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Building job sites with Joomla!

By : Santonu Kumar Dhar, Chris Davenport
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Building job sites with Joomla!

By: Santonu Kumar Dhar, Chris Davenport

Overview of this book

Joomla! is a content management system that helps both novice users and expert developers to create powerful websites. Joomla! has extensions for construcing job sites; web sites for handling employment and careers. It can take hours to build even an elementary job site but imagine yourself building a job site such as Monster, CareerBuilder, a niche job listing such as TechCrunch or your own company job site within few minutes and with minimal development efforts.Building job sites with Joomla! shows you how to create your own job site with Joomla! with the Jobs! Pro extension. From the basic installation and configuration, you will see all the steps required to assemble a working job site in next to no time.This book is a step-by-step tutorial for creating a job site using Joomla!. First you will set up a server environment to install Joomla! 1.5 and Jobs!. Next you will learn how you can use Jobs! configuration settings to control the components of your job site such as adding companies, adding social bookmarking buttons, enabling the users to post their resume online and so on. You will learn to easily manage your site using the Jobs! control panel. This will be followed by using job site template to quickly create a job site and simultaneously test the site you have created. Next you will learn how to speed up the communication between employers and the jobseekers using e-mail templates. You can also entirely control user registration system from Jobs! Pro admin panel. You will also learn to add and manage job types, job categories, and applications to keep your database organized and to keep track of the application status. You will also learn to add a jobseeker or an employer and to manage resume fields. Then you will configure credit systems to charge an amount of money to users according to the specific service provided. By the end of this book you will learn to professionally optimize your Joomla! Job site for search engines and look at list of words that need to be avoided in the URLs.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Building job sites with Joomla!
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Online Resource
Search Engine Stop Words

Managing resume files

Resume files are manageable from both the Jobs! admin panel and Jobseeker panel. The Jobseeker panel will allow only managing the resume files of a specific jobseeker.

Viewing resume files

To view resume files from the Jobs! Pro admin panel:

  1. 1. Click on List Resumes Files.

  2. 2. The List Resumes Files window will open; you will see a list of resume files in this window.

Adding a new resume file

To add or upload a new resume file:

  1. 1. Click on Add New File in the List Resume Files window.

The Add New File window opens. In this window, you need to provide some basic information first, such as the following:

  • File Owner: Specify the jobseeker you are uploading the resume file for. Select the username of the jobseeker in the drop-down list. You will see a letter J with the jobseeker's username, which helps you to identify a jobseeker.

  • File Notes: You can write a short note for the new resume file within the 255 character limit. This note will not be visible to the user. It will...