Search Tips

  • Text search is not case sensitive.
  • You must supply at least two letters in a row for any search.
  • Enter whole words or use the * character as a “wild card”. For example, if you are looking for Janice MacCullough’s profile but you are not sure how to spell her name, you might enter jan* (which will return all names that start with the letters Jan) or *ccull* (which will return all names that contain that string of letters).
  • To exclude search results, use the ! or - character. For example, to search for postings that contain the word “director” but not “athletic”, enter director !athletic or director -athletic, placing a space before the ! or – character.

    Note that if you search for director-athletic, the system treats the dash as part of the term for which you are searching.

  • To search for a phrase that contains a dash set off by spaces, enclose the entire phrase in quotation marks: “director – athletic”.
  • When you search for a name among applications, the search will return all applications that include the name, regardless of whether it is the applicant’s name or the name of a former supervisor or reference.
  • Example: You search for John Smith. Your search returns all applicants named John Smith and all applicants who included John Smith as a former supervisor, reference, or other job contact.
  • Searches normally return items that contain all your search terms. For example, if you enter facilities manager, the search returns items that contain both these words.
  • To search for one or more out of a set of search terms, use the | (vertical bar) character. For example, to search for postings that contain either of the words director or coordinator, enter director | coordinator.
  • You can’t do a search that only specifies what not to return, such as !coordinator.
  • You can’t do a search for a word or phrase that was selected from a drop-down list, such as the name of a state, but you can use filtering to find the information. The procedure below for viewing applicants who reside in a specific state gives an example of how to do this.
  • The text search box allows you to search for specific words or names.
  • Select More search options to expand the search tools area.
  • Use the searching and filtering tools to narrow down the results that the system presents:
    • You can add columns if the information you need is not included on the page.
    • Use advanced filters (if any are available) to narrow down the results.
  • Use the column controls to organize and sort the search results:
    • Move a column to the left or to the right using its left and right controls.
    • Delete a column using its delete control if you do not want to display it. If you need to add it back later, use the add columns control to do so.
    • Order the search results by sorting a column in ascending or descending order using its up and down controls.