Google stopped supporting the tilde search function about 5 years ago. Great news, it’s back!
The tilde is a handy little search operator that helps recruiters uncover synonyms for keywords so they can find even more of those difficult-to-find technology specialists.
What is the tilde operator?
You can use the tilde operator (~) to get Google to expand the search with related keywords.
When you place the tilde operator in front of a keyword, it will also search for words that are synonyms of that keyword. This is helpful when you you don’t know all of the keywords to add.
Here’s a search string with the tilde operator (~)
~CV “Software Developer” -Jobs -Template
Here’s a more advanced search string you can use to find Java developers on Linkedin:
~ "Java Developer" OR "J2EE developer" "Toronto" -intitle:"profiles" -inurl:"dir/ " site:ca.linkedin.com/in/ OR site:ca.linkedin.com/pub/
Let me know if you have any questions about this technique and feel free to share your strings as well!