Strings, Strings and more Strings!!
So as most of you know I blogged about 25+ posts of search strings. However 1 thing has been made clear to me. Some people did not read the initial post.
What I posted were what is called uber strings. An uber string, like an uber resume, is a long string that encompasses most of all the possible permutations you could use to search for. This then allows you to cut and paste the combinations you want to look for. For instance
(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume OR intitle:bio OR inurl:bio OR intitle:vitae OR inurl:vitae OR intitle:cv OR inurl:cv OR intitle:homepage OR inurl:homepage) AND enter technology AND ("technical product marketing" OR "technical product manager" OR "product manager") AND NOT (submit OR opening OR recruiter OR send OR benefits OR requirements OR "resume bank*" OR "resume database*" OR EOE OR apply)
Out of this uber string were we will say the technologies are Linux or Unix you could easily make a shorter string like the below
Intitle:resume (Linux OR Unix) AND ("technical product marketing" OR "technical product manager" OR "product manager")
If you want to narrow it down more (this will not work in Google) you can add AND NOT (submit OR opening OR recruiter OR send OR benefits OR requirements OR "resume bank*" OR "resume database*" OR EOE OR apply) or add -(submit OR opening OR recruiter OR send OR benefits OR requirements OR "resume bank*" OR "resume database*" OR EOE OR apply)
Of course you can substitute cv, vitae, bio, homepage for resume and you can substitute url, file, subject or anyone of an number of terms in place of title.
The key here is to use this uber string in conjunction with the Boolean operators list I posted to allow you to easily have cut and paste strings.
Due to changes in Googles search some of the operators may not work anymore. Also Google is going to symantic so for Google allot will change, but not all.
So hopefully I re-clarified some things. What also started this was when a friend of mine was having trouble with a string that I created. He asked for some help from someone who was supposedly an expert. Who proceeded to tear the string apart, saying it was too long, to specific etc, and say use symantic and specifically a tool his company was selling, ding ding sales job. He then listed 3-4 string he recommended using. We used these strings and got over 6 million hits, and went to 10 pages in and never saw one resume.
I then took the original uber string I had created, cut the parts I wanted, making allowances for the changes in google, and ran it. We got 50K and the whole first page were resumes. The string I created was the same sieze as the “expert” but worked much much better.
What had happened is my friend forgot he was dealing with an uber string, he did not take into account th4e changes in google, and the “expert” wanted to sell a product not really help someone.
So be careful who you ask and remember uber string are meant to allow quick cut and paste to shorter more usuable strings, and also remember play with the strings, to see what works best for each search, and ensure you save all searches string for future use. No sense recreating the wheel.
If you need help email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be more than willing to help.
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