Over the last 6 months both Indeed and LinkedIn have sought to monetize more of their previously free services. This is beginning to push recruiters to seek out alternatives, and that means candidates are going to need to follow. That doesn’t mean recruiters or candidates should abandon LinkedIn, but both must recognize that LinkedIn is not the wellspring of free data that it used to be. Gathering value from LinkedIn is harder now for both candidates and recruiters, particularly those not buying the premium features, but as you can see from this article, even those paying for premium are not getting as much as they used to. From time to time I will be referencing alternative tools, as I always have, but where LinkedIn and Indeed have become the ubiquitous tools of job searchers over the last 8 years, candidates must seek new niche tools focused on their specific needs.