Registered User? - Login Here :    Email (User ID):    Passcode:        Forgot Password? Search Guidelines has powerful search options for Job Seekers and Employers. One of the important parts of most searches is the 'Keywords' section that, when used, will help narrow the results to a manageable number of results. Understanding how keywords work with is very important to making sure you get the most out of our service.

Types of Searches - It is important that you understand the various types of searches so that you can choose the one that is most appropriate for your search needs.

All Words - This option will limit results to any record that contains all of the words you type in the keyword box. So, were you to choose this option and put 'finance budget spreadsheet' into the keywords box, you would only receive results that have ALL of these keywords as text in the Job or Resume.

Any Word - This option return results to you that contain ANY of the words that you include in the keywords box. So, were you to put 'finance budget' into the keywords box, you would receive results that would include any of these words but NOT NECESSARILY all of them. So, you could receive a record that contains 'finance' but not the work 'budget' or a resume that contains 'budget' but not 'finance'.

Exact Phrase - This option will only return to you EXACTLY what you type in the keyword box. So if you typed in 'Postal Service', you will only receive results where that exact phrase exists. In this case, if a record contains the word Postal in one place, and then Service somewhere else in the record, this particular record will not show in your results as 'Postal' and 'Service' were not an exact phrase as 'Postal Service'.

Boolean Search - Advanced user can enjoy the great benefits of performing deep searches with Boolean Search. This is where AND, OR, and NOT with parenthesis and quotes come into play. Various search engines perform differently so please follow these guidelines for our search if you intend to use this option.

To begin with, Inflectional searches are built-in to This means that if you have a word like 'managed' in your keywords, you will not have to include managing and manager in the search. The 'Forms of Inflectional' capability will do this for you.

Here are some important rules to follow.
Unless they are enclosed in parentheses, AND always takes precedence to OR. Here are some search terms and the results :

Finance AND Budget OR Spreadsheet
Records that contain Finance and Budget in the same record, or Spreadsheet

(Finance AND Budget) OR Spreadsheet
(Same as above) - Records that contain Finance and Budget, or Spreadsheet

Finance AND (Budget OR Spreadsheet)
Records that contain Finance and either Budget or Spreadsheet

Notce how by placing the parentheses around 'Budget or Spreadsheet', it now takes precedence over the 'Finance AND'. The result may be thought of as either Finance and Budget or Finance and Spreadsheet. Where the first example can be thought of as either Finance and Budget in a record or Spreadsheet in a record.

AND NOT - if you want to eliminate a word from a search, you can use the 'AND NOT' operator. So, let's say you want to receive all records that have the words Java and Unix but do not have the word Recuiter show in your results.
This string would look like :
Java and Unix and not Recruiter

AND NOT cannot be used as the first operator of any keyword string and it must follow another search item. So this is a valid search string :

Java and not recruiter

This is an invalid search string:

And not Recruiter and Java

This is a valid search string :

(java or unix) and (programmer and not recruiter)

This is an invalid search string

(java and unix) and (and not recruiter and programmer) note : the AND NOT cannot be on the left side inside of a parenthesis.

Should you want to use multiple items in a AND NOT scenario, you would do this :

java and unix and not (recruiter or manager)