Boolean searches allow you to combine words and phrases using words like AND, OR, and NOT to limit, widen, or define your resume search. ClearanceJobs.com employs the following standards:
Separate all keywords and keyword phrases with AND or OR.
Group sections of keywords or keyword phrases together with (parenthesis).
To exclude resumes from a search, use the AND NOT separator.
For EXACT phrases, enclose the keywords in "quotes".
To search on partial keywords (sometimes called "wildcards"), insert an asterisk at the end of the partial keywords.
Begin with a general search
Start your search by selecting general criteria and then "drilling down" to meet your specific needs. Drill down by adding more keywords or selecting more criteria.
Consider alternate spellings and wordings
If you are searching for a job using only specific keywords, you may be excluding some opportunities from your results. When using keywords, there is usually more than one way to phrase or spell your keyword. For example, a "Database Administrator" may also be phrased as "DBA", or "Database Admin", or even "Database Guru". Similarly, a "Software Developer" may also be listed as a "Software Programmer", or "Software Engineer", or "Software Coder". A "Windows NT" expert may be "WinNT" or "Windows-NT" or "WindowsNT".
When in doubt, browse!
Sometimes, simply browsing through the ClearanceJobs.com resume database is an easy way to find interesting opportunities. To browse the resume database, click the Search button without entering in any search criteria.