Use quotes in your keyword searches
The order in which you type in keywords in a search doesn’t usually matter. Try it. For example, go to Google or Indeed and type: “financial analyst”. Then type “analyst financial”. The results may look the same. If you want to make sure your keywords are searched in the specific order in which you entered them, put them in double quotes.
You can use boolean criteria to search for jobs and internships by making sure some words get included and others get excluded. For example, lets say you want a job or internship that looks for Economics majors, but is not a sales-related job. You can search for this by typing in search criteria like the one below:
“entry-level” OR internship AND economics NOT sales
We add AND economics to specify that the job must contain the word economics. When using the NOT operator for a specific word, your search will exclude any jobs with that word. You can take advantage of other operators in addition to the ones in the above example. Here are some other ones:
Each job site works differently, but you can test out the above Boolean operators on popular sites like Google and Indeed to see how they improve your search.
If doing a Boolean job search is too much, don’t worry. Some sites, like Indeed, give you the option to do an advanced job search that takes care of the Boolean for you behind the scenes.