Many websites and social networks already provide you with an email address or another contact information. But what to do when you only have someone’s name and know the company they’re working at? If only a simple “find email” button existed, right? Here are some tips and tricks how to find someone’s email address real quick.

Spot the email pattern

1. Type the company name into Google to find the company’s domain name
Example: Search for “Zaraguza” and you’ll learn that the company domain is Zaraguza.com

2. Use that info to Google this:
“contact OR email * * zaraguza.com”

3. Look for the email patterns You might need to scan the first or second results page to spot this. You may stumble upon general contacts, such as sales@zaraguza.com – but also addresses with names and surnames (such as michal.pastier@zaraguza.com). This is what you want. You’ll see also some other names and surnames that follow this pattern.

email pattern

4. Now that you have your contact’s full name and know the email pattern, put the pieces together to construct an email address. It will be: name.surname@zaraguza.com.

TIP: Here are some most commonly used email address patterns:
jsmith@company.com
john.smith@company.com
johnsmith@company.com
smith@company.com
john_smith@company.com
j_smith@company.com
johns@company.com
john@company.com

 

Verify your assumptions

There are multiple services that can verify if an email address exists or not. Please keep in mind that this is not a finder, it is a verifier, so you would need to come with some suggestions first (see above).

For example… Is benoit.bliard@estherellis.com a valid address? Yes, it seems so:

Verify email address

It’s worth your energy

Of course, this process will take some time, and may even seem tedious work to some … but think about it this way: You have invested your time to find a profile, and are sure that the candidate is great and would superbly match the job description… Would not having a contact simply stop you – or is it worth a few seconds of your time to try and find the address?

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