Boolean search allows you to combine the keywords you use with AND, OR and NOT operators, or carefully placed punctuation marks known as logical functions to limit, expand, or define searches in the BestJobs CV database.
This method allows an accurate filtering or diversification of skills, type of experience or qualities you search for in a future employee, or on the contrary, you do not want them at all in potential candidates.
You can use the following Boolean operators to refine your search results:
NOT: Type the word NOT (capital letters) immediately before a search term to exclude it from your search results.
For example, if you need candidates experienced in programming, but without any managerial roles in their background, search: programmer NOT manager.
AND: Type the word AND (capital letters) to see results that include all items in a list.
For example, a Boolean search string for recruiting Android developers should include ‘developer AND android’. This will produce results that include both keywords.
Other examples: designer AND UX, sales AND call center, accountant AND finance
Warning! This typically limits your search results.
OR: Type the word OR (capital letters) to see results that include one or more items in a list. This typically broadens your search results.
Example: if you need candidates with experience either in sales, or in marketing, or advertising, you will use the following command: sales OR marketing OR advertising. We will show you all the CVs that contain one of those 3 keywords.
Other examples: Android OR mobile, PR OR communication, banking OR finance OR financial, coordinator OR team leader.
People might use different words to say the same thing. OR comes in handy for this particular cases or for when user use synonyms in their CVs, like ‘bank OR finance OR financial.’
Quatation marks (""): If you want us to consider the phrase you’re searching for as a complete phrase, you should put it in quotation marks.
Example: product owner, ux designer, php developer, full stack developer
Leaving a blank space between ‘customer’ and ‘service’ will provide pages that contain both of the words ‘customer’ and ‘service,’ but not necessarily together. You should type “customer service” to get more relevant results.
Advice! Careful when using quotation marks. We support standard, straight quotation marks ("). We can't quarantee for curly quotation marks (“), also known as smart quotes or typographer's quotes.
() / Brackets. You can use brackets to group multiple search strings and set your priorities. This will come in handy, as most candidate searches are complex and combine different keywords.
For example, ‘(developer OR designer) AND Java’ indicates that Java knowledge is a must-have both for developers and designers. But, in a ‘designer OR (developer AND Java)’ search, Java knowledge is important only for the developers you’re looking for – not the designers.
Other examples: project (manager OR coordinator), marketing AND (sales OR vanzari), (Web OR software) AND (developer OR programator).
Advice! If you feel that a certain boolean search filters your CVs way too much, use less commands. Until you are satisfied with the number of CVs shown.
- When using AND, OR, NOT, remember to use them in capital letters.
- Careful when using quotation marks. We support standard, straight quotation marks ("). We can't quarantee for curly quotation marks (“), also known as smart quotes or typographer's quotes.
- If your CV search contains more than 2 keywords, you will automaticly see results that includ all of those words. Even if you don't use the 'AND' operator, this is our default search.
- For a less restrictive filtering/search, use 'OR'.