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How to find Front-End Developers with Boolean search strings

To hire Front End Developers, use Boolean search on Google to look for candidates who are familiar with front-end tools and technologies your company uses. Modify our sample search strings to discover relevant resumes and profiles.


Generic search string to find Front-End Developers

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

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) (“front end developer” OR “front end engineer”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

The OR operator helps us expand our search to cover similar jobs. Use intitle: and inurl: to look for the word “resume” (or variations like cv and bio) in page titles and page urls respectively. Use the NOT (-) operator to avoid getting false positives (e.g. template resumes.)


Searching for Front-End Developer profiles

Sites like GitHub and Stack Overflow have thousands of developer profiles. You can also use to find Front-End Developers. Use Boolean strings to look through these websites by including the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “badges” “front end developer”
  • “front end developer” “member since”
  • “front end developer” “contribution activity”
  • “front end developer” “joined on”

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 Front-End Developers by experience

Find Front-End Developers who:

Hold senior positions

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) (“lead front end developer” OR “senior front end developer”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “front end developer” (“technical lead” OR “team lead”) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have worked as Web Developers

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “front end developer” (“web development” OR “front end web”) -job -jobs -sample -examples -indeed -hire -quora

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Front-End Developers by knowledge of technologies and languages

Most (if not all) Front-End Developers know HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Use our examples below to look for Developers who are familiar with other technologies and frameworks.

Find Front-End Developers who:

Are familiar with various programming languages

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “front end developer” (Dart OR TypeScript) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have worked with specific JavaScript frameworks

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “front end developer” (AngularJS OR Ember) -job -jobs -sample -examples -indeed -hire

Have been involved in open source projects

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “front end developer” “open source” -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are skilled in responsive design

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “front end developer” (“responsive design” OR RWD) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Are familiar with CSS preprocessors (scripting languages that extend CSS)

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “front end developer” (LESS OR SASS) -job -jobs -sample -examples

Have experience in different forms of testing

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “front end developer” (“unit testing” OR “integration testing”) -job -jobs -sample -examples -jobvertise -hire

Have knowledge of user experience

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “front end developer” (UX OR UI OR “user interface design”) -job -jobs -sample -examples -indeed

Sample string to search for resumes of Front-End Developers in various formats

(intitle:resume OR inurl:cv) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) “front end developer” -job -jobs -sample -templates -template

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Front-End Developers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “front end developer” (Washington OR WA) -job -jobs -sample -examples -indeed -jobvertise

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “front end developer” “San Francisco” -job -jobs -sample -examples -indeed


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