The Google search syntax for this search is as follows:
April 16, 2013
The Google search syntax for this search is as follows:
November 20, 2012
Another advantage of using this search technique is that you get resumes with phone numbers.
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September 27, 2010
This technique locates keywords contained in the document’s URL. This is often called the Internet “address” as well. Each web page has a unique address on the Internet and you can search these addresses for keywords and phrases. The Google search syntax is as follows:
You can also use the numrange operator to narrow down your search to a specific location. For example, if you are looking for resumes of java programmers in the St. Louis, MO area, the Google search string will be
java (inurl:resume) 63000..63199
Use this technique to get resumes you need to fill your location-specific assignments.
August 19, 2010
site:(site name) (keyword) (state)
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The Google syntax for this search is as follows
site:URL (Job Title)
For example, if you are looking for profiles of people in the Executive Management at say Kforce Inc., the Google search script will be
site:kforce.com (Executive Management)
Clicking on the first result will take you to the company's webpage where their leadership is listed.
This particular command works in all the 3 major search engines - Google, Yahoo and Bing.
November 05, 2009
You can program or restrict your Internet resume searches to return only resumes that contain phone or email address inside them. All the major search engines allow you to write search scripts that let you do this.
The search syntax to find resumes that contain phone or email from Bing.com is
"Keyword" intitle:resume phone email
For example, to search for profiles of Certified Public Accountants, the search string will be
Certified Public Accountant intitle:resume phone email
You can even eliminate sample resumes in your search by including the following at the end of the above search string
-submit -openings -template -tips -submission -sample -examples -wizard
October 29, 2009
MySpace, one of the most popular social networking sites, is no longer the exclusive domain of teenagers. The average age for people on this site is now about 35 years. There are millions of MySpace users and many of them are professionals (potential passive candidates).
The search syntax for finding profiles on MySpace is
If you are looking for passive prospects from a geographic area, you can include the state code at the end of the search string. For, example, if you are looking for profiles of Certified Public Accountants from California, the search string will be
site:www.myspace.com Certified Public Accountant (California | CA)
Use the above search technique and explore the vast possibilities that MySpace can offer, especially to locate those hard-to-find candidates for your assignments.
October 22, 2009
Pipl is a search engine to find addresses and other information that can help locate someone - a business contact or a prospective candidate.
The Google search syntax to find profiles on pipl.com is
site:pipl.com (inurl:people OR intitle:profile) -jobs
For example, to search for profiles of Business Analysts, the search string will be
Business Analyst site:pipl.com (inurl:people OR intitle:profile) -jobs
You can even make the search location specific as follows
(Business Analyst) (California OR CA) site:pipl.com (inurl:people OR intitle:profile) -jobs
Try different variations of the above search string or replace the keyword with related terms to get desired search results.
September 25, 2009
Here is a simple search script that will allow you to aggregate the job postings from a specific company across various job sites.
"Company Name" site:indeed.com OR site:simplyhired.com OR site:jobster.com OR site:careerbuilder.com OR site:dice.com OR site:monster.com OR site:hotjobs.yahoo.com OR site:careerjet.com OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:job
For example, if you are looking job postings from IBM, the search string will be
"IBM" site:indeed.com OR site:simplyhired.com OR site:jobster.com OR site:careerbuilder.com OR site:dice.com OR site:monster.com OR site:hotjobs.yahoo.com OR site:careerjet.com OR intitle:jobs OR intitle:job
The search results will display job postings from all the above sources. You can customize the search preferences to display only recent results.
September 09, 2009
The boolean logic for conducting searches on AltaVista is pretty much similar to that of Google. The search syntax for a broad or generic resume search on AltaVista is
intitle:"resume for" OR intitle:"resume of" OR intitle:"Curriculum Vitae" OR intitle:"'s resume" keyword (State) -intitle:example -intitle:examples -intitle:sample -intitle:submit
For, example, if you are looking for passive prospects for software engineering in the state of California, the search script would be
intitle:"resume for" OR intitle:"resume of" OR intitle:"Curriculum Vitae" OR intitle:"'s resume" Software Engineer (CA) -intitle:example -intitle:examples -intitle:sample -intitle:submit
You can further broaden your search by including related keywords for the job title such as software developer, software programmer, etc.
December 16, 2008
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The contest will involve 3 stages and will test the participants' Internet resume sourcing skills.
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