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Web Research - Virtual Assistance 101

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Lesson 1 of 5 in the Basic Virtual Assistance 101 learning series tackling Web Research. Delivered by Janette Toral

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Web Research - Virtual Assistance 101

  1. 1. Web Research Jane-e Toral DigitalFilipino.com
  2. 2. Basic Search •  Job (posi<on) – E.g. job virtual assistant (facebook) – Virtual assistant (linkedin / google+ / twi-er)
  3. 3. Basic Syntax Elements of Boolean Search Strings •  And – Job virtual assistant and freelancer (facebook) – “virtual assistant” and freelancer (linkedin / google+ / twi-er)
  4. 4. Basic Syntax Elements of Boolean Search Strings •  OR – programmer or developer (linkedin / google+ / twi-er) – Job programmer or developer (facebook) – Linkedin only •  ibm or oracle or "red hat" or microsoQ •  “manager” or “director” •  (“manager” or “director”) AND (ibm or microsoQ)
  5. 5. Basic Syntax Elements of Boolean Search Strings •  NOT – Architect –soQware (linkedin)
  6. 6. Using Boolean for List and Associa<on Search •  List and Associa<on (linkedin) – (“manager” or “director”) AND (ibm or microsoQ) AND (“rotary or jaycees”)
  7. 7. Search String •  (“Keyword" OR Keyword OR Keyword) (inurl:list | inurl:~members | inurl:directory | in<tle:list | in<tle:~members | in<tle:~directory | inurl:staff | inurl:associa<on | inurl:board | inurl:commi-ee | in<tle:associa<on | in<tle:board | in<tle:commi-ee | in<tle:staff) (email | contact) ext:xls •  (“digital marke<ng" OR e-commerce OR philippines) (inurl:list | inurl:~members | inurl:directory | in<tle:list | in<tle:~members | in<tle:~directory | inurl:staff | inurl:associa<on | inurl:board | inurl:commi-ee | in<tle:associa<on | in<tle:board | in<tle:commi-ee | in<tle:staff) (email | contact) ext:xls
  8. 8. Using Boolean for Finding Resumes •  inurl:resume|cv|vitae|porZolio|contact | in<tle:resume|cv|vitae|porZolio|contact "applica<on developer" | programmer | “soQware engineer” | “soQware developer” quezon city | philippines filetype:pdf | filetype:docx | filetype:doc
  9. 9. Using Boolean for Finding Resumes •  College/University search – keyword (in<tle:alumni OR inurl:alumni OR in<tle:graduates OR inurl:graduates OR in<tle:”former members” OR inurl:”former members”) •  Conference/Group/Associa<on search – keyword (in<tle:a-endees OR inurl:a-endees OR in<tle:speakers OR inurl:speakers OR in<tle:par<cipants OR inurl:par<cipants)

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