Not sure what a Boolean Search is or how it’s used in recruitment? Look no further! This handy blog post will tell you how they work and why we use them – aren’t you lucky?
What are they?
Boolean searches are related to concept of mathematics and symbol logic developed by George Boole, a mathematician in the 19th century (don’t I sound smart). They basically allow the combination of five different elements to conduct a search. These…Continue
Whether you’re in the Matt Charney camp, or the camp occupied by the likes of Irina Shamaeva and Glen Cathey, LinkedIn is one site where you must use Boolean search to get the best results.
LinkedIn is Bi-otch when it comes to snagging free information, but here is a tip that…Continue
This is the first of a series - A beginners guide to Sourcing and Social recruitment. In this video I explain the basic concepts of Boolean Search.
If you'd like to see other videos in this series they are freely available on my blog page Shane's Recruitment…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on June 30, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments
Earlier this week I stumbled across a basic Boolean search string generator from a London based company called Clever Biscuit.
I wrote an AvidCareerist post about it, directed to the job seeker audience, here: Find the Hiring Manager with This Free, New Tool.
The post has everything you need to use the tool for recruiting. It's so easy to use, you don't even have…Continue
The Session was a Boolean operator/search string 101. John Childs who ran the session went through the most common operators; AND, OR, wild cards, and…Continue
Recreating the Wheel, Why?
How many staffing professionals, recruiters, and sourcers, create their own Boolean strings? Answer most of us. However how many copy those strings down and keep them in a file of some kind for use later? Answer not many. Why? Why do we feel the need to reinvent the wheel, recreate the search strings over and over again, when we can simply copy them to a spread sheet for use later. Moreover we can keep a tack of the results from a…Continue
I’ll start off by saying I need to see a doctor, it is now 04:00 in the UK and I have been awake since 02:30 thinking about sourcing candidates and what methods and tools yield great results. I know I am addicted to sourcing!
I first became addicted to internet sourcing probably in 2007 when I first got sucked into the underworld and began to hear about Shally Steckerl, Job Machine and AIRS Training and certificates.
What I was reading sounded like the…Continue
As mentioned in What Does a Google URL mean? Part I, every query we ask Google to run is represented with a URL that points to a results page, these URL’s are not static, but dynamic links which are continually updated and therefore provide real time results.
To fully maximize the use of our Boolean operators and Google queries we must understand the URL Syntax Google uses. …Continue
Added by Sourcing Apprentice on March 17, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments
Diversity Sourcing Part 5 Veterans!!
In my original postings on…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on October 19, 2010 at 5:55pm — No Comments
I am normally used to reading about the fabulous new updates on Google’s Blog and how they added this or made better that for searching. But lately I am so fed up with Google making my search life miserable. Actually, sad, hurt and frustrated. I mean its one thing to deal with my 6 year old twins saying no to everything (6.5 to be precise, lest they spot mommy saying this on the big WWW) but now even Google? What’s up? I am in no mood to be sorry or…Continue
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 19, 2010 at 8:51pm — No Comments
Does counting keywords fill positions? Is measuring frequency of relevant keywords within a resume an accurate means of evaluating talent? Do top applicants slip through the cracks because recruiters are relying heavily on seeking out buzzwords which may be lacking on a resume?
I decided to answer these question myself by going through my last 15 placement/hire stats and analyzing the results from within the ResuWe Applicant Tracking…
Added by Jeff Schwartzman on August 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Recruiters strive to keep stats measuring which online sources yield the most applicants and ROI when considering job posting costs. Is there a way to also measure which sources yield the best applicants?
The following ResuWe Employer ATS screenshot views applicants who have applied for a VP Sales position. The left highlighted column lists the applicants' ranking based on keyword matches according to the job description. The right highlighted…Continue
Added by Jeff Schwartzman on August 13, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The Staffing Professionals, Recruiters, and Sourcers Scripting Language!!!!…
Added by Dean Da Costa on July 27, 2010 at 5:17pm — No Comments
Addition by Subtraction by Addition (ASA)
ASA refers to the skill of adding to, or subtracting from a URL to…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 1, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments
I was a guest on Paul Paris’s ex-recruiter show on Tuesday. During the call I made the statement that there is no recruitment god that brought a flurry of tweets and quite a lot of comment. To clarify for the hard of hearing, I did not say “There is no God!” Please don’t burn my house!
Added by Veronica A on March 30, 2009 at 9:22pm — No Comments