1. How to launch Jobjet on Google?

Option 1 - Extension pops up automatically

Whenever you open Google Search Jobjet looks up the links in search results and if there are any profile URLs (links to people profiles on LinkedIn.com, Github.com or Angel.co) Extension automatically unfolds to let you add people to lists or get contact info for them. 

Option 2 - open Extension manually

You can launch Jobjet's Extension on Google Search similarly to how you do so on LinkedIn, Github or AngelList - press on the "J" icon at the top right.

See the icon at the top right?

2. How to prepare your Google Search settings?

This is completely optional but you may want to ask Google to show you more search results on the same page. More search results per page equals faster sourcing & prospecting, so we suggest you do the following:

  1. Open Google Search results page
  2. Select Settings -> Search settings

   3. Update the number of results per page to a higher number (we recommend 50 or 100)

Voila! You're all set to start searching.

3. How to structure search queries on Google to find the profiles?

First things first: we need to define what kind of website we are looking for. This is where "site:" argument comes in handy. E.g. if you want to find a profile on Github.com you need to put "site:github.com" into the search bar.

Now let's dive into some details of structuring your queries with every social network Jobjet supports.

LinkedIn.com

There key three parameters to making search queries that should pull LinkedIn profiles:

  1. Use site:linkedin.com/in in your requests. This will make sure that Google only returns profile (no companies, jobs, articles, etc).
  2. If a location you are searching in is 2+ words - put it in quotes, e.g. "los angeles". This will make sure that you are looking for people in that specific place.
  3. Don't forget to add to your own tags for titles/skills needed!

Here is an example query of me looking for Founder in Los Angeles on LinkedIn:

site:linkedin.com/in founder "los angeles"

Angel.co

Getting profiles from AngelList is a bit more complicate since they don't have a dedicated "profile" url. Here is what you need to remember:

  1. Use site:angel.co in your requests. This will make sure that Google only returns pages from AngelList (but there will still be companies, articles, etc).
  2. Add a -careers parameter. This will exclude all the companies from search results.
  3. Add an angellist word to your query. This will help Google focus on people instead of other things even more.
  4. Location rules apply here too: put your locations into quotes to make sure you are looking for people in the right place.
  5. Add to your own tags for titles/skills.

Here is an example query of me looking for Founders on AngelList:

site:angel.co angellist -careers founder

Github.com

Using Google to search Github is very similar to AngelList process:

  1. Use site:github.com in your requests. This will make sure that Google only returns pages from Github (but there will still be companies, articles, etc).
  2. Add a user repositories parameter. This will help Google focus on people profiles on Github.
  3. Location rules apply here too: put your locations into quotes to make sure you are looking for people in the right place.
  4. Add to your own tags for titles/skills.

Here is an example query of me looking Node developer in Chicago:

site:github.com user "node js" or "express" chicago repositories

That's all about working with Jobjet & Google Search. Go rock your sourcing & prospecting process now!

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