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Refining your Project

Once you have created a project, you can utilize the filters to further narrow your search. These filters can be found on the left-hand side within a project, and changes will update your candidate results in live time.

We recommend casting a wider net, then adjusting your search as needed. 

Adding Skills: Must have all, Must have at least one, and Nice to have

"Must have all" Skills 

  • Think of these as your required Technical skills (stay away from functional or intangible skills/terms like leadership or management)

  • Functions as an “AND” Boolean statement

  • Limit this section to 1 or 2 Required Skills maximum to increase the number of candidates shown

"Must have at least one" Skills 

  • Think of this field as a "skills bucket"

  • Candidates for your project must possess at least one of the skills in the bucket (but no particular skill is favored over the others)

  • Functions as an “OR” Boolean statement

  • You may create multiple "Must have at least one" Skills fields to target several skills buckets for one project

"Nice to have" Skills

  • Search will not eliminate candidates without the skills listed

  • Functions as a bonus skill that is a plus for the candidate to have but is ultimately not required

  • List nice to have technical skills along with functional or intangible skills like leadership or management here

TIP: The search query is NOT keyword searching the entire candidate profile. It’s only searching the skill tags selected by the candidate under the sections of Primary Areas of Expertise and Additional Skills as well as skill tags the candidate adds to their Work Experiences entries.

Years of Experience

You may update the range for the overall years of experience you need for the given project. Note: This will only pull a candidate's years of experience in the specific role you have selected, not their overall work experience across all fields.


The location filters are broken up into two sections: Onsite Location, and Remote Location. 

Onsite Location: You are able to indicate up to eight cities within a project and adjust the mile radius from the city center of each. By doing this, you will surface candidates who are local to each city, within the mile radius, and are willing to work in the city or cities you indicate. By selecting 'Relocation', the results will include candidates not currently located in the city your role is located in but who are willing to relocate to that city for the right opportunity.

Remote Locations: If you are open to remote candidates, you can select 'Include remote candidates'. You'll have the option to include and/or exclude locations, as well as indicate the time zone and working hours this project requires.


Keyword Search

In addition to the initial filters, the project feature allows for you to keyword search, which will keyword search candidates’ entire profiles. This is distinctly different from the Must Have and Nice to Nave filters, as those relate to the correlating section on a candidate’s profile. Keyword searching will work with the filters to canvas the entire profile, as well. Traditional boolean search rules apply.

Diversity Goals 

We are committed to building equity and improving representation in the hiring process. Check out this article for more information on how this filter surfaces underrepresented talent!

Candidate Preferences 

Check out this article for more information on candidate preferences


You can also filter for candidates who have earned a skills badge from our wide variety of technical assessments. Select the name of the assessment or assessments that fit the skills required for your project to see candidates whose skills match and a demonstration of those skills.

More Filters

We provide a few other filters in the 'More' section including "New candidates only", "Candidates with a CS degree", "Candidates open for contract", and "Candidates who don't require sponsorship". Based on the filters and/or search criteria listed, we also include the number of candidates that will appear in the results if you decide to apply these filters. 

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