Recsite provides several useful tools to help you narrow down your search criteria and find the right candidates. You can find the search tool to the left of the Candidates section and can use the icon on the top left to hide/unhide the search tool.
The Search Box and Using Boolean Search
By default, typing multiple words into the search box works in boolean OR. This means that if you type in [John Smith], the search will return any candidates who have either [John] or [Smith] without requiring both. However, keep in mind that typing a single word into the search box will narrow the results to include that word as per usual (i.e. typing in [John] will only return candidates who fulfil that search criterion).
In order to ensure that the search result contains a term, a plus symbol (+) must be put in front of the word. For example, searching [+John Smith] will return results that specifically include [John] but may or may not include [Smith]. Note the difference between the image above and below.
If you would like to search multiple words that follow each other - such as a person’s full name - you can put them in quotation marks. For example, searching [“John Smith”] will only return results containing those words in that specific order.
Below the search box are several options that help you narrow your search parameters. These work as you would expect: searching for candidates who work in the restaurant sector will only return those specific candidates and so on.
You are also able to combine the boolean search with the subsections to further narrow your search.
The Search Index
The keyword search indexes the following data and will show results if your search query matches any of the following:
- Name / Username / Email
- Employment history
- Qualifications and employment
- CV Text
- Candidate notes
- Town / County
TIP: please search for email addresses by enclosing the email in quotation marks e.g. "firstname.lastname@example.org"
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