Help: Searching for a job
- Search for multiple keywords or phrases by separating them with spaces or commas:
Examples:Java C++ HTML
Surrey, London, Berkshire
- Search for combined words or phrases by enclosing the words within quotation marks:
- Find partial word matches by using wildcards:
Examples:Develop* (search for developer, development etc.)
Manag* (search for manager, management etc.)
Consult* (search for consultant, consulting etc.)
- Make your searches more effective by using Boolean search techniques (learn more):
Examples:Java AND HTML
London OR Birmingham
Manager NOT Sales
Engineer AND (London OR Birmingham)
What is Enhanced view?
- The ‘Enhanced’ view provides a number of extra features and enhancements to greatly improve your job searching speed and efficiency.
- The greatest benefit is that everything is displayed for you on one single page - so you can search, browse, review and apply without ever changing pages.
- The search layout is divided into three main areas – Refinements, Results and Job Details.
- The Refinements area can be collapsed to optimise your screen space.
- As you navigate down the Results, the highlighted job will appear in the Job Details panel, allowing the job to be reviewed without the need to click the job.
- As you navigate through the Results the next set of jobs will be loaded automatically without having to click ‘Next Page’ links.
- The Results and Job Detail areas can be made wider or narrower to suit your requirements.
Please note - if you are unable to access the Enhanced view, you may be using an unsupported web browser (e.g. IE7). In which case, we highly recommend that you upgrade to a newer version.
Did you know?
You can use your keyboard's Up and Down arrow keys to move between jobs.
When a more detailed job requires scrolling, you can also use the Right and Left arrow keys to switch focus from the Results panel to the Job Detail panel.
What is Classic view?
- Classic view provides all of the familiar essentials that you would expect from our Job Search, such as paged search results and full screen job detail/application pages.
Alternative keywords and abbreviations
To help you search quickly, effectively and to never miss a relevant job we may adjust your search criteria behind the scenes to include similar matching keywords and abbreviations.
For example, if you are looking for a senior position you may enter the keyword of 'senior'. Some job postings, however, may refer to senior using the abbreviation 'Snr', meaning those roles may not be matched. In this scenario we will automatically add 'Snr' to your search criteria to bring back every relevant job.
At the top of the search results you will be able to save your search by clicking on the 'Save' icon.
Saving a search allows you to quickly perform the same search again the next time you visit CareerBoard. They can be easily accessed by viewing the "Saved Searches" panel whilst logged in to your Job Seeker profile. For easy access they are also available on the left side of all search results pages.
We highly recommend enabling Jobs By Email for all of your saved searches.
Improve the effectiveness of your searches by using one or more of the following three Boolean search terms:
Results must include all words before and after the AND
Examples:Java AND HTML
Java AND HTML AND London
Results must include either word from each side of the OR
Examples:Java OR HTML
Bristol OR Bath OR "South Wales"
Results must not include words that follow the NOT
Examples:Manager NOT Sales
"South East" NOT London
A variety of different Boolean terms can be included within the same search string; however you may need to include brackets to change the order of precedence:
(Java OR HTML) AND London
(Java AND HTML) AND (London OR Surrey)
Java AND (Developer OR Engineer)
Improve the effectiveness of your searches by using one or more of the following three Math symbols:
The following word is a must-have
Example:+Java +HTML (must have Java, must have HTML)
The following word is preferred
Example:+London .Travel (must have London, preferably with Travel)
The following word must be excluded
Example:+Manager -Sales (must have Manager, without Sales)