If used correctly, Google can be a great tool for recruiters. Now you’re probably thinking, “But wait… Is there a wrong way to use Google for finding prospects?” 

As a matter of fact, there is.

It’s performing a simple search instead of using a Boolean string. The latter offers so much more precision, nuance, and power.

But how do you create Boolean strings?

Well, you don’t have to. With the help of the FellowMonk Sourcing Bot (FMSB), you can get Boolean strings generated for you within seconds.

FMSB is a self-proclaimed recruitment assistant that works like this:

  • Once you open the website, it will give you two options, “Boolean” and “Technology.” Select “Boolean”
  • Next up, select what kind of developer you’re looking for from the drop-down list.
  • Type in the languages you want the prospect to be proficient in.
  • Now, hit enter and FMSB will create a Boolean string for you.
  • Copy the string and use it on Google. If you’re using another sourcing tool, the string will work there as well.

Besides generating Boolean strings for you, FMSB also provides you with a library of simple definitions for technological jargon. So if you ever get confused by an IT term, just head over to the official FMSB site, select the “technology” option, and type in the term to get an easy-to-understand definition for it. 

Since it’s an online tool with no downloads, you can try the power of Boolean strings by letting FellowMonk build one for you. 

Noel Cocca

CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.

Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a true "Staffing Thought Leader". Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true "Search Authority"