Posted on 09/09/2015 by Ben Carter · Posted in Boolean, Hacking, LinkedIn, Recruitment, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Do you use LinkedIn to source/search talent?

Are you tired of seeing this (You’ve reached the commercial use limit on search) 8 days into the month?

Commercial Use Limit on Search - LinkedIn

Then I have just the trick for you!

Head on over to my LinkedIn X-Ray Search Tool where you can search an unlimited amount of times on Public Candidate Data utilising Google. All you need to do it Type in your skills using traditional Boolean (Or Google Style Boolean) and hit enter. Once you have a result, all you need to do is right-click & open in a new tab and you will see the LinkedIn profile of the candidate in the search result.

Tip: If the candidate is out of your network, right-click the link and open with Incognito window (Google Chrome needed) and it will display the persons Public Profile.


This is a completely free tool that I have developed for anyone to use! If you think that there are any updates that the tool needs, please let us know with a comment below. (And please don’t forget to share this post)

About The Author

Ben Carter AKA @recruitmentgeek is a 12 year veteran at supporting recruitment companies to evolve and optimise recruitment systems to gain a higher ROI and staff sourcing efficiency. Currently Ben is the Global Head of IT at Spencer Ogden in London. You can contact Ben any time via one of my social networks listed at the top right of the page.