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). …

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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  • 1. TACTICAL: Sourcing Nirvana! Power, Accuracy, and Speed in the Tactical Use of Boolean Search Strings  Jane%e  Toral   h%p://digitalfilipino.com  
  • 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. Basic  Search  
  • 4. Facebook  
  • 5. LinkedIn  
  • 6. Google+  
  • 7. Basic Syntax Elements of Boolean Search Strings  
  • 8. AND  
  • 9. AND  
  • 10. OR  
  • 11. OR  
  • 12. OR  
  • 13. AND  /  OR      
  • 14. NOT  
  • 15. Using Boolean for List and Association Search  
  • 16. List  and  Association  
  • 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. Google  Search  String  
  • 19. Using Boolean for Finding Resumes  
  • 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. Search  for  updated  resume  
  • 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. Search  for  resume  
  • 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. Search  for  resume  
  • 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. Using Boolean for Facebook Groups  
  • 28. Searching  for  Groups  in  Facebook   •  h%ps://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=real %20estate%20broker&type=groups  
  • 29. Facebook  Groups  search  result  
  • 30. Google  search  for  Facebook  groups  
  • 31. Don’t  forget   • Build   relaEonships.   • Become  a  digital   influencer.   • Build   communiEes.  
  • 32. Twi$er:   @digitalfilipino     Facebook:  jane$ectoral   Download  this  presentaEon  at   h%p://slideshare.net/jane%etoral