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Comment by Lalit Mohan Dudeja on December 23, 2008 at 2:01pm
Here are some good strings...

(intitle:"resume for" | intitle:"resume of") c++ java .net -(-inanchor:apply -inanchor:submit -inanchor:sample -intitle:how -intitle:write)

~resume (filetype:pdf | filetype:doc | filetype:rtf | filetype:htm | filetype:html) c++ java .net -(-jobs -apply -submit -required -wanted -write -sample)

(resume | cv | vitae | homepage) c++ java .net -(-jobs -apply -submit -required -wanted -template -wizard -free -write -sample)

~resume c++ java .net -(-jobs -apply -submit -required -wanted -template -write -sample -inurl:books -inurl:product)

(intitle:"curriculum vitae" | inurl:vitae | intitle:vitae) -(-about -jobs -inanchor:apply -inanchor:submit)

(intitle:resume | inurl:resume | intitle:homepage | inurl:homepage) c++ java .net -(-jobs -inanchor:apply -inanchor:submit) (inurl:in OR inurl:pub) -intitle:directory c++ java .net inurl:res c++ java .net (intitle:resume OR inurl:resumes) c++ java .net
Comment by Michael Della on December 22, 2008 at 3:55pm
Comment by Michael Della on December 22, 2008 at 2:36pm
i found a really cool firefox add-on.. that helps with all types of searches... its called url builder! check it out!
Comment by Kevin Wright on December 19, 2008 at 1:35pm
Great idea to start a group like this - I'm really looking forward to the upcoming discussions! Cheers!
Comment by Gabi Davis on December 19, 2008 at 12:59pm
Would love to see the commands and strings you have success with other than and or not.
Comment by Simon Townsend on December 17, 2008 at 1:32am
Martin, I've found the most useful way of using Facebook to source is directly through the site rather than with exterrnal tools.
use profile search to add a job title and company then from the results view their list of friends. This can then be narrowed down to work friends.
As most people make friends with their direct team you're in with a good shot to get names of people doing the same job.
Comment by Katherine Halbert on December 16, 2008 at 11:16pm
Comment by Neil R. Martin 1 day ago I have never used either resumegrabber or resumefinder

I tried to use the resumegrabber once, they were offering a free trial. Of course I did not talk to customer service or anything and I could not really figure out how to use it. Of course I am not real good with boolean strings either. I am still learning. so I guess to say long story short, I did not find it useful. Maybe if I would have contacted someone to help me use it, it would have been more useful.
Comment by Claudette Rogers on December 16, 2008 at 7:14pm

1) Diigo

Stop adding your favorite links to your browsers.. By accessing ANY available computer, Diigo can offer its users all this functionality and much more. Yeah, I suppose someone out there could quickly argue that there are easily hundreds of other book-marking sites, online clipping services, etc. that offer similar functionality-right? That’s true to some extent; however, you will not find one that currently offers the full suite of solutions and rich functionality that Diigo offers and is still (free).

2) Search Engines

The major engines Google, Yahoo(I prefer), Live , ASk, Exalead & Altavista.

For all the engines the two best commands are site: and inurl/intitle: The two/three commands will give you
enough resumes or contacts to work for many hours.

You can find resumes,associations, people working in specific companies

( | deloitte -why

Or for resumes

inurl:resume | intitle:resume auditor cpa -sample -submit -template -you

3) Zipcode and Numrange

You can use these commands for finding phone numbers of a specific co in a specific location instead of dialing the reception. You can also use a range of zip codes for pinpointing a geographic area or a range of years with a resume search
For Example I am trying to find Java developers with year range 1990-2008

~cv j2ee developer 1990..2008 -job

4) Linkedin

Even though I am rethinking a lot about effectiveness of linkedin as a recruiting tool especially after using Linkedin recruiter but its still a great tool for networking, branding (your self /your co)
One of the foremost thing you could do would be to get
-)Get connected to super connectors and have names & links to the highest-connected LI members. Their profiles typically list their email addresses and are very open to new connections.
-)Join Linkedin groups
-) The search commands with in Linkedin are very straight forward but have to keep in mind that most don't have there profiles completed so try avoid search with keywords and I rather prefer Title search for many of my searches.
-)Forget searching with in linkedin and look for profile in Google or other search engines using site command.

For Ex:- (ccna OR ccie OR ccnp) “New york” -inurl:jobid -inurl:find -intitle:directory -inurl:answers

5) Jigsaw & XING

Use Site command- See above.

6) Metasearch Engines
Did you check ,, clusty,Intelways,zuula,dogpile

7) Blog Search

Ocourse Google,Tecnorati,iceRocket, bloglines, Ask Blog

8) RSS & Alerts

RSS - get a Reader -

I use Google Alerts to monitor brands, clients or competitors. You can explicitly choose to receive e-mail alerts from blogs that match your search criteria, or choose the comprehensive option that includes blogs, news, groups and the Web.

You can track layoffs, associations, seminars . . . you get my point.

Create a simple string/alert like:
(Pfizer|"Abbott Labs"|Amgen |Bayer|Bristol|"Eli Lilly"|GlaxoSmithKline|Merck|"Abbott Labs"|Novartis)

and try adding " resume|profile"

You can have maximum of 1000 alerts . . . do you need more?
See what others are talking about you; go -

9) People Search

Zabasearch, Pipl, Nexis,Argali or just plain Google
lets find me
rithesh.nair (inurl:contact | intitle:contact | intext:contact | email | phone)
Comment by Chandra Kant Sharma on December 16, 2008 at 11:43am
One more keyword I wanted to tell you about is "NEAR" this keyword works well in Monster only, this gives you the words that are near within the line.

Example: say you are looking for guys who have experience with SQL 2008 version, you may put the keyword as :

your keyword AND (SQL NEAR 2008)

in result this will be highlighted in resume like:

Working experience with all SQL server versions 2000/2003/2005/2008.

Chandra Kant
Comment by Chandra Kant Sharma on December 16, 2008 at 11:33am

1. Words in the Title
Google intitle:, Yahoo intitle:, MSN intitle:

2. Words in the URL
Google inurl:, Yahoo inurl:, MSN inurl:

Google site:, Yahoo site:, MSN site:

4. FlipSearch
Google link:, Yahoo linkdomain:, MSN linkdomain:

5. Define a Word
Google define:, Yahoo define, MSN N/A

6. Find Similar Pages
Google related:, Yahoo N/A, MSN N/A

Hope this will help

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