Searching with SeekOut
Understanding SeekOut Profiles
Public ProfilesRead more »
SeekOut's Public profiles cover all roles including professional experience, education, skills, interests, and much more.
SeekOut for HealthcareRead more »
SeekOut for Healthcare extends the candidate pool available to you by enriching millions of existing healthcare worker profiles with data from the National Provider Identifier Standard (NPI) database, as well as adding hundreds of thousands of new prospects to the talent pool.
Can I source candidates outside of the United States?Read more »
Yes, SeekOut supports searching and creating messaging campaigns for candidates internationally.
Find a Candidate Using a LinkedIn URLRead more »
If you know the LinkedIn URL of a specific candidate, you can use part of the URL to look for their profile in SeekOut.
Search: Other Networks tabRead more »
SeekOut provides custom search engines, or CSEs, for finding candidate profiles and information on a wide variety of other social and professional networks. You'll find these CSEs under the Other Networks tab at the top of the SeekOut search page.
What industries are listed in SeekOut?Read more »
See article for full list of industries and industry filters.
Boolean & Field-Based SearchRead more »
When you type words or phrases into the Keywords search box, we use the latest machine learning and search technology to bring relevant results to the top. If you want more control over your search, you can use SeekOut's advanced Boolean search syntax.
Advanced Boolean search with SeekOutRead more »
SeekOut supports advanced search syntax. If you want to go beyond keywords and basic Boolean, try these advanced query functions. Many of these methods can be combined to form very specific candidate searches.
Creative Ways to Search with SeekOutRead more »
Here are some real-life examples of searches from users of SeekOut using Boolean.
SeekOut Search Filters
Power FiltersRead more »
Power Filters provide one-click access to a growing number of candidate attributes. Because you don't have to rely on long Boolean strings, power filters make complex sourcing tasks much easier.
An Overview of SeekOut's FiltersRead more »
An overview of all the available filters for public profiles, and how filters operate across multiple categories
Identify Candidates Open to New OpportunitiesRead more »
The filter Likely Open to New Roles uses a machine learning algorithm to predict which candidates are most likely to change jobs within the next 12 months.
Company Alumni FilterRead more »
SeekOut's Company Alumni filter is a powerful and unique tool that allows you to quickly find people who have left a specific company and gain deep insights into who those people are and where they went.
Experience and Education FiltersRead more »
SeekOut groups similar filters together into categories. These categories allow you to combine filters in unique ways, making it even easier to find untapped talent with specific or uncommon skills and experience.
Time Zones: Time Differences and The Time Zone FilterRead more »
When viewing a candidate's profile, you can see at-a-glance the time difference based on their time zone and your location.
Security Clearance FiltersRead more »
Security Clearance Filters help find cleared candidates with the ability to filter by 12 different clearance, access, and screening levels including Public Trust, Secret, Full Scope Poly, and Yankee White.
How to request Custom Power Filters for your organizationRead more »
We know you don't want to spend time manually building searches that arise on a consistent basis. SeekOut can help by deploying Custom search filters in your UI so you have one-click access to desired talent pools.
Keyword Highlighting in SeekOutRead more »
SeekOut highlights terms on candidate profiles that match or are close approximations to the keywords you use when searching.
Select and reorder candidate filtersRead more »
You can customize and re-order the filters that appear on the left side of your Search page by clicking View All Filters.
Create your own Power FiltersRead more »
SeekOut provides a number of power filters by default, and you can save many of your public profile searches as custom power filters. Your team admin can also save a public profile search as a custom power filter and share it with your organization.
Automating Your Search with AI
How do I Clone a Candidate or a Project?Read more »
With SeekOut, it's possible to clone candidates and projects. When you clone a candidate, SeekOut will use machine learning to search for candidates with similar experience and skills.
Bias ReducerRead more »
The Bias Reducer (formerly known as blind hiring mode) helps you curb unconscious bias in your candidate evaluation by eliminating obvious indicators of race or gender.
Diversity FiltersRead more »
We know diverse teams do better work, are happier, and directly improve the bottom line. Diversity has never been more important, yet many organizations struggle to create diverse representation in enterprise, technology, and leadership roles.
Sourcing GitHub candidates with SeekOutRead more »
SeekOut's GitHub search lets you find software developer candidates in a completely new way.
What is Coder Score and how is it calculated?Read more »
SeekOut analyzes code contributions from GitHub users to determine how well-accepted or influential their code is. Using that analysis, we assign each member a Coder Score of one to five stars based on their demonstrated contributions.
Advanced Search Syntax with GitHub searchRead more »
As with Public Profile search, SeekOut supports a wide range of field-specific search capabilities in GitHub candidate search.
Advanced Search Syntax with Expert searchRead more »
SeekOut Expert is a unique capability of some SeekOut subscriptions which give you access to nearly tens of millions of engineering, computer science, and life sciences experts.
SeekOut Recruit | Expert Talent PoolRead more »
SeekOut Expert Search is the best way to find untapped talent who are subject matter experts in almost any technical field including engineering, machine learning, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medicine, finance, and more.
X-Ray search vs. SeekOut searchRead more »
Some savvy recruiters use X-Ray search on Google or Bing to find profiles. It's a useful technique for bringing back only certain kinds of pages when searching on Google or Bing.
People InsightsRead more »
SeekOut's People Insights feature gives you a bird's eye view of any talent pool. From any search, you can zoom out to see the aggregate data about those candidates' location, employers, titles, skills, employment history, diversity and more.
Frequently asked questions
Questions and answers we've heard a few times, and might be able to quickly help.
I've lost my password, how can I reset it?
How do credits work?
How do I create my own power filters?
SeekOut 101: Smart Match & Fundamentals (Live)
Monday, March 4, 2024 at 8:00 PM UTC
SeekOut 101 offers users an opportunity to understand the basics of SeekOut- how to efficiently find unique talent. Sign up for a 101 session to learn the fundamentals to begin your journey with SeekOut.
SeekOut 201: People Insights & Introduction to Boolean (Live)
Friday, March 8, 2024 at 5:00 PM UTC
The 201 training picks up right where we left off in our 101 training with an introduction to Boolean Search, SeekOut’s proprietary Field Search operators, People Insights, and Cloning profiles.
SeekOut 301: Advanced Boolean & Filtering Tips (Live)
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 6:00 PM UTC
301 is the icing on the cake- focusing on Advanced Boolean Search techniques and refining a talent pool with SeekOut’s proprietary filters.