Boolean Searches for RecruitersOur Boolean Power Search series has been specifically created to share the best Boolean Searches for Recruiters. For the “Searching in the First Person” search, we are looking for people who have written about themselves in an article, profile page or resume.  Think about your personal bio.  You want to show-off a little and let people know why you are so great.  To do that, people use terms like, “I”, “I’ve”, or “I have” and then use words like worked, work, made, created, etc.

Searching in First Person

For this search, we are using the following Boolean search operators:

  • Parenthetical – To combine terms and modifiers. For example: (“sales manager” | “Business Development”)
  • Quotes- To find the exact phrase. For example: “I have”
  • OR (you can also use | )- To broaden to include one or more terms. For example: (Work | Worked)

Please watch this video and others to learn more Boolean Searches for Recruiters.



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By Jackye Clayton

Jackye is an acclaimed thought leader and inspirational speaker on recruiting and DEIB topics. She brings years of experience recruiting across a variety of industries including tech, HR, legal, and finance. In her role as VP of Talent Acquisition and DEIB, she leads all related work at Textio, provides critical expertise to customers, and serves as a leading voice in the products Textio creates for the broader ecosystem. Jackye has been 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 by VidCruiter, and is on the Top 100 list of Human Resources Influencers by Human Resource Executive Magazine.