Search

How does the candidate search work?

In Zoho Recruit, the Candidate module search supports the Wildcard search, Boolean search, Combination search and Exact search. It helps you to search the candidate details along with the attachment, and makes your search more powerful.

Wildcard Search:

Sometimes you don't know exactly what you are looking for. That is when the Wildcard search come in handy to find your word. It substitutes a character as a fill-in for any word or letter in a search phrase.

Zoho Recruit supports the following wildcards:

The Question mark "?"
This is used to represent a single alphanumeric character in a search phrase. For example, searching for the term "Rol?nda" will give results which contain words such as "Rolenda" and "Rolanda".




Note: Avoid using the question mark as the first character in a search phrase.

An Asterisk "*"
This is used to search more alphanumeric characters.
For example, searching for the term "Mar*" will give results which contain words such as "Martha", "Mary", "Maria","Marie", "Martina" and "Margaret.




Note: Avoid using the asterisk as the first character in a search phrase.

Search using Boolean Operators
Zoho Recruit supports the following boolean operators:

AND is used to search the records that contain all the keywords mentioned in the search box. For example, searching for Rafael AND Abc.com will give results that contain both words.




OR is used to search the records that contains at least one of the keywords you have specified in the search box. For example, searching for Ms.com OR Abc.com will give results that contains either or both words.




NOT is used to search the records that do not contain the keyword following it. For example, searching for Agnus NOT Mary will display records that contain Agnus and will display records that does not contain Mary.




Note:
* Avoid using NOT operator as the first word in a search phrase.
* AND, OR and NOT should be typed in upper-case.

Search for an Exact phrase
Quotation marks ("") will help you to find the records that contain the exact phrase within the quotes. For example, searching for "margaret resume" will give results that contains the phrase margaret resume.




Combination Search
Parenthesis () will help you to search records without the doubtfulness in complex search phrases. For example, searching for (Mary OR Rafael) AND New will display records that contain the terms
* Mary and New
* Rafael and New
* Mary,Rafael and New



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