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How to find a Social Media Manager with Boolean search strings

If you’re looking for a Social Media Manager, use Boolean search on Google to discover profiles and resumes. Modify our search strings examples based on your must-have skills, experience and location for the role.


Generic search string to find Social Media Managers

Build 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
  • (“social media manager” OR “digital media manager”), to find social media professionals who use different titles

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

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“social media manager” OR “digital media manager”) -example -sample -samples -job -jobs

By using the intitle: operator, you get results that include the words “resume” or “CV” in the page title. Use inurl: to include those words in the page url. Add variations of job titles to get more results that match your criteria. And, excluding more terms reduces false positives.


Searching for profiles of Social Media Managers

Boolean search on Google helps you find online profiles of Social Media Managers. Include the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “social media manager” “member since”
  • “social media manager” “new york” -jobs

If you get the same type of irrelevant results with each search, use the NOT (“-”) operator to exclude those results. 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.

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Social Media Managers by skills and experience

Find Social Media Managers who:

Are familiar with WordPress

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “social media manager” WordPress -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have used various analytics tools

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “social media manager” (Google Analytics OR Hootsuite OR Simply Measured) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Know how to use desktop publishing software

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “social media manager” (InDesign OR CorelDRAW) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have experience with niche social platforms

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “social media manager” (Quora OR Instagram) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have writing experience

(intitle:resume OR cv) “social media manager” (writing OR blogging OR editing) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are familiar with Magento

(intitle:resume OR cv) “social media manager” Magento -job -jobs -sample -examples

Sample string to search for resumes of Social Media Managers in various formats

(intitle:resume OR cv) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) “social media manager” -job -jobs -sample -templates

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Social Media Managers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR cv) “social media manager” (Massachusetts OR MA) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR cv) “social media manager” “New York” -job -jobs -sample -examples


By area codes:

(intitle:resume OR cv) “social media manager” “San Francisco” (415 OR 628) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Find area codes here.

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