Sometimes FREE is good - especially if you're job hunting - but in ZoomInfo's case it's absolutely essential.
People that know me well and understand how the recruiting and search business function know why I'm a HUGE fan of ZoomInfo. It works. It makes my life simpler by doing the upfront grunt research work involved in every search project faster and in a lot of cases more meaningful.
ZoomInfo makes gathering a long list of potential candidates blindingly fast. Now our database is 2.2 M strong [which rivals the largest search firms] but ZoomInfo's is 42M. Cross referencing our info with theirs helps us start every search on a solid foundation.
Why should you care as a candidate? If you're not found in the research phase of a search you'll very likely never be called. The search project will be completed before you even know it's happening. It doesn't take the "art" out of the recruiting process but it sure adds a depth of rigure to the science of sourcing.
So listen to Peter Clayton's pod cast and you'll understand why need to be in ZoomInfo if you value your career. Did i mention it's FREE? Who cares! Some day ZoomInfo may wake up and start charging for this. In the meantime click quiockly over to ZoomInfo.com