Chances are that you probably use the Candidate filters for the majority of your search in your talent pool. But, you also have the option to use a search feature to find the candidates you’re after. You’ll find this under the small magnifying glass when looking in your candidate bank.
When you add a search query, the system will look at the following fields in the candidate’s profile:
First and last name
Search within specific fields
You can search in specific fields of the candidate by using our advanced search syntax. To search for a specific field, just type the field name followed by a colon and the text you're searching for (without any spaces).
💡 For example: to search for all candidates named Anders you just type first_name:Anders in the search field.
These following fields are searchable:
first_name The candidate's first name.
last_name The candidate's last name.
email The candidate's email address.
pitch The candidate's pitch text.
notes All notes written on a candidate.
linkedin_profile The candidate's LinkedIn profile, if applied via LinkedIn.
cover_letters The candidate's cover letters for every job application.
reviews All written reviews on the candidate.
resume_text The text in an uploaded CV.
Filter candidates based on the presence of a field
You can filter candidates based on if a field has any value or not by using the _exists_:email syntax where email is the field name.
💡 For example: to find all candidates without any email you would type !_exists_:email in the search field,.
Use boolean search to specify your search
The candidate search feature will allow some basic boolean search strings. Under the table here, you see which search attributes that works:
The AND operator
word1 AND word2
The AND attribute means the system looks for candidates with both keywords present in the profile.
The OR operator
word1 OR word2
The OR attribute will return candidates with either one of the search word present in the profile
The NOT operator
word1 NOT word2
The NOT attribute will return candidates with that doesn't have the search word present in the profile, in this case no candidates matching
Quotations " "
If they keywords added needs to be considered as a whole, you can use quotations to enclose the search word/phrase. The quotations marks will return candidates with the defined search phrase only.
❕ If you don’t use "quotations”, the database will view the space between the two words as an
AND, resulting in larger search that covers both words.
Parentheses ( )
Ruby AND (Brusman OR Nordstrand)
Use parentheses to group keywords, in this example it will find all candidates matching "Ruby" while aslo matching either "Brusman" or "Nordstrand".