Dover Sourcing 101
Dover allows your to completely customize your search parameters to target the ideal candidates for your role.
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Dover identifies candidates by analyzing online profiles across a number of sources including LinkedIn, finds contact info about them, and allows you to contact them via Dover's platform. Optimize your search to target the candidates you want by filtering for them based on your must have and nice to have requirements for the job. You will instantly be able to see your searches impact on your candidate pool. A candidate pool is the number of candidates with experience in a given position that meet the criteria for your search.

How to Access & Edit Your Search Criteria

You can edit the criteria for your Searches directly in the Dover App. Go to Jobs ➑️ Settings ➑️ Search Criteria.

Searches Page

1️⃣ Name - create a unique search name

2️⃣ Created By - user who created the search

3️⃣ Last Modified - the last date & time a search was changed

4️⃣ Contacted - number of candidates who were contacted from this search

5️⃣ Remaining - approximate remaining number of candidates in the candidate pool

6️⃣ Auto Adjustments - toggle on & Dover makes automatic adjustments to your criteria to apply your rejection & approval feedback

7️⃣ Status - toggle on to activate a campaign

8️⃣ Outreach Campaign - select an outreach campaign for each search, or click +Add to create a new one

You can run multiple searches simultaneously and filter for the types of candidates you want to target.

To make changes to an individual search, click on the search you'd like to change

As you adjust the filters on the left, you will see an impact on the total number of matching candidates for your search.

Once you have made changes to the filters, click Save Search to lock in your changes.

How to Create a New Search

1️⃣ On the Searches page, click +New Search (note that searches can only be created for existing jobs in Dover).

2️⃣ Complete the New search form by selecting the Job from the dropdown, creating a Search Name, and selecting a Persona

3️⃣ Select whether you would like Dover to guide your search or if you'd like to adjust the filters yourself and click Next.

ℹ️ If you selected Guide me, you'll fill out some basic information about the role and then be able to fine tune the filters. If you selected Select filters myself, you will not be asked questions and should adjust the filters manually.

4️⃣ When you've made adjustments, click Save Search to lock in your changes.

Adjusting each filter will impact the type of candidates who are targeted for your search. To change your search criteria for this role, you can adjust the following filters:

πŸ‘€ Personas

🌍 Location

πŸ–‹οΈ Seniority

  • πŸ“† Years of Experience

  • πŸ’Ό Seniority Level

🏒 Companies

  • πŸ“ˆ Company Size

  • πŸ’― Company Prestige

  • 🎯 Target Companies

  • 🏭 Industries

🏫 Education

  • πŸ” School Prestige

  • πŸŽ“ Target Schools

  • πŸ“š Degree

πŸ› οΈ Skills

πŸ’‘ Advanced

  • πŸ¦„ Diversity

  • βš–οΈ Strictness Scale

ℹ️ You can also select whether candidate qualities are must-haves or nice-to-haves. Nice to Have are preferences. Must Have are requirements.

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