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May 24, 2024

Top 12 Chrome Extensions for recruiters

John Kim
Co-founder @ Paraform

Recruiting in today's digital age requires a robust toolkit.

Chrome extensions can be a recruiter's secret weapon, helping you streamline workflows, find top talent, and build stronger relationships with candidates.

Here are the top 10 Chrome extensions to elevate your recruiting game:


Unearthing candidate email addresses can be time-consuming. Hunter (or alternatives like Voila Norbert or AeroLeads) automates the process, finding email addresses associated with LinkedIn profiles or websites you visit.

2. Crystal

Crystal scrapes LinkedIn and analyzes a person's LinkedIn profile to predict communication preferences – a helpful tool for tailoring your outreach approach.

3. HireEZ

Tired of copying and pasting candidate information? Hiretual simplifies the process by allowing you to seamlessly transfer candidate data from various platforms (LinkedIn, Indeed, etc.) directly into your Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

4. Grammarly

First impressions matter; a typo-ridden email can cost you a great candidate. Grammarly ensures your emails and messages are polished and error-free, leaving a professional impression.

5. Calendly

Scheduling interviews can be a frustrating back-and-forth. Calendly streamlines the process by allowing candidates to choose a convenient time from their available slots.

6. Loom

Video introductions or quick explanations can add a personal touch to your candidate outreach. Loom lets you record short, screencast videos to share with candidates, providing a more engaging way to introduce yourself and the opportunity.

7. Buffer

Building a strong employer brand is crucial for attracting talent. These social media management tools help you schedule and publish engaging content across various platforms, showcasing your company culture and career opportunities.

8. Apollo

A versatile B2B prospecting tool, integrates with LinkedIn, Gmail, and other platforms. It helps you find verified contact information (including emails and phone numbers) for potential candidates, manage your contact list, and stay updated on their career changes.

9. StayFocusd

Recruiting requires focus, but digital distractions abound. StayFocusd helps you stay on track by limiting access to time-wasting websites during work hours.

10. Boomerang

Managing your email inbox can be overwhelming. Boomerang offers features like scheduling emails, setting reminders, and tracking opens – keeping your candidate communication organized and efficient.

11. Textexpander

Tired of repetitive typing? Textexpander lets you create custom shortcuts that automatically expand into frequently used phrases or email templates. This can significantly boost your speed and efficiency when composing outreach messages to candidates.

12. Vidyard

Vidyard allows you to record short screencast videos directly within your Gmail window. This can be a handy tool for creating personalized video introductions or concise explanations for candidates without needing to switch between applications.

Remember, these extensions are just tools. To truly excel in recruiting, combine them with your expertise, strong communication skills, and a genuine passion for connecting talented individuals with the right opportunities.

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