How can I search Resume Database?
There are tips you can use to help in your search of Resume Database. Here are some tricks to make the process a little easier.
1) Keyword Searching
Search Resume Database using keywords that match the candidates you're looking for. Think about the most critical words such as title, a past employer of interest, or specific skill.
You can also include specific criteria such as date the resume was added, and location.
Keyword searches are not case sensitive. Take a test drive and preview the resume database.
- Multiple Keywords separated by one or more spaces:
Example: Sales Executive
This is one of the most common searches. For example, typing Sales Executive (two or more keywords with a space between each) will return job ads that contain the keyword Sales and Executive side by side.
- Phrase Searching:
Example: "Sales Executive"
This search is the same as above. The quotations marks are optional.
2) Using OR, AND,(Parenthesis), and commasThis is what is known as a Boolean Search. You're probably doing this already. It is simply an easy way to further define your search to give even better results. We use the words AND, OR, and NOT to limit, expand, and define a search.
Use this guide to maximize your results while searching.
Example: Sales or Executive
Using the operator or means that you will find jobs containing the word "Sales" or the word "Executive", but not necessarily both.
- Using commas:
Example: Sales, Executive
Same as using or operator.
Example: Sales and Executive
Jobs containing both words, although not in any particular order.
Example: Sales not Executive
Jobs containing the word Sales except for those that also contain the word Executive.
- AND NOT Combo:
Example: Sales and Executive not Manager
Jobs containing the word Sales and Executive, except for those that also contain the word Manager
Example: (Web or HTML or Internet) and (Programmer or Developer)
This is a more complex search. In this example, the search will check job ads for a variety of words: Web programmer, HTML programmer, Internet programmer, Web developer, HTML developer, Internet developer, and so on.
3) Creating Saved Searches and Candidate Alerts.You can save your search criteria and rerun the same search at anytime. On the search results page, click "Save this search" as seen in this image. (Make sure to enter a search name as well when you save)
Helpful Hint: Tick the box that says 'Make this search a candidate alert' so you receive notification of new candidates who match your criteria as soon as they become available.
A Workopolis Training Specialist is always here to offer expert advice on searching Resume Database and guide you through the process.
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