Monthly Archives: September 2015

How to Find Someone’s Work Email Address Using Only Their Name

If you’ve ever tried to figure out what someone’s work email address might be, knowing only their name, ¬†you know how frustrating it can be. “First initial plus last name” is a safe bet, but it’s not always right. Developer Oleg Campbell has automated the process of finding¬†someone’s corporate email with a new Chrome extension built on top of Gmail. It’s called Name2Email. Here’s how it works.
After you install the Name2Email extension, you open Gmail and enter the person’s first name, last name, and work domain email – starting with @ – into the “compose” box. Name2Email will then automatically generate the most common corporate email patterns for you. Next, you hover your mouse over the generated addresses and when you see a popup with the person’s name appear, that’s supposed to be the right address!
Thanks to Business Insider for this tip.

Personalize Your LinkedIn URL to Better Market Yourself

You can customize your public profile URL on LinkedIn. This makes it easier to put on your resume and more memorable when networking.

To change your public profile URL:

  1. Click the Me icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Click View profile.
  3. On your profile page, click Edit your public profile in the right rail.
  4. Under the section Edit public profile URL in the right rail, click the Edit icon next to your public profile URL.
    • It’ll be an address that looks like www.linkedin.com/in/yourname.
  5. Type the last part of your new custom URL in the text box.
  6. Click Save.

Notes:

  • Your custom URL can have 5-30 letters or numbers. Don’t use spaces, symbols, or special characters.