Boolean Search
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What is Boolean search?

Boolean search is a specific type of search allowing users to combine keywords with operators like AND, NOT and OR to make the search results more relevant. Manatal's boolean search works the same way as Linkedin or Google.
Manatal's boolean search is based on (search in): data parsed from candidate resumes, social media (i.e. Linkedin profile,...), fields in candidate profiles and candidate tags.

Boolean search operates on the following 5 elements:

  • AND - Search for profiles containing term A AND term B
  • OR - Search for profiles containing term A OR term B
  • NOT - Search for profiles NOT containing term A
  • () - Search for profiles containing (term A AND term B)
  • "" - Search for profiles containing "term/phrase A"

These elements help separate and group results based on the specific traits you're searching for. Combining them in your Boolean search narrows profiles down based on relevance.

Important
Operators AND, OR and NOT must always be written in capital letters.

Here are the steps to conduct a boolean search:

  1. Click on the "Candidates" menu.
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  2. Click on the "Boolean Search" subtab.
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  3. Type a term of your choice in the search bar and click "Search". Try using the operators above for more specific search results.
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To learn more about Boolean Searches, you can read the following article.


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