When searching on Careers, I'm assuming that employers can search based on the tags that appear in the favourites/likes/dislikes fields, and also narrow this down by location.

What other types of searches can be performed, and what bits of the CVs can be searched? For example, do the free-text bits of the CV get searched using a text search? If so, is this done using the same search routine as on SOFU?

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    I think a lot more info about the employer's perspective of the system would be useful – matt b Nov 18 '09 at 17:09

I could post a screenshot, but the search UI is in a lot of flux. Easiest to just register a new OpenID (remember, you cannot be both a CV holder and employer on the same OpenID) and try the employer search side yourself -- it's free to go in and see search counts.

  • Screenie!!!!!!! – bobobobo Dec 11 '09 at 6:01
  • I've tried the search as you suggest. When searching for skills, it seems to do a tag-based search matching on what people have tagged in their CVs, not a free text search of the entire CV. Is that correct? – adrianbanks Dec 11 '09 at 22:57
  • yes, that is correct -- skills is just tags – Jeff Atwood Dec 12 '09 at 1:07

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