Boolean Power Search # 6: Searching for Years of Experience

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.

 



About the Author: Jackye Clayton is recognized as a people expert who puts the Human in Human Resources. An international trainer, she has travelled worldwide sharing her unique gifts in sourcing, recruiting and coaching. She offers various dynamic presentations on numerous topics related to leadership development, inclusionary culture development, team building and more.Her in-depth experience in working with top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent and inspire others to greatness. Follow Jackye on Twitter @JackyeClayton or connect with her on LinkedIn.


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