Searching Resumes in Google - Recruiter Tips

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Have you used the “anchor” tag in a search engine search string? It is an easy way to get lots of free resumes. This works well in Google, but may work in other search engines as well.

Everyone knows that you can search for Internet resumes by looking for “resume words” in the titles and URLs of web pages. Another method is to search for words or phrases that are hyperlinked.

Assuming that many resume sites use the term “view resumes” to access their resume database, try this:

1. Go to www.google.com.
2. Click the blue link to the Advanced Search page.
3. Type view resumes (without quotes) into the field that says “with the exact phrase”.
4. Scroll down to “Occurrences” and select “in links to the page”.
5. Click the “Google Search” button.

This will result in thousands of hits with some interesting looking results on page one. Click on the first hit, corrosionjobs.com, a site that specializes in people in the corrosion industry. Select Engineering and hit the View Resume link – you will get a list of 55 engineers with a corrosion background, most with full contact information.

You might try adding additional keywords and other limiters to pare the results down a bit, possibly to your geographic region, specialty, etc.
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Premanand Arumugam

Information Developer, Technical Author, Content Writer, Blogger

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