Boolean searchWhen you use Boolean search, you can get hundreds of thousands if not million of results.  To narrow your search down, try looking to target the years of experience someone has. By searching based on years of experience, you are able to:

  • Target the proper level of candidate
  • Prevent salary inequities by ensuring proper salary and experience level
  • Search a prospects experiences in their own words “I have been..”

Here are the Boolean Operators required for this search.

site:

Allows you to get results from a particular site or domain.

  • Example: site:recruitingtools.com will allow you to search RecruitingTools.com from Google.

Boolean Search*:

The asterisk acts as a multiple character wildcard.

  • Example: “Software *”

” “:

When you add quotes around a word or phrase, it will give you results that only include the exact word or phrase in the same order as what you put in the quotes.

  • Example: “Recruiting Tools” or “Jackye”

OR:

With OR  you are able to get broader results by adding all of the potential results that are acceptable. This is especially helpful if you add synonyms.

  • Example: Dog OR Puppy

():

Parenthesis allows you to group multiple keywords using the same operator.

  • Example: NOT (Pizza OR Pasta)

do-not-reply-/NOT:

Will narrow your search by allowing it to eliminate search terms following the keyword. This is helpful if you are seeking very particular results.

Will narrow your search by allowing it to eliminate search terms following the keyword. This is helpful if you are seeking very particular results.

  • Example: Not Cat

 

Watch below to create your own Boolean search by years of experience or click here to download slides.

 



By Jackye Clayton

Jackye Clayton, with acclaimed expertise in diversity and inclusion, recruitment technology and a global network of non-profit, human resource and recruiting professionals, Jackye Clayton is a servant leader, uniquely inspirational speaker, and a revered thought leader. Jackye was named one of the 9 Powerful Women in Business You Should Know by SDHR Consulting, one of the 15 Women in HR Tech to Follow in 2019 by VidCruiter, 2019 Top 100 list of Human Resources Influencers by Human Resource Executive Magazine and one of the Top Recruitment Thought Leaders that you must follow in 2019 by interviewMocha Magazine. Currently, Jackye is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategist at SeekOut. You can find her on Twitter @jackyeclayton and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackyeclayton