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Power CV Search FAQs


Yes, you can! Power CV Search has two versatile search options. You can use our Semantic Search which intuitively searches for related terms and concepts, or you can switch to Classic CV Search to run a search using Boolean keywords. Either way, you can expect to find the best candidates for the job. For more information about Boolean Logic, check out our article.

Yes! You can save your search and receive an email notification when new candidate matches are found. It’s easy! On the left side of your search results page, click “Save this search” under your criteria and follow the onscreen prompts to complete your set up. Keep in mind that you can save up to 10 searches with Power CV Search and up to 10 searches with Classic CV Search.

You can enter up to 20 but we recommend entering 3-5 for best results. Make sure you to enter only one skill in each field and if you want to include more, click “Add another skill or keyword”. You can also define whether you want each skill to be “Required” or “Nice to Have”. If a skill is marked as “Required”, any candidates who do not have that skill will be eliminated from the search results. A “Nice to Have” skill will never limit your results, but it will prioritize candidates with that skill within your results list.

Yes, just leave the location field blank to search the entire country. This is a wonderful strategy to really extend you candidate pool for remote positions.

Your search criteria are on the left side of your search results. You can easily narrow down your candidate list by specifying more criteria and entering the most important skills, keywords, education, and experience. You can also adjust your location by narrowing your radius to really zero in on the right candidates closest to you.

You may have specified too many search options. Try starting with a broad search before narrowing them down. To find as many candidates as possible, use a broad, industry standard job title and avoid internal titles. Also, make sure you search for all CVs first. Even if a candidate hasn’t updated their CV recently, they could be open to the right opportunity.

Some candidates do not want to have their personal information (such as their name, address, phone number, or email address) displayed on Monster. These candidates usually do not want their current employer knowing that they are searching for a new job. Others are simply concerned about privacy. You can get in contact with a confidential candidate via the “Send Message” button.

Once you’ve viewed a CV, you will see the “Viewed” icon next to the candidate’s name, meaning that one credit has been deducted from your inventory. Once one unit of inventory is used for a particular candidate, any additional actions taken within 7 days do not impact inventory. So, if you view the original CV, forward it to a hiring manager, and add it to a folder, it would only be counted as 1 view. We recommend adding candidates to a folder to conserve your inventory. Any actions taken on candidates within folders on the My Candidates page will not impact inventory. For more information on how to manage your candidates, check out our article.

You can check your inventory at any time. Sign in to your account and click on “My Products” at the top of the page. The page will show you the inventory that is available company-wide. You will see the number of views purchased, used and remaining, as well as the start and expiration dates.