How to Use Advanced Resume Search Features to Find the Right Candidates

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Today there are over 80 million searchable resumes on Indeed. Job seekers have uploaded or created these resumes so they can be contacted by employers about relevant job opportunities and easily apply to jobs from any device.

More than 2 million new resumes are added each month, which is exactly why the Indeed Resume advanced search features come in handy for recruiters — to help you easily find the type of candidate you want to contact.

Here are some of the top search features available on Indeed Resume:

Boolean search

Boolean search operators connect search terms together to help you narrow or broaden your search results.

Boolean operator Example
AND All resumes returned will contain both parts of the argument. A space will operate in the same manner as an explicit AND.sales AND executive
ORResumes must contain at least one of the items in the OR list.retail OR cashier
“ “To search for an exact phrase, insert quotations around the phrase.“registered nurse”
( )Use parentheses to bundle search terms AND (CPA OR CMA)

Advanced operators

To search for phrases within certain parts of the resume, use any of the following advanced operators.

Advanced operatorExample
titleMost recent job titletitle:“account executive”
anytitleAny job title on the resumeanytitle:“customer support”
companyCurrently employed companycompany:indeed
anycompanyAny company in past experienceanycompany:coles
schoolSchool (such as college) in education sectionschool:melbourne
fieldofstudyField of study (e.g. major) in educationfieldofstudy:“computer science”
skillsSkills section of the resumeskills:excel


Indeed provides a list of refinements you can use directly from the resume search page to limit your results to the criteria that matter most. Refinements include years of experience, education levels, distance and more.

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Using Indeed Resume, you can search millions of resumes and get precisely targeted results for any field in an instant. And you only pay when you’re ready to contact prospective hires.

Start using these free advanced resume search features here. Or click to learn more about how Indeed Resume works.