How LinkedIn’s API Update Changes Sourcing with Comeet

Beth Senneway Hossain

Using our Comeet Chrome browser extension to actively source on LinkedIn is different now due to recent changes that LinkedIn made to its system. Here’s what’s different:

  1. The extension UI is new. Adding profiles to Comeet requires saving the candidate’s profile as a PDF and dragging/dropping it onto the extension. Comeet then extracts candidate data from the PDF to create the profile.
  2. Use our Comeet Chrome extension to do this directly from LinkedIn. It’s no longer possible to create candidates in Comeet using only their LinkedIn profile.
  3. Candidates’ LinkedIn pictures can no longer be displayed in Comeet.

Reminder: If you’re looking for an easier way to find candidates’ contact details and add them to their Comeet profiles, consider our Discover option. When enabled, clicking on “Discover in Comeet’s Chrome extension” can find this info (personal email & social profiles) so you can contact him/her directly. If you haven’t enabled this option in your Active Search settings, you’re definitely missing out.

That’s it. If you have any questions, drop us a line.

Happy Recruiting!