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Successful Searching: Job Titles

Job Titles, Exclusions and how to create great searches.

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Written by Arbee
Updated over a week ago

Welcome to RecruitBot! One of the first things you'll want to jump into is creating positions and start searching for amazing candidates. A critical part of finding the right candidates is creating the perfect search - there are lots of ways to do this - Boolean searches, and location matching, but one of the most important is via Job Titles.

Job Titles

Job titles are everywhere, on resumes, job boards, but they can differ from company to company and even be unique across similar positions. Here are some tips on creating great searches using job titles.

Let's say you have an open position for a Senior Mobile Software Engineer who knows Typescript, Java, and Angular--you've got a few options. One choice is to create a very specific search for a 'Senior Mobile Software Engineer' and add all the skills into the skills section of the search. Unfortunately, because that search is very specific, you might not get as many matches as you'd like.

Tip #1 - Be broader when you're doing your search

RecruitBot is unique in a few ways--we've got a HUGE pool of candidates, but because Job Titles vary across positions and companies, they might not always match specific job titles. Be a bit broader when doing your searches, and you'll start off getting more matches. For example, search for 'Mobile Software Engineer' and 'Mobile Software Developer' as additional job titles. Some companies don't offer a 'Senior' position, maybe they have 10 years of experience but didn't get that title. You don't want to disqualify them without reviewing their profile. A broader search = more matches that you can look at and rate.

Tip #2 - Let RecruitBot do the work!

RecruitBot has some pretty amazing machine learning doing a lot of smart stuff behind the scenes. When you rate your matches with either 1-2 stars based on their resume (means not qualified for outreach) or 4-5 stars (means qualified for outreach), after rating enough candidates, RecruitBot goes to work and sorts your search results based off your ratings--giving you what we think you'll like at the top, and deprioritizing those you might not like to the bottom. Put RecruitBot to work with more matches and leverage machine learning to do the work for you!

Tip #3 - Test out more searches!

Don't forget, you can use the 'New' option in searches to create several different searches. Here at RecruitBot, we like to try out a few searches, let's call them 'A/B tests'. For one search, we'll do a specific search for Job Titles + skills + location, and see how many matches we get. Then, click the 'New' button and create a new search - this time make the job title search broader and maybe add one or two skills - you'll get more matches and then rating candidates will make RecruitBot do the work!

Tip #4 - Use Exclusions!

You might not know this, but when searching for Job Titles, you can also EXCLUDE certain job titles. So, for example, if you're searching for a Chef, but really don't want Sous Chefs, then you can add a 'Doesn't have' exclusion to remove those users from the search results.

If you have any questions about searches or need help, please reach out to our support team here at, or chat with us via the bubble in the bottom right. Happy recruiting!

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