How to build a search in TalentNeuron Recruit
Learn about the three ways to search in Recruit: My Company’s Postings, Search Wizard, and New Search.
About searching in Recruit
In TalentNeuron Recruit, there are three ways to build a search:
- My Company’s Postings allows you to analyze your company’s job postings in one click. We automatically translate the text of a job posting into a search, which you can later adjust.
- The Search Wizard automates a search for you, based on the input of a job title, a location, or a job description (or any combination of the three). This is a quick way to get started, and you can validate and edit your search after it is generated.
- The New Search allows you to build a search from scratch using our search filters. This is a great search option if you have a grasp on how our search filters work. You will also use this feature to edit searches that were generated by the other search options.
My Company’s Postings
My Company’s Postings allows you to start a search using a job posting from your company that we found online. We automatically translate the text of the job posting into a search that you can edit.
- On the Home Page, click on My company’s postings. You will see a list of job postings from your company.
- You can narrow this list by title or by location using the filters at the top.
- Hover over the posting you want to create a search from. Clicking the title will open the job description associated with that posting. Clicking the Analyze button will begin the search.
- Consider validating your search results.
If you don’t see a recent job posting from your company listed in the options, it’s likely that there is a delay between the time a job is posted and when we visit your corporate site. In the meantime, we recommend using the Role requirements option in the Search Wizard and pasting the text of the job description there.
The Search Wizard allows you to simply input the title of a job, a location, and/or a job description to begin a search. TalentNeuron will automatically align your input with the most probable occupation and/or function; and sometimes apply 1 to 4 skills and/or certifications for you.
- Enter the job title and location (if applicable) from the Home Page.
- Click the best option from the dropdown of suggested job titles, or use your own title if none of the suggestions align with your title.
- Paste the text of a job description, or a set of skills, or anything relevant to the job duties in the text box underneath Role requirements (optional).
- Click Analyze.
Any combination of a job title, a location, and Role requirements is enough for the TalentNeuron platform to automate a search. It can be very quick and easy to input only a title, though adding more information and skills may make it easier to refine the parameters of your search with our filters.
If you select New search from the Home Page, you have the option to build a search from scratch. With a blank search, you are seeing data for all jobs in the country you’ve selected. By applying search filters, you slowly narrow down these results until you’re only seeing data for the specific talent you’re interested in.
- Click New search.
- Begin applying your search filters.
- Click the “+” to expand filters you wish to apply.
- Click Additional filters to apply other filters such as: Credentials, Experience Levels, Titles, Keywords, and Employers.
Validate your search results
Whether you begin your search with My Company’s Postings, Role Requirements, Search Wizard, or New Search, you will want to validate your search before viewing the results. This ensures that the results you are seeing are for the talent that you have in mind.
1. No matter how your search began, you can find Edit search panel in the top left corner of the screen. Click this to expand the search filters.
- While looking at the summary page where you can see – top titles, top skills, active employers amongst other data points – ask yourself the following questions:
- Does it look like titles of people that may be qualified for my role?
- Does it look like the types of skills this talent would have?
- Does it look like the companies that hire this type of talent in this location?
- Does the above look mostly correct? Inevitably, a few irrelevant titles, skills, and companies will appear in these results. This is to be expected. If the results in this area look mostly right, that’s a good indication that your search is ready to go.
- If the data looks mostly right, you can continue looking through the data/results. If the data looks outright wrong, update your search by further refining the filters.
- If you get stuck on a search and don’t know how to get the most representative data, you can contact our Support Team through the Help Center or contact your Account Executive who will help get you the guidance you need.
Saving and Copying Your Searches
Whenever any edit (such as a change to a filter or a name change) is made to a search, it will be autosaved.
You can come back to these autosaved searches from the Home Page under Saved searches or anytime from the Side Menu by clicking My searches and then selecting Saved searches.
It is important to remember that you are saving the criteria you used to define your role and location, not the data on the page. Remember that we use current data. The next time you open a saved search, the data will update automatically to reflect the job postings currently online.
For example, let’s say that you run a search on July 19th and the demand is 5,000. However, when you open the saved search on October 20th, the demand is 5,400. This is because there are 400 more jobs online than when you initially created the search.
Exporting a Role Report
The only alternative to save the current-day data of your search for later reference is to export a Role Report.
You can then choose which widgets or data points you’d like to include in your report.
Note that searches will not autosave if you do not make any edits. For example, if you analyze a job description from My company’s postings, but you do not change any filters or edit the name, the search will not autosave.
If you click the Folder icon up top next to the title of the search, you will see the options to copy, share, or delete searches. Since any changes you make to a search are autosaved, you may want to copy searches if you will wish to come back to a search as it appears now. Then you can make changes and still come back to your original copy.
For a basic search, we recommend adding 1 location, 1 occupation, and 1-3 skills skills or credentials. Avoid redundant criteria. For example, the "Auditor" occupation requires a 4-year degree, so also selecting the "Bachelor's" filter isn't necessary. Generally speaking, the more criteria you add, the narrower your search and the lower your supply and demand.