Matching Attributes

MatchesAttributesThe “Candidate Matches for …” window will open.  On the left portion of the form, you will see the Matching Attributes section, similar to the one pictured here.  The options to choose from are as follow:

 

Profile Status:  To view the available status options, click the PlusSign to the left of the Profile status checkbox.  The list of available status codes will open.  These codes are taken from the “Stat” box on the Profile tab.  If you wish to select a status code to use in the matching process, check the applicable box.  When selecting multiple status codes, an OR search will be performed (i.e. Active or Unemployed). 

 

Profile Record Date:  To view the record date options, click the PlusSign to the left of the Profile record date checkbox.  The available options to choose from range from less than 1 month to less than 24 months.  This refers to the length of time the candidate has been in your Gopher database, and is based on the Record Date on the Profile record.  If you wish to select a record date option to use in the matching process, check the applicable box.  Only one option can be selected. 

 

Title (Profile + Work History):  To view the title options, click the PlusSign to the left of the Title checkbox.  The options that appear in the list are taken from the “Current position and any position qualified to hold” drop down box on the Profile tab and will also include the Position Title from the Position record.  If you have not set up available titles for this drop down, the only option that will appear is the position title.  If you wish to select a title to use in the matching process, check the applicable box.  When selecting multiple titles, an OR search will be performed (i.e. Software Engineer or Software Developer).  The “Current position…” field on the Profile tab will be searched, as well as the Title field in the Work History section of the personal snap shot. 

 

Salary:  The two Salary options that appear are taken from the minimum and maximum salary/rate boxes on the position record.  The options that may be selected as a matching attribute are: 1) applicants with a current salary greater than the minimum salary/rate and 2) applicants with a current salary less than the maximum salary/rate.  If only a minimum or only a maximum appear on the position record, than only one option will appear under Salary as a matching attribute.  If both the minimum and maximum boxes are blank on the position record, Salary will not be listed as a matching attribute.

 

1st Codes Box, 2nd Codes Box and 3rd Codes box:  These are user defined customizable fields and appear on the Position tab next to Owner and appear on the Profile tab next to Stat.  In the screen shot above, they are labeled as “Job Code”, “Education Code” and “Industry Code”.  To include any of these options in the matching process, click the PlusSign next to the applicable code heading and select the option(s) to include.  If multiple selections are made for one code, an OR search will be performed.  For example, under Education Code I have None, AA, BA/BS, MA/MS and PhD as options.  If I want to find candidates that have either a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree, I would select both of these options. 

 

Relocate/Citizen/Split:  The captions of these fields can be user-defined.  They are the three Yes/No boxes on the Position and Profile tabs.  If you would like to include these options in the matching process, select the applicable checkbox(es).  If checked, the box on the candidate’s profile must much that same box on the position record.  For example, if the Relocate box is checked as a matching attribute, and the Relocate box on the Position record contains a YES, the candidate must also have a YES for Relocate in order to be considered a match. 

 

Box 0, Box 1, Box 2:  These are user defined customizable fields.  In the Matching attributes screen shot above, they are labeled as “Time Zone”, “Languages”, “Not Used”.  To include any of these fields in the matching process, click the PlusSign next to the applicable heading.  The options that appear in the list are taken from the corresponding drop down list that is available on Profile tab.  If an option was not selected from the drop down list for the position record, and instead text was manually typed into the box on the Position record, this text will also be listed as a selection.  If you have not set up available options for these drop downs, the only option that will appear is the text that was manually typed on the position record.  If multiple selections are made for one field, an OR search will be performed. 

 

Acceptable Commute:  To include in the matching process only those candidates that live within a certain number of miles from the location of the position, click the PlusSign next to Acceptable commute.  The options that appear are within 20 miles, within 40 miles, within 60 miles, within 80 miles and within 100 miles.  Only one option can be selected.  The zip code on the Position tab is compared with the zip code on the candidates’ profiles in order to calculate the mileage.  If the “Zip Code” box on the position record is blank, “Acceptable commute” will not appear as an available matching attribute.

 

Required Skills to Profile Keywords:  To include in the matching process the required skill(s) from the position record, click the PlusSign next to this heading.  The required skills from the position record will appear as options.  Select the skill(s) that you want to include in the matching process.  If multiple skills are selected, an AND search will be performed.  This means that the candidate must have all of the selected required skills in order to be considered a possible match.  The keywords boxes on the candidates’ profile are searched for the skill(s) selected.  If the “Required Skills” box on the position record is blank, “Required Skills to Profile Keywords” will not appear as an available matching attribute.

 

Years of Experience:  To include in the matching process the years of experience required for the position, click the PlusSign next to this heading.  The options that appear in the drop down are more than x years of experience or less than x years of experience.  Select the applicable option.  The “Exp. Yr” on the candidates’ profile will be compared with the selected option in order to find possible matches.  If the “Exp. Yr” box on the position record is blank, “Years of Experience” will not appear as an available matching attribute.

 

Degreed Year:  To include in the matching process the year the candidate received the necessary degree required for the position, click the PlusSign next to this heading.  The options that appear in the drop down are more than x years ago and less than x years ago.  Select the applicable option.  The “Deg. Yr” on the candidates’ profile will be compared with the selected option in order to find possible matches.  If the “Deg. Yr” box on the position record is blank, “Degreed Year” will not appear as an available matching attribute.

 

Company Names (Profile + Work History):  If a company name(s) was added to the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record, and you would like to include the company in the matching process, click the PlusSign next to this heading.  The options that appear are taken from the “Key catchwords or phrases” box.  Select the company name from this list of options.  If more than one company is selected an OR search is performed.  During the matching process, Gopher will find any applicants that have the selected company name(s) on their profile record (in the Company name box) or in the Company field on the Work Experience section of the personal snap shot.  If the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record is blank, “Company Names (Profile + Work History)” will not appear as an available matching attribute.

 

Catchwords Profile Keywords:  To compare the words/phrases added to the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record with the keywords boxes on the Profile tab, click the PlusSign next to this heading.  Select the applicable option(s) from the list.  If more than one word/phrase is selected, an OR search is performed.  During the matching process, Gopher will find any applicants that have a selected word/phrase on their profile record, in one of the keywords boxes.  If the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record is blank, “Catchwords Profile Keywords” will not appear as an available matching attribute.

 

Catchwords Notes:  To compare the words/phrases added to the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record with the note pad, click the PlusSign next to this heading.  Select the applicable option(s) from the list.  If more than one word/phrase is selected, an OR search is performed.  During the matching process, Gopher will find any applicants that have a selected word/phrase in a note in their note pad.  If the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record is blank, “Catchwords Notes” will not appear as an available matching attribute.

 

Catchwords Resumes:  To compare the words/phrases added to the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record with resumes, click the PlusSign next to this heading.  Select the applicable option(s) from the list.  If more than one word/phrase is selected, an OR search is performed.  During the matching process, Gopher will find any applicants that have a selected word/phrase in their resume record.  If the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record is blank, “Catchwords Resumes” will not appear as an available matching attribute.

 

Catchwords Memos:  To compare the words/phrases added to the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record with memos, click the PlusSign next to this heading.  Select the applicable option(s) from the list.  If more than one word/phrase is selected, an OR search is performed.  During the matching process, Gopher will find any applicants that have a selected word/phrase in a memo record.  If the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record is blank, “Catchwords Memos” will not appear as an available matching attribute.

 

Catchwords Candidate Snap Shots:  To compare the words/phrases added to the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record with personal snap shots, click the PlusSign next to this heading.  Select the applicable option(s) from the list.  If more than one word/phrase is selected, an OR search is performed.  During the matching process, Gopher will find any applicants that have a selected word/phrase in their personal snap shot.  If the “Key catchwords or phrases” box on the position record is blank, “Catchwords Candidate Snap Shots” will not appear as an available matching attribute.