7. Build an online network of candidates and prospects with LinkedIn. Whenever you speak with a good candidate, ask him or her to connect with you on LinkedIn. The recruit's contacts will then become visible to you through your extended three-level network.
8. Email your LinkedIn network. LinkedIn allows members to export their contacts to an Excel file. Using this feature, you can create personalized mass emails that present new and upcoming job opportunities.
9. Get warm referrals from your candidate’s LinkedIn network. On LinkedIn, you can view your prospects' second-level contacts. When you talk to your candidates, ask whether you can call or email second-level contacts. If the prospect declines, ask if a specific person can serve as a referral.
10. Try ZoomInfo. ZoomInfo is a business search engine that crawls the Web, scraping names, titles, company affiliation and other contact information from Web pages. While some of this information may be out of date, it’s a good starting point for any search.
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