Learn the basics of search.
How search works
It can be helpful to think of our search engine as a funnel or a sieve. A “blank” search without any filters applied returns all of the job postings in our system. By adding criteria, you reduce or increase the number of job postings until you are only seeing data for the talent you’re interested in.
Required, excluded, and optional criteria
Choosing “Exclude” means your search results will not include any job postings that contain that criteria.
How multiple criteria affect your search
Adding multiple criteria can either narrow or broaden your search, depending on the type of filter.
Function, occupation, experience level, education level, title, and employment type are mutually-exclusive filters, meaning that a job posting can only be associated with one option from each of these filters. For example, a single job posting will only ever be tagged to one occupation or one level of experience. Adding more than one criteria from a mutually exclusive filter will broaden your search. A search containing two occupations, for example, will return more results than a search containing just one occupation.
The skills and credentials filters are not mutually exclusive because a job posting almost certainly contains more than one skill. Adding more than one required skill or credential will narrow your search and return only job postings that contain all of those skills or credential. This is because multiple required skills and credentials use AND logic.
Let’s look at an example search to see these rules in action:
The “Alternative skills” feature
There is an additional feature that provides more flexibility to search: Alternative skills and Alternative credentials. These work by allowing you to separate skills with OR logic, meaning that your search will include job postings that contain either Skill A or Skill B. Learn more about Boolean.
The additional skill or credential will appear in the criteria pill as part of a Boolean string. You can add up to 10 alternative skills/credential.