and other Tips
Boolean Operators are an operation that follows the rules of Boolean
algebra; each operator and the result take one of two values.
The base skill in most research/sourcing involved in Recruiting involves
Sourcing is Research and Networking to find People for your Clients or
AND + …Limits search, use to include required
skills, experience technologies or titles
OR | …At least one is required, more than one is
returned. It is good practice to always use parentheses
around “OR” statements but all search engines / web
sites do not require it. Returned search will have at
least one of the following and if they have multiple, it
will return as well.
NOT – …Excludes a specific term from the search.
Reduces the results.
BOOLEAN SEARCH MODIFIERS
ASTERISK* - Use on most resume databases and non-internet
search engines. It will return the highlighted word beginning
with the root. (Manag*) (eg.
Manager, Management, Manage)
(PARENTHESES) – Use to encapsulate OR statements and
execute them properly. Or statements won’t run as intended if
you do not put in parentheses (eg. AUDIT OR SOX OR ICFR)
“QUOTATION MARKS” - Use when searching for exact phrase or
word, or some search engines will split them up. (eg. “Assistant
NEAR - Washington NEAR(DC OR D.C.)
X Ray Search
You can X-Ray most any site
#1. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Site:AICPA.org (CPA Assurance Director AICPA
public ("Washington, D.C.") (KPMG) bio -~jobs)
#2. Greater Washington Society of CPAs
Site:gwscpa.org (CPA Assurance Director AICPA
public ("Washington, D.C.") (KPMG OR E&Y OR Ernst
OR PWC OR Deloitte) bio -~jobs)
New Member List –
Search Tips & Tricks
By Glen Cathey
Search with an exact phrase - Put quotation
marks around words "[any word]“
Search by file type - Search for specific types of
files, such as PDFs, PPTs, or XLS, by adding filetype:
and the 3-letter file abbreviation.
Search numbers in a range – Good for Zip Codes (20006…20008)
Google custom search engine. In the search box, enter the
desired location of the candidate if required, then skillsets that
you'd expect to see on a CV or Resume. As with Google's
homepage, you can use operators such as "AND", "OR" as well
as quotation marks to refine results.
(attorney OR counsel
OR JD OR J.D.) AND
(SEC OR DOJ OR FINRA
OR CFTC) AND (D.C. OR
Ph.D. AND Economics AND Audit AND (SEC OR S.E.C.)
AND (D.C. OR DC) AND CPA
ReferYes.com - www.referyes.com
CPA AND (audit OR assurance) AND Deloitte AND (SOX OR
Took out “audit” – only 10 results
Searches your LI network and Groups
CPA AND (audit OR assurance) AND (Deloitte OR Ernst
& Young OR E&Y OR PWC OR KPMG) AND (SOX OR
Searches your LI network and Groups and Google plus
Recruiting Tool Bar
Download, hit “run”, email confirmation
Boolean Searches on all kinds of web sites, meta search
engines and more.
Requires edits and research but great information
Good Reading –
Sourcing & Recruiting
Sourcecon Google Hangout - Thursdays 12pm CST/ 1pm
Sourcecon List of Resourceshttp://www.sourcecon.com/list-of-resources/
Shally Steckerl – The Sourcing Institute
Glen Cathey - www.Booleanblackbelt.com
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