Updated Google Resume Search String for LinkedIn

Source: eGrabber Newsletters

In the last couple of weeks you might have noticed that a typical LinkedIn X-ray search on Google does not return the usual results.

For example consider the search string example that we published in one of our newsletters earlier:

site:linkedin.com java c++ (programmer OR developer) "greater atlanta" -inurl:directory

When you click on the first search result for the above string, instead of taking you to the person's individual profile, it will take you to a LinkedIn page where results are organized by first or last name.

You can overcome this by including a '-inurl:dir' to the above search string. So the search syntax would now be

site:linkedin.com keyword (title) "state" -inurl:directory -inurl:dir

So if you are looking for java & C++ programmers in greater Atlanta, your search string will be

site:linkedin.com java c++ (programmer OR developer) "greater atlanta" -inurl:directory -inurl:dir


Premanand Arumugam

Information Developer, Technical Author, Content Writer, Blogger

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