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Q: Finding former employees of certain companies ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Finding former employees of certain companies
Category: Business and Money > Consulting
Asked by: spencer2x-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 18 Dec 2004 12:46 PST
Expires: 17 Jan 2005 12:46 PST
Question ID: 444370
I have heard about a company that helps you locate the resumes or
contact information of former employees for any firm you tell them. I
do not know who provides this service but heard there was a company in
Florida that does it but can't find it. Any information on firms that
do this is what I am looking for.

We would ask a question like 
We want to find a former salesman of Xerox in Northern California and
they would provide us with half a dozen names as a response.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 18 Dec 2004 13:00 PST
A compnay called Eliyon (in Mass., not Florida, I'm afraid) used to
offer exactly the service you're describing, but recently they've
changed their search tools, somewhat.

You can give them a test run at:

At the search form, you can specify any combination to company,
geographical area, position title, etc. and the system will return a
list of people that meet the criteria.

HOWEVER, the list (which used to show only FORMER affiliations) now
seems to include both former and current affiliations, so you need to
sort through it carefully.

To access the actual contact information, you'll have to pay Eliyon
its usual and customary fees.

Is this the service you were looking for...?


Clarification of Question by spencer2x-ga on 18 Dec 2004 13:53 PST
Exactly what I was looking for. If there exist competitors I would
like to know that as well but this will definitely suffice. Thanks.

Do I need to do anything to close the question?
Subject: Re: Finding former employees of certain companies
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 18 Dec 2004 14:04 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Spencer,

Glad to hear that Eliyon was on the mark!  Here's the link again:

I keep pretty careful track of the people-searching services that are
out there (especially the ones that can be used -- or at least
explored a bit -- for free!).  As far as I know, Eliyon offers a
fairly unique capability.  I've never come across another company with
an on-line interface quite like theirs.

I noticed that this is your first time using Google Answers.  Before
rating this answer (if you care to) please let me know if you need any
additional information.  Just post a Request for Clarification, and
I'll be happy to assist you further.

Hope we'll see you back here one of these days, soon.  All the best
for the holiday season...


search strategy:  Used bookmarked site for
spencer2x-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Great. Would have gotten 5 * if he had given me some competitors.

Subject: Re: Finding former employees of certain companies
From: scriptor-ga on 18 Dec 2004 12:58 PST
If such a service exists, I doubt that privacy and confidential data
are more than mere dictionary entires to them. I wonder if providing
this kind of service is legal at all...

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