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Find Contacts Based on Job Title With Clay (Unlock Business Potential)

Want to customize your outreach based on your prospect’s job title? Discover how Clay can easily help you get the right connections.
Updated August 12, 2023
find LinkedIn contacts with job titles
find LinkedIn contacts with job titles

Customizing your outreach based on your prospect’s job title can be a game-changer. There are three reasons why, and these are:

  • For targeted marketing. Knowing your prospect’s job title makes it easier to customize emails or service pitching. 
  • Searching for a company’s decision makers through their job title eliminates the guesswork. This is important, especially if you’re targeting those who make purchase decisions.
  • Building for partnerships or collaborations with professionals strategic roles.

But here’s the challenge. You can’t just check LinkedIn profiles one by one. Nobody has time for that.

With Clay, searching for the right connections is easier. No need to sift through countless LinkedIn profiles. And it streamlines the entire process, too. It’s one of the reasons why I’m excited to share Clay’s capabilities through this guide.

import contacts based on job titles

So, let’s dive in and see how Clay can efficiently help you find LinkedIn contacts based on job titles.

How to Find Contacts Based on Job Title Using Clay

1) Start With a New table

First off, let’s add a new table. 

On your Clay dashboard, click ‘New Table.’

add new table on Clay

Next, you’ll be presented with options to add your data. For the purposes of this tutorial, let’s click ‘Start from a Blank Table.’

start with blank table on Clay

You should now see a blank table with the default columns for Name, Email, and LinkedIn Profile. Leave them blank for now (or tap ‘hidden’ to hide these extra columns) and proceed to the next step.

2) Click Find People

Let’s say we don’t have any list available and we’re starting from scratch. The first thing that you need to do is tap the ‘Find People’ button on the top right corner of your screen.

find people on LinkedIn using Clay

3) Choose Columns as Input

On the pop-up window, notice that you have the option to choose ‘Clay table’ or a comma-separated list as your input data.

But since we are starting from scratch, let’s choose ‘Comma-Separated List’ then enter the site domains of companies you’re interested in.

find contacts using site domains

4) Include Job Titles

The highlight of this guide is to find contact information of people based on their job titles. 

Let’s just say you are interested in contacting the decision makers of the companies you’ve listed above. You can enter keywords like manager, head, owner, CEO, or co-founder on the field provided, as I did below.

add contacts based on job titles

Once you’re done, click ‘Preview People.’

5) Import Data to Your Table

So now you have the contact information of potential leads. You have the option to import the data to an existing table or to a new one.

import contacts to Clay table

In this example, we’re going to add the data to our existing table. So, let’s tap the arrow beside the import button and click ‘import n people to existing table’ as shown here.

import data to existing table

Then, choose a table where you want the information to be added.

6) Final Output

At this point, you should now see a new column containing the LinkedIn profiles of your prospects.

list of LinkedIn contacts

What’s Next?

Finding LinkedIn contacts based on job titles doesn’t have to be a long and daunting task. With Clay, it’s just a matter of a few clicks to get all the right connections. 

But don’t stop there - Clay has other remarkable features to help you boost your outreach strategies. 

I highly recommend you explore its capabilities in writing personalized emails based on your prospects locations. Try this out and watch your professional connections thrive like never before.

If you have any questions or success stories with Clay you want to share, please drop them in the comments below.

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Written by Christy Cañete
Christy Cañete is a software engineer who's passionate about front-end web design. Not only can she code, but she writes too! She loves breaking down technical topics into super easy tutorials. If you're looking to learn without the jargon, she's your go-to.
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