FAQ #2: Search Help

FAQ #2: How do I use the search form?

It's quite simple: enter some keywords (for example: wind manager), optionally select a state, and click the search button!

Keywords and state are both optional:

  • If you don't enter keywords, and you don't pick a state, the results will show the most recent jobs (up to 500) from any location, with the most recent jobs listed first.
  • If you don't enter keywords, and you do pick a state, the results will include all the jobs in that state, most recent first.

Keywords logic:

  • If you enter several keywords, the results will include the jobs where the job title or the job description include all the keywords you entered. For those familiar with boolean logic, this is equivalent to the "AND" boolean logic.
  • If you enter keywords enclosed in double quotes (example: "wind farm"), the search engine will take this as a phrase, which means that it will include in the results only the jobs that have, in the title or the description, all the keywords next to each other, and in the same order as you entered them.
  • Be careful with phrases! If you enter "wind manager", jobs where the title is "wind farm manager" will NOT be included in the results.
    If you enter wind manager (without the double quotes), jobs where the title is "wind farm manager" WILL be included in the results.
  • But phrases also allow you to play some tricks with the keywords. For example if you wanted to search with the keyword "lean", you'll get all the jobs with "lean" in their title or description, but also many other jobs that have words like "clean" (since "lean" is part of "clean"). In this case, use the phrase " lean" (with a white space before lean), so you'll avoid all the words that end with lean.

Good hunting!!

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