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April 2, 2024

Top 5 LinkedIn Recruiter alternatives

John Kim
Co-founder @ Paraform

LinkedIn Recruiter is the Holy Grail of recruitment. The premium product has monopolized the recruitment game where almost all recruitment teams rely on LinkedIn Recruiter to source and message candidates.

In 2016, Microsoft bought LinkedIn in a deal that cornered the recruitment market. This allowed LinkedIn to get away with charging whatever they wanted to for their recruitment product–the price of a Corporate Recruiter seat is now $12,960 per year plus $10 for a single InMail.

However, in recent times there has been an emergence of online platforms disrupting the status quo and offering recruiters a way to find the same candidates for a fraction of those prices.

So here are 5 LinkedIn Recruiter alternatives to consider.

1. Findem

Findem is an AI-powered talent acquisition and management platform that leverages millions of data points and artificial intelligence to help users search for talent across a wider range of sources allowing for a more comprehensive candidate pool.

Price: Unknown, custom pricing


HeroHunt is a platform that leverages LinkedIn, GitHub, Stack Overflow, and Twitter (X) to find up to 1 billion candidates across the web.

The platform enables you to parse a job description and receive a shortlist of qualified candidates in minutes.

You can also set up a Boolean search for a specific candidate on their search filters.

Price: $107 per month

3. hireEZ

hireEZ is a recruitment platform that started off as a CRM but expanded into an all-encompassing sourcing tool for recruitment companies.

The Sourcer feature enables recruiters to find more than 800 million profiles on LinkedIn inside hireEZ. HireEZ also integrates with existing HR systems and offers data analytics.

Price: $169 per month

4. TurboHire

TurboHire is a recruitment automation CRM and ATS that uses AI and machine learning to simplify the hiring process.

The platform has an internal database of millions of candidates from LinkedIn

Price: $40 per month

5. RecruiterGPT

RecruiterGPT is a tool that allows you to source candidates 3x faster and get twice as many responses using Generative AI. The tool is a free Chrome extension that plugs directly into LinkedIn and helps you scour the platform for candidates based on a few keywords that you input.

Although RecruiterGPT does require LinkedIn Recruiter access to find candidates, it enables you to bypass having to buy expensive inMails by gaining quick access to candidate emails.

Price: $35 per month

6. Apollo

Apollo is a sales enablement and lead-generation tool and offers a vast database of B2B contacts and company information. Although it focuses more on the client side of sourcing, there are tons of filters and search features to identify high-quality candidates.

The platform also allows you to create an email sequence and directly message those candidates.

Price: $49 per month

Choosing an alternative

There is life without LinkedIn Recruiter. Each of these alternative tools offers a different UI and diverse set of features for sourcing candidates.

So, get creative and give each tool a try. If you still can’t decide, you could implement and use all of them simultaneously, and it still wouldn’t be half the cost of LinkedIn Recruiter!

Happy sourcing!

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