How to find PHP Developers with Boolean search strings

Use Boolean logic on Google to find resumes and profiles of developers. Modify our search string examples to hire a PHP developer who can write well-designed, scalable code.

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Generic search string to find PHP Developers

Build a search according to your needs:

  • -job -jobs -sample -examples, to avoid irrelevant results
  • (intitle:resume OR intitle:cv), to discover candidates’ online resumes or CVs
  • (“PHP developer” OR “PHP 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) (“PHP developer” OR “PHP 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.

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Searching for profiles of PHP Developers

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

  • site:meetup.com “member since” “PHP developer”
  • site:github.com “joined on” “PHP developer”

Add more criteria to your Boolean search string for PHP developers 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 a PHP Developer in various formats

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

Examples of Boolean search strings to find PHP Developers by experience and skills

Boolean strings for PHP developers who:

Are familiar with HTML5 and CSS3

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“PHP developer” OR “PHP programmer”) (HTML5 OR CSS3) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Know MongoDB and MySQL

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

Are familiar with coding standards

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

Can code in C++ and JavaScript

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

Know a certain version of PHP

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“PHP developer” OR “PHP programmer”) PHP5 -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have experience with open source content management frameworks

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

Have used the Scrum methodology

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

Examples of Boolean search strings to find PHP Developers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“PHP developer” OR “PHP programmer”) (“New York” OR NY) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“PHP developer” OR “PHP programmer”) “Los Angeles” (California OR CA) -job -jobs -sample -examples

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By area code:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“PHP developer” OR “PHP programmer”) (“New York” OR NY) (718 OR 929) -job -jobs -sample -templates

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