As so many of you have encountered, using more than a few ANDs or ORs in a LinkedIn query now results in this screen:
(We can still use multiple NOT operators – those are not restricted). I wrote about the unfortunate restriction in a previous post.
Don’t feel like upgrading to a more expensive LinkedIn account? I have great news for you. You can stay with a basic account and work around the Boolean limitations.
This one is easy. Just don’t use AND explicitly.
The inability to use multiple OR statements seriously affects everyone who searches for professionals.
I have come up with a workaround that will return this functionality to you! You will be able to search for long OR statements without the restrictions.
Due to the sensitivity of the subject, I am not posting this hack publicly. I would be happy to share it with you privately – please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “LinkedIn OR Workaround,” and I will share it with you.
We have also included the workaround, along with lots of other useful “hacks” (including some useful undocumented search operators and more) in the webinar Overcoming LinkedIn’s Limitations.