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Basics of Boolean for Recruiters

Any recruiter in order to track suitable candidates needs to understand the very basics of Boolean. Besides Google, many other sites accept Boolean. These include LinkedIn and Monster.There are five elements of syntax – AND, OR, NOT, ( ), “ ” – that anyone needs to understand right at the start for building a Boolean search.

AND” is the simplest to use that returns results having both the keywords. For instance if you type in “consultant AND analyst” it would give results that contain both the words “consultant” and “analyst”.

Next in line is “OR” that gives a more expanded search result, including one or more of the stated words.  For instance the search phrase “hairdresser OR stylist OR beautician” will return results having any of the words.

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