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Top CV Database Searching Tips
You now have access to a database holding over 4 million CVs. In order to save you time and money we've created a 2 minute guide to help you get the most out of your searches. After all, helping you find the perfect candidates is why we're here!
The Boolean Method
The Boolean method of searching is used widely on the internet in order to achieve a more specific search. By combining keywords and phrases with the Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT, “speech marks” and brackets you are able to limit, widen or define your search.
Simple Boolean Searches
Most searches you perform will contain one of the following Boolean operators:
Sales AND Marketing
Will retrieve any CVs containing the keywords Sales and Marketing.
N.B. All CVs found will contain both keywords.
Sales OR Marketing
Will retrieve any CVs containing the keywords Sales or Marketing.
N.B. Will retrieve CVs containing one of the keywords entered.
Sales NOT Marketing
Will retrieve any CVs containing the keyword Sales but not Marketing.
N.B. CVs will match if they contain the word Sales but not if they also mention Marketing.
Will retrieve any CVs containing the key-phrase Marketing Assistant.
N.B. These keywords must appear together for the CV to be found.
Admin and (“Customer Service” OR Sales)
Will retrieve CVs that have Admin and either Customer Service or Sales.
N.B. CVs will match if they contain Admin and one of the keywords contained in the brackets, not both.
It is worth noting that a keyword search also recognises words with multiple endings, unless “speech marks” are used.
A search for manager will retrieve: manager, managers and manageress
But a search for “manager” will only retrieve: manager
Advanced Boolean Search
For a more complicated search you can use a combination of the Boolean commands seen above.
- Marketing AND (Assistant OR Executive)
- “Account Manager” AND Marketing AND Sales
- “Account Manager” AND (Marketing OR Sales)