It’s great to have tools that sort, browse and filter our search results. This saves time – and may allow us to perform more loose searches knowing that we can parse results later and go through them quickly.
The best set of free tools I know of, and many of you have heard of it as well, is called Outwit. It is a set of Firefox extensions. I’d like to bring your attention to one function in the Firefox extension called Outwit Hub called “guess“. The screenshots below show a search for people on LinkedIn and the guess function in action.
(Please notice, I’ve chosen to use a customized view of search results on LinkedIn):
And here are the results. Look, it parses the profiles! We now have columns with the first, last name, profile URL, location, industry, and the current title/company. You can export the results into Excel.