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 more.
Johns 5 step basics:
Step 1 is “read the JD and extract real requirements”
Step 2 create a string with blank parenthesis and in between them put the “AND” operator
Step 3 insert your requirements into the parenthesis
Step 4 ensure you keep all associated key words within one set of parenthesis
Step 5: Run the search
Now this is a very simplified version of the process but for a beginner recruiter it works. Obviously to really create a great string you need more. Of course after you run your string and see some of the results you want to modify your results for even better results.
The key take away was ensure you read the JD and extract the real requirement both written and implied.