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Keyword Tips

Here are some basic keyword tips to help you get the most relevant jobs

Advanced Job Search Page
The keyword can either be the job title, company name or skill. Then, click on the button button in the advanced job search. In addition, you can refine your job search by selecting the location detail, specialization detail, position level, job type and the time that job is posted.
Quick Search Page
The quick search is at the top of every search result page. It works the same as the advanced job search. The keyword can either be the job title, company name or skill. Then, click on the button in the quick search
Keyword Tips
Here are some basic keyword tips to help you get the most relevant jobs:
  • One keyword
    To start searching for jobs, you can use a simple and obvious keyword like the company name, skill and job title, etc. E.g. if you are looking for the jobs with the job title of Programmer, e.g. just type programmer.

  • All keywords
    You can use more specific keywords to narrow your search. For example, using sales representative instead of sales will return results that include ALL keywords sales and representative .

  • Exact phrase
    To search for an exact phrase, just put quotation marks around two or more keywords. E.g. to search on "Software Engineer".

  • At least one of the keywords
    To find jobs matching at least one of the keywords, add "OR", "or" or "," between the keywords. For example, sales OR representative, sales or representative and sales, representative will return results that include the keyword sales or representative or both.

  • None of the keywords
    In order to make sure no job containing the keywords will show up in the results, you can type a minus sign '-' in front of them. E.g. the search result for sales -representative will show sales jobs without mentioning of representative.

  • Wild card searches
    The asterisk (*) can be used for wild card searches. E.g. Account* to find all jobs which have keywords beginning with Account or Manage. Manage* to find all jobs which have keywords beginning with Account or Manage.

  • Capitalization
    software engineer and softWare enGineeR will return the same result.

  • Search Options
    There are 3 selectable search options:
    • Entire Job Ad
      This is the default search option. Your keyword search will be matched against the entire job advertisement information, which includes job title, job description, skill, company name, etc.

    • Job Title
      If "Job Title" is checked, your keyword search will be matched against job titles only. For example, the following shows the matches for "Job Title".


    • Company Name
      If "Company Name" is checked, your keyword search will be matched against company names only. For example, the following shows the matches for "Company Name".


  • Others
    • Do not use functional words, such as "a", "an", "the", etc.

    • Single character keywords are not valid, e.g. "d", "z", "a", etc.
Search Results
Additional functions to assist you during job searching and shortlisting jobs.
  • Sorting
    You can choose to sort your search results based on different values, such as Salary, Location or others.

    • Date - This will show the latest jobs at the top, and is the default option
    • Relevance - This will show the best matching jobs on the top, regardless of when the job was posted
    • Job Title - This will show the job titles in alphabetical order (From A to Z)
    • Company - This will show the company names in alphabetical order (From A to Z)
    • Yrs Exp - This will show the jobs based on the years of experience required, from lowest to highest.
    • Salary - This will show the jobs based on the salary offered, from the highest to the lowest.
    • Location - This will show the jobs' locations in alphabetical order (From A to Z).


    You can also change the sorting order by clicking on the link beside the sort options. This will invert the sorting order.


    In the column view, clicking on the header will also sort the search results, depending on which header is clicked.



  • Switching Views

    With view type toggling, you can alternate your job results display between column and detailed views. The difference between the two views are shown below.