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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 Basics Part 2: Syntax Basics
  • 4. Part 1: Boolean Basics Part 2: Syntax Basics Part 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 OPERATORS A SOURCERS WORKSHEET
  • 8. BOOLEAN OPERATORS A SOURCERS WORKSHEET PREFABRICATED SEARCH
  • 9. BOOLEAN OPERATORS A SOURCERS WORKSHEET PREFABRICATED SEARCH A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH
  • 10. “Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge.” George Boole 1815 – 1864
  • 11. Building basic search queries AND OR NOT ( ) “ ”
  • 12. AND + Narrows the search to results that contain all of the keywords it separates
  • 13. senior AND network AND engineer senior+network+engineer senior network engineer The AND Operator [So, which one is uselessAND why?]
  • 14. Broadens the search and brings back results that contain any of the keywords it separates OR |
  • 15. engineer | technician cisco OR juniper OR Nortel The OR Operator
  • 16. Narrows the search and returns results that do not contain the keywords or term following it NOT – [Um, Google does not support the NOT operator, so stick with the minus sign and it’s a good idea to keep your exclusions at the end of your search query, capiche?]
  • 17. engineer -technician The NOT Operator resume -submit -apply [Stick this on the end of your searches for resumes.You’ll get better results, 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) in parenthesis to help (modify OR improve) search results…] (engineer OR technician) network network (engineer OR technician) [What’s the difference?]
  • 20. “ ” Group keywords together for an exact match
  • 21. local area network The “ ” Modifier “local area network” [Spot the difference here?] [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 a rules based system
  • 26. Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in a rules based system An ordered and systematic arrangement of keywords and statements What is Search Syntax?
  • 27. Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in a rules based system An ordered and systematic arrangement of keywords and statements A logical expression of statements and conditions What is Search Syntax?
  • 28. Using operators, modifiers and other ‘commands’ in a rules based system An ordered and systematic arrangement of keywords and statements A logical expression of statements and conditions An ‘unnatural’ language What is Search Syntax?
  • 29. JokersWild ~ * .. * * *
  • 30. Increase search results to include variables * ~ .. JokersWild
  • 31. Increase search results to include variables Narrow results down to improve accuracy * ~ .. JokersWild
  • 32. Increase search results to include variables Narrow results down to improve accuracy Create contextual results for greater relevance * ~ .. JokersWild
  • 33. Increase search results to include variables Narrow results down to improve accuracy Create contextual results for greater relevance A potential source of frustration * ~ .. JokersWild
  • 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 spellings for a keyword… you know, like manag* or operat*. Go figure…]
  • 36. cisco * * * area network The * Operator cisco * area network
  • 37. ~ Finds synonyms by preceding the term with a the tilde or synonym operator
  • 38. engineer ~resume engineering ~skills | ~training The ~ Operator
  • 39. .. The NumRange operator finds numbers within a specified range
  • 40. The NumRange Operator ~resume (engineer | administrator) network 33301..33399 [Looking for resumes in and around Fort Lauderdale…] ~resume (engineer | administrator) network 1964..1966 […for candidates who have staying power]
  • 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. These two return documents with the keywords in the document title or URL [Two is better than one! Use both separated with OR] intitle: inurl:
  • 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. This limits results to show only documents that match that type filetype: ext:
  • 48. filetype: filetype:doc MSWord filetype:rtf RichText 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) […last bit] -job - sample -apply -template -example -submit […next bit…] “network engineer” (cisco | juniper | nortel)
  • 50. Limits results to only those documents from a specific site site:
  • 51. site: site:linkedin.com network (architect | designer) site:youtube.com “video resume” engineer site:microsoft.com network (engineer | ~admin) site:visualcv.com “network engineer” cisco
  • 52. Shows pages that point to that URL link: [Oh, yeah -- you cannot combine a link: search with a regular keyword search. Bummer.]
  • 53. link: link:cisco.com
  • 54. Shows pages that are similar to a specified web page related:
  • 55. related: related:cisco.com
  • 56. There are more… …check them out! intext: allintext: inanchor: subject: author: source: daterange: phonebook: nearby:allinanchor: location: cache:
  • 57. You’re on your own! [Well, not really…] Boolean Searching on the Internet http://www.internettutorials.net/boolean.html The Essentials of Google Search http://www.google.com/help/basics.html GoogleTutor http://www.googletutor.com/ Google Guide http://www.googleguide.com/
  • 58. Google for Beginners Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks Out-googling Google Tools, References and Resources
  • 59. Google for Beginners Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks Out-googling Google Tools, References and Resources
  • 60. Google for Beginners Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks Out-googling Google Tools, References and Resources
  • 61. Google for Beginners Search Engine Fundamentals and Basic Boolean Logic Google Hacks: 100 Industrial-StrengthTips &Tricks Out-googling Google Tools, References and Resources
  • 62. Amitai Givertz Program Leader Phone: 561-922-7567 info@brownbagrecruiter.com BROWN BAG RECRUITER http://brownbagrecruiter.com