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What is Boolean Search?

What is Boolean Search? | Zoek Job Site

Boolean Search is a type of search that allows users to combine keywords with ‘modifiers’ or ‘operators’ to limit, widen or define results. There are three main modifiers: ‘AND’, ‘OR’ and ‘NOT’. Brackets, quotation marks and asterisks are other tools used when performing a Boolean Search. All are used in combination with primary keywords in order to fine-tune a search for quicker, more accurate results.

Are traditional interviews dead?

Traditional, ‘structured’ interviews have been the mainstay of the interview process for a long time. But what other types of interview formats can a hirer use? And are reports of the demise of the standard interview accurate? We’d argue no – what has changed dramatically is the process that leads to the traditional interview scenario. Nevertheless, whatever the process, it has led to having a pool of a few likely candidates. What should the next step be?

The structured interview

Finding the freshest candidates

It’s common for recruiters to talk about the size of their database of CVs or candidates. But behind the figures, how relevant is this measurement? Not at lot, we’d argue!

The problem is that these impressive figures, often in the hundreds of thousands, represent a total number of candidates over time. With a long-standing jobs board these figures could well include candidates from 2, 5, even 10 years ago. How relevant would your CV be from 5 years ago?

How to recruit an effective team

Recruiting, motivating and retaining an effective team is vitally important for most businesses. But, as recruitment specialists know, that isn’t always an easy task. There are many factors to consider when you are asked to help hire a team of people. You need to devote time and effort to getting it right.

In practice, hiring a strong, effective team for a company comes down to several key factors:

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