How to find CIOs with Boolean search strings

Use Boolean logic on Google to find resumes and profiles of Chief Information Officers (CIO.) Modify our search string examples to recruit professionals who can lead your IT department and use technology to increase efficiency and profitability.

1

Generic search string to find a CIO

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
  • (“chief information officer” OR CIO) to cover variations of the same job title

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

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“chief information officer” OR CIO) -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. And, excluding more terms reduces false positives.

2

Searching for profiles of a CIO

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

  • site:meetup.com “member since” “chief information officer”
  • site:quora.com “credentials & highlights” “CIO”

Add more criteria in your Boolean strings for CIO 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 CIO in various formats:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) (“chief information officer” OR CIO) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Examples of Boolean search strings to find a CIO by experience and skills

Find Chief information officers who:

Are familiar with network management

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“chief information officer” OR CIO) (“network management” OR “network administration” OR “network infrastructure”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Know SQL

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“chief information officer” OR CIO) SQL -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have worked in specific industries

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“chief information officer” OR CIO) (healthcare OR pharma) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are familiar with Oracle systems

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“chief information officer” OR CIO) (Oracle OR SAP) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have experience in software development

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“chief information officer” OR CIO) (“software development” OR “software engineering”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have a graduate degree

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) (“chief information officer” OR CIO) (MSc OR Master OR MBA) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Examples of Boolean search strings to find a CIO by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “chief information officer” (New Jersey OR NJ) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “chief information officer” “Los Angeles” (California OR CA) -job -jobs -sample -examples

3

Within range of zip codes:

(intitle:resume OR intitle:cv) “chief information officer” “Los Angeles” 90002..91367 -job -jobs -sample -examples

Find the appropriate zip code ranges here and here.

Sourcing on Google: Boolean search for recruiters

Find a CIO: Boolean search cheatsheetDownload this sample as
Pdf Document

Looking for an all-in-one recruiting solution? Workable can improve candidate sourcing, interviewing and applicant tracking for a streamlined hiring process. Sign up for our 15-day free trial today.

Get a free trial
All in one recruitment software Sign up