How to find Technical Writers with Boolean search strings

Use Boolean logic in Google to find resumes and profiles of Technical Writers. Modify our search string examples to recruit professionals who can communicate technical information in accessible ways.

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Generic Boolean search string for Technical Writer

  • 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

Here’s an example of a Boolean search string for technical writers that you can further modify to find resumes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” -job -jobs -sample -examples

When running this command in Google, you’ll get results that include the words “resume” or “CV” in the page title. Excluding more terms reduces false positives.

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Searching for profiles of Technical Writers

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

  • site:quora.com “credentials & highlights” “technical writer”
  • site:meetup.com “member since” “technical writer”

Add more criteria in your Boolean strings for technical writers 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 Technical Writers by experience and skills

Find Technical Writers who:

Are familiar with FrameMaker

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” FrameMaker -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have experience in senior roles

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“senior technical writer” OR “chief technical writer OR “lead technical writer”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Know HTML and XML

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” (HTML OR XML) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are familiar with SEO

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” SEO -job -jobs -sample -examples

Speak specific languages

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” (German OR French) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have experience writing white papers

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” “white paper” -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have worked in specific industries or roles

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” (software OR engineering OR tech OR SaaS) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” (manufacturing OR construction) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” (“software development lifecycle” OR SDLC) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have a degree

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” (BSc OR BA OR Bachelor) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Sample string to search for resumes of Technical Writers in various formats

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

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Technical Writers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” (Maryland OR MD) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” “Los Angeles” (“California” OR CA) -job -jobs -sample -examples

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By area code:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” “San Francisco” (628 OR 415) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Find area codes here.

Within range of zip codes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “technical writer” Orlando (Florida OR FL) 32789..32886 -job -jobs -sample -examples

Find the appropriate zip code ranges here and here.

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