Expert search

Find the perfect freelancer for your requirements

Are you looking for experts with a skill set that is rarely available on the market? You need freelancers in regular cycles? You would like to be informed in advance about suitable experts for your soon to be open project vacancy? Thanks to our intelligent search with numerous filter options, you will find the best freelancers for your project needs. Simply save the relevant search and be conveniently informed by e-mail about new, matching specialists.
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Your benefits in a nutshell

  • Semantic search with many functions and filter options.
  • The search in "Main focus / Top-Skills" only returns real experts in the field you are looking for.
  • The search in "project experience" guarantees that experts have already used the skills you are looking for in recent.
  • You will automatically receive matching candidate suggestions to your inbox.
  • Daily automated searches increase chances of finding the best match candidates who have just recently updated their profile.

Expert search

How it works

Searchbar for skills and location
  • You can start the expert search from any page in GULP Direkt. The two search fields for skill and location are present on all pages.
Search page sections

 

  • The expert search page is divided into three sections:
    • Search fields for skills and location at the top.
    • Multiple search filters for further refinement on the left-hand side.
    • Search results in the main section.
Skills searchbar with autocomplete suggestions

Keyword search for skills:

  • As soon as you type at least three characters in the search field 'Skills', matching terms from our skills database will be suggested to you.
  • Select a suitable term with the mouse or by using the cursor keys and Return.
  • If the desired suggestion is not included, simply continue typing.
Skills searchbar with additional autocomplete suggestions

 

  • Several search terms are separated by spaces. If you continue typing, suggestions will be displayed for the next term.
Info panel with tips on search syntax

 

  • Please also note our tips on the search syntax.
  • To view the tips, click on the small info icon at the end of the search field.
Location searchbar with autocomplete suggestions

Searchfield 'Project location':

  • Here you specify the location where your project will (mainly) take place in order to find experts who would also like to work at the specified project location.
  • Just start typing the name of the place. We will suggest suitable locations from our geo-database (in the D-A-CH area).
  • Alternatively, you can also select "Remote work possible". We will then filter for experts who would also like to work remotely.
Filter panel for search results refinement

 

Additional filters:

  • Hourly rate:
    • Currency: Here you can switch between the currencies EUR and CHF.

    • Hourly rate range: Filter for experts whose hourly rates range between minimum and maximum values.

      • To do this, use the slider or enter the values in the number fields. If necessary, you can also enter values > 250 in the maximum number field.

  • Place of residence:
    • If you want to filter for experts who live within a certain radius near the project location, enter the corresponding place here. We will also suggest locations from our geo-database (in the D-A-CH area) here.
  • Available from:
    • Filter for experts who are available by a certain date at the latest.
  • Availability:
    • What is the minimum percentage or number of hours per month that experts should be available? What is the expected average workload in your project?
    • Remote work possible: Filter for experts who explicitly want to work remotely.
  • Language skills:
    • If English language skills are a mandatory requirement for your project, filter here for experts who have indicated English language skills in their profile.
  • Working as: Both types of employment are always selected here by default. If required, you can filter specifically for one option.
    • Freelancers: self-employed freelancers.
    • Employees of a service provider: Permanent employees of a software service provider, etc.
Search results

Search results:

  • Above the actual search results you will see

    • Number of expert profiles found

    • Hourly rate average of all profiles found

    • Link to the hourly rate analysis - an overview of proportional and regional hourly rate distribution

  • For each of the expert profiles found, you will see a short summary with

    • Profile photo, if available

    • Professional focus

    • Top skills, if indicated

    • Desired hourly rate

    • Availability date

    • Availability percentage

    • Locations / regions eligible for on-site work

    • Excerpt of the detailed profile

  • A click on the profile photo or the professional focus will take you to the detailed expert profile.
  • You can propose a project vacancy to experts by clicking on the "Contact" button.
  • Using the bookmark icon, you can add experts to a favourites list.

Advanced Search

How it works

Activate advanced search

 

  • Activate the advanced search via the "Advanced search" button on the expert search.
  • We will remember the activation of the advanced search and will automatically open it the next time you log in.
Advanced search - additional fields
  • By activating the advanced search, additional search fields are displayed above the search results:
    • Main focus / Top-Skills
    • Project experience
Advanced search - Main focus / Top Skills

Skills search in the " Main focus / Top-Skills" field:

  • All skills entered here are automatically treated as must-have criteria.
  • The skills entered here must be available in expert profiles in the areas "Main focus" and/or "Top-Skills".
  • As soon as you have typed at least three characters, matching terms from our skills database will be suggested.
  • Select a suitable term with the mouse or by using the cursor keys and Return.
  • If the desired suggestion is not included, simply continue typing.
Advanced search - Project experience

Keyword search in the field "Project experience":

  • The skills entered here must be available in expert profiles in the field "Project experience".
  • Activating the checkbox "Latest projects only" means that the skills entered in the field "Project experience" must be present in projects that are currently still running or were completed no more than 12 months ago.
  • SAs soon as you have typed at least three characters, matching terms from our skills database will be suggested.
  • Select a suitable term with the mouse or by using the cursor keys and Return.
  • If the desired suggestion is not included, simply continue typing.
  • Please note the search syntax for the keyword search. This is explained as help text behind the i-icon.

Stored searches

How it works

Save current filters

 

  • Perform a search and click the "Save the current filters" button on the search results page.
E-mail notifications for new candidate suggestions

 

  • Assign a name for the search, check the criteria and activate e-mail notification for new matches.
Update selected searches

 

  • If you want to change search criteria, perform the search with changed criteria and update the stored search. To start a new search, simply clear all current filters.
Stored searches in dashboard
  • On the dashboard you will find a menu item for the overview of all stored searches. In addition, you can initiate up to five stored searches directly from the dashboard.
Stored searches overview

 

On the overview page "Stored searches" you can:

  • perform a search with the saved criteria
  • activate / deactivate mail notification
  • edit / update a stored search
  • delete a stored search

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