Since I first started using Google Chrome extensions, I’ve tried dozens upon dozens of them to assist in recruiting candidates. However, I wanted to save you some time from all of that testing and instead share with you the top extensions I’ve found to best help you recruit. The following ten Google Chrome extensions are most useful and effective for connecting with candidates, building a personal brand, and managing your social media profiles:
1. Email Hunter
Email Hunter is an extension that allows you to easily find email addresses from any website to contact candidates. This tool has proved to be useful when searching for LinkedIn profiles as well.
It’s important to show your expertise through social media as you continue to build your brand as a recruiter. However, posting to each of your social media accounts can take up a lot of time during your day. Buffer is an extension that helps you to schedule your social media postings throughout the day so you don’t have to manually post each time to each of your accounts. This tool also tracks your results so you are able to determine which types of posts attract the most engagement and interactions.
3. Feedly Mini
When promoting content on social media, it can also take time to find what content you need to post each day. Feedly Mini is a Chrome extension that allows you to add a variety of websites, blogs, and RSS feeds to your Feedly account. This extension helps to have all of your industry-related content in one area; saving you time when you want to set up your social media postings each day.
It’s crucial to know which websites and online communities will be best to post on when promoting your job openings. SimilarWeb is an extension that allows you to see how much traffic, engagement, and visitors a particular website gets. This tool provides information that helps to determine if a website would be beneficial to post jobs to, as well as makes comparisons to similar websites.
With so much activity going on in the day of a recruiter, it’s easy to get distracted when spending so much time online. StayFocusd is an extension that increases your productivity and limits the amount of time you can spend on specific websites. Say you only want to spend a little time searching for candidates on LinkedIn. You can set a time limit, for example, one hour, and once your allotted time has been used up, that particular site will be blocked for the rest of the day. StayFocusd does exactly what its name says; helps you to focus on your time management.
When working in recruitment, you typically sign up or register to a number of different websites for social media, job boards, online communities, databases, and more. It can be difficult to keep track of the many logins and passwords you need to access all of these. LastPass is a password management extension that saves your passwords for a number of sites and gives you secure access to all of them. You are able to store passwords and create stronger passwords overall. You only have to remember one password going forward; the one to your LastPass account.
The recruitment process involves sending lots of emails and this chrome extension will help keep those emails free from mistakes. The process of recruitment is fast-paced, Grammarly is made to catch all of the mistakes that you may miss.
Price: Basic: Free, Premium: $12/month, Business: $15/month
Recruiter’s days are often filled with meetings, phone calls, and interviews. This meeting scheduling software extension is made to help you keep track of your day-to-day tasks all in one place. Calendly can be used to help you refrain from accidentally double-booking yourself and having a set schedule of all your meetings in one place.
Price: Basic: Free, Essential: $8/month, Professional: $12/month
9. Right Inbox
A recruiter’s inbox can often become overwhelmed with emails. This extension was made to help keep your emails organized and easier to manage. Its key features include email tracking, email reminders, Gmail email sequences, and mail merge.
Price: Basic: Free, Unlimited: $7.95/month
Identify candidates through different social media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Through this extension, you can gather basic details about someone including their education, skills, professional details, work experience, contact information, etc.
As busy as a day in the life of a recruiter can be, there are tools that can make the process easier. Try these Google Chrome extensions to not only help to find and connect with candidates but to also become more organized and further establish your personal brand.
Interested in learning more recruitment tips? Take a few seconds to subscribe to the JOHNLEONARD blog below and you will be the first to know when we have a new helpful blog post published.