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Searching for Candidates On Google: A Primer

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An introduction to creating basic search strings to find resumes on Google

An introduction to creating basic search strings to find resumes on Google

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  • 1. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer
  • 2. Part 1: Boolean Basics
  • 3. Part 1: Boolean BasicsPart 2: Syntax Basics
  • 4. Part 1: Boolean BasicsPart 2: Syntax BasicsPart 3: More Commands
  • 5. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer Part 1: Basic Boolean
  • 6. BOOLEAN OPERATORS
  • 7. BOOLEAN OPERATORSA SOURCERS WORKSHEET
  • 8. BOOLEAN OPERATORSA SOURCERS WORKSHEETPREFABRICATED SEARCH
  • 9. BOOLEAN OPERATORSA SOURCERS WORKSHEETPREFABRICATED SEARCHA SYSTEMATIC APPROACH
  • 10. “Probability is expectationfounded upon partial knowledge.” George Boole 1815 – 1864
  • 11. Building basicsearch queries AND OR NOT ( ) “ ”
  • 12. AND Narrows the search to results that contain all of the keywords it separates +
  • 13. The AND Operatorsenior AND network AND engineersenior+network+engineersenior network engineer[So, which one is useless AND why?]
  • 14. OR Broadens the search and brings back results that contain any of the keywords it separates|
  • 15. The OR Operatorengineer | techniciancisco OR juniper OR Nortel
  • 16. NOT Narrows the search and returns results that do not contain the keywords – or term following it[Um, Google does not support the NOT operator, so stick withthe minus sign and it’s a good idea to keep your exclusions atthe end of your search query, capiche?]
  • 17. The NOT Operatorengineer -technicianresume -submit -apply[Stick this on the end of your searches for resumes. You’ll get betterresults, reduce the noise…-job -apply -submit -eoe -example -sample -template -wizard]
  • 18. ( ) Groups words or phrases together to show the order in which relationships should be considered
  • 19. The ( ) Modifier(This is nesting) and it refers to enclosing things like (this OR that) inparenthesis to help (modify OR improve) search results…](engineer OR technician) networknetwork (engineer OR technician)[What’s the difference?]
  • 20. “ ” Group keywords together for an exact match
  • 21. The “ ” Modifier [Spot the difference here?]local area network“local area network” [And here? network+local+area ]
  • 22. PLAY WITH IT! […and ask for Help]
  • 23. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer Amitai Givertz Program Leader Phone: 561-922-7567 info@brownbagrecruiter.com
  • 24. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer Part 2: Syntax Basics
  • 25. What is Search Syntax?Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in arules based system
  • 26. What is Search Syntax?Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in arules based systemAn ordered and systematic arrangement of keywordsand statements
  • 27. What is Search Syntax?Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in arules based systemAn ordered and systematic arrangement of keywordsand statementsA logical expression of statements and conditions
  • 28. What is Search Syntax?Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in arules based systemAn ordered and systematic arrangement of keywordsand statementsA logical expression of statements and conditionsAn ‘unnatural’ language
  • 29. Jokers Wild ~ * .. ***
  • 30. Jokers Wild Increase search results to include variables*~..
  • 31. Jokers Wild Increase search results to include variables* Narrow results down to improve accuracy~..
  • 32. Jokers Wild Increase search results to include variables* Narrow results down to improve accuracy~ Create contextual results for greater relevance..
  • 33. Jokers Wild Increase search results to include variables* Narrow results down to improve accuracy~ Create contextual results for greater relevance.. A potential source of frustration
  • 34. A word of caution: CAPTCHA Are you human?
  • 35. A wildcard, to replace a missing* or unknown word or words[In Google, it cannot be used where there might be alternate spellingsfor a keyword… you know, like manag* or operat*. Go figure…]
  • 36. The * Operatorcisco * area networkcisco * * * area network
  • 37. Finds synonyms by~ preceding the term with a the tilde or synonym operator
  • 38. The ~ Operatorengineer ~resumeengineering ~skills | ~training
  • 39. .. The NumRange operator finds numbers within a specified range
  • 40. The NumRange Operator [Looking for resumes in and around Fort Lauderdale…]~resume (engineer | administrator) network 33301..33399 […for candidates who have staying power]~resume (engineer | administrator) network 1964..1966
  • 41. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SYNTAX […just keep playing with it!]
  • 42. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer Amitai Givertz Program Leader Phone: 561-922-7567 info@brownbagrecruiter.com
  • 43. BROWN BAG RECRUITER | G-Recruiter.com Recruiting+Google: Beyond search Searching for Candidates on Google: A Primer Part 3: More Commands
  • 44. Smooth Operators Getting specific
  • 45. intitle:inurl: These two return documents with the keywords in the document title or URL [Two is better than one! Use both separated with OR]
  • 46. intitle: inurl:(intitle:resume | inurl:resume) network (engineer | technician) [Don’t forget, stick it on the end… -job -apply -submit -eoe -example -sample -template -wizard]
  • 47. filetype:ext: This limits results to show only documents that match that type
  • 48. filetype: filetype:doc MS Word filetype:rtf Rich Text Format filetype:txt Plain text document filetype:ppt MS PowerPoint filetype:pdf Adobe PDF filetype:xls MS Excel
  • 49. filetype: [First bit…](filetype:pdf | filetype:doc) […next bit…](intitle:resume | inurl:resume) […next bit…]“network engineer” (cisco | juniper | nortel) […last bit]-job - sample -apply -template -example -submit
  • 50. site: Limits results to only those documents from a specific site
  • 51. site:site:linkedin.com network (architect | designer)site:youtube.com “video resume” engineersite:microsoft.com network (engineer | ~admin)site:visualcv.com “network engineer” cisco
  • 52. link: Shows pages that point to that URL [Oh, yeah -- you cannot combine a link: search with a regular keyword search. Bummer.]
  • 53. link: link:cisco.com
  • 54. related: Shows pages that are similar to a specified web page
  • 55. related: related:cisco.com
  • 56. There are more… intext: subject: cache: allintext: author: daterange: inanchor: source: phonebook: allinanchor: location: nearby: …check them out!
  • 57. You’re on your own![Well, not really…]Boolean Searching on the Internethttp://www.internettutorials.net/boolean.htmlThe Essentials of Google Searchhttp://www.google.com/help/basics.htmlGoogle Tutorhttp://www.googletutor.com/Google Guidehttp://www.googleguide.com/
  • 58. Tools, References and ResourcesGoogle for BeginnersSearch Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean LogicGoogle Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & TricksOut-googling Google
  • 59. Tools, References and ResourcesGoogle for BeginnersSearch Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean LogicGoogle Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & TricksOut-googling Google
  • 60. Tools, References and ResourcesGoogle for BeginnersSearch Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean LogicGoogle Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & TricksOut-googling Google
  • 61. Tools, References and ResourcesGoogle for BeginnersSearch Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean LogicGoogle Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & TricksOut-googling Google
  • 62. BROWN BAG RECRUITERhttp://brownbagrecruiter.com Amitai Givertz Program Leader Phone: 561-922-7567 info@brownbagrecruiter.com