The Next Web Reports SellHack to Get Cease and Desist From Linkedin

Over the last few weeks, a tool known as SellHack has been creating a lot of buzz in the recruiting community. The SellHack Twitter bio reads:

“Uncover hidden email addresses and info using our browser extension’s ‘Hack IN’ button on LinkedIn profiles. Recruiters and Biz Dev productivity tool. *BETA*”

Why wouldn’t a recruiter give something like this a try? The recruiting community has obviously been enjoying the beta. SellHack posted the following tweet on Friday:



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The quick success they were experiencing may have been too good to be true. Earlier today, The Next Web reported that SellHack will be receiving a cease and desist from LinkedIn. The SellHack team posted this tweet 11 minutes after the Next Web article was posted:


It appears they’re still pushing forward. Let’s hope these two companies get on the same page soon. 🙂

Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.


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