The Keyword search facility is based on a system similar to what a search engine like Google would use. The search tool is designed for carrying out Natural Language Searches. This means it is designed to look for key words or phrases. The keyword tool searches every text field (for example location, job title, job description, company name etc). The results returned are based on how relevant the candidates profile is to the words entered.
Here are some brief examples of how to use the search tool:
sales manager – finds candidates matching "sales" and “manager"
"sales manager" – finds candidates matching the phrase "sales manager"
"sales" "manager" – finds candidates matching "sales" or "manager"
manager -sales – finds candidates matching "manager" but do not contain the word "sales"
'Stemming' is also used, meaning that derivatives of a word will also be found, for example engineer will also find engineers and engineering.
The search results will be ranked with the most relevant at the top. If it can’t find the exact phrase, it will then look for the individual words (like an OR search).
The system will ignore AND and OR, which it considers as noise.
There is no need to enter a comma or other separator between keywords - just use a space. Quotation marks ("") can be used around multiple words to mean search for that phrase rather than any of the individual words. Minus (-) signs can also be used to mean a particular word must not be found.
Further refine search results by using the categories such as location and job function.
NOTE: Doing complex combinations of AND/OR searches are less likely to deliver good results as the search tool is based on Natural Language Search.