6 red-hot advanced search tips for Jora
Advanced Search Tips Series - #1
In the Advanced Search Tips Series, we will be looking at ways to fine-tune your search query to find the exact job that you want.
In article #1 of this series, we will be looking at 6 top tips that can supercharge your job searching on Jora by filling in the ‘WHAT’ box differently.
1. Try a variety of terms in the ‘WHAT’ box
In the ‘WHAT’ box, most people enter a job title or an industry.
Alternatively, you search in a different way by entering a company name or skill or type of employment or the name of a shopping centre:
- Job Title:
- aged care
- Company Name:
- Job Type:
- FIFO (Fly-in Fly-out)
- Job Skill:
- Adobe After Effects
- Shopping Centre
2. Keep it simple
Often, 1 word is better than 2 words.
Jora typically finds jobs that match to every word in your search term, so any extra words may greatly reduce the number of jobs found.
Once you have a view of the entire breadth of jobs available, then you can narrow it down using more advanced searches of the facets on the left column of the Search Engine Results Page.
3. For an EXACT phrase match use double quotation marks
Sometimes you may want to search only for a particular job title or phrase in a job ad:
“executive assistant” - find jobs that mention “executive assistant”
“not for profit” - find jobs from the not-for-profit sector
4. Use the word ‘OR’ to match to EITHER of 2 or more words
By default, Jora searches for jobs that must include every word in the ‘WHAT’ box. The last two examples show the use of double quotes if you want to include 2-word terms in your OR query.
“human resources” or “employee relations” - As discussed in Tip #3, this matches only to the exact terms “human resources” or “employee relations”.
5. Exclude jobs that match a word or phrase with the exclamation mark
To exclude jobs based on a match to a word or phrase use the exclamation mark before the word or phrase:
driver !forklift - shows jobs matching driver but excludes all jobs matching forklift
nurse !pathology - finds nurse positions that do not mention pathology
pathology !speech - finds pathology jobs but exclude speech pathology jobs
6. Use brackets to do complicated queries
For example, this query will find part-time blood sample collectors (phlebotomists) and remove speech pathology jobs:
Here’s part 2 in our series on Advanced Search Tips.