TACTICAL: Sourcing Nirvana!
Power, Accuracy, and Speed in
the Tactical Use of Boolean
Search Strings	
  Jane%e	
  Toral	
 ...
Twi$er:	
  @digitalfilipino	
  
	
  
Facebook:	
  Jane$ectoral	
  
	
  
h$p://ph.linkedin.com/in/jane$etoral/	
  	
  
Downl...
Basic	
  Search	
  
Facebook	
  
LinkedIn	
  
Google+	
  
Basic Syntax Elements
of Boolean Search
Strings	
  
AND	
  
AND	
  
OR	
  
OR	
  
OR	
  
AND	
  /	
  OR	
  
	
  	
  
NOT	
  
Using Boolean for List
and Association Search	
  
List	
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Search	
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•  (“Keyword"	
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  Keyword)	
  (inurl:list	
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inurl:~members	
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Google	
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  String	
  
Using Boolean for
Finding Resumes	
  
Search	
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•  (inEtle:resume	
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  java	
  oracle	
  -­‐job	
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-­‐s...
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  resume	
  
Search	
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  “resume”	
  
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  -­‐inurl:resume	
  (objecEve	
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•  inurl:resume|cv|vitae|porTolio|contact	
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  inEtle:resume|cv|
vitae|porTolio|contact	
  "applic...
Search	
  for	
  resume	
  
More…	
  
•  College/University	
  search	
  -­‐	
  (inEtle:alumni	
  OR	
  inurl:alumni	
  OR	
  
inEtle:graduates	
  OR	...
Using Boolean for
Facebook Groups	
  
Searching	
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  Groups	
  in	
  Facebook	
  
•  h%ps://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=real
%20estate%20broker&t...
Facebook	
  Groups	
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Google	
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  Facebook	
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• Build	
  
relaEonships.	
  
• Become	
  a	
  digital	
  
influencer.	
  
• Build	
  
communiEes.	
  
Twi$er:	
  
@digitalfilipino	
  
	
  
Facebook:	
  jane$ectoral	
  
Download	
  this	
  presentaEon	
  at	
  
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TACTICAL: Sourcing Nirvana! Power, Accuracy, and Speed in the Tactical Use of Boolean Search Strings in LinkedIn, Google, and Other Important Recruitment Databases

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A presentation given by Janette Toral at The 3rd Strategic Recruitment & Talent Selection Summit (May 29, 2014).

Boolean search is an expertise that will aid the recruiter in filling up difficult positions from a multitude of online sources including website, fora, site groups, conference attendance lists, blogs, and the like). Voluminous data was borne out of the amount of information shared in social networks. Logically, learning Boolean search is necessary for effectively managing big data. It is utilized in major search engines, Linkedin, Facebook, and key job sites for sourcing prospective candidates who qualify for a post. A sample Boolean string would be: “Oracle consultant" (resume | CV | "curriculum vitae"). This session handholds the recruitment practitioner on the how-to’s of Boolean search.

Competencies Targeted: Technological Savvy, Information / Data Management

Quick Guide
Basic Syntax Elements of Boolean Search Strings
Identifying the Limiting Factor that will Return an Optimal Number of Results in Your Searches
Using Boolean for List and Association Search
Using Boolean for Finding Recently Updated Resumes
Using Boolean for Facebook Groups
Boolean Search Techniques in Linkedin
Boolean Search for Sourcing Emails and Phone Numbers

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TACTICAL: Sourcing Nirvana! Power, Accuracy, and Speed in the Tactical Use of Boolean Search Strings in LinkedIn, Google, and Other Important Recruitment Databases

  1. 1. TACTICAL: Sourcing Nirvana! Power, Accuracy, and Speed in the Tactical Use of Boolean Search Strings  Jane%e  Toral   h%p://digitalfilipino.com  
  2. 2. Twi$er:  @digitalfilipino     Facebook:  Jane$ectoral     h$p://ph.linkedin.com/in/jane$etoral/     Download  this  presenta?on  at   h$p://slideshare.net/jane$etoral  
  3. 3. Basic  Search  
  4. 4. Facebook  
  5. 5. LinkedIn  
  6. 6. Google+  
  7. 7. Basic Syntax Elements of Boolean Search Strings  
  8. 8. AND  
  9. 9. AND  
  10. 10. OR  
  11. 11. OR  
  12. 12. OR  
  13. 13. AND  /  OR      
  14. 14. NOT  
  15. 15. Using Boolean for List and Association Search  
  16. 16. List  and  Association  
  17. 17. Search  String   •  (“Keyword"  OR  Keyword  OR  Keyword)  (inurl:list  |   inurl:~members  |  inurl:directory  |  inEtle:list  |   inEtle:~members  |  inEtle:~directory  |  inurl:staff  |   inurl:associaEon  |  inurl:board  |  inurl:commi%ee  |   inEtle:associaEon  |  inEtle:board  |  inEtle:commi%ee  |   inEtle:staff)  (email  |  contact)  ext:xls     •  (e-­‐commerce  OR  "digital  markeEng  manager")  (philippines)   (inurl:list  |  inurl:~members  |  inurl:directory  |  inEtle:list  |   inEtle:~members  |  inEtle:~directory  |  inurl:staff  |   inurl:associaEon  |  inurl:board  |  inurl:commi%ee  |   inEtle:associaEon  |  inEtle:board  |  inEtle:commi%ee  |   inEtle:staff)  (email  |  contact)  ext:xls  
  18. 18. Google  Search  String  
  19. 19. Using Boolean for Finding Resumes  
  20. 20. Search  string   •  (inEtle:resume  OR  inurl:resume)  java  oracle  -­‐job  -­‐jobs  -­‐sample   -­‐samples  -­‐template  -­‐”resume  service”  -­‐”resume  writers”   -­‐”resume  wriEng”  (zipcode1  OR  zipcode2)  (locaEon  iniEals  OR   locaEon  full)   •  (inEtle:resume  OR  inurl:resume)  java  oracle  -­‐job  -­‐jobs  -­‐sample   -­‐samples  -­‐template  -­‐”resume  service”  -­‐”resume  writers”   -­‐”resume  wriEng”  (QC  OR  Quezon  City)  
  21. 21. Search  for  updated  resume  
  22. 22. Search  string  (remove  “resume”   word)   •  Java  -­‐inEtle:resume  -­‐inurl:resume  (objecEve  OR  summary)   (experience  OR  history)  educaEon  -­‐job  -­‐jobs  -­‐sample  -­‐samples   (zipcode1  OR  zipcode2  OR  zipcode3)  (locaEon  iniEals  OR  full   locaEon)   •  Java  -­‐inEtle:resume  -­‐inurl:resume  (objecEve  OR  summary)   (experience  OR  history)  educaEon  -­‐job  -­‐jobs  -­‐sample  -­‐samples   (QC  OR  Quezon  City)  
  23. 23. Search  for  resume  
  24. 24. Search  string   •  inurl:resume|cv|vitae|porTolio|contact  |  inEtle:resume|cv| vitae|porTolio|contact  "applicaEon  developer"  |  programmer   |  “soUware  engineer”  |  “soUware  developer”  quezon  city  |   philippines  filetype:pdf  |  filetype:docx  |  filetype:doc    
  25. 25. Search  for  resume  
  26. 26. More…   •  College/University  search  -­‐  (inEtle:alumni  OR  inurl:alumni  OR   inEtle:graduates  OR  inurl:graduates  OR  inEtle:”former   members”  OR  inurl:”former  members”)   •  Conference/Group/AssociaEon  search  -­‐  (inEtle:a%endees  OR   inurl:a%endees  OR  inEtle:speakers  OR  inurl:speakers  OR   inEtle:parEcipants  OR  inurl:parEcipants)    
  27. 27. Using Boolean for Facebook Groups  
  28. 28. Searching  for  Groups  in  Facebook   •  h%ps://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=real %20estate%20broker&type=groups  
  29. 29. Facebook  Groups  search  result  
  30. 30. Google  search  for  Facebook  groups  
  31. 31. Don’t  forget   • Build   relaEonships.   • Become  a  digital   influencer.   • Build   communiEes.  
  32. 32. Twi$er:   @digitalfilipino     Facebook:  jane$ectoral   Download  this  presentaEon  at   h%p://slideshare.net/jane%etoral  
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