our "Saved Search" feature to save time on future visits.

If you're logged in on LinkedIn while using Recruit'em, the profile details for any of your 3rd degree connections will be hidden. To avoid this, open any Recruit'em result in a new browser (one not logged in to LinkedIn) or use your browser's 'Incognito' / 'Privacy' mode. Instructions in;

Currently, Recruit'em does not support the search operator "OR". However, after clicking on Open in Google, you can edit the boolean string that appears on the Google search box to include OR and your additional search terms.

When you find suitable profiles who are your 2nd degree connections, you can send them an invitation to connect. For 3rd degree connections, LinkedIn will only give you the option to send an InMail. But, log in to LinkedIn and search for the person using their full name and the "Connect" button will appear.

Where does the data come from?

The profiles are publicly available records that have been indexed by Google. At the moment the tool works with 115 countries, if you'd like to see more drop us a line.

How do I use Recruit'em for Google+

Enter your search terms (no field is mandatory), hit Find your people then Open in Google.

  • Job title or skills: The job title or skills you are recruiting for. Select Show similar jobs to see people with similar job titles.
  • City or Country: The locations of the people you need. For large markets, narrow down your search by cities. For smaller markets, it's recommended to use a country-wide search.
  • Current Employer: To be used if you're targeting employees from a specific company.
  • Education: Choose University education to only search for profiles that show a university listed in the "Education" field or Not Important to include everyone.

How do I get the most out of it?

Currently, Recruit'em does not support the search operator "OR". However, after clicking on Open in Google, you can edit the boolean string that appears on the Google search box to include OR and your additional search terms.

If you're regularly using Recruit'em with the same search parameters, use our "Saved Search" feature to save time on future visits.

Where does the data come from?

The profiles are publicly available records that have been indexed by Google.

How do I use Recruit'em for Stack Overflow

Enter your search terms (no field is mandatory), hit Find your people then Open in Google.

  • Skills or keywords to include: The skills you are recruiting for or keywords you need.
  • City or Country: The locations of the people you need. For large markets, narrow down your search by cities. For smaller markets, it's recommended to use a country-wide search.
  • Exclude profiles with no websites: Select if you want to filter out profiles without a link to any other web address. Without a website or a link to another online profile, it's harder to contact a person.
  • Exclude profiles with no reputation: Profiles with no reputation scores will often mean registered but inactive users. Exclude profiles with no reputation score to focus only on users who contribute to Stack Overflow.

How do I get the most out of it?

Currently, Recruit'em does not support the search operator "OR". However, after clicking on Open in Google, you can edit the boolean string that appears on the Google search box to include OR and your additional search terms.

If you're regularly using Recruit'em for the same profiles, use our "Saved Search" feature to save you time on future visits.

Where does the data come from?

The profiles are publicly available records that have been indexed by Google.

How do I use Recruit'em for GitHub

Enter your search terms (no field is mandatory), hit Find your people then Open in Google.

  • Skills to include: The skills you are recruiting for or keywords you need.
  • City or Country: The locations of the people you need. For large markets, narrow down your search by cities. For smaller markets, it's recommended to use a country-wide search.

How do I get the most out of it?

Currently, Recruit'em does not support the search operator "OR". However, after clicking on Open in Google, you can edit the boolean string that appears on the Google search box to include OR and your additional search terms.

If you're regularly using Recruit'em with the same search parameters, use our "Saved Search" feature to save time on future visits.

Where does the data come from?

The profiles are publicly available records that have been indexed by Google.

How do I use Recruit'em for Xing?

Enter your search terms (no field is mandatory), hit Find your people then Open in Google.

  • Job title: The job title you are recruiting for. You can use either English or German keywords.
  • Location or keywords to include: The locations and skills of the people you need. Separate search terms with commas, e.g. Berlin, Siemens, PHP, Java Entwickler. The comma functions in the same way as the operator "AND".
  • Keywords to exclude: Keywords to narrow down your search. For example, to exclude recruiters who optimise their Xing profiles for the skills you're looking for, enter Rekruiter or Personalvermittlung.

How do I get the most out of it?

Make sure that you search with the right level of detail. In a country like Germany, searching by city is better; whereas searches in smaller countries should be broader. The more comma separated search phrases you enter the fewer and more accurate your results.

If you're regularly using Recruit'em with the same search parameters, use our "Saved Search" feature to save time on future visits.

If you're logged in on Xing while using Recruit'em, the profile details for any of your 3rd degree connections will be hidden. To avoid this, open any Recruit'em result in a new browser (one not logged in to Xing) or use your browser's 'Incognito' / 'Privacy' mode. Instructions in;

How do I use Recruit'em for Twitter

Enter your search terms (no field is mandatory), hit Find your people then either Open in Google or Open in Twitter.

  • City: The locations of the people you need.
  • Skills or keywords to include: The skills you are recruiting for or keywords you need.
  • Skills or keywords to exclude: Keywords to narrow down your search. If you use Open in Google, we'll automatically exclude these words: job, jobs, recruiter, HR, careers. If you use Open in Twitter, there are no built in exclusions.

How do I get the most out of it?

Currently, Recruit'em does not support the search operator "OR". However, after clicking on Open in Google or Open in Twitter, you can edit the boolean string that appears on the Google search box to include OR and your additional search terms.

If you're regularly using Recruit'em with the same search parameters, use our "Saved Search" feature to save time on future visits.

To avoid having to follow lots of Twitter accounts (and looking like an overzealous stalker), add the profiles you find to an existing or new private list.

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