LinkedIn Advanced Search Tips

Rev up your LinkedIn search by using Boolean search operators and modifiers to define, widen, or refine your search scope. LinkedIn’s Advanced Search page allows you to use Boolean operators and modifiers in the Keywords, Title, Name and Company fields.

Advanced Search allows you to use your LinkedIn network to find people, companies, jobs, and more

Once at the Advanced Search screen, this is where you can perform a much more precise search. Whether you are looking for one person, a group of candidates, or a list of prospects, Advanced Search is your best friend.

The Complete List of LinkedIn’s Boolean Search Operators & Modifiers (with Examples)

Here’s how to build a smarter and more effective search within LinkedIn’s Advanced Search page:

Boolean Search Modifier: Quotes

If you would like to search for an exact phrase, you can enclose the phrase in quotation marks.

Boolean Search Modifier: Parenthesis

If you would like to do a complex search you can use parenthesis to add more terms to your search.

Boolean Search Operator: AND

If you would like to search for profiles which include two terms, you can separate those terms with the uppercase word AND. However, LinkedIn is pretty smart and automatically assumes there is an AND when you enter two terms together so you really don’t need to use AND unless you want to.

Boolean Search Operator: OR

If you would like to find profiles which include one or more terms you can separate those terms with the uppercase OR.

Boolean Search Operator: NOT

If you would like to omit a term from search results, type NOT and then the term you want to omit from search results. Your search results will exclude any profile containing that term.

The Order of Operations

When handling Boolean queries, LinkedIn goes in this order:

This is a great video to see what’s possible with LinkedIn search:

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