Lookup Tools for Recruiters 1

There are no shortage of sites and resources for looking up stuff about people online. In no particular order here a few resources that have been referenced in recent BROWN BAG RECRUITER webinars…

Searching for People

  • Wink Claims to be the largest online people search with more than 200 million people profiles from across the Web, including social networks and other online communities.
  • Where is Your Username registered Useful tool for seeing where a username is being used across multiple sites, social networks and online services.
  • 123people.com 123people.com is a free people search tool that searches public records, phone numbers, addresses, images, videos and email addresses and leading social networks.
  • Reunion.com Claims over 700 million profiles, all in one place. Requires free registration.
  • Cyndi’s List Excellent portal to a comprehensive list of free resources and subscription services.
  • Pipl Meta search of public records and other people-related documents mined for the “deep web.”
  • PeopleJar Peoplejar is a search platform for individuals and organizations to be found and find others by specific attributes for any interest or profession.
  • Classmates.com An online social networking tool enabling users to locate and interact with acquaintances from high school, college, work and the military.
  • Yahoo! People Search As the name implies, people search from Yahoo!
  • ZoomInfo A business information search engine with profiles on more than 45 million people and 5 million companies.
  • Whozat? People search engine that organizes results from social networks and indexed web pages.
  • PeopleSearch.net Meta search and portal for paid lookups.
  • yasni Meta search that produces results from indexed web pages, social network sites, the deep web and public records. Results are organized under relevent tabs.
  • PeekYou Search tool for finding user generated profiles, websites, social-networking pages, photos and other online activities.
  • US Search US Search is a people search service that aggregates results from a variety of sources.
  • Spock People lookup across multiple services, some paid to view.
  • iSearch Meta search with optional paid results
  • Spokeo Subscription service searching over 40 social networks.
  • Whowhere People search and directory lookup from Lycos.
  • LookupPage Database of user generated professional profiles and search tool.
  • CVGadget.com Meta search and people lookup. Not much use unless the subject has an uncommon name.
  • Addresses.com Free White Pages and Yellow Pages lookup plus email, zipcodes, city guides, public records, and background checks. Includes iGoogle gadget.
  • LinkedIn LinkedIn is an online network of more than 30 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries.
  • Infobel An international information portal and search service.
  • AnyWho Directory listings by state including reverse lookup, maps, area codes and toll-free numbers.
  • ZabaSearch! Free people search and public information search engine.

Background Checks

  • Criminal Searches Free search of public records for convicted persons
  • Net-Vestigator! Paid service [download] provided access across multiple databases
  • OnlinePublicRecordsSearch.com Membership site [paid] with a comprehensive list of options for searching public records by state and agency.
  • Virtual Gumshoe Provides a free public records directory, access information and investigative tools. Useful blog with tips and techniques for would-be sleuths.
  • US Search US Search is a people search service that aggregates results from a variety of sources.
  • Global Information Services Paid service that provides a complete solution, delivering accurate information the same day you need it.
  • Merlin Information Services Paid service designed for private investigators.
  • ZabaSearch! Free people search and public information search engine.

Misc. Lookups

  • WHOIS Search Search by domain name or IP address to find registration details for websites
  • ZIP Code Lookup Find zip codes by city and state
  • Ancestry.com Historical records with information on over 6 billion people
  • ReferenceUSA Directory listing of infoUSA databases covering international business and residential data. Requires payment
  • ZipMath Software Handy tool for listing zip codes within a radius of a single location
  • Whois.Net Search ownership details for domains and websites by keyword
  • AnyWho Directory listngs by state including reverse lookup, maps, area codes and toll-free numbers.

Relocation Lookups

  • Domania Useful resource with research data, lookups, calculators and learning center.
  • Real Estate Reports Reports compiled from tax reporting data and sales history.
  • Altos Research Real estate research, real estate data, and reports.
  • Zillow An online real estate service providing valuable tools and information.

Salary Lookups

  • Accurate Salary Search Reports salaries for Google software engineers [default] and others.
  • Salary Search | Indeed.com Salary data compiled from job posting data.
  • PayScale Get accurate, real-time salary reports based on your job title, location, education, skills and experience.
  • Salary.com Real-time salary reports based on job title, location, education, skills and experience.
  • Glassdoor.com User generated reviews of their workplace, employers, salaries and more.

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