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Learn how to find resumes on college and university websites

If you are looking for candidates holding a PHD or a Master’s degree with research or teaching experience then this post will help you to learn an efficient way to search for resumes on college and university websites.

I will demonstrate how to do this with Boolean search strings on search engines such as Google. To do this, you have to have a basic knowledge of Boolean search, and if you lack this experience I recommend to use our tool ReferYes Sourcer which automates this process and does not require any Boolean search experience.

Searching for resumes on university and college websites is similar to searching for resumes on any website on Google. However, in college search we will limit the search results to universities and colleges and the key to do this is the ‘edu’ extension of the domain name.

To start the search I will use the following Boolean search string on Google:

inurl:edu (intitle:resume | inurl:resume| intitle:cv | inurl:cv | intitle:”curriculum vitae” | inurl:”curriculum vitae”) -submit -apply -free -sample -samples -job -jobs


Note that when searching for candidates in the United Sates I usually use the keyword ‘resume’. However, in this case I have added the ‘CV’ and the ‘curriculum vitae’ to the search query since curriculum vitae in the US is primarily used for academic, education, scientific or research positions.

The problem of using the ‘edu’ extension is that it is used by other countries, for example in Australia the extension is ‘edu.au’ and to limit the search results to the US, I will use Google’s Advanced Search, simply by selecting the region of United States under the link ‘Date, usage rights, numeric range, and more’.


To limit your search to certain university or college websites, use the ‘Site’ command, for example, if you want to search for resumes on Harvard University website only, then the search query would become:

inurl:harvard.edu (intitle:resume | inurl:resume| intitle:cv | inurl:cv | intitle:”curriculum vitae” | inurl:”curriculum vitae”) -submit -apply -free -sample -samples -job -jobs


If you want to perform an international search simply change the ‘edu’ extension, for example, in the UK the extension would become ‘ac.uk’ and in Australia is ‘edu.au’.

Finally, to automate this search process and to find resumes on university and college websites with one mouse click only, use ReferYes Sourcer which is a passive candidate sourcing tool that searches for resumes and candidate profiles on top search engines and social networks.


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