Cheat Sheets for Recruiters – Google Boolean Secrets You DON’T Have to Pay For!

Advanced Google – A Recruiter’s Cheat Sheet

How to use Boolean Key Word searches to your advantage in GOOGLE:

Key words must be
unique to the skills you are seeking in a job description.

Order the key words
by the most relevant first, and use quotes around phrases.

Use four to eight key
words and type the search term exactly (omitting spaces if none below)

Keep the search to
five Booleans, less if including commands.

Type of Search

Copy and Paste
Everything into GOOGLE – Replace the term “keyword” (KW) with your own
“key word search terms”

Find Resumes

List your key words out in a row and/or add the elements

KW1 KW2 KW3 inurl:~resume

KW1 KW2 KW3 intitle:~resume

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~resume ~job

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~resume ~ext:htm

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~resume ~ext:html

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~resume ~jobs

KW1 KW2 KW3 (~resume|~rèsumè|~CV|~Vitae)

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~intitle:~job

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~intitle:~jobs

Personal Home Pages

KW1 intitle:favorites

KW1 KW2 KW3 intitle:~favorites

KW1 KW2 KW3 inurl:~favorites

KW1 KW2 KW3 site:members.aol.com ~CV

You can use a replacement for “aol.com” for other personal
home pages in browsers or social media with endings of .com

Employee Home Pages

Site:members.aol.com KW1

KW1 KW2 intext:KW1 ~site:KW4

KW1 KW2 intext:KW3 contact=me

Site:ISPdomain.com *@companydomain.com

KW1 KW2 intext:CompanyDomain.com ~site:CompanyDomain.com

Inurl:msgid 

Inurl:”TargetCompany’s
IP Address”

Associations

Association contact=me 

Site:AssociationURL.com (chair, agenda, keynote)

Filetype:doc

Filetype:PPT

Intitle:Member

Conferences

“I spoke at” “Conference Name” Year

(“I attended” OR “I was at” OR “I went to”) “Conference
Name” Year

site:ConferenceURL.com speakers

site:ConferenceURL.com presentations

Alumni

“Company Name” (directory)

“Company Name” (contact)

inurl:alumni

intitle:alumni

KW1 KW2 site:edu ~resume

KW1 KW2 worked contact=me

Intext:KW1 my=job ~contact

~contact
(@KW1|intext:KW1)

inurl:alumni

intitle:alumni

Mailing List Archives

KW1 KW2 archive inurl:list OR inurl:mail OR intitle:Mail

KW1 KW2 (index=*=mail) (index=*=archive)

KW1 KW2 thread index

KW1 KW2 inurl:msgid

KW1 KW2 +to +from +subject date sender

KW1 KW2 outofoffice OR
out=*=office  OR thread|list|index

Website Content

Site:KW1 KW2

Site:KW1 KW2 filetype:ppt

Site:KW1 KW2 filetype:doc

Site:KW1 KW2 filetype:pdf

Blogs

KW1 KW2 KW3 (inurl:~blog) (intitle:~blog)

KW1 KW2 KW3 site:blogspot.com (try replacing the popular
blog hosts with blogs.msdn.com, livejournal.com, myspace.com,
spaces.love.com, 360.yahoo.com, typepad.com, wordpress.com, Technorati.com, xanga.com,
weblogs.com, and weblogger.com – you can only search one blog site at a
time, not multiples

Google Groups

KW1 insubject:RE
Group:*KeyWord2* (finds discussions)

KW1 insubject:resume                         (finds
actual resumes)

KW1 author:@companydomain.com   (finds posted co. messages)

Wild Cards

“~” tilde

~resume       finds
synonyms, related words, fuzzy search, plurals,

CV, Vitae, Curriculum Vitae, etc.

~software      software,
drivers, applications, shareware, etc.

~job                eliminates
pages that don’t mention jobs, employment, career, etc.

* (word wildcard)     placeholder
for any word, use in multiples,

=*=                  for
instance, software=*=engineer finds software design engineers, software test
engineer, etc.

Number Range

30002…31999

Find a range of zip codes or area codes within a range

EX:
product=*+manager intitle:resume 30002…31999

Links

Link:www.mit.edu   finds people with links on their
pages back to their institution, suppliers, (can not be used with an “ANY”
Boolean searches or with special commands)

Site

Site:www.anywebsite.com            displays
resumes within a specific URL

Ex:
site:www.mit.edu ~resume
<-will find MIT domain resumes

Groups

Insubject:resume   displays news group messages
with subject word resume

Group:GroupName  displays news group messages from a
specific group

Author:Name     displayes
news group messages from one particular author  (Ex: author:@companydomain.com) shows
only messages posted by people at that company

Web Alerts

http://www.google.com/alerts

Enter search terms and your email address to get regular
alerts

Finds different
kinds of docs that aren’t just HTML – Can Not
be replaced with ‘ext’, e.g., ext:doc
or ext:rtf, etc.

File Types

Filetype:doc

Filetype:rtf

Filetype:pdf

Filetype:ppt

Filetype:xls

Filetype:txt

When you open the doc, look at the file properties to see
what secrets that document section gives up!

 

 

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Cheat Sheets for Recruiters – Google Boolean Secrets You DON’T Have to Pay For!

Advanced Google – A Recruiter’s Cheat Sheet

How to use Boolean Key Word searches to your advantage in GOOGLE:

Key words must be
unique to the skills you are seeking in a job description.

Order the key words
by the most relevant first, and use quotes around phrases.

Use four to eight key
words and type the search term exactly (omitting spaces if none below)

Keep the search to
five Booleans, less if including commands.

Type of Search

Copy and Paste
Everything into GOOGLE – Replace the term “keyword” (KW) with your own
“key word search terms”

Find Resumes

List your key words out in a row and/or add the elements

KW1 KW2 KW3 inurl:~resume

KW1 KW2 KW3 intitle:~resume

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~resume ~job

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~resume ~ext:htm

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~resume ~ext:html

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~resume ~jobs

KW1 KW2 KW3 (~resume|~rèsumè|~CV|~Vitae)

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~intitle:~job

KW1 KW2 KW3 ~intitle:~jobs

Personal Home Pages

KW1 intitle:favorites

KW1 KW2 KW3 intitle:~favorites

KW1 KW2 KW3 inurl:~favorites

KW1 KW2 KW3 site:members.aol.com ~CV

You can use a replacement for “aol.com” for other personal
home pages in browsers or social media with endings of .com

Employee Home Pages

Site:members.aol.com KW1

KW1 KW2 intext:KW1 ~site:KW4

KW1 KW2 intext:KW3 contact=me

Site:ISPdomain.com *@companydomain.com

KW1 KW2 intext:CompanyDomain.com ~site:CompanyDomain.com

Inurl:msgid 

Inurl:”TargetCompany’s
IP Address”

Associations

Association contact=me 

Site:AssociationURL.com (chair, agenda, keynote)

Filetype:doc

Filetype:PPT

Intitle:Member

Conferences

“I spoke at” “Conference Name” Year

(“I attended” OR “I was at” OR “I went to”) “Conference
Name” Year

site:ConferenceURL.com speakers

site:ConferenceURL.com presentations

Alumni

“Company Name” (directory)

“Company Name” (contact)

inurl:alumni

intitle:alumni

KW1 KW2 site:edu ~resume

KW1 KW2 worked contact=me

Intext:KW1 my=job ~contact

~contact
(@KW1|intext:KW1)

inurl:alumni

intitle:alumni

Mailing List Archives

KW1 KW2 archive inurl:list OR inurl:mail OR intitle:Mail

KW1 KW2 (index=*=mail) (index=*=archive)

KW1 KW2 thread index

KW1 KW2 inurl:msgid

KW1 KW2 +to +from +subject date sender

KW1 KW2 outofoffice OR
out=*=office  OR thread|list|index

Website Content

Site:KW1 KW2

Site:KW1 KW2 filetype:ppt

Site:KW1 KW2 filetype:doc

Site:KW1 KW2 filetype:pdf

Blogs

KW1 KW2 KW3 (inurl:~blog) (intitle:~blog)

KW1 KW2 KW3 site:blogspot.com (try replacing the popular
blog hosts with blogs.msdn.com, livejournal.com, myspace.com,
spaces.love.com, 360.yahoo.com, typepad.com, wordpress.com, Technorati.com, xanga.com,
weblogs.com, and weblogger.com – you can only search one blog site at a
time, not multiples

Google Groups

KW1 insubject:RE
Group:*KeyWord2* (finds discussions)

KW1 insubject:resume                         (finds
actual resumes)

KW1 author:@companydomain.com   (finds posted co. messages)

Wild Cards

“~” tilde

~resume       finds
synonyms, related words, fuzzy search, plurals,

CV, Vitae, Curriculum Vitae, etc.

~software      software,
drivers, applications, shareware, etc.

~job                eliminates
pages that don’t mention jobs, employment, career, etc.

* (word wildcard)     placeholder
for any word, use in multiples,

=*=                  for
instance, software=*=engineer finds software design engineers, software test
engineer, etc.

Number Range

30002…31999

Find a range of zip codes or area codes within a range

EX:
product=*+manager intitle:resume 30002…31999

Links

Link:www.mit.edu   finds people with links on their
pages back to their institution, suppliers, (can not be used with an “ANY”
Boolean searches or with special commands)

Site

Site:www.anywebsite.com            displays
resumes within a specific URL

Ex:
site:www.mit.edu ~resume
<-will find MIT domain resumes

Groups

Insubject:resume   displays news group messages
with subject word resume

Group:GroupName  displays news group messages from a
specific group

Author:Name     displayes
news group messages from one particular author  (Ex: author:@companydomain.com) shows
only messages posted by people at that company

Web Alerts

http://www.google.com/alerts

Enter search terms and your email address to get regular
alerts

Finds different
kinds of docs that aren’t just HTML – Can Not
be replaced with ‘ext’, e.g., ext:doc
or ext:rtf, etc.

File Types

Filetype:doc

Filetype:rtf

Filetype:pdf

Filetype:ppt

Filetype:xls

Filetype:txt

When you open the doc, look at the file properties to see
what secrets that document section gives up!

 

 

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