Uncovering Years of Experience Using Google X-Ray: An Indirect Approach

Gabi Preston-Phypers
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So you don't want to pay for access to platforms directly so you start your journey into using Google X-Ray. As with every sourcing technique, it has its strengths and weaknesses. One particular challenge with X-Ray is being able to search for years of experience ... well that was until today!

Lets Search

To get started, you'll need a specific search query. Here's the formula: "present" AROUND(3) "X..Y years"

Now, let's break down how this query works:

  • "present" tells Google to look for profiles where the word "present" appears, indicating the candidate's current job status.
  • AROUND(3) is a proximity operator tells the search engine to search within 3 words of the first keyword.
  • "X..Y years" is where you specify the range of years of experience you're interested in. Replace X and Y with your desired range.

Practical Examples

Let's dive into some practical examples to illustrate how this search query works:

1) Searching for a Recruitment Manager in the UK with 6-10 years of experience in Automotive Engineering: site:uk.linkedin.com/in "present" AROUND(3) "6..10 years" intitle:"Recruitment Manager" ("Automotive Engineering")

2) Looking for a Scrum Master in Germany who mentions AI in their profile and has 4-6 years of experience at their current company: site:de.linkedin.com/in "present" AROUND(3) "4..6 years" intitle:"Scrum Master" (AI | "Artificial Intelligence" | "Machine Learning" | "Deep Learning")

3) Targeting Product Managers with 3-4 years of experience specifically at Amazon: site:linkedin.com/in "present" AROUND(3) "3..4 years" intitle:Amazon intitle:"Product Manager"

These examples showcase the flexibility of this approach, allowing you to tailor your searches to find the right candidates for your specific needs.

While searching for years of experience using Google X-Ray may seem challenging at first, this alternative approach simplifies the process. By using the "present" AROUND(3) "X..Y years" query, you can efficiently identify profiles with the desired level of experience at their current company. Whether you're recruiting for Data Managers, Scrum Masters, or Product Managers, this method can help you pinpoint the perfect candidates for your organization. So go ahead, give it a try, and streamline your candidate sourcing process today.

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