X-ray Search Guide
All you need to know about Twitter and LinkedIn X-ray search.
What is an X-ray search?
X-ray search is commonly used in recruitment to source candidates or in sales to find potential buyers.
Basically, you enter the search terms and use boolean operators (like AND, OR and -) to narrow or broaden your set of results.
What websites can I X-ray?
What boolean operators should I use?
- (minus symbol)
Find an exact keyword.
e.g. "Sales Manager"
Results include all keywords linked with AND
e.g. developer AND iOS
OR provides options in your search
e.g. developer OR programmer
NOT is used for exclusion of terms.
e.g. marketing NOT director
Excludes a keyword from your search
e.g. manager -project
Filter by a current company or job title.
("Managing Director" OR "CEO" OR OR "Founder") AND ("Start Up" OR "Scale Up")