Boolean

Boolean
Here is a collection of the most effective boolean search strings I have used. All can be changed around to work for whatever type of person you are looking to find.
Happy Hunting!

position title Google @ Bing search string used
Project Engineer “mechanical Engineer*” “experience”   “education” (302) title:~resume -apply -sample *(AT)*.com
email searches email * (at) yahoo.com site:linkedin.com
email * (at) yahoo.com site:linkedin.com “keyword”
email * (at) aol.com site:linkedin.com “keyword”
email * (at) gmail.com site:linkedin.com “keyword”
email * (at) live.com site:linkedin.com “keyword”
email * (at) excite.com site:linkedin.com “keyword”
email * (at) msn.com site:linkedin.com “keyword”
email * (at) verizon.net site:linkedin.com “keyword”
email * (at) comcast.net site:linkedin.com “keyword”
“powered” “engineer*” “PA” Manager   site:linkedin.com email (at) yahoo.com -staffing -recruiter -sales
email * (at) (yahoo OR aol OR gmail OR live OR excite OR msn OR   homtail).com site:linkedin.com
email * (at) (verizon OR comcast).net site:linkedin.com
site:360.yahoo.com keyword skill (inurl:profile OR intitle:profile
site:weblogs.com keyword location
site:weblogger.com keyword location
site:blogs.msdn.com location skill skill keyword
site:wordpress.com skill “job title” location -how -write
site:livejournal.com “job title” location profile
site:xanga.com keyword skill profile -how
KEYWORD (intitle:contact OR inurl:contact OR intitle:contactus OR   inurl:contactus OR intitle:company OR inurl:company OR email OR phone)   -inurl:product -inurl:scholar -inurl:books -site:edu
KEYWORD site:linkedin.com intitle:”company profile”
KEYWORD (intitle:”board of directors” OR intitle:”board members” OR   inurl:investors OR intitle:investors OR intitle:”share holders” OR   inurl:”share holders” OR founder OR CEO OR “chief executive officer”)
KEYWORD (site:linkedin.com OR site:hoovers.com OR site:jigsaw.com OR   site:zoominfo.com) -(-inurl:find OR -intitle:”linkedin directory” -inurl:dir)
KEYWORD site:spoke.com OR site:amazon.com OR site:jobster.com
KEYWORD (intitle:about OR inurl:about OR intitle:aboutus OR inurl:aboutus   OR intitle:profile OR inurl:profile)
KEYWORD site:myspace.com OR site:facebook.com OR site:twitter.com
KEYWORD (site:digg.com OR site:ryze.com OR site:hi5.com OR site:plaxo.com   OR site:friendster.com OR sitewink.com OR site:xing.com
site:www.naymz.com inurl:search (”keywords” OR “keywords”) “title1″ OR   “title2″ “United States”
site:zoominfo.com intitle:”business people” keyword skill location
site:pipl.com “job title” keyword location (inurl:people OR   intitle:profile) -jobs
mailto=*=merck.com OR email=*=@merck.com senior.auditor (atlanta OR   georgia OR ga
mailto: “@merck.com” (philadelphia | wayne) Vice OR VP 212
“email * * merck.com”
(keyword 1 OR keyword 2) (inurl:list | inurl:~members | inurl:directory |   intitle:list
(”DNA sequencing” OR PCR OR metabolic) (inurl:list | inurl:~members |   inurl:directory | intitle:list | intitle:~members | intitle:~directory |   inurl:staff | inurl:association | inurl:board | inurl:committee |   intitle:association | intitle:board | intitle:committee | intitle:staff)   (email | contact) ext:xls
site:twitter.com intitle:on “San Diego” “software engineer” java -jobs
use search.twitter.com – engineer j2ee near:”San Diego” within:100mi
site:twitter.com intitle:”on twitter” “bio * * “software engineer” ”
site:craigslist.org inurl:location inurl:res “job title” (”keywords” |   “keywords” | “keywords”) (inurl:contact | intitle:contact | intext:contact |   email | phone)
* +amestruetemper.com

Using Boolean Search on LinkedIn

You can run a Boolean search on LinkedIn using advanced search operators and boolean logic to conduct searches.

Here are some ways you can construct your searches:

    • Quoted searches – For an exact phrase, enclose the phrase in quotation marks. For example: type “product manager”. You can also use quotation marks if you want to find someone with a multi-word title.
      • LinkedIn search only supports standard quotation marks. Other software or websites may use special symbols that our system does not recognize.
      • • In order to optimize overall site performance, stop words such as “by”, “in”, “with”, etc. aren’t used.
    • NOT searches – To exclude a particular term, type that term with an uppercase NOT immediately before it. For example, type: programmer NOT manager.
    • OR searches – To see results that include one or more terms in a list, separate the terms with an uppercase OR. For example, type “sales OR marketing”.
    • AND searches – To get results that include two or more terms in a list, you can use the uppercase word AND as a separator. For example, type: manager AND director.

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    • Note: You don’t need to use AND. If you search 2 or more terms, you’ll automatically see results that include all of them.
  • Parenthetical searches – To do a complex search, you can combine terms using parentheses. For example, to find people who have “VP” in their profiles, but you want to exclude “assistant to VP” or SVPs, type VP NOT(assistant OR SVP)

When handling searches, the overall order to precedence is:

  1. Quotes [“”]
  2. Parentheses [()]
  3. NOT
  4. AND
  5. OR

Notes:

  • The + and – operators are not officially supported by LinkedIn. Using AND in place of a + and NOT in place of a – makes a query much easier to read and guarantees that we’ll handle the search correctly.
  • When using NOT, AND or OR operators, you must type them in uppercase letters.
  • We don’t support wildcard searches.
  • Boolean search will only work in the keyword word field.
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