How to Source SAS Programmers

Google Tutorial on How to Find SAS Programmers

In the market for SAS programmers? Do they seem to be evading your reach? Never fear, here is a quick tutorial on how to use Google to find them (or at least, some of them).

How to Source SAS Programmers

  • I ask Google to look for the term “resume” in the title of every web document in its database
  • I add the keyword SAS
  • I then ask Google to include any of the following terms: programmer, engineer or developer
  • Since “Education” is almost always listed on a resume, I add that term to my query.
  • A lot of times when I am sourcing from the web, I find a lot of sample resumes. These sample resumes are good for people who are trying to figure out how to format their resume, but not so good for me. I don’t need them in my search results, so I ask Google not to include them.
  • Even if they have numerous copies of their resume available, people typically refer to them as “my resume” or “resume of” when posting them online. On a webpage, I hardly ever see a resume written in the plural. If I come across “resumes,” it’s probably on some sort of job site. That doesn’t belong in my search results, please. So I ask Google to stop showing results that contain the word “resumes.”
  • I also request that Google not display results containing the word “apply.” Why? You guessed it, right? The usual usage of “apply” is “Please apply here for the position,” and I don’t want that in my results either.

So with all of that said, here is how my search string would look.

intitle:resume SAS (programmer OR engineer OR developer) education -intitle:jobs -sample -resumes -apply

At this writing, 500 results were returned and the overall majority were resumes. Feeling SASsy? Give it a try.

Happy Hunting!

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