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Posting your resume and searching for tech jobs

After installing the software and creating an account, the next step is to post your resume. Resumes are stored using profiles.

Step 5: What's a "profile?"

A "profile" is basically an enhanced resume. There are two types of profiles: XML and Non-XML:

As you can see, a potential employer who wants to know, for instance, where someone interned doesn't have to read through the whole resume. They can just search for PositionHistory's where the positionType is internship. The Jerimoth client application will display that information in the correct screen, and those who review resumes could also access that information programmatically.

Step 6: Creating a profile

The New Non-XML button in the Profiles section of the main control panel is fairly self-explanatory. If you want to insert your existing resume into the system, click the button, fill out the fields, and save it. The name of the profile will then appear in the list in the Profiles section.

Creating an XML resume will require a little more work, as there are several fields to be filled out. Some of those fields are mandatory and, because this is a preliminary version, full error messages are not yet provided.

The following lists the steps to follow to create a conforming XML resume. As a side benefit, this will help familiarize you with the various fields of the XML resume:

  1. Click the New XML button.
  2. Enter a profile name.
  3. main control panel In the Employment History section, click the New button. The resulting dialog edits the information about a specific employer. The Position History section edits information about specific job duties performed for that employer.
    1. Click the New button in the Position History section, enter a title, and click OK
    2. In the Postal Address section (on the right side), click the Edit button. main control panel
    3. In the Country Code section, enter the string US. That must be exactly two letters, and both letters must be capitals.
    4. Click OK twice to close the Employment History dialog.
  4. Create a new Education History by clicking the New button.
    1. Enter a School Name and click OK. main control panel
    2. In the Postal Address section, click the Edit button.
    3. As above, enter the string US in the Country Code section.
    4. Click OK to close the Education History dialog.
  5. Save the profile by either clicking the window's close box and clicking Yes or using the menu.

Step 7: Searching for Job Postings

A few sample job postings are already provided, and to find them and "apply" for those jobs, we need to create a search:

  1. In the Edit Searches section, click the New button and fill out the fields as follows:
    • Search Name: Java Contract
    • Posted Within: 28
    • Keywords: java
    • Position Type: contract
    • Area Codes: 213 323 818
    • Contract Length: 1 to 99
    • Seen Before: checked (if this is unchecked, you'll only see search results you haven't seen before)
  2. Save the search by either clicking the window's close box and clicking Yes or using the menu.
  3. The Perform Search section lists all of the searches created in the section below. In the popup, select the search you just created and press Search.
  4. If no results were found, you'll need to re-edit the search to make it less specific. Perhaps by removing a keyword or adding more Los Angeles area codes.
  5. If your search was successful, a new window will open with the search results.
    1. In that window, clicking the Show Details/Show List button toggles between the search results list and the details on the current row.
    2. After finding a job you want to apply for, press the Submit button. A new dialog open showing your Profiles; choose one and press OK.

Step 8: Viewing your job submissions

After submitting your profile for a job, the person who posted the job will be able to view (using the Applicants section) the profile you submitted. They'll be able to change the status of your submission, contact you, etc.

To view the current status of your submissions, click the View button in the Submissions section.

In this version you can't change any of the data in the resulting display.

If you want to post jobs, see the Job Posters page.»
For more information on developing with Jerimoth, see the Developers page.»

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