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Full-text Boolean Search

Dynamic boolean builder gives you a head start in your research and helps your write x-ray searches

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Search full Candidate profiles using AND, OR, NOT Boolean operators.

With TalentLyft, you can perform a full text search of your candidates’ profiles using keywords.
This Feature enables you to easily and quickly find candidates that perfectly match your current hiring needs.

Boolean operators

Using AND, OR, NOT operators you can easily refine your search queries to get just the right data.

Use AND to find profiles that contain all the keywords specified in the query. For example, Python AND Java will return only those profiles that contain both Python and Java.

OR is used to search profiles that contain any of the keywords specified in the query. For example, searching Caltech OR MIT will give you all the profiles that contain either Caltech or MIT.

Use NOT when you want to search through profiles that don’t contain specified keywords. Following the first example, searching for Python NOT Java will return profiles that contain the word Python and don’t contain Java.

Operators are automatically highlighted as you type your search query.

NOTE: Using operators at the beginning of the search query is not supported and won't return any results.

Grouping search terms

Parenthesis ( ) enable you to group search terms and create more complex queries. You can easily write a query like Stanford AND (Python OR Java) and you’ll get all the profiles that contain words:

  • Stanford and Python

  • Stanford and Java

  • Stanford, Python, and Java

Searching exact terms or phrases

TalentLyft search is, by default, a fuzzy search. That means if you search for Antonio you will also get profiles that contain Antonija, Anton, Ante and Antonela. If you would rather search only for Antonio, you can include quotation marks (“Antonio”) and get results that contain exactly that keyword. It works the same with longer phrases like “Massachusetts Institute of Technology”.

NOTE: Boolean operators are not supported inside quoted expressions and will be interpreted as part of the search term.

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