Recruiting In The Proper Context: Context Scout

Context ScoutOur favorite people aggregators are getting purchased left and right making it harder and harder to find social information for potential candidates. Allow us to introduce you to Context Scout. A relatively new product, Context Scout is a people aggregator that will find information about your candidates such as, blog links, social media profiles emails and more. It does have a free component for now, but the “pro” version is only $20 USD per month. Context Scout describes their tool like this:

Context Scout is a Chrome extension that 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 profiles to find evidence of programming ability. It’s also determining cultural fit by categorizing their interests based on their tweets or blog.

In this video, Dean DaCosta shows us in real time results from using Context Scout including:

  • How to save profiles
  • What type of information is available
  • Possible candidate profiles
  • Why this is such an excellent tool

Click here to download Context Scout.

Dean DaCostaAbout the Author: Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated recruiter, sourcer, and manager with deep skills and experience in HR, project management, training & process improvement.Dean is best known for his work in the highly specialized secured clearance and mobile arenas, where he has been a top performing recruiter and sourcer.  Dean’s keen insight and

Dean is best known for his work in the highly specialized secured clearance and mobile arenas, where he has been a top performing recruiter and sourcer.  Dean’s keen insight and creation of innovative tools and processes for enhancing and changing staffing has established Dean as one of the top authorities in sourcing and recruiting. Connect with Dean at LinkedIn or follow @DeanDaCosta on Twitter.



Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a true "Staffing Thought Leader". Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true "Search Authority"


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