The ZapInfo update makes it even better!
Let’s run through what it looks like. We’re starting on a page in LinkedIn, and we use ZapInfo to grab someone’s profile. It does its thing, and then we go view the record.
The first change you’re going to notice is here. The contact record now allows you to expand each section, so you can view them separately, or hide the ones you don’t want to see. There are also lookup sections where you can have ZapInfo look up contact information from selected search engines. Use these to have ZapInfo try and find other social profiles, such as their Twitter, Facebook, GitHub, and Instagram. This can help you flesh out your candidate profile. When you’ve found them, extract from the page and combine the records.
Also, use their email finder to generate email addresses and then validate them. You can legitimately find anything you want using this.
When you have all the information you want, you can Zap Out what you’ve found into the clipboard, spreadsheet, a web link, or a PDF resume. Or if you are layering your sourcing tools (like you should be!) pop this into SeekOut or Swordfish and let it do its thing.
Overall, this tool has grown quite a bit. It just continues to get better and better, and it’s also reasonably priced. ZapInfo is a scraping tool, but can also enhance the data it finds, which makes it more than “just a simple scraper.” It’s Dean’s go-to, if that helps or hurts, we won’t know!
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