Up until recently, search results in LinkedIn Recruiter (LIR) and in (any) personal account were the same. LIR provides more results available for viewing for a given search and better results visibility (and also some facets that are not available in a personal search).
This has changed dramatically.
If you have a LinkedIn Recruiter account, you must read on.
Here are three examples of searches, compared side-by-side for a personal vs a LIR account. (Guess, which account provides more results?)
Personal account: 150 results.
Click on “View Results in Recruiter” …
… the same search shows only 43 results in LinkedIn Recruiter:
So, in the EXAMPLE #1 the numbers are:
- Personal: 150 results
- LIR: 43 results
- Personal: 5,574 results
- LIR: 1,302 results
- Personal: 283 results
- LIR: 119 results
In the above examples, LIR provided anywhere from about 50% to 20% (!) of the numbers of results that a member would get with a personal account – including a Basic account.
I do have some guesses for the reasons of the discrepancies, but I can’t be sure. There’s no official documentation or information in blogs about this, as far as I can tell. I don’t think the discrepancies are caused by software bugs. My best guess is that these are “side effects” of developing Galene and the Economic Graph. I have seen some cases where the discrepancies are the other way around: LIR shows more results than personal, for no apparent reason.
Take a note of it. Don’t lose matching results. I’d recommend to search from both personal and from LIR and, perhaps, X-ray as well.