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Candidate Search Queries

Search your candidate database using one or multiple filters to find the most relevant candidates

Updated over a week ago

Finding a candidate from your candidate database can be hard (even when using the search option), especially if you have a large, unsegmented one. That is why you can use filters to find the most relevant candidates. That way, you can filter your candidates by selected features, words, values, languages, skills, etc.

Click on Engage and then go to the Candidates tab, to open your candidate database.

Click on the Funnel icon, located on the upper left side of your screen, to open the Queries menu.

Queries are divided into 3 groups:

  • My Queries – these queries are created by you. After you have entered the desired filter or filters, you can save them as My Query.

  • Team Queries – search queries created by your colleagues, other users in TalentLyft. You can also share your search queries with your colleagues.

  • Default Queries – most basic search queries that can get you started before you create your own

Above the Add filter button, there is also an option to view All candidates from your database.

When you click on the Add filter button, a list of available filters will open.

Filters in TalentLyft are divided into these groups:

  • Candidate – information regarding candidates (Tags, Languages, Skills, Applications, Name, etc)

  • Interaction – information regarding candidate interactions (Last meeting, Last call, Last heard from, etc)

  • Analytics – analytical information about the candidate's activities (Source, how did the candidate apply; the number of page views, first time seen, number of sessions, etc.

  • GDPR – information about consents he/she has given you, regarding GDPR (Consent for sharing, Consent for Retention, Legitimate interest, etc.)

To find the most relevant candidates, you can combine these filters. You can also use reference operators to narrow down your search (greater than, contains, has any of, etc.)
In this example, we have decided to filter candidates by the number of applications, words contained in their email address, and a specific candidate’s name. To add new filters to your query, click on the Add filter button.

Save all of them individually, by clicking the Save button. After you have saved your filters, they will be added to the query and it will look like this.

To save yourself time, you can save this query for future use. That way, you don't need to add those filters every time you want to use this query. To save your query, click on the main Save button, as shown in the image below. As previously mentioned, you can also share this query with your colleagues, just tick the checkbox that says - Mark as team query and Save.

After the query is saved, it will be visible under the My queries tab.

Click on the query to apply it to your candidates. After it is applied, it will show up next to the funnel button.

To delete your query, hover over it with your mouse and the trash bin icon will appear.

You can also edit existing queries by clicking on the one you wish to edit. After that, you can interact with the filters by clicking on them. Clicking on the X button will delete that parameter.

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