Leo has enhanced your ability to search by using Power Search technology (the same tech that powers Wikipedia!)
Power Search is there to help you dive deep into the Leo database and find those specific candidates you might not find using a filter search - for more specialised skill sets or job titles then specific searches are your friend.
How to Power Search
If you search “Java” AND “London” every candidate record that has these words individually will appear. Now if you add “Java” AND “London” AND “Springbot” any candidate with “Springbot” will be displayed as well.
However if you want someone with just this specific skills set, you would use filters as Power Search is for finding every source of information with the data you’ve entered. Leo’s Power Search utilises the information stored on candidates through relevance; so information like industries, job titles, locations, notes and documents can be found with only a few words.
As well as using Power Search technology you can apply boolean search operators; below are the ways you can use this feature to its full potential:
1. AND (MUST BE CAPS)
Used when you want to include 2+ criteria. By inputting a search for Recruitment AND Manager, results will show both Recruitment and Manager in it.
2. OR (MUST BE CAPS)
Used to get multiple entries in the results. So a search for Recruitment OR Manager will return any results containing Recruitment and any results containing Manager - can be useful when different words to say the same thing, for example Manager can also be Consultant OR Agent OR Advisor.
3. NOT (MUST BE CAPS)
Used to exclude specific requirements. You can also use the minus, for example: (Recruitment AND Manager) NOT Consultant or (Recruitment AND Manager)-Consultant.
4. BRACKETS ()
Brackets are used to demonstrate priorities. For example; when you enter Recruitment AND Manager OR Consultant, the terms won’t know what comes first, instead try Recruitment AND (Manager OR Consultant).
5. QUOTATIONS " "
Quotations are used for exact phrases so the search treats it as one keyword. For example, "Recruitment Manager" would only return results with that exact phrase. These should only be used if you are 100% certain of what you’re looking for.
6. ASTERISK *
Used to widen your search through related terms. For example anything related to Admin cane be searched with admin* resulting in: administrator, administration, administer, administered. Simply put, you’re telling the search to include all words related to the stem.
7. QUESTION MARK ?
Used to substitute single characters in a word. For example, "J?b" will search records containing Job or Jab.