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Boolean commando's on LinkedIn

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Boolean searches rely on specific modifiers to help you find results more closely related to the types of profiles you need to find. You can build search strings in the Keywords, Title, Name, and Company fields. The modifiers you can include in Recruiter are AND, OR, and NOT, quotes, and parentheses.

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Boolean commando's on LinkedIn

  1. 1. Talent Solutions Best PracticesBoolean ModifiersBoolean searches rely on specific modifiers to help you find results more closelyrelated to the types of profiles you need to find. You can build search strings in theKeywords, Title, Name, and Company fields. The modifiers you can include inRecruiter are AND, OR, and NOT, quotes, and parentheses. NOT If you would like to do a search but want to exclude a particular term, type that term with an upper-case NOT immediately before it . Your search results will exclude any profile containing that term.AND • NOT directorIf you would like to search for profiles that include two terms, • (Google OR Salesforce) NOT LinkedInyou can separate those terms with the upper-case word AND. • director NOT executive NOT vpHowever, you don’t have to use AND — if you enter two terms • NOT Recruiter NOT Talentthe search engine will assume there is an AND between them.• software AND engineer Quotes• “software engineer”• “customer service” AND hospitality If you would like to search for an exact phrase or terms that include punctuation, enclose the phrase in quotation marks.• “instructional design” You can use these in addition to other modifiers• human resources • “product manager” • “account representative”OR • “executive assistant”If you would like to broaden your search to find profiles that • “.net” AND “C++”include one or more terms, you can separate those terms withthe upper-case word OR. OR is most often used to search foralternate spellings or for terms that mean the same thing. Parenthesis If you would like to do a complex search you can combine• Helpdesk OR “Help Desk” OR “Technical Support” terms and modifiers. The following example will find both• “Vice President” OR VP OR “V.P.” OR SVP OR EVP software engineers and software architects.• J2EE OR “Java Enterprise Edition” OR JEE OR JEE5 • software AND (engineer OR architect)• "account executive" OR "account exec" OR "account manager" OR "sales executive" OR "sales manager" OR • trainer NOT (fitness OR physical) "sales representative" • (HR OR “human resources”) AND “customer service Quick Tip Don’t underestimate the power of NOT. Probably the least used and least understood modifier is NOT. A huge part of what you ARE looking for is what you are NOT looking for. NOT helps you pare down your search results by excluding those you know are not eligible or would not necessarily be interested in the role.©2012 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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