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How to find Product Managers with Boolean search strings

To hire Product Managers, use Boolean search on Google to enhance your pipeline with qualified candidates. Modify our sample search strings based on your requirements.


Find Product managers

Our most basic Boolean search string:

  • Searches for resumes in page titles and page urls using the intitle: and inurl: operators. You can also include words commonly found in resumes like “work experience.”
  • Excludes false positives using the NOT (-) operator. For example, if you often get results that include sample resumes or templates, exclude the words “sample” and “template.”

Here’s an example of a simple string that you can further modify:

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “product manager” -job -jobs -sample -templates -example


Find profiles and portfolios of Product Managers

If you want to hire Product Managers who have an engineering background, look through platforms like GitHub. Generic sites like Quora and Meetup can also be useful. Include the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “product manager” “contribution activity”
  • “product manager” “credentials & highlights”

Add more criteria in your search (e.g. cities) 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.

Example Boolean search strings to find Product Managers by skills and experience

Search for Product Managers who:

Have a technical background

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “product manager” “technical product manager” -job -jobs -examples -sample -templates -hire -indeed

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “product manager” (developer OR engineer OR programmer) -job -jobs -sample -templates

Hold senior positions

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) (“principal product manager” OR “senior product manager” OR “lead product manager”) -job -jobs -example -sample -templates -hire

Focus on digital products

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “digital product manager” -job -jobs -sample -templates

Are familiar with wireframing tools

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “product manager” (Balsamiq OR Axure) -job -jobs -examples -sample -templates

Sample string to search for resumes of Product Managers in various formats

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc OR filetype:txt) “product manager” -job -jobs -sample -templates

Example Boolean search strings to find Product Managers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “product manager” (California OR CA) -job -jobs -examples -sample -templates

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “product manager” “San Francisco” CA -job -jobs -examples -sample -templates


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