Recent press releases announced job positions being filled after “exhaustive searches.”. Was the time and resources committed to the search exhaustive? Was the help wanted sign so vague that it took tremendous amounts of extra effort to find the right candidates? If you announce you are looking for a house in a modesty sized town the request can be overwhelming. I do not know where to start in aiding search. However, if you can paint a specific picture (a single story bungalow in the historic district which is close to an elementary school and has a fenced yard for a dog), I can help. Exhaustive searches come when there is not enough information to start triangulating a location or person. Exhaustive produces Venn Diagrams with too many unconnected circles.