H Boolean Logic is fundamental to the
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introduced mathematical engines (Google, Bing etc), resume
logic in 7341 resulting in databases (_l/ lonster, Dice, Seek etc),
, ” applicant tracking systems , / internal
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As a recruiter, correctly utilising the three key Boolean Operators and
— Modifiers will provide better more accurate search results.
BOOLEAN OPERATORS SEARCH MODIFIERS
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AN D AND is also implied bya : : SPEECH :
blank space between words : E_G_ "project Manager" MARKS
E-G- Snltwale AND Englneel I‘ Results will contain the
Snnwale Englneel words Project and Manager E
Results will contain both the together as an exact phrase ¥
words Software and Engineer -. -.
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E. G. Construction OR Building 3' E. G. Manage* :
Results will contain one or ‘ Results will contain terms :
more of the words that begin with Manage, e.g.
Construction or Building Q Management and Manager * I;
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E G Mana er NOT Director E'G' (Manager OR :
' ' 9 Director) Sales '. ;
Resu| r:StWOng. COntta'n the : _ Results will contain the word E
Seam erm Wee or -. Sales and either or both ofthe -. ,
5', words Manager or Director
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SEARCH STREAMS BOOLEAN TIPS
Boolean Operators and Modiﬁers can be used togetherto
form more speciﬁc search streams. E. G. A search for a
Construction Project Manager in Sydney or Melbourne:
‘he AND Operator narrows results
‘he OR Operator produces broader results
Use the NOT Operator to remove previous results
Q upmject Manager» Construction (Sydney on Always use capitalised letters for Operators
Melbourne) NOT ”lnformation Technology” some systems only support Boolean Symbols
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Some applications don't support the Asterisk
Modiﬁer, instead construct OR statements to
Results will contain the speciﬁc phrase — Project Manager, . .
search for all variations
the word Construction, the word Sydney and / or the word
Melbourne but not the phrase Information Technology
Record each search stream to avoid duplication
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