Keywords can narrow your search results, helping you to find the right job the first time. Keywords are particularly useful if you are searching for a specific type of role, skill or job location. Or you might want to include a company name in your search.
Follow the examples below to get the most relevant results.
Depending on the word, the results will show you jobs that have that word in the ad description or, if the word is the same as one of SEEK's job categories, the results will list jobs classified in that category.
More than one word
If you search for two words, for example sales management, your results will list all the positions that include the words sales AND management. These words would not necessarily appear together. You can use or to list jobs including either word.
Use quotes to search for an exact phrase. For example "sales management" returns results with this exact phrase, where the words appear together. However SEEK's technology is smart enough to recognise some common phrases and common variations, for example part time, part-time, parttime, and deliver all jobs that are true part-time roles, even if you don't put quotes around them or use different spelling.
Use not to exclude keywords. A search of management not sales would list positions that include the word 'management', but not those that include the word 'sales'.
SEEK also supports nested searches using brackets, for example management not (sales or accounts). In this case the search results will list jobs that include the word 'management' but none that also include the words 'sales' or 'accounts'.
SEEK searches are not case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case. For example, searches for Sales Management, sales management or SaLEs ManAGemeNT will all return the same results.
Automatic exclusion of common words
SEEK ignores common words and characters such as the, an, also, symbols such % and / and some phrases such as I am looking for. These tend to slow down your search without improving the results.
SEEK translates commas, spaces, dashes and asterisks (apart from quotation marks " " and brackets) as and, so make sure you use or if you would like any of your keywords to appear in the search results. For example, instead of typing in Japanese, Chinese use Japanese or Chinese if you want jobs that match either Japanese or Chinese.
Did you mean?
If you misspell a word SEEK may recognise what you were trying to search on, and offer you a spelling suggestion.