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1. Simple Search

Enter the keyword Accounting Manager, and the top results will be those vacancies that contain 'Accounting Manager' as a phrase. Following these will be vacancies where both words are present, but not combined into a phrase. Last on your list will be those vacancies in which either the word 'Accounting' or the word 'Manager' appears.

2. Exact Search

Enter the keyword "Accounting Manager" within double quotes and results will yield only those vacancies with the exact phrase 'Accounting Manager'. No other job roles will be presented.

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3. Defined Search

Control exactly what jobs to look for by defining specific requirements in your keyword expressions:

  • title:"vacancy title" — search by vacancy title.
    Enter title:"Accounting Manager", and you will find all vacancies with 'Accounting Manager' in their title. The quote marks are important. If you forget them and enter title:Accounting Manager, you will collect vacancies with only 'Accounting' in the title and the word 'Manager' elsewhere in the supporting text.
  • location:"place name" — search by location name.
    Enter location:"Weybridge", and you will find all vacancies with 'Weybridge' included as part of their definition. Note that this place name is part of the description, not a parameter for a geographical search.
  • company:"company name" — search by company name.
    Enter company:"Ford Motor Company", and you will find all vacancies posted by 'Ford Motor Company'.

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4. Boolean Operators

Another way to improve results is with Boolean operators - a kind of 'argument description' that allows you to qualify your search. To be distinguished from other keywords, Boolean operators must always be in upper case.

  • AND This instruction adds two values together. "Accounting Manager" AND "Fund Accounting" yields only those vacancies with both 'Accounting Manager' and 'Fund Accounting' together. Instead of 'AND' you can also use '&&'.
  • OR This command searches for either the item before it or after it. "Accounting Manager" OR "Fund Accounting" will find either Accounting Manager or Fund Accounting vacancies.
  • NOT This command excludes any vacancies with a specific description appearing after 'NOT'. To search for 'Accounting Manager' vacancies but not for 'Accounting Clerk' you would enter: "Accounting Manager" NOT "Accounting Clerk". Of course 'NOT' cannot be used at the beginning of your query since it would automatically negate it and produce no results. Instead of 'NOT' you can use '!'.

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5. Grouping

Use () to group your search terms. These brackets can be very useful if you want to control Boolean logic to extend a query. ("Accounting Manager" OR "Accounting Clerk") AND "Fund Accounting" will return all vacancies that contain either 'Accounting Manager' or 'Accounting Clerk' and 'Fund Accounting'.
You can also use brackets in the argument description. For example, title:("Accounting Manager" NOT "Fund Accounting") will yield vacancies that have 'Accounting Manager' in title but that do not include 'Fund Accounting'.

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