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How to find Java Developers with Boolean search strings

Use Boolean logic on Google to find Java Developers (profiles and resumes.) Modify our search string examples to hire developers who can write clean, efficient code in Java.


Generic search string to find Java Developers

Build a Boolean search string for Java developers according to your needs:

  • -job -jobs -sample -examples, to avoid irrelevant results
  • (intitle:resume OR intitle:cv), to discover candidates’ online resumes or CVs
  • (“Java developer” OR “Java programmer”) to cover variations of the same job title

Here’s an example of a generic search string that you can further modify to find talented candidates:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“Java developer” OR “Java programmer”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

When running this command using Google, you will get results that include the words “resume” or “CV” in the page title. Adding variations of developer job titles provides more relevant results. And, excluding more terms reduces false positives.


Searching for profiles of Java Developers

Search for Java Developers on specific sites, like Stack Overflow, through Google by including the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “Java developer” “badges”
  • “joined on” “Java developer” Chicago
  • “member since” “Java developer”

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 Java Developers in various formats

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

Examples of Boolean strings for java developers by experience and skills

Find Java Developers who:

Have worked with Linux

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“Java developer” OR “Java programmer”) Linux -job -jobs -sample -examples

Know C++ and C#

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“Java developer” OR “Java programmer”) (C++ OR C#) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have worked with Agile methodologies

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“Java developer” OR “Java programmer”) (scrum OR XP) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are familiar with Oracle

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“Java developer” OR “Java programmer”) Oracle -job -jobs -sample -examples

Holds a certification

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“Java developer” OR “Java programmer”) “Sun Certified” -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have experience in specific frameworks

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“Java developer” OR “Java programmer”) (Spring OR Hibernate) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“Java developer” OR “Java programmer”) ZK -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have worked in senior positions

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“senior Java Developer” OR “senior Java programmer”) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Java Developers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “Java developer” (California OR CA) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “Java developer” “San Francisco” (California OR CA) -job -jobs -sample -examples


By area code:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “Java developer” Chicago (773 OR 872) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Find area codes here.

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