Hello Charlie

Reviews

  • Installation and Setup10
  • Features and Support10
  • Value 8
  • Ease of Use9
  • Performance9
  • 9.2

    Score

    Headquarters:
    213 N Morgan
    Suite 1B
    Chicago, IL  60607

    What it Does:

    Charlie is a tool that compiles one-pagers on the people you’re about to meet with, before you see them. Minutes before every meeting in your calendar, Charlie makes sure you walk in with the intel you need to make a killer impression: breaking news on their company, the passions and hobbies you both had no clue you shared, their professional history, and much more.

    The world’s most successful people all have assistants who do their prep work for them, so why shouldn’t we? Charlie mimics those assistants by emailing you critical intel before you walk into any meeting, helping you crush your meetings while saving you hours each week. - Vendor Description

    Pricing:

    • Starting Price
      Free for 30 days (After that the I-Phone app is 19.99)

    Sizzle:

    • Automated Research on all people in meeting
    • Intuitive - Finds emails in calendar to start search
    • Alerts one hour before meeting.
    • Web version available

    Drizzle:

    • You have to give them access to all of your personal information
    • Not available on Android
    • Pulls everything - even old stuff (but you can't have too much information can you?

Charlie App Review Recruiting ToolsEver schedule a meeting with a candidate only to realize you have no idea who this person is or why you scheduled a meeting in the first place? (Please tell me it is not just me!) Don’t worry, the Charlie App has you covered.  I love Charlie. Seriously, it is one of those tools that once you try you have no idea how you ever lived without it.

I am in demo meetings all day.  In the morning, Charlie sends me a daily email telling me who I am meeting with and sends a link to the briefing. On the briefing, I can see shared connections, the last tweet the sent, their company news, big personal news inferred interests and hobbies and more.  This tool can be a game changer for recruiters. Not only does it save time by doing all the research for you but it also helps you not look like an idiot because you forgot who you were talking to. Do you have a team interview scheduled?  Send the entire team a briefing so that they know some discussion points they can use.

I love how the app is so clean.  Although it gives you a ton of information, it is organized in such a way that you are not overwhelmed by it. The tagline for Charlie is “Impress anyone you meet.” With Charlie, I think you can.

 

Jackye Clayton Editor RecruitingTools.comAbout the Author: An international trainer, Jackye Clayton has traveled 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  and @RecruitingTools or connect with her on LinkedIn.

 



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.

  • That is some serious Drizzle…I was eager to try it, but alas, no Android. Can it pull together a one-sheet on ANYone? Or does the person have to have a significant digital footprint? How different is it than LinkedIn’s Connected app? Or just Googling the person before the meeting? Is the $20 a one time fee?

    • Try the web version first – that is what I use. It doesn’t appear to need a significant platform. It searches by person and email so it will find things about the company even if there is nothing significant about the persons personal profile. It is waaaayyyy different because it does all of the research for you and then ties it up in a pretty bow. Try it – you will like it!


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