SourceWhale, like Jobin, does email automation and has some CRM features and both are a great time saver for any recruiter and professional who needs to communicate on a large scale.
SourceWhale claims to be "the only platform recruiting teams need to execute their daily recruiting activities"
and they are doing great marketing promising you a great experience.
However SourceWhale is just a good email automation tool.
In comparison Jobin has sourcing capabilities, filtering, ranking, pipeline management,
outreach via email and even via LinkedIn
(InMails and also connection requests).
Furthermore, Jobin is planning to add even more ATS and CRM features to offer a real comprehensive all-in-one expandable service experience.
SourceWhale has decided to rely on their sales representatives to sell you during the product demos. This is coupled with the fact that SourceWhale keeps all prices hidden 🙄
From unofficial sources we know that SourceWhale charges $250 with 200 email lookups and $185 with no lookups.
Jobin takes a different approach. Jobin provides a functional Free Forever plan,
then you have a 14-day trial to test one or more premium solutions.
The prices for each individual solution upgrade are displayed and for each of them you can choose the plan that best suits your current business needs. Sometimes updates aren't even needed if your requirements are basic and you can go with the Free plan. Jobin offers total transparency and flexibility to buy only what you really need. You can see for yourself and make your own informed purchase decision without the psychological pressure given by salespeople.
SourceWhale parses 10 LinkedIn profiles at a time,
which may take some time if you want to import a few hundred prospects.
The Jobin browser expansion is capable of importing up to 1000 profiles from a LinkedIn free search result list and up to 2500 profiles with Sales Navigator (which are the LinkedIn's limit, by the way).
SourceWhale puts mail sequences and "projects" at the center of the process
and leads lists will be inserted into these.
In the case of Jobin the focus is on people's profiles and then you have a list of "outreach campaigns" to apply to them.
In Jobin they are called "Contacts" and for each of your contacts you have a persistent history of the messages sent in one or more campaigns, as well as any other interaction and system operation that took place with that person
This is more like a CRM or ATS system than a simple mailer.
This different approach is also confirmed by the high level of segmentation, filtering and ranking of your Contacts within Jobin, while in SourceWhale the management of leads is very limited and filtering is also reduced to a minimum.
At SourceWhale, audience management for campaigns is a process of importing lists from an external source and exporting to your favorite ATS or CRM. This data transfer is not necessary in Jobin because everything integrated.
SourceWhale used to have a Chrome extension but now Google has banned it from its "Google Web Store" 😨 because it doesn't comply with major security rules.
In Jobin you import profiles directly by expanding the list of your contacts within Jobin itself.
You can increase the list in multiple rounds and clear the list progressively.
Management of multiple custom pipelines, tags, annotations and any type of filtering is also available,
as well as multi-channel outreach to selected prospects.
You can perform multiple imports from different sources, including LinkedIn groups, events, post interactions, or from several internet resources via Google X-Ray searches and from CSV files.
You can let Jobin take care of de-duplication and data merging. Then, you'll be able to perform searches and filtering within Jobin itself to prepare your best list.
You don't need to rely on buying external data.
SourceWhale has an email sequence generator where you define a list of messages to send with a
customizable delay between them.
You can also provide two message templates for each step so that the system will test the performance of both to decide which one is better. This A/B testing will provide statistics, so you will be able to decide how to modify your messaging and use that information.
In Jobin you can manage email sequences, but also send LinkedIn messages, InMails and connection requests using your own personalized message at scale.
These are not simple messaging sequences: in Jobin you also have several possible conditional checks involving the tags you have given to each Lead or their reaction to the message itself. Then, you also have the possibility to set up and auto-assign stages within your custom pipeline.
The level of flexibility in building your outreach campaign, managing tagging and pipeline stages in Jobin is definitely higher ⭐
Hence, Jobin gives you the option to have a simple linear messaging sequence or even a branched drip sequence that can take different paths depending on to the recipient's circumstances and behavior.
The smart fields or modifiers you can use to create your message templates are richer than usual in both products.
In fact, both in Jobin and SourceWhale you can mention prospect's achievements, and other personalization options.
SourceWhale also has something like "time of the day" and a tool that allows you to compose custom images with text on them that can be attached to your messages to make them much more engaging. The customization of that is excellent, and such images are more engaging than plain text.
Both SourceWhale and Jobin have throttling systems to set daily sending limits
and the frequency of sent messages per minute.
This is very important in order not to activate the smart internet systems of Google and other service providers that detect spamming repetitive mass message and ultimately may damage your IP and your domain reputation on the internet, thus compromising your brand name.
Throttling control is very important in the case of LinkedIn operations.
Jobin tells you default settings to keep your activity below safe thresholds.
However, in many cases, you can adjust these settings to suit your needs if you know what you're doing.
In Jobin you also have a kind of feedback "sensors" that help you find the appropriate setting values, depending on the circumstances of your specific account and current usage. This is a welcome security feature.
SourceWhale does not offer a smart inbox.
In Jobin the smart inbox is also available in the "Starter" plan, and it is very useful to browse previous messages and continue to interact with your prospects with all the data on display, including the profile of your prospect 😎
In Jobin this is called "Interactions Timeline" because it contains all messaging interactions sent and received via LinkedIn and via Emails and also includes any system operations and pipeline movements that occurred during the Prospect's journey.
From that "Interactions Timeline" found in Jobin you also have the possibility to see the profile of your prospect and overall this
gives you a really complete overview of the situation. At this point the box you have at the bottom
is very useful as it will allow you to edit a new message and send it immediately.
Overall the experience and functionality of this interface is excellent.
In both products you will find advanced analytics with crucial metrics and conversion rates of your messages along the pipeline.
In Jobin you have detailed information about queued actions and instant monitoring of operations, but in SourceWhale this is missing.
With SourceWhale you cannot see where each lead is in the campaign funnel and performances in individual campaign steps cannot be tracked.
On the SourceWhale campaign reports page, you will see how many people have reacted to your message (i.e. replied) but being all campaign-centered you don't see that list of people, but just a statistic from the campaign.
In Jobin you have both an overview of campaign performance and the status of an individual participant.
For each campaign you can extract the list of people at each stage to analyze and take action.
In Jobin you will be able to see each group of people participating in your campaign and who is at
each particular stage of your campaign.
So will allow you to browse the list of people who have replied, people who have ignored the message, and so on.
Again, this is because Jobin is people-centric and focuses on relationship building, so, you'll have the option to select that sub-list of people and send a specific new message dedicated to that particular situation of theirs. For example all the people who answer: "Interesting, I would like to have more information".
Subsequently, for each individual participant, you will be able to view the current status and perform specific operations such as removing him from the automatic campaign, annotating or tagging the profile and possibly sending a manual message of your choice.
Both Jobin and SourceWhale can handle team collaboration on some projects.
At Jobin these are called "WorkGroups" and different members can pool their efforts to create a
unified list of leads and share work to nurture and convert common prospects.
In Jobin this will also be available in the "Starter" plan for only $16.99.
SourceWhale doesn't reveal the price for it 🙄
SourceWhale is unable to identify duplicate leads among team members.
This is quite annoying because in a team work, you can end up sending the same message twice to a prospect
from two different team members.
The external preparation of your lists in SourceWhale must be very careful using an appropriate external tool (i.e. a CRM).
Life is easier using Jobin because the prospect list can be shared between different team members without
overlapping and duplication problems even with regards to messaging.
As noted earlier, at Jobin you focus on "people" and not "campaign" and a list of leads to convert.
At SourceWhale team messaging is independent, so when you talk to a common prospect,
you don't know what your colleague has previously written to him/her 😨
In Jobin, if two team members are in the same workgroup, they share the inbox for common contacts so there isn't the risk to repeat information, or ask twice or contradict team communications.
No wasted time updating your colleagues on the status and details of any conversation with a prospect.
Confidentiality management is managed simply by creating various appropriate "Workgroups" where one enters by invitation, at the limit there can only be a single person in a workgroup.
SourceWhale good for managing email sequences, and Jobin is better when you want to use both email and LinkedIn messaging.
SourceWhale has some serious problem with its browser extension and it has currently been removed from the "Chrome Web Store".
Jobin maintains a full-profiledatabase at ATS/CRM level that includes advanced filtering, ranking and pipelines workflow management. All this is missing in SourceWhale which instead relies on a good integration with external software.
The sourcing features in Jobin are integrated with an advanced LinkedIn automation package and in SourceWhale that is limited to a basic scraping tool used as a list builder.
In general, Jobin is better when you are interested in building
long term relationships with your audience.
In fact, Jobin is "people-centered" and it runs outreach campaigns as instruments to engage and convert.
SourceWhale is "campaign-centered" and there isn't much history to carry on on for every single prospect.
Where the two products differ the most is the missing Free plan in SourceWhale, and the fact that you need
to book a call with the SourceWhale sales representative to find out the pricing and activate a few days of trial.
Jobin has a fully functional free plan and gives you a 14-day free trial of any solution upgrade you might need during your use of Jobin.
This modularity in the Jobin's pricing system is a big money saver 🤑 because you can only upgrade the functions you really need and you can do it regardless of the main core features that will always be available.