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How to export candidates from Linkedin Recruiter?

Tips on how to extract candidates from a Linkedin Recruiter Search or Project, with Linkedin Recruiter Pro and Lite
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May 27, 2024
How to export candidates from Linkedin Recruiter?
André Farah
How to export candidates from Linkedin Recruiter?

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Linkedin Recruiter is the tool used by many recruiters to find candidates. It this blog post, we will show you the options you have to export candidates from Linkedin Recruiter.

You will learn :

  • How to export candidates from Linkedin Recruiter project.
  • How to export candidates from a Linkedin Recruiter Search.
  • How to enrich the data you get from importing candidates from Linkedin Recruiter search.

How to export profiles in Recruiter as a PDF, CSV or Excel file ?

One of the pain point is that Linkedin Recruiter does not have an easy option to export candidates. This article will show you what you can do in Linkedin Recruiter, and also the scrapping tools you can use to export profiles and avoid Linkedin's limitations.

What you can do in Linkedin Recruiter:

  • You can export profile form the search results page to a PDF file, but you can only select up to 25 profiles.

  • You can export a profile from the Talent Pool or Pipeline tab in a project, to a PDF or CSV fle, but you are also limited to 25 profiles per export.
  • You can export manually a PDF from a candidate's profile.

The data you will get in the CSV file, for each candidate:

  • First Name.
  • Last Name.
  • Headline.
  • Location.
  • Current job title.
  • Current Company.
  • Email Address & Phone number (if you are connected to this candidate).
  • Profile URL.

One thing that you have to know is that there are some limits regarding the number of profiles you can download in Recruiter per month. You can download:

  • 200 profils per month, per seat, via PDF.
  • 5000 unique profils and 200 files per month, per seat, via CSV.

Relying on Linkedin Recruiter's features to export candidates to an Excel file or to import candidates to a CRM or ATS is not enough and you will probably need to use a scraper that will help you export profiles from a Linkedin Recruiter Search or a Linkedin Recruiter Project.

How to export profiles from a Linkedin Recruiter Search using a scrapping tool like Leonar ?

In Recruiter, the only thing you can do with a Linkedin Recruiter Search is to import the 25 candidates displayed in a page. Using Leonar, you will be able to export the whole search :

  • To your Leonar sourcing backoffice.
  • To a recruitment campaign.
  • To a talent pool.

Here are the steps you need to follow to export profiles from a Linkedin Recruiter Search:

Step 1: Log in to your Linkedin Recruiter Lite or Pro account

Step 2: Go to the Linkedin Recruiter Search you want to export or create a new search

Step 3: Click on the Leonar Google chrome extension to launch the scraper

You can select where you want to export the candidates. You can choose to import the candidates:

  • To a recruitment campaign or a sourcing list.
  • To a Talent Pool.

After clicking on the import button, the scraper will start exporting automatically the candidates' profiles

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Something that you need to know is that Linkedin Recruiter Lite or pro will only display a maximum of 1000 profiles results. Even if the number of profiles for a search is above 1000, you will not be able to export with one search all the potential candidates. You will need to divide your search and split in two or more different searches, that gather less than 1000 candidates.

How to export profiles from a Linkedin Recruiter Project using a scrapping tool like Leonar ?

As you have also the same limit to export candidates from a Linkedin Recruiter Project, you can use Leonar's scrapping feature to export as many candidates you want from a Linkedin Recruiter Project.

The steps you need to follow are pretty much the same.

Step 1: Log in to your Linkedin Recruiter Lite or Pro account

Step 2: Select the project

Step 3: Click on Talent Pool if you want to export candidates from the Talent Pool page, or Pipeline if you want to export candidates from the pipeline

Step 4: Click on the Leonar Google chrome extension to launch the scraper

You can select where you want to export the candidates. You can choose to import the candidates:

  • To a recruitment campaign or a sourcing list.
  • To a Talent Pool.

After clicking on the import button, the scraper will start exporting automatically the candidates' profiles and data

👉 If you are interested in knowing more about scrapping, check our blog post on how to scrape Linkedin Recruiter

How to export candidates from Leonar to a CSV or Excel file?

You can export all the candidates you have in recruitment campaigns

There are no limits in terms of number of profiles or number of files.

Step 1: Log in to your Leonar's account

Step 2: Go to Leonar's dashboard: https://dashboard.leonar.app/

Step 3: Go to the Campaigns section and select the recruitment campaign you want

Step 4: On the top right of the screen, select "More Options" and click on "Download profiles as CSV"

How to export candidates from Linkedin Recruiter to your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

If you are using Leonar, you can have an integration with almost every ATS. Check all the integration offered on this link: Integrations with Leonar

If you are using an ATS that is not available in the list below, feel free to reach out to us to see what we can do 😊

If you are not using Leonar, there is a feature in Linkedin Recruiter called Recruiter System Connect (RSC). However, only few ATS can be integrated with Recruiter. Check these two links below to see how candidates can be exported to your ATS through Linkedin Recruiter's feature:

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