The OR operator offers flexible inclusion, and typically broadens your search results.
Many people incorrectly think the Boolean OR operator is an either/or operator, when in fact it is not.
The OR operator is technically interpreted as “at least one is required, more than one or all can be returned.”.
🔥Example: Java AND Oracle AND SQL AND AJAX AND (apache OR weblogic OR websphere)
The returned results must mention at least one of the following: apache, weblogic, websphere.
The best ways to use OR statements are:
- To think of all of the alternate ways a particular skill or technology can be expressed, e.g., (HRBP or HR Business Partner or Human Resources Business Parter)
- To search for a list of desired skills where you would be pleased if a candidate had experience with at least one, e.g., (apache OR linux OR mysql).