A look at how iHire has created the most versatile resume search database.

iHire Built the Most Versatile Resume Database for Employers

Use our flexible search tools to find the right talent

At iHire, we understand that every employer’s needs are different, and we keep that in mind when we’re developing our flexible recruiting solutions. That’s why we’ve built not only the most accurate but also the most versatile resume database. With a subscription to iHire’s Resume Search, you can tailor your search experience to quickly and easily find the right candidates.


How to Leverage iHire’s Resume Database Search Tools

When you begin searching resumes on any of iHire’s industry-specific communities, you can leverage our innovative tools to fit your needs. Here are six ways to customize your search.


1. Narrow your search by industry or scan the entire resume database.

iHire’s 56 industry-specific communities increase the accuracy of our resume database by adding a layer of specificity to the search process. For example, if you are looking for talent on iHireChefs, your results will only include culinary professionals that have registered on that site. This significantly reduces false positives and makes finding qualified candidates even easier.

But what if you want to search beyond a single site? For example, if you’re looking for a behavioral therapist, you may want to search on iHireMentalHealth and iHireSocialServices. Or, if you’re hiring for an account manager in the technology field, you may find candidates on iHireSalesPeople, iHireTechnology, or even iHireMarketing. Clicking on the “All Industries” filter gives you access to iHire’s entire database of 3M+ resumes on any of our 56 communities.


iHire Resume Search - One industry vs. All industries


2. Search by skill.

Need to hire someone who has experience operating a bulldozer? How about someone who specializes in bacteriology? Whether you need an expert .NET programmer or a truck driver with an N endorsement, you can search for professionals in the iHire resume database using the precise skill set your opening requires.

All you have to do is enter the keyword you’re looking for in the search bar provided or you can open the “Strengths & Interests” filter to select from a list of skills that job seekers have added to their profiles.


3. Filter by job title, years of experience, and education level.

Looking for a Chief Operations Officer with 15 years of experience and a master's degree in confectionary science? iHire's Resume Search tools help you uncover that needle in a haystack. You can filter for the exact job title you’re looking for, the amount of experience the position requires, and/or the education background needed to thrive in the role.


4. Search for active or passive candidates.

Depending upon the position you’re trying to fill, you may need to seek out passive candidates rather than waiting for active job seekers to find you. This is especially true when recruiting for highly specialized roles or in-demand occupations in the technology, medical, or scientific fields.

To help differentiate between active and passive candidates, iHire’s Resume Search database allows users to filter by last activity date. If you only want to see resumes from job seekers who have been on the site within the past week or users who haven’t been actively looking for jobs in months, you can narrow your search using our “Last Activity” filter.


5. Filter by city or relocation preference.

Whether your business is located in a small town or you simply need to look nationwide to find the right type of talent and expertise, you can easily identify professionals who are willing to relocate by using our “Relocation” filter.

Conversely, if you only want to consider individuals who are local to your area, you can narrow down your search using the “State” filter or by entering your ZIP code into the search bar and selecting a mile radius from the options provided.


6. Use Boolean search terms.

If you’d like to perform an advanced search, you can use Boolean search terms directly in the search box. Or, if you’re not familiar with Boolean search, let us do the heavy lifting with our Custom Search Builder. Create up to eight conditions (like excluding or including certain keywords or phrases) per search to pinpoint the right talent.


iHire Custom Search Builder



How to Get the Most Out of Resume Search

Check out these three tips for maximizing your iHire subscription and finding your perfect candidate faster.


1. Combine Resume Search with a job posting.

To expand your reach to more candidates, pair your Resume Search subscription with a job posting. Promoting your open positions on iHire will allow you to pull in more active candidates in addition to those you’re finding through Resume Search.

Plus, we’ve added a feature to search resumes by job posting, which automatically filters results based on the job title, location, and skills listed in your ad.


2. Use saved search alerts.

The ability to save a search provides an easy way to streamline your recruiting process. When you save a search on iHire, we’ll send you an email alert whenever we find a new resume that matches your saved search criteria. That way, you won’t miss out on any candidates that meet your requirements.


3. Add candidates to your talent pipeline.

Chances are that you’re going to find more qualified candidates than you can hire. Or, maybe you’re finding resumes that meet the requirements for a position you’re not yet ready to fill.

Don’t let those people slip through the cracks. iHire makes it easy for you to save resumes and add candidates to your talent pipeline so that you’ll have qualified applicants at your fingertips when you’re ready to hire for another role.


iHire built the most versatile resume search database so that employers have the flexibility to tailor their search experience to meet their unique recruiting needs. To get the most out of your Resume Search subscription, leverage our innovative tools, job posting solutions, and pipelining features.

by: Freddie Rohner
November 11, 2020