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Adding Passive Job Seekers to You Pipeline using BOOLEAN
“Tips and Tricks for Effective E-Recruiting” Boolean can be a little scary…
“Tips and Tricks for Effective E-Recruiting” But, it shouldn’t be….
“Tips and Tricks for Effective E-Recruiting” - The term "Boolean," often encountered when doing searches on the Web (and sometimes spelled "boolean"), refers to a system of logical thought developed by the English mathematician and computer pioneer, George Boole (1815-64). In Boolean searching, an "and" operator between two words or other values (for example, "pear AND apple") means one is searching for documents containing both of the words or values, not just one of them. An "or" operator between two words or other values (for example, "pear OR apple") means one is searching for documents containing either of the words. -Wikipedia
“Tips and Tricks for Effective E-Recruiting” Basic Boolean Key AND - The AND operator delivers results with the terms you requested. For example, searching resume and oracle will return pages with both terms - resume and oracle. OR - The OR operator delivers results with either of the terms you requested. For example, MCSE OR M.C.S.E. NOT - The NOT operator will not deliver certain words in your search results. For example, Java NOT coffee will deliver closer results for JAVA Programmers and not Java Coffee. NEAR - The NEAR operator locates words that are located in close proximity to other words. For example, Java NEAR Programmer. Not every search engine supports this operator. ( ) Parentheses - The ( ) operator allows you to group terms and build longer search strings. For example, NOT (submit AND employer) will avoid pages with both names. Wild Card * - The * operator is a wild card. Adding a wild card will find words contain the wild card. For example program* will help so you do not have to run separate searches for words similar like: programmer, programming, program
“Tips and Tricks for Effective E-Recruiting” Other Useful Boolean Operators “” – The “” operator will return results with the exact phrase listed within the quotation marks Intitle: - The intitle operator delivers results with the terms you requested in the page title of a wbsite Inurl: - The inurl operator delivers results with the terms you requested in a URL site: - The site operator delivers results from a specific web location inanchor: - The inanchor operator delivers results with the terms you requested in embedded urls within the page. The common use for candidate sourcing would be to exclude items found using inanchor. For example; we don’t want job descriptions to be returned in our search results, so we enter the following in our string; -inanchor:apply and –inanchor:submit. This will help us eliminate job ads that include a url for online applications.
Now let’s really try and find some candidates; Using a complete Boolean search string including the commands we have reviewed but in the correct combination (intitle:”resume for” OR intitle:”resume of” OR inurl:resume) “restaurant general manager” -job -apply -submit -example -sample Look in page titles for: “resume for” or “Resume of” Look in url for: resume Look for the exact phrase: “restaurant general manager” Exclude from results: job, apply, submit, example, sample your results will look like;
Another example; (intitle:”resume for” OR intitle:”resume of” OR intitle:”’s resume”) "restaurant general manager" -intitle:example -intitle:examples -intitle:sample -intitle:submit Look in page titles for: “resume for” or “Resume of” or “ David ’s resume Look for the exact phrase: “restaurant general manager” Exclude from results: the words example, examples, sample and submit found in page titles your results will look like;
Don’t over do the qualifications. Instead of listing what’s required, tell them what they’ll be doing with their skills.
Ex: Instead of 5 years of management experience with a strong knowledge of profit and loss statement. You might say, You’ll be using your knowledge of profit and loss statements to manage a high-volume, fast-paced restaurant environment
Ask your existing employees and recent hires what they think about your ad and where they looked for opportunities during their search
Remember that your candidates are your customers. You need to sell them on your opportunity and treat them like customers throughout your entire hiring process.
“Tips and Tricks for Effective E-Recruiting” My Restaurant Company is committed to creating an atmosphere to develop professionally within the company and bases promotion opportunities on individual performance. We're looking for passionate people who share our commitment for quality! We’re currently adding to our growing team by hiring key employees, shift leads, expeditor in a full service atmosphere, assistant managers, servers, and experienced Managers for our available Management positions. We’re currently adding to our growing team by hiring servers, shift leads, assistant restaurant managers and experienced restaurant general managers .