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PROPHET is Built on Lists

In addition to the brand new search interface and updated search capabilities, the new PROPHET has had a major overhaul to its organizing capabilities. Lists are one of the most underutilized functions of PROPHET and that should change. Here’s the deal on lists.

With PROPHET, an organized list of candidates is easy to create and implement into your existing tech stack. PROPHET lists can be transferred to any ATS, CRM, email marketing software, or platform of your choice. Add up to 20 candidates to lists each day for free, or add up to 200 per day with PROPHET Pro. (NOTE: Adding a candidate to a list does reveal their email address and therefore uses a credit.)

Building a list allows you to organize the thousands of candidates your searches return into whatever pools you need them to be apart of. From grouping the Southern California candidates to putting all of the people on GitHub together, whatever your organizational preferences are, lists will do the trick. 

Want to see what lists you have in your account? Simply click “Lists” at the top of the PROPHET search interface.

You can always just keep your lists in PROPHET, but they can easily be added to your existing tech stack. With a quick click of the “Export” button, you can download a CSV or Excel file with each candidate’s name, job title, company, location, websites, and even their email address!

Sourcing Candidates with the Widget

Social media is one of the best places to really learn who a candidate is and see if they would be a good fit for the position you’re sourcing for. With one click, the PROPHET widget enriches social profiles and provides the info that you need to get in touch with your perfect candidate.

The PROPHET widget works on numerous social sites including Twitter, Facebook, GitHub, and more.

On-Page Contact Information
When visiting an online profile of someone who looks like a great candidate, click on the PROPHET icon in the right-hand corner to get a list of their other social profiles, as well as their predicted contact info, so you can reach out.

Turn One Profile Into Many
Turn a candidate’s existing social profile into a list of all of their social profiles – without leaving the PROPHET widget.

Add to Any List
Never forget where you stumbled across your latest prospect by adding potential candidates to a list directly from the social widget.

When used with the PROPHET Search Interface, your one candidate can even become thousands of candidates. The PROPHET widget is the perfect addition to your sourcing tech stack.

How To: Search Using a Resume or Job Description

One of the best new features of PROPHET II is Cyber Match. Cyber Match gives users the ability to upload a resume or job description into PROPHET to find candidates who have similar work experience.

Step one: Find a resume or job description that you want to base your search on. Save it to your desktop.

Step two: Open a new search in PROPHET. By clicking on the extension icon and selecting “Search” or “Search in New Tab.”

Step three: Drag and drop the resume/job description file onto the PROPHET search interface screen. Let PROPHET works its searching magic!

Check out the video below to see the whole process in action!

75% More Coverage With Updated Email Prediction Capabilities

The latest update to PROPHET delivers up to 75% better email coverage – so when you request a candidate’s email address, you’ll see accurate email addresses more often than ever before!

Before, if PROPHET didn’t find an email, you may have been asked to “Enter domain to find email” in order to generate an email on many profiles. As of today, PROPHET’s enhanced ability to predict emails means that you won’t need to put in a domain as often. You should also see an increase in email matches across all searches.

We are expecting that after this update there will be 75% more emails in search results!

We are constantly producing updates based on user feedback so if you have thoughts, concerns, or questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on Twitter!

HiringSolved Modernizes Candidate Sourcing with PROPHET II, PROPHET Pro

See the original press release here.


CHANDLER, ARIZONA, July 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HiringSolved, the leader in AI-powered software for recruiting and talent acquisition automation, announced today the launch of PROPHET II and PROPHET Pro, expanding its industry-leading social enrichment experience by adding valuable data recruiters need to find quality candidates.

“With PROPHET II, we’re combining HiringSolved’s award-winning AI software with a world-class database of hundreds of millions of open web profiles to build an unbeatable candidate sourcing tool,” HiringSolved CEO Shon Burton said. “Other software struggles to compare and similar tools cost thousands of dollars more. We are releasing a tool that no recruiter can live without and all recruiters can afford to use.”

PROPHET II utilizes an all-new AI-powered search interface that lets sourcers and recruiters easily find qualified candidates from hundreds of millions of records, which can then be added to lists and exported to any system. Users can search and identify qualified individuals with any combination of specific skills, job titles, past employers, experience, and geographic location. At launch, all users get up to 600 candidate profiles per month, for free.

PROPHET Pro enables recruiters to receive information on 6,000 new candidates each month at an introductory price of $50 per month, providing over 30 times more credits than the leading competitor at nearly half the monthly cost. PROPHET Pro also includes an Advanced Expert Search mode, which unlocks more data and the industry’s most robust Boolean search capability.

Initially launched in 2014, PROPHET now boasts over 70,000 professional users. PROPHET II expands its capabilities by adding valuable data about employers, job titles, and additional social profiles to individual profiles on Twitter, GitHub, Stack Overflow, Facebook, Meetup, and others.

In a recent review of PROPHET II for SourceCon, recruiter Jeremy Da Costa said, “PROPHET II is a great tool that has moved from a simple contact-finding tool to a legit sourcing intelligence tool.”

Check out this website to learn more about how recruiters and talent acquisition leaders benefit from PROPHET II and PROPHET Pro.

How To: Expert Mode

Let’s say that you’re a boolean fan. You love putting together those search strings and getting as specific as possible to find your candidate. If that’s the case, Expert Search on PROPHET was created just for you. This post will be short and sweet because we want to show you how to enable Expert Search and then leave you to get searching!

To get to Expert Search, you enter a code that’s well-known to gamers worldwide: The Konami Code.


To enable Expert Search:

When you’re on the search screen, hit: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right (on the arrow keys), then B, A.


This will add Expert Search to your PROPHET capabilities. Once you’ve entered it one time, it’s there. From then on, you can simply toggle between Smart Search and Expert Search.

From there, just enter either the boolean string you’re searching through or use the Smart Search to find your perfect candidate!

How Do I PROPHET?

The HireCast, the podcast from the HiringSolved/PROPHET team, recently dedicated an entire episode to walking through PROPHET.

Dan Louks, Customer Success Manager at HiringSolved, did a step-by-step walkthrough. He started by showing how to download PROPHET from the Chrome store. Then he shows how to create a search and use the widget to find the emails you need. He even tosses in how to search based on a resume!

Hit play below to get all of the details of how to make PROPHET work in your workday.

How To: From CSV to ATS/CRM

When you’ve found exactly who you’re looking for in PROPHET, you’re going to want to import them into your company’s tracking system. Thankfully, that’s easy to do!

Step One: Create a list
Lists can be created in a couple of ways. In the widget, click the plus button and select the list to add the candidate to. In the search interface, hit the plus button or save the entire page to a list. Then you can name the list whatever you’d like to keep things organized. If you have an existing list, simply select it from the drop down to add candidates to that list.

Step Two: Export the list
Select “Lists” from the PROPHET toolbar and click the down arrow next to the list title to download it. You can choose to download it as a CSV or an Excel file depending on what you need.

The exported file will have all of the info you can find in PROPHET: name, job title, company, social profile URLs, and email address.

Step Three: Import into your tech stack
Every ATS and CRM has a different import system so now that you have the file, you can import it to wherever you need.

Want to see these steps in action?
Click play below!

What You Need to Know About PROPHET

PROPHET is officially available for everyone to download and use!

We’ve made some updates to the tiers that are available. PROPHET can still be used for free, but we have created more options for power users who need more credits per day and for larger teams to have the ability to work collaboratively.

The Tiers

PROPHET has three tier options so that you can choose exactly what is right for you.

Free: The Free tier includes 20 credits a day (keep reading to find what a credit is). Free users still get access to all of the features that PROPHET has including, resume search, expert mode, and list building capabilities.

Pro: $50/month gets you 200 credits per day. You’ll also get access to self-service training and email support should you need some help.

Enterprise: The Enterprise tier is the perfect addition to your company’s tech stack. You’ll get unlimited credits for every user on your license. We’ll provide you with live training as well as email and live support. We will also provide data compliance and information security audit support.

What Is Included:

Search Interface:

Job Title: Search by one or more job titles in order to find candidates with the experience you’re looking for.

Location: Need someone in a specific area? Limit your search to specific cities anywhere in the world.

Companies: When you’re looking for a candidate who has worked for specific companies, you could spend hours digging through resumes and employment histories…or you could just type the company into the Companies search box.

Skills: From Python to public speaking, search for the skills you need your candidates to have.

Exclusions: Refine your search by excluding the skills you don’t want your talent to have.

Social Profiles: Adding social profiles to your search means that you can not only find your candidates but also see what they are sharing on the internet.

Expert Mode: Don’t fretBoolean fanatics! Our Expert Mode allows you to search by Boolean string. We’ve even included some hints in case you need any help.

Cyber Match: Drag and drop a resume into PROPHET and find candidates with a similar background.

Heads Up Display

On-page Contact Information: When visiting an online profile of someone who looks like a great candidate, click on the PROPHET icon in the right-hand corner to get a list of their other social profiles, as well as their email address, so you can reach out.

Turn One Profile Into Many: Turn a candidate’s existing social profile into a list of all of their other social profiles – right in your browser.

Add to Any List: Never forget where you stumbled across your latest prospect by adding potential candidates to a sourcing list directly from the HUD.

Attach Notes Directly to a Profile: Keep your thoughts about a candidate in PROPHET itself so you never lose track. Share those notes with your team members when using PROPHET Enterprise.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a credit?
1 credit equals 1 candidate’s info. While using the search is always free, the credits come into play when revealing a candidate’s info.

Why is PROPHET free?
Because we believe that practitioners deserve free tools that make their workdays easier. Our paid tiers provide more credits and security audits should teams require them, but we want to make sure that if it’s needed, everyone can use PROPHET for free.

How do I install PROPHET?
You can download PROPHET directly from the Chrome store here.

I’ve got questions. Where do I go for help?
Enterprise customers will be given the contact info for their personal support team member. Everyone else can get in touch with us through the Contact Us page.

Managing Expectations (Then Blowing Them Outta the Water)

Sourcers are sourcers because of passion. It’s an exhausting job and for most people, it would be too exhausting to be worthwhile without that passion in place. Regardless of how much you love the job, there are expectations that should be put in place no matter the industry, in order to stay sane every day…or at least as sane as possible.

We all want to be successful at our jobs, but to be successful we need to be able to embrace the expectations of the position. When there’s a miscommunication between a manager and an employee about what the expectations of the role are then there will undoubtedly be a conflict.

How can you manage these expectations while still proving your skill and dedication to the job? Let’s take a look:


Honest conversations:

This is going to be the backbone of any successful working relationship. A manager needs to be clear and direct about what the expectations of the role are from the start. An employee needs to be clear and direct about what their expectations of management are, what support they are in need of to do their job, etc. Expectations and job responsibilities will probably change over time so have check-ins regularly amongst your team and make sure that the doors of communication are always open.

Assuming makes an…you know the saying…:

This goes in line with honest communication. Don’t assume that someone has the same understanding of a task, project, candidate, client, etc., as you do. Err on the side of giving too much information and context. By making sure that everyone is on a transparent and understanding playing field, you’re providing everyone with the environment they need to be successful.

Expect the best, but plan for the worst:

There’s nothing wrong with expecting your employees or your manager to be amazing. We should all go into the world with the belief that those around us are trying to do the best they can! But the chances of absolutely nothing going wrong are slim to none. Take a minute to consider what the worst things that could happen in a day are and plan for them. Hopefully, you never need to use your plan, but if you do, you’re already good to go.

Now you know how to manage expectations, how can you be successful?


Set realistic goals:

Would it be great to fill pipelines for a thousand positions every month? Of course! But that’s an unattainable goal. Goals are fantastic, but if they aren’t realistic you could find yourself feeling demoralized by never being able to achieve them. Be sure to have a mix of long-term and short-term goals that are challenging, but realistic.

Keep yourself accountable:

There are few things better than an employee or manager that is accountable. They work hard for their achievements and they are willing to grow and learn from their mistakes. Lead by example and be the first one to hold yourself accountable if your company is missing that.

Ask questions:

Time and time again recruiters and hiring managers talk about how wonderful it is when candidates come into an interview with intelligent questions to ask the committee, so why wouldn’t you bring the same focus to work every day? Use questions to create conversations and get those communication doors open!