Last week, Johnny Campbell, Chief Sourcing Ninja at Social Talent released a brilliant video discussing some of the very best, completely free tools that are ideal for recruitment. Here are a few of our favourites;

Submit CV Start Now

Boolean Generator

Designed and developed by Social Talent themselves, the Boolean Generator is a great tool that allows you to utilise Boolean search (a combination of keywords and operators such as AND, NOT and OR that help you produce a wider and more relevant search) with ease.

To use the Boolean Generator, head to, create an account and work your way through the simple steps; adding as much information as you like and removing any of the rubbish. In a matter of seconds the Boolean Generator will create a code for you, which you can then copy and paste into your search.

360 Social

This is a fantastic and very simple tool that allows you to cross reference between an individual’s social media profiles with just one click.

Head over to and download the tool to your Google Chrome tool bar. Once downloaded, a small 360 logo will appear on the right hand side of your screen when you visit an individual’s social media page, whether it is LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter etc. All you have to do is click on the logo and 360 Social will display all of the social media profiles for that individual.

Finding an Unknown E-mail Address

This is a great tip! If you are struggling to find an e-mail address for a company you wish to contact, head to Google and use the search parameter “email * *”. Here’s an example: “email * *” – this search returned over 10 e-mails.


Compatible with Gmail and the newer versions of Outlook (2013 ), Rapportive locates and displays information, such as the LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook profile of the individual you are e-mailing. It’s a great tool because it allows you to connect and engage with an individual, without having to leave your e-mail, with just one click. Head over to to download.


Signals is a great tool for tracking your e-mails. The tool will notify you in real time and let you know when your e-mails have been read. You can even download an app so that the notifications come through to your phone! Head over to to download.

So there you have it, a few great and completely free tools that are ideal for recruitment.

To watch the full video, click here.

Share this:

Submit CV

Start Now
Find Jobs mag-glass-orange