Reverse Engineer Private Profile

We’ve all experienced it before. We’re conducting a search on our LinkedIn profile, trawling through the results and we come across a profile that has the perfect background but alas, their profile has been set to private. The only clues left about their real identity are their ‘job title’ and ‘company’. Now I know what you’re thinking, there are plenty of ways to social engineer the information from a gatekeeper, colleague or even ex-colleague. Yes I agree that it is possible to source the information through the phone based on this initial research, but this is an ethical grey area because of the duplicity involved. Fortunately there are much simpler methods to reverse engineer this information; one of which is just a few clicks from the ‘private profile’ page…

Take for example we’re looking for a “Engineering Engineer” working within a consultancy … Read More »