2081458 - Candidate Search with "Is Exactly" and "Contains" Criteria - Recruiting

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2081458 - Candidate Search with "Is Exactly" and "Contains" Criteria - Recruiting


  • When searching in Candidate Search, how can I limit my search results?


  • Recruiting Management.


  • Each time a candidate search is prepared there is an option with criteria “is exactly” or “contains”. Make sure to select the correct one.
  • In specific for “contains” criteria if the searched text has spaces, the spaces are “translated” by the system in logic OR. In the below example searching for a zip code with criteria “contains” and text “T3H 5E8” (where there is a space between T3H and 5E8) will search for all candidates where both texts T3H and 5E8 are contained:

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  •  If the criteria are changed to “is exactly”, then only candidates which are exactly with zip code “T3H 5E8” are found. The space is treated as normal character and is not “dividing” the two texts.

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Use cases:

  • For example if a recruiter wants to find exactly candidates with a specific zip or postal code.


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