Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Sourcing using boolean search and other tips 2014


Published on

Sourcing Using Boolean Search and Other Tips 2014

Published in: Education, Technology, Design

Sourcing using boolean search and other tips 2014

  1. 1. Sourcing Using Boolean Search and other Tips 2014
  2. 2. BOOLEAN OPERATORS  Boolean Operators are an operation that follows the rules of Boolean algebra; each operator and the result take one of two values.  The base skill in most research/sourcing involved in Recruiting involves Boolean Search.  Sourcing is Research and Networking to find People for your Clients or Business    AND + …Limits search, use to include required skills, experience technologies or titles OR | …At least one is required, more than one is returned. It is good practice to always use parentheses around “OR” statements but all search engines / web sites do not require it. Returned search will have at least one of the following and if they have multiple, it will return as well. NOT – …Excludes a specific term from the search. Reduces the results.
  3. 3. BOOLEAN SEARCH MODIFIERS  ASTERISK* - Use on most resume databases and non-internet search engines. It will return the highlighted word beginning with the root. (Manag*) (eg. Manager, Management, Manage)  (PARENTHESES) – Use to encapsulate OR statements and execute them properly. Or statements won’t run as intended if you do not put in parentheses (eg. AUDIT OR SOX OR ICFR)  “QUOTATION MARKS” - Use when searching for exact phrase or word, or some search engines will split them up. (eg. “Assistant Director”)  NEAR - Washington NEAR(DC OR D.C.)
  4. 4. X Ray Search You can X-Ray most any site #1. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants  (CPA Assurance Director AICPA public ("Washington, D.C.") (KPMG) bio -~jobs)
  5. 5. X-Ray Search #2. Greater Washington Society of CPAs (  (CPA Assurance Director AICPA public ("Washington, D.C.") (KPMG OR E&Y OR Ernst OR PWC OR Deloitte) bio -~jobs) New Member List – Multiple Additions
  6. 6. Search Tips & Tricks By Glen Cathey  Search with an exact phrase - Put quotation marks around words "[any word]“  Search by file type - Search for specific types of files, such as PDFs, PPTs, or XLS, by adding filetype: and the 3-letter file abbreviation.  Search numbers in a range – Good for Zip Codes (20006…20008)
  7. 7. Google custom search engine. In the search box, enter the desired location of the candidate if required, then skillsets that you'd expect to see on a CV or Resume. As with Google's homepage, you can use operators such as "AND", "OR" as well as quotation marks to refine results. rulemaking AND (attorney OR counsel OR JD OR J.D.) AND (SEC OR DOJ OR FINRA OR CFTC) AND (D.C. OR DC)
  8. 8.  Ph.D. AND Economics AND Audit AND (SEC OR S.E.C.) AND (D.C. OR DC) AND CPA
  9. 9. -    CPA AND (audit OR assurance) AND Deloitte AND (SOX OR sarbanes) Took out “audit” – only 10 results Searches your LI network and Groups
  10. 10. …   Continued CPA AND (audit OR assurance) AND (Deloitte OR Ernst & Young OR E&Y OR PWC OR KPMG) AND (SOX OR sarbanes) Searches your LI network and Groups and Google plus
  11. 11. Recruiting Tool Bar    Download, hit “run”, email confirmation Boolean Searches on all kinds of web sites, meta search engines and more. Requires edits and research but great information
  12. 12. Good Reading – Sourcing & Recruiting  Sourcecon Google Hangout - Thursdays 12pm CST/ 1pm EST.  Sourcecon List of Resources  Shally Steckerl – The Sourcing Institute Blog Postings:  Glen Cathey - 