Search Tips

Basic Functionality:

  • Findmyjob job search tool has two separate job search fields: location and job title or keyword. You can choose to fill in both fields, but if you would like to search for all jobs in a particular location without a keyword or job title you are free to do so. You can also run a keyword or job title search without filling in the location field. This would return the search for all of Manitoba.
  • Findmyjob job search tool utilizes a concept called 'stemming', in which a word such as Manager is shortened to Manag and all associated results are returned that include the stem of the entry. For example, this search will return all job postings containing the words manage, manager, managing, managed, management, etc.
  • When choosing a location it must contain a city or town in Manitoba. As you type the name it will give you options as it types ahead. For example: Typing Win will bring up Winnipeg, Winnipeg Beach and Winnipegosis.
  • The Findmyjob results are sorted by Date Posted: newest first as the default but you also have the option of sorting by relevancy. This means that the search engine will look to see how often the search criteria appears in the job ad and will list them that way.
  •  Number of results per page: You have the option of getting 10, 25 or 50 results per Page. The default 10 results per page.
  • The Findmyjob job search engine is setup by default to search for terms using the AND Boolean operator. In other words, if you search for ‘computer administrator’ only jobs with both computer and administrator will appear in the results. It will not show jobs with just one of those two terms. So the more terms you enter the more specific your jobs search will be. If you are not getting enough results try limiting the number of search terms in your search.
  • The Findmyjob job search engine is not case sensitive. Entering in a capital C for "Construction" will not produce more results than "construction."
  • If you would like to search for an exact match use quotation marks to bind the two terms together so our search engine will only search for jobs with that exact phrase. For example, if pharmacy technician is bringing up too many results you can search for "pharmacy technician" (with the quotes) to force our search engine to only search for jobs where pharmacy technician appears exactly as it is shown. For instance, a posting that has "working in a pharmacy is a great way for a technician to..." will not be displayed in the results, as the two terms are not displayed together.
  • Printing is available for those that have a printer connected to their computer. Hover the mouse over the ‘share’ buttonshare button found at the bottom right of the results page and click on the print option.
  • If you have an e-mail account you can send yourself or a friend your search results. Hover the mouse over the ‘share’ buttonshare button found at the bottom right of the results page and click on the print option.
  •  If you have more specific inquiries that you would like to search for, you can use our Advanced Search, which has many different options to help make your search easier. If you use this feature you can limit your search by date, salary, or the type of position you want (full-time or part-time), or you can search specific sections of a job posting. You will find the link just above the Search Tips button on the left side of the page..

Advanced Search Functionality:

When using the advanced features a Key word must be entered. The search engine will search for that key word anywhere in the job posting unless you use the’ Look in’ feature (see below). It also allows you to do other filtering.


Using multiple words in keyword search

Multiple words are treated as an exact match even when not in quotes. Keywords can be separated by AND, OR or NOT. AND, OR and NOT are all operators (Boolean) that control how two or more words are interpreted by the search engine.

PLEASE NOTE: That Operators can be used on both the Basic Search Page and the Advanced Search Page.
  • The AND operator requires that both words are present in the result in order for it to match the search terms.
    • Example: diesel AND mechanic
  • The OR operator require that one word or the other, or both be present in order for a match.
    • Example: Administrative OR secretary
  • The NOT operator denotes that the word cannot be present in the result.
    • Example: Mechanic NOT Diesel
  • Keywords are not case-sensitive. They can be entered using upper or lower case letters; it will not affect the search results.
  • Special Characters - spaces, comma’s, periods, /, hyphen, apostrophes will be ignored.
  • Quotation marks can be used to search for an exact phrase. Multiple words will always be interpreted as an exact phrase if surrounded by quotes.
    • Example: "Gold Mine" would return Operators for Gold Mine, Gold Mine Supervisor, Manager Gold Mine Construction
  • Wild Character Search - Use the * symbol to match many characters or none to either follow or proceed the string of characters provided
    • Example: *min* would return Gold Mine, Mining Supervisor, Operators and Supervisors - Mining, Minerals and Mining, Mining and Oil Well Operators, Manager, Gold Mine, ministers administrative
  • Use the # symbol to represent a value for exactly one character. Each repetition of the symbol represents exactly one character. It can be used multiple times in a word or term
    • Example: Sm#th, would return results for both Smith and Smyth; sm#th# would return results for smith, smyth and smythe.
  • Round brackets will be used to combine different search terms in order to clarify the order in which the operators are applied.
    • Example: (gold OR silver) AND mining NOT iron. AND has precedence over OR. Therefore the same example as above without the operators gold OR silver AND mining NOT iron, could potentially have a different result.

Only Look In

‘Only Look in’ allows you to specify where to match the search terms. You can choose to search in only the description or job title or a combination of the two.. The default behaviour is to search in both.


When choosing a location it must contain a city or town in Manitoba. As you type the name it will give you options as it types ahead. For example: Typing Win will bring up Winnipeg, Winnipeg Beach and Winnipegosis.

Date Posted

The date posted field allows you to search for jobs posted on any date, today, In the past number of days, within a date range or on a specific date. The default is to display job postings on any/all dates.


If a salary is returned it will be one of these two types:

  • Published: this is the salary as it appears online
  • Modeled: this is an estimated salary by WANTED using historical data models

When the salary is displayed on the results page, we choose to display the Published salary first, if it exists, then the Modeled.  If the Salary is of the Modeled type, we put the “* Estimated” beside it since it is being estimated based on the historical data models.

 If you search for a job with a specific salary you can enter a minimum or maximum salary. You can enter a minimum and maximum amount so that you get a specific range of salary you would expect. The search engine will format the currency so you do not need to enter a comma or period.

Job Type

Search by job type allows you search for jobs based on one or more details associated with the job posting.  The options include:

  • Full time
  • Contract (term)
  • Part time
  • Internship
  • Permanent

Whatever options you include will appear in the job posting. Please note that other options may still appear in the posting.

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