You probably know about the site Pipl, which allows searching for people by name and location, an email address, a phone number, or a social handle. But did you know that you can also search Pipl by social profile URLs, including LinkedIn profile URLs?
Setting your expectations right is important. Given the nature of Pipl, you can expect some outdated or wrong information on the profiles, so my advice would be to verify the info. However, you can expect to find professional info, phone numbers, social handles, and links to multiple social profiles! If you are willing to dig into the links that accompany your search result (which is what Pipl displays), you will find plenty of additional professional information. This is especially useful when the LinkedIn (or other social) profile you are starting with is “slim”.
Take a look at a couple of examples:
P.S. Did you know that we are repeating “Sourcing without LinkedIn” on Wednesday, January 23rd? We will be sharing lots of Sourcing tips (like the one above) – join us!