Many thanks to Hung Lee, the @Wise_Man_Say, for triggering this heated discussion on the Boolean Strings group:
It seems that there’s much confusion about terminology but most people use Internet search and Boolean search as synonyms (which is fine). But there are still perceptions that:
- Sourcing equals “Boolean” searching
- Searching is rocket science and is only for Masters
- Limited searching would make for more productive time on the phone
If you search for candidates for your jobs on the Internet as a Recruiter or a Sourcer, I absolutely recommend taking some time out of your day to read through the replies – 20 of them at the time of this posting – and add yours!