Finding resumes on LinkedIn is a lot more challenging than you may think. Management at Blitz Inc reviews how to find resumes on LinkedIn, one of the fastest growing platforms of professionals…the easy way.
LinkedIn has over 160 million users. Some of them want the job that you are offering. Some of them are happily employed and looking to network with like-minded people. How can you tell the difference? Which of these 160 million LinkedIn users have resumes that you can review?
Blitz Inc Reviews How to Find LinkedIn Resumes
First of all, you should be familiar with the term, “Boolean search.” A ton of different web 2.0 and social media sites use this. If you are unfamiliar, a Boolean search is a query in which you can add ‘AND’ ‘OR’ or other search parameters to give a more precise page of results. Google uses this…so does LinkedIn.
Using a Boolean search, as originally identified in an article published by Glen Cathey here, can do wonders when finding resumes on LinkedIn. This article boils down Glen’s research to the practical applications for your human resource needs.
Blitz Inc Reviews the Proper Parameters for Finding Resumes on LinkedIn
It’s actually quite simple. If you are wondering how to find resumes on LinkedIn, like a boss, you must do a simple Boolean search in the search bar as shown below.
Then, use THESE parameters below to find resumes with people who are SEEKING EMPLOYMENT! Just copy and paste. ☺
seeking OR seeker OR “looking for” OR “in search of” OR “open to” OR “new job” OR “actively pursuing” OR “pursuing new” OR “searching for” OR “new opportunity” OR “new opportunities” OR “available for”
You will probably want to narrow down the search radius to your location. You can easily do this by adding …..” AND “YOUR CITY, STATE ABBREVIATION”.
Then do another search with ….” AND “YOUR CITY, STATE SPELLED OUT”.
For instance when the human resource team at Blitz Inc reviews resumes in our locale, we add a search parameter for Bellevue, WA. Then, we do a search for the city and state completely spelled out. 2 examples:
seeking OR seeker OR “looking for” OR “in search of” OR “open to” OR “new job” OR “actively pursuing” OR “pursuing new” OR “searching for” OR “new opportunity” OR “new opportunities” OR “available for” AND “Atlanta, GA“
seeking OR seeker OR “looking for” OR “in search of” OR “open to” OR “new job” OR “actively pursuing” OR “pursuing new” OR “searching for” OR “new opportunity” OR “new opportunities” OR “available for” AND “Atlanta, Georgia“
You can repeat your search with your surrounding neighborhoods in your metropolitan area as well and you might come up with some more specific results closer to your office.
If you are still curious in how to find resumes on LinkedIn, visit the original post of Glen’s which is much more detailed at http://booleanblackbelt.com/2011/08/how-to-find-and-identify-active-job-seekers-on-linkedin/
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Blitz Inc Reviews How to Find Resumes on LinkedIn
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