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How to Scrape Open Job Posts and Decision Makers [2023 New Strategy]

Discover how to scrape open job posts and emails of company decision makers using Clay. This guide will teach you the step-by-step process to streamline your job hunt.
Updated September 26, 2023
scrape job posts from RepVue using Clay
scrape job posts from RepVue using Clay
Difficulty: Very Easy. No prior knowledge required
Time Required: ~5 minutes

Looking for your next job?

Perhaps, you’ve tried browsing through different job boards like Glassdoor, Indeed, LinkedIn, and RepVue. Or you've tried checking your email inbox daily to ensure you’re not missing any opportunity.

But what if I tell you there’s an easier way to extract all the information you need at scale? And I’m not talking about building your own job scraper tool. I’m talking about a powerful, no-code tool that automatically creates a spreadsheet of job posting lists in a few clicks.

As the saying goes, ‘Work smarter, not harder!’

In this guide, I’d like to share with you how to use Clay to scrape open job posts and decision makers. Hopefully, this tool can help you with your job hunting or any assignments you’re working on.

Let’s start!

scrape job posts using Clay

Why Scrape Job Postings?

Keeping track of the latest job openings can be daunting. With millions of job postings every month, it’s almost impossible to gather such a large amount of data without some form of automation.

Clay is a powerful tool that consolidates job postings with a few clicks. Plus, it streamlines the process of collecting information. This can help you save lots of time, whether you’re a job seeker or a recruiter.

Here are some of the benefits of scraping job postings using Clay:

  • Automate job notifications to stay ahead in the job market
  • Know the most in-demand skills in your industry
  • Find hiring companies to pitch your services
  • Helps staffing agencies keep their job databases updated
  • Helps track open positions of competitor companies  

How to Scrape Open Job Posts and Decision Makers Using Clay

1) Scrape Data Using Clay

First, make sure that you have an active account on Clay. 

Once you do, you’ll need to install the Clay extension for Google Chrome.

install Clay extension on Google Chrome

Let's head over to RepVue and look for sales jobs. On the left side of the page, feel free to filter your results by choosing the job types you're interested in.

Then, click the Clay icon on the toolbar. It should automatically scrape the information from your current page.

scrape data from RepVue

A table with the scraped data will appear. Either export it as a CSV and then upload it to Clay or simply click ‘Add to Workspace’ to put it straight onto Clay.

add RepVue data to Clay

In Clay, you should see your table containing the results.

add table on Clay

You can hide some of the columns you don’t need or reorder the columns by dragging them. Here, I’ve renamed the columns for easier reference later on.

add data to Clay table

2) Find Company’s LinkedIn Profile

Let’s start by searching for the company's LinkedIn profile. Right-click your table, and select ‘Add Enrichment.’ Choose ‘Search Google’ from the options.

enrich table using Search Google

Type the query:

site:linkedin.com/company {insert company name}

enter query on Search Google

For the ‘Number of results’ field, use the value 1. We only want the top result, and that’s the company's LinkedIn profile.

Search Google settings

Next, click ‘Continue to Add Fields.’ From the options, activate the ‘Link’ toggle under ‘Search Results’ to show the company’s LinkedIn URL.

add data as columns to Clay table

Click save and run. You should now get two new columns: one for the Google search and another for the LinkedIn URL.

Search Google results

3) Find Company’s Decision Makers

Let’s add another enrichment. Look for the ‘Find Contacts at Company’ action.

Find Contacts at Company on Clay

On the ‘Company Identifier’ field, select the company’s LinkedIn URL.

Enter a list of job titles you’re targeting, separated by commas. For sales roles, example keywords are:

  • Human Resources Director 
  • Talent Acquisition Director 
  • Human Resources Manager 
  • Talent Acquisition Manager 
  • HR Business Partner 
  • Head of Recruitment 
  • Sales Development Lead
Find Contacts at Company settings

Once you’re done, click on ‘Continue to Add Fields.’ Activate the toggles for the following data:

  • Full Name (for locating work emails later)
  • Title
  • LinkedIn profile
  • First Name  (optional, if you want to write personalized follow-up emails later on)
Find Contacts at Company settings

Note that I’ve also added company domains to the table. We’ll need this later to find the work email addresses of our target decision makers. On the settings window, continue to scroll down and look for ‘Experiences.’ Click the ‘View List’ and activate the ‘Company Domain’ toggle.

Click save and run.

Note: Often, you’ll get more than one profile result for each company. You can choose to map these results to a new table and enrich each person later on. 

For me, I’d choose to reach out to one of these decision makers at a time and avoid duplicates. To display a single result, click one of the rows under the ‘Find Contacts at Company’ column. Click the first result, hover your mouse over the URL (or any data you want to add), and then click ‘Add as Column.’

add company details to Clay table

Here’s the result of our table.

Find Contacts at Company results

4) Extract Work Emails Using the Waterfall Method

Once again, let’s enrich our table. Click the ‘Waterfall’ tab from the pop-up and choose ‘Work Email.’

find emails using Clay

Clay provides several options to fetch email addresses. Here, we’re going to use Clay Enrichments, Datagma, and Hunter. 

Next, enter the contact’s name, company name, and company domain in the provided fields.

Use Debounce to validate all the emails collected. 

find work email using Clay

Then, click save and run. Here's the final results:

scrape job posts and decision makers using Clay

What’s Next?

Now that you have the contact details of your target companies, it’s time to reach out.

Clay integrates ChatGPT to help you do a lot of things, including writing personalized emails. Seamlessly draft personalized emails that are hard to resist, all in a matter of clicks. 

We have written separate tutorials on how to do this on Clay. Read these guides for more tips on writing personalized emails using ChatGPT:

Don’t forget to share your Clay experience 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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