All Blog Posts Tagged 'Boolean' (21)

A Simple Guide to Boolean Searches In Recruitment

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…


Added by Emily Lennox on May 2, 2017 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

KILLER LinkedIn Search HACK: See 100% of EVERY LinkedIn Profile - 100% FREE

Whether you’re in the Matt Charney camp, or the camp occupied by the likes of Irina Shamaeva and Glen Cathey, 13-LinkedIn-dos-and-donts-600x337 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…


Added by Ryan Leary on March 13, 2015 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Beginners Guide to Sourcing and Social Recruitment

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…


Added by Shane McCusker on June 30, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments

EZ, Free Boolean Search String Generator for LinkedIn, Google Plus, Xing, Viadeo & More

Hi Recruiters!

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…


Added by Donna Svei on November 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Sourcecon 2013: Five Easy Steps to Building Winning Boolean Search Strings

Sourcecon 2013: Five Easy Steps to Building Winning Boolean Search Strings

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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on October 7, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Recreating the Wheel, Why?

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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 20, 2011 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments

The Holy Grail of Internet Sourcing

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…


Added by Sourcing Apprentice on March 25, 2011 at 1:55am — 1 Comment

What Does a Google URL mean? Part II


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. …


Added by Sourcing Apprentice on March 17, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments

Diversity Sourcing Part 5 Veterans!!

Diversity Sourcing Part 5 Veterans!!

In my original postings on…


Added by Dean Da Costa on October 19, 2010 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Google’s messing with me!

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…


Added by Ruth-Dinaz Sarkari on October 12, 2010 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

Recruitment Marketing Articles 9.11.10 to 9.17.10

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…


Added by Chris Brablc on September 19, 2010 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Is resume keyword counting an accurate means of evaluating talent?

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

Which online recruiting source yields the best applicants?

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…


Added by Jeff Schwartzman on August 13, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Staffing Professionals, Recruiters, and Sourcers Scripting Language!!!!

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)

Addition by Subtraction by Addition (ASA)

ASA refers to the skill of adding to, or subtracting from a URL to…


Added by Dean Da Costa on March 1, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

There is No Recruiting God

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!

My point is that there is no divine path… Continue

Added by Bill Boorman on November 28, 2009 at 4:45pm — 1 Comment

Tutorial Tuesday....Rehab, Running, Amy Winehouse and your Sourcing Strategy....

Last time I wrote for, I suggested you pull your sourcing skeleton out of the closet. This month I have rehab on my mine. And that Amy Winehouse song is echoing...

Rehab occurs to me because I run. Or lately, I hobble. Had a series of minor injuries this year with the last being a pulled hip muscle. Every time I get an injury, there's a rest period, rehab and rebuilding my running program, from square one. I hate it. I like to run, it helps me focus and is a huge… Continue

Added by Kelly Dingee on July 14, 2009 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Day 1(ish) of the Social Media Project

Well, it really isn't day 1 but it just sounded like a good title. Journeys should always start with a Day 1. The last post was a preface.

A portion of my time... I mean focus... today was mostly on LinkedIn. Of all the social media tools suggested for recruitment purposes I see the most value in LinkedIn without any hesitations.

My hesitation - I am struggling with the idea that as corporations use these social media tools for professional purposes those of us that have… Continue

Added by Veronica A on March 30, 2009 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Two Common Misconceptions about Searching Google for Resumes

... (or for anything). It seems that there's a lot of interest in mastering one's skills to look for resumes and contact information on the web. Some people think that creating a search string is straightforward and all you need to know is AND NOT and OR - those operators you learned in college x years ago. Well, it turns out that just refreshing your mind about these operators in not enough. There are several ways in which Google syntax is different form the "classical" Boolean search… Continue

Added by Irina Shamaeva on November 25, 2008 at 12:02pm — 3 Comments

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