How does the search feature work?

Answer

You can use the member search to look for interesting contacts on XING. Simply start typing in the search field in the header at the top of your screen. Enter the search terms you want (e.g. name, position, company) for a quick search. Relevant matches will appear as you type. Press enter or click the magnifying glass symbol and you will then be shown a list of the most relevant search results. You can view the profiles found and send contact requests if you wish. You can also sort the list using the filter at the top by "Relevant first" or "Newest members first".

Basic members are shown a maximum of 10 search results without any restrictions, even if there are considerably more results for the search terms they entered. If they wish they can narrow down the search results even further using the "Contact level" filter.

Premium members are shown up to 300 search results and can narrow down the results if they wish by using the filters "Contact level", "Employment type", "Language" and "Career level". Premium Members also have access to the Advanced Search allowing them to search more specifically using individual profile fields. You can carry out an "Advanced Search" as follows:

  1. Click on the magnifying glass symbol in the header at the top of XING.
  2. Click on "Advanced search" in the right area of your screen.

Now enter the search terms you want in the fields or select one of the other tabs.

Important: If you enter several search terms you will only see those results that are 100% matches for all these terms. If no results are shown then there were no matches. In which case you can either alter your search terms or enter fewer terms.

FAQ ID: 67555