Hiretual's data set, within the 'General' Sourcing filters has currently the world’s largest pool with over 750M+ candidates, in our self-learning and self-expanding talent graph. The candidate information is gathered from 45+ platforms with Open Web data including the top career and social media sites such as LinkedIn, Indeed, GitHub, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
When you are creating a new AI Sourcing Task, Hiretual will offer you a list of many filters to choose from to help define your prospective candidates and the sample set of candidates will appear and update in real-time on the right-hand side. This article walks you through the major filters before you launch your sourcing.
The General filter tab is a good place for you to outline the requirements of the candidates. You can start by typing in the Job Title, and you can specify if the title is Current or Past/Current/Past. The AI engine will automatically generate similar job titles below the text box and you can add them with one click.
You may choose to include/exclude words from the candidate’s current title. For example, you can search for “senior” in the 'included title' filter if you need experienced candidates, or you may want to avoid titles with “Founder” or “CEO,” since it is unlikely for people with these titles to switch their jobs frequently.
Use the Location filter to search for candidates that are available in your city or region. You can input City, State, Country, Metro Area, USA Zip Code, or Continent in the text bar and adjust the radius to be within 15, 30, 50, and 100 miles. You may also click on the Add/Edit Lists button to include a list of desired locations.
*Please note: for all the added lists on the AI Sourcing page, you can include up to 200 entries in one list and apply 5 lists in total. In other words, a total of 1,000 entries can be added to these filters.
You may use the filter to find candidates based near the company or in your country. You can add more than one location if you’d like and you can avoid locations by clicking on the Exclude from Locations below.
Add the MOST important skills of the candidates in the Mandatory Skills filter. The skills listed here are “must-have” and will affect the number of candidates in your talent pool.
Must-have skills in candidate profiles are prioritized when matching and ranking candidates. With multiple mandatory skills, candidate skill matching and ranking are based on the relevance between the skills and include umbrella skills, related skills, and similarly worded skills.
Preferred Skills are add-ons and are not mandatory.
Nice-to-have skills or keywords that can improve candidate matching and ranking accuracy but are not required for a match.
You can choose from the recommended options or add skills manually. We recommend enabling the Smart Mode feature so that Hiretual will be able to analyze relevant skills of the role and adjust the mandatory skills to ensure more relevant candidates are displayed. If you turn off the feature, Hiretual will search exactly based on your input information. Click on Excluded Skills to clarify skills that you don’t want your candidates to have.
For Years of Experience, you can choose from the following time periods from 0-2 Years to over 20 Years. If you want candidates with 2-6 years of experience, make sure you click on both “2-4 Years” and “4-6 Years” options. If you only pick the latter one, Hiretual will specifically search for candidates with 4-6 years of experience.
In the Keywords section, you may add any words or phrases that you expect to see in your candidate’s profile. Unlike the Skill section that focuses on a particular section of the resumes, Hiretual will search keywords throughout the candidates’ profiles. You can also use Excluded Keywords to rule out certain profiles.
In the Company section, you are able to filter candidates from targeted companies. This could be your competitors or any top companies in the industry.
Choose Current or Past/Current/Past on the left to define whether you want candidates who work in these companies at the moment or not. If you check the box of Include Similar Companies, Hiretual will search for candidates from other companies that are similar to the ones you input here.
Likewise, you can Exclude companies. Hiretual will exclude your company automatically so that you won’t find your colleagues in your talent pool. You can edit the filter manually if there are additional companies that you'd like to avoid.
You can also create lists for companies that you want to include/exclude. You can Add/Edit Lists from the buttons on the right.
Paste a list of names separated by semicolon or newline here. Once you finish, click on Create to add the list to the filter.
If you choose to “Add this list automatically for future sourcing tasks,” you will find the name of the list under the Companies, and you can add the list directly by clicking on it.
You may also pick or exclude specific Industries from the drop-down menu:
When searching, Hiretual will include industries that are similar or closely related to what you have chosen.
You can also choose Company Sizes and Company Types from the options below. You can choose one or multiple types here and Hiretual will look for candidates within specific company sizes and types as identified by Hiretual.
In the Experience filters, you are able to define the expected experience in more detailed ways. You can search candidates with Years in Current Company or Years in Current Role. As in the case in the General filter, you need to put down all the choices if you are searching for a long period of time.
You may also look for candidates with particular Seniority, including Junior, Senior, Manager, Director, and Executive. Hiretual will hunt for candidates based on current job titles and years of experience combined.
The Education filters allow you to search for candidates with certain Degrees, Majors, or graduated from a shortlist of Schools. You can use the filters to find alumni or graduates from schools with strong academic performance.
You are able to choose different degrees from the first filter, and you can add all majors and schools that you would like to have within your candidates’ profiles. Just like when searching for companies, you can Include Similar Majors/Schools, Add/Edit Lists of schools and majors or Exclude From Schools here. You may also limit the Year of Graduation. This might be helpful if you need to look for candidates that have recently graduated or to find alumni from around your own time of graduation.
You can add the language requirements of the candidates from the drop-down menu under the Language tab. You may put the working language of your organization here or use the filter to search for candidates with knowledge in multiple languages. If multiple languages are input, Hiretual will look for candidates with anyone language skill on the list.
The Diversity filter here helps you build a more inclusive atmosphere in your organization and enables candidates from Underrepresented Groups and Underserved Communities to shine.
For Underrepresented Groups, Hiretual offers the filters for Woman, Black or African American, Hispanic, Veteran, Native American, and Asian. Hiretual identifies the candidates based on their names, pronouns, and the organizations and institutions listed in their profiles.
You may pick one or multiple tags and you can choose from the left whether you want your candidates to have one or all identities from the filter. If you click on Select All, the filter will automatically add all tags in the text bar.
At the moment we support the Woman filter worldwide and the Black or African American filter works in both Europe and North America. The rest of the filters are restricted to candidates in the U.S.
Read more on the Diversity filter:
The Clearance filter helps you identify candidates with Security Clearances. Currently, it only works for candidates in the U.S. When you select the required clearances, Hiretual AI will examine clearance-related keywords or phrases that candidates would use on their public profiles to detect the particular clearances.
If you select US Defense and Military Contractors and US Federal Government Contractors, Hiretual will look for candidates who work at companies that require a clearance.
Read more on Candidates with a Security Clearance:
U.S. Work Authorization
The U.S. Work Authorization filter helps you to source candidates who are authorized to work in the U.S. and do not need visa sponsorship. Hiretual recognizes the education and work experiences as well as locations in the profile to infer if the candidate needs sponsorship to work in the U.S.
Bonus: Source Candidates within Your ATS
If you have purchased our Talent Data Cloud package in addition to the Enterprise plan, you will be able to select the integrated ATS as your sourcing channel.
Depending on the features of your ATS, you can set the time range, ATS Jobs, and ATS Stages of the candidates to narrow down your talent pool. As shown in the screenshot below, the information added to the other filters will remain there when you switch the sourcing channel.
Please refer to the following article for more information: