George Boole – Born on 2 November 1815 in England was known for his Boolean algebra. Now, let us see how Boolean Logic helps in our searches.
Search engines are great source for finding resumes. Using proper Boolean operators and searches, one can find the data faster. These Boolean Operators weed out irrelevant data by focusing your search results to find what you need. Please note, every search engine has it's own uniqueness and it would return different search results.
AND - The AND operator provides results with the terms you input. For example, searching "Java" and "Architect" will return pages with both terms - Architect and Java
OR - The OR operator gives results with either of the terms you requested. For example, "Business Development Manager" OR "Account Manager"
NOT - The NOT operator will not deliver show words in your search results. For example, Hunter NOT Farmer will deliever closer results for Hunter not farmer.
( ) Parentheses - The ( ) operator allows you to group terms and build longer search strings. For example, Business Development Manager (Banking AND Finance) will deliever search results who are Business Development Manager in the Banking and Financial domain / who works for Banking / Finance organization.
* - The * operator is a wild card. Adding a wild card will find words contain the wild card. For example admin* will help so you do not have to run separate searches for words similar like: Admin, Administration, Administrator
I have created this handy guide which would help you to build better Boolean Search strings based on the common keywords and job titles. Copy and paste each one as a stand-alone, or use them in conjunction with other skills/requirements.