SEATTLE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / July 31, 2020 / Finding a recruiting candidate’s or sales prospect’s contact information has always been a struggle. Whether a personal email address, business email address, direct office phone number, or even a cell phone number or mobile phone number to call or text a prospect.
Using top contact finding tools will give you quality options on finding this direct contact info for filling your sales, marketing, business development, lead generation, demand generation, recruiting, account management or enterprise pipeline of candidates, prospects and decision makers to communicate with.
Top 9 Contact Finding Tools to Find Recruiting Candidates and Sales Pipeline Prospects Quickly
- Swordfish AI
- Voila Norbert
Ranking in the number one spot on the list is Swordfish AI, based on reviews and first-hand use of the search tool by users from both the sales and recruiting industries.
“My team found Swordfish as superior to what’s available in the market today. Swordfish has helped me directly contact C-Suite executives, get meetings, and close deals,” said Phillip Lomax, a former Senior Enterprise Account Executive for Uber Technologies, Inc. Lomax used the tool during his five year tenure at Uber to help land large enterprise sales accounts for the ride sharing service.
SourceCon is a go-to information and conference source for human resources, talent acquisition, and recruiting professionals, designed as a destination where the recruiting and candidate sourcing community could network, share best practices, and learn from each other. Swordfish, The Ultimate Contact Finder was an article that appeared last year on SourceCon.
Jan Tegze, a recruiter, author and SourceCon speaker, recently wrote How to Find Anyone’s Email Address in 30 Seconds or Less, where he reviewed Swordfish AI and other search tools. While performing an accuracy test using Linkedin, Tegze reported results of verifying 27 mobile direct dial phone numbers, 32 personal emails, and 32 business emails, from searching 50 random profiles on Linkedin using the Swordfish contact finding tool.
1. Swordfish AI
Swordfish AI (swordfish.ai) is one of the best email finder and top cell phone finder tools out there. Swordfish AI simultaneously connects to over 200+ network data partners to bring users the most updated and accurate contact information, including personal and business email addresses, and the prized piece of personal contact information, cell phone and mobile phone numbers.
Swordfish AI works on most popular social media profiles around the web through a free Swordfish AI Google Chrome extension plugin that integrates when visiting Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GitHub, Meetup, Stack Overflow, Dribble, Xing, Bing, Gmail or Google. The Swordfish Chrome Extension will display all contact information found for that individual’s profile.
Finding cell phone numbers and email addresses can also be easily accessed directly through the Swordfish.ai website without the need for a Chrome plugin through the bulk upload and data list enrichment feature. Swordfish’s mission is to save you your most valuable asset – time, to reduce your cognitive load, to make connecting to business opportunities easier, and of course, to authenticate identity.
Screenshot from the Swordfish AI website homepage. Image credit: Swordfish.ai.
ZoomInfo (zoominfo.com) allows you to find and connect with your ideal customer. Empowering each phase of go-to-market with technology, integrations, and automation to hit your lead gen, sales, and revenue goals. Their tagline is “Hit Your Number.”
ZoomInfo has been in the news in 2020 with their company launching a highly successful initial public offering. They also have a ZoomInfo Google Chrome extension plugin. ZoomInfo’s mission is to provide every company with a 360-degree view of their ideal customer, empowering each phase of their go-to-market strategy and driving their ability to hit their number.
Screenshot from the ZoomInfo website homepage. Image credit: ZoomInfo.com.
DiscoverOrg (discoverorg.com) website claims the best B2B data at your fingertips. Connect and close ideal customers using a B2B business contact database and buying signals you can’t get anywhere else.
DiscoverOrg and ZoomInfo are part of the same company. There is also a DiscoverOrg Google Chrome extension plugin available. DiscoverOrg’s mission is to provide every company with a 360-degree view of their ideal customer, empowering each phase of their go-to-market strategy and driving their ability to hit their number.
Screenshot from the DiscoverOrg website homepage. Image credit: DiscoverOrg.com.
Lusha (lusha.co) allows users to enrich B2B profiles. The Lusha Google Chrome extension enriches business profiles for the purpose of verification and establishing trust. The Lusha plugin currently supports only LinkedIn and Salesforce.
Lusha’s mission is B2B data you can trust. They believe great businesses strive when built on the foundation of reliable and accessible data – and they are building a solution that empowers organizations to do just that.
Screenshot from the Lusha website homepage. Image credit: Lusha.co.
ContactOut (contactout.com) allows you to find anyone’s personal email and phone number. Hire talent 10x faster with the most powerful sourcing platform available, according to the ContactOut website. The ContactOut Google Chrome extension plugin currently only works with LinkedIn and Github.
Screenshot from the ContactOut website homepage. Image credit: ContactOut.com.
UpLead (uplead.com) allows users to drive growth with targeted sales leads. Increase sales by quickly finding, connecting and engaging with qualified prospects. There is an Uplead Google Chrome extension plugin to use.
UpLead’s company values are at the core of their culture, and they can be summed up by the acronym CAIN: Customer driven, Ambitious, Improving Always and Nimble.
Screenshot from the UpLead website homepage. Image credit: UpLead.com.
Clearbit (clearbit.com) is the marketing data engine for all of your customer interactions. Deeply understand your customers, identify future prospects, and personalize every single marketing and sales interaction. Data to power your entire business, according to their website. There is a Clearbit Google Chrome extension plugin available.
Clearbit’s mission is to build the data backbone for modern businesses, to be the marketing data engine for customer interactions. They help businesses grow by providing tools that help them deeply understand their customers, identify future prospects, and highly personalize every single marketing and sales interaction.
Screenshot from the Clearbit website homepage. Image credit: Clearbit.com.
AeroLeads (aeroleads.com) allows you to find email addresses of decision makers and phone numbers of businesses. AeroLeads claims to be the #1 prospect generation and b2b lead generation software on the web, according to their website. An AeroLead Google Chrome extension plugin can also be used while searching.
AeroLeads’s principles are to guide the clients about how prospect generation can ease the sales process by automating the process of finding the relevant prospect details, and to innovate by embracing the developments in technology and implementing in the prospect generation process.
Screenshot from the AeroLeads website homepage. Image credit: AeroLeads.com.
9. Voila Norbert
Voila Norbert (voilanorbert.com) is an email finder and email verification tool that allows you to get personal with anyone, at scale. Their website touts “prospecting on steroids” and greets you with “Hello! My name is Norbert! I can find anyone’s email address.”
There is a Voila Norbert Google Chrome extension plugin available. Voila Norbert’s goal is to make your outreach better by finding data that enriches your cold-emailing process.
Screenshot from the Voila Norbert website homepage. Image credit: VoilaNorbert.com.
Summary of the 9 Top Contact Finding Tools List
These are some of the top contact finding tools for uncovering email addresses and cell phone numbers. Read the full side-by-side comparisons in “Contact Finder Email + Cell Phone Search Tools” issue #14.
While there are certain to be pros and cons of using these search tools depending on each individual user experience, all of these lookup tools should at least be tried and tested for yourself, to see which would benefit you and your organization the most. They all have time-saving features and benefits for any recruiter or sales professional to use.
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