ContextScout: Making LinkedIn more intelligent.


  • Installation and Setup7
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  • Value8
  • Ease of Use7
  • Performance9
  • 7.8


    Headquarters: London

    Context Scout detects when you are on a candidate’s LinkedIn profile page and searches the web for extra information about them.
    In many cases this is as basic as email addresses, personal websites and links to social profiles.
    For technical candidates, this is looking at their GitHub or StackOverflow profiles to find evidence of programming ability. It’s also determining cultural fit by categorizing their interests based on their tweets or blog.

    • Fast
    • Automatically updates information (Pro/Enterprise Version)
    • Data is verified. (Or you are told they could not verify it.)
    • For tech candidates, it finds programming examples from GitHub.


    • Trial is very limited as far as accounts you can see.
    • Only works from LinkedIn
    • No enterprise capabilities (Yet)


AAEAAQAAAAAAAAI8AAAAJDQ4ZGFiMTYzLWEwMTYtNDFmZS05NTYwLTBlZDRiYTRhOGExYQSometimes, searching for candidate contact information can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack.  Other days, it’s more like searching a stack of needles to look for a lone stalk of hay. That is why we are always looking for tools that can help us make this project less painful. ContextScout was developed to give recruiters a softer place to land.

What is ContextScout?

ContextScout is an aggregation tool that provides additional information for a contact as you’re looking at their LinkedIn profile.


Why is it called “Context” Scout?

Context is everything the candidate didn’t write on their LinkedIn profile. Context is reading between the lines, separating out fact and self-inflated fiction. It finds the things that perhaps they forgot to add to their profile, or they deemed unimportant.

It finds the clue you need to make an e-mail into a conversation, not just more trash.

How Much Is Context Scout?

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The pro license is great for people who use LinkedIn regularly. Automatic scouting saves you the hassle of having to manually click the scout button, and unlimited usage suits those who look at a lot of LinkedIn profiles.

The bundle license is great for those who use LinkedIn occasionally, or who will only be using it for a short period of time, or otherwise don’t want to use Context Scout for every profile they look at. It removes the daily restrictions on the free version and gives you total control over Context Scout.

The Bottom Line:

The results have been good.  I especially like that it finds the tech info on programmers.  In all fairness, I do have to turn it off sometimes. Because it is so visual, if you are not careful – it’s really easy to get distracted.

As always, I would love to hear your opinion as to how this tool is working for you.

About the Author: Jackye Clayton is recognized as a people expert who puts the Human in Human Resources. An international trainer, she has travelled worldwide sharing her unique gifts in sourcing, recruiting and coaching. She offers various dynamic presentations on numerous topics related to leadership development, inclusionary culture development, team building and more. Her in-depth experience in working with top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent and inspire others to greatness. Follow Jackye on Twitter @JackyeClayton or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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