How to find Business Analysts with Boolean search strings

When hiring business analysts, use Boolean search logic in Google to find resumes and profiles. Our search strings examples provide a basis to build your own search commands. Modify them to recruit Business Analysts who will analyze your processes and systems and recommend solutions to business problems.

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Building search strings to find Business Analysts

Create a generic search string around terms like:

  • -job -jobs -sample -examples, to avoid irrelevant results
  • (business analyst OR BA), to cover variations of the same job title
  • (intitle:resume OR intitle:cv), to discover candidates’ online resumes or CVs

Here’s an example of a generic search string to find resumes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (business analyst OR BA) -job -jobs -sample -examples -templates

With this search string, the words “resume” or “CV” have to appear in the page title. Adding variations of job titles to the Boolean search string for business analysts will provide more relevant results. And, excluding irrelevant terms reduces false positives.

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Searching for profiles of Business Analysts

Search for profiles on specific sites through Google by including the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • site:quora.com “business analyst” “credentials & highlights”
  • site:meetup.com “business analyst” “member since”

Add more criteria in your search to find profiles that better match your requirements.

When sourcing EU candidates, please refer to guidance on using social media for recruiting and collecting candidate information as per the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Sample string to search for resumes of Business Analysts in various formats:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) “business analyst” -job -jobs -sample -templates

Boolean sample search strings to find Business Analysts by industry and job title

Use these strings to find business analysts who:

Have worked in IT

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “business analyst” IT -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have worked in finance and have knowledge of the XBRL standard

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “business analyst” finance XBRL -job -jobs -sample -templates

Boolean strings for business analysts by qualifications and experience

Find Business Analysts who:

Are certified and have experience in wireframing

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “business analyst” wireframe (CBAP OR CCBA) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have project management experience and a computer science degree

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “business analyst” (“project management” OR “managed project”) (“computer science” OR IT) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Know SQL and specific methodologies

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “business analyst” SQL (BPMN OR Agile) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Have experience with specific tools

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “business analyst” (Balsamiq OR UXpin) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Boolean search for Business Analysts by location

By states or cities:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “business analyst” (Connecticut OR CT) -job -jobs -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “business analyst” Berlin Germany -job -jobs -sample -templates

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By area code:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “business analyst” (Illinois OR IL) (872 OR 773) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find area codes here.

Within a range of zip codes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “business analyst” Sacramento 94203..95799 -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find the right zip code ranges here and here.

Further reading

Tutorial: Sourcing on Google: Boolean search for recruiters

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