Alcantara-Designs Job Engine (ADJE)

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Introduction

ADJE (Alcantara-Designs Job Engine) is a FREE job board software made using ASP.Net, DevExpress controls, and MySQL database server. It is highly customizable via CSS, HTML, control themes, and templates. Some features include: Resume upload, Medium trust hosting ready, Cufon Fonts, Templates, PayPal and DalPay Payment integration, Facebook share/recommend built-in, Google Analytics integration, and a lot more.

This software was initially intended to be used internally for our own purposes, but I decided to share it with everybody who might want to put up their own job board website.

All information here is subject to change without notice. There is no warranty provided with this FREE software. You may not redistribute the software without my consent. You are however free to link back to this page. I have set up a support forum for questions/suggestions/bug reports. You can also purchase support if you need my full assistance (with installation, troubleshooting, etc.)

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Full List of Features

Technical

1Engineered to load Millions records in seconds
2Customizable Cufon fonts
3Customizable via CSS, Templates, Themes, and HTML
4PayPal and DalPay Payment Ready (for accepting ads)
5Medium Trust Hosting tested
6Google Analytics Integration
7Facebook Integration (for job posts)
8Custom (optional) sidebar area for ADS/additional content
9Tested on IE (7-9), Google Chrome, FireFox, and Safari (IE6 support is possible by customizing CSS template file)
10Login CAPTCHA appears after X failed attempts (Admin defined)
11Secure private files protected by custom HTPHandler
12Public files repository
13Automatic (technical) issues logging
14SMTP Email Integration
15AES encrypted passwords
16Admin defined job posting expiration
17Limit allowed file upload extensions (Admin defined)
18Auto publish job posts (Admin defined)
19System configuration and Dashboard
20Administrator Back-end Data Administration
21Preloaded with 7 Countries (US, UK, PH, HK, SG, CA, AU)
446 Country Regions
214,613 Cities

Job Seeker Features

1Multiple resume allowed (Admin Defined Maximum)
2Resume file upload
3Online resume creator with preview/print/export to PDF
4Profile creation
5Application tracking

Recruiter Features

1Shortlist creation and rating system
2Unlimited free job posting
3Applicants tracking (per job post)
4View applicants online and file resume
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Live Demo

Demo Accounts

The following accounts are available for use in the Live Demo. Also try to explore the site as a guest user (i.e. do not sign in):

  • administrator – (username & password: admin@alcantara-designs.com)
  • registered job Seeker – (username & password: jobseeker@alcantara-designs.com)
  • registered employer/recruiter – (username & password: employer@alcantara-designs.com)

Read Only Live Demo Link


The live demo is running on a read only database. You can interact with the interface, open edit forms and so on, but clicking on the “delete” or “save” buttons (or executing commands that modify data) will have no effect. You will see alert messages indicating problems during save, update or delete, so keep in mind that the database is running in read only mode.

It is currently hosted on a Godaddy Shared Hosting server with Medium Trust, so it may run a bit slower than normal. I recommend a Virtual Dedicated Hosting server. Otherwise, try it on whatever you’ve got.

Click here to launch the ADJE Read Only Live Demo

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Installation Requirements

Required Skill Level

While this web app software wasn’t developed with the novice user in mind, you don’t have to be a developer to get it up and running. If you have installed or maintained a blog website before this, then you will probably be fine.

At the most basic level, you must be comfortable using/operating the following:

  • Zip/Unzip compression software
  • FTP upload software
  • Setting permissions on your Website Hosting Controller
  • Editing text files (CSS, HTML, and Configuration Files)

System Requirements

Web Hosting

You will need to have a web server where you can host your ADJE website. Your web server must have the following capabilities:

  • ASP.Net 3.5
  • MySQL database
  • At least Medium Trust security
  • phpMyAdmin (for MySQL database administration)
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Quick Installation Guide

    Step 1 : Download Latest ADJE

  • Download the latest ADJE website zip file
  • Extract the zip file contents to a local folder (e.g. c:\adje)
  • Step 2 : Import Database

  • In your hosting controller, create a MySQL database called “adje”. It is possible to use a different name for your database. Just make sure to change the database connection string in the web.config, and the database name in the import file you plan to restore.
  • Use phpMyAdmin on your hosting server and import one of the two ADJE Database import files provided (blank or with demo data) in the zip file. The import files are stored in the ADJE_DB folder. Choose one to restore:
    • BLANK – A blank database. Not a single user or job post. Totally empty.
    • DEMO 2K – The demo data as seen on the ADJE Demo Site
  • Step 3 : Edit web.config

  • You may need to change the values of the following items in the web.config file:
    • sitename – Change to your website domain name.
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       <add key="sitename" value="adje-myjobsite.com" />
    • aes – This is the AES encryption key used to encrypt the passwords in the database.
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       <add key="aes" value="jHipLioAj4a2gVa8jK0ynMa7i92mDr" />
      • IF you imported the DEMO 2K database, then leave this setting alone for now. But don’t forget to change this when you switch to a blank database later on.
      • IF you imported the BLANK database, then change aes to a unique string sequence of mixed lower case, upper case, and numbers.
    • adje – Change the connection string server, user, and password values to point to your MySQL database.
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     <add key="adje" value="Driver={MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver};database=adje;option=0;port=0;server=mysqlserver;uid=user;pwd=password" />
  • Step 4 : Upload Files via FTP

  • Before uploading the files, you should recheck that you have:
    • A working adje MySQL database in your hosting server
    • An edited version of the web.config file that has a valid connection string to your online adje database, and a matching aes value for the database you have imported.
    • Set the target folder as an Application Folder in your hosting control panel.
  • Using an FTP client, upload all of the files you have extracted to c:\adje to your hosting server. You can exclude uploading the ADJE_DB folder.
  • Step 5 : Folder Security

  • After uploading the website files, go to your hosting control panel and change the permissions for the uploads folder (and everything in it) to read/write. This is the folder where user folders (and their files) are created and stored. This folder is protected by ADJE so files cannot be downloaded or hot-linked without proper user verification and authorization.

That’s it! You should now be able to run the website. Read more about using ADJE features, website settings, and customization in the next few sections.

If you encountered problems or have questions about installation, please proceed to the questions/suggestions/bug reports.

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Website Templates

ADJE uses templates that can be customized so you easily switch the look and styling of the website. A “template” is not a single file, but a collection of files in a folder called the template folder. The default repository for all templates is the folder ADJE_Templates.

The Proper Place for Your Files


If you feel like creating your own template, just make a copy of the ADJE_Default folder and edit the copy. It is strongly recommended that you place all of your custom files inside your template folder to avoid being overwritten by future updates of ADJE.

Inside the template folder you will find files that ADJE loads depending on the value of sitemodel in the web.config:

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 <add key="sitemodel" value="ADJE_Default" />

In the above example, the contents of ADJE_Templates/ADJE_Default will include the following files and folders:

Header

Header.html defines the area shown below. The Header Search Group will be overlapped on top of your header and is positioned (by default) on the right hand side. The header will be shown on all pages of ADJE. You can change all aspects of the header by editing Header.html, Header.css and Stylesheet.css files.

Footer

Footer.html defines the area shown below. The footer is only visible on the main page. You can change all aspects of the footer by editing Footer.html, Footer.css and Stylesheet.css files.

ADJE Credit Popup


A small popup to credit the work I have done with ADJE will overlap the footer at the bottom of the page. All I ask is that you leave it on, for courtesy. It also contains the current version number running on your ADJE site.




Template Images

Images used by templates are stored in the template folders Images folder. It contains images for Facebook integration, Ads, the Header, the Footer, and the Favicon image (small icon on browser tabs).

Favicon

A Favicon is that small icon you see on browser tab next to the title of your website. The default ADJE favicon is contained in the current templates Images\Favicon folder. If you want to change the icon, simply change the file names favicon.ico with your own file.

If you already have an image that you want to use as a favicon there are many free favicon generators on the Intenet that will allow you to upload an image and download an ICO (icon file) that you can use as favicon.

Cufon Fonts

Cufon fonts enable you to use ANY font you wish on ADJE. ADJE uses two special fonts contained in the current template folders Cufon folder. Cufon fonts are typically used for headings (H1 to H6) and it is discouraged to use them indiscriminately throughout the website (such as on the BODY tag) because it will slow down rendering the website.

Cufon.js contains the html tags that will be replaced by the corresponding Cufon font. The clarendon_700.font.js and trade_gothic_300.font.js are the default fonts that comes with the ADJE_Default template.

If you open up Cufon.js you will see the following:

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 Cufon.replace('h1', { fontFamily: 'clarendon', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });
 Cufon.replace('h2', { fontFamily: 'clarendon', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });
 Cufon.replace('h3', { fontFamily: 'clarendon', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });
 Cufon.replace('h4', { fontFamily: 'clarendon', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });
 Cufon.replace('h5', { fontFamily: 'clarendon', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });
 Cufon.replace('h6', { fontFamily: 'clarendon', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });
 Cufon.replace('.h1s', { fontFamily: 'trade_gothic', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });
 Cufon.replace('.h2s', { fontFamily: 'trade_gothic', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });
 Cufon.replace('.h3s', { fontFamily: 'trade_gothic', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });
 Cufon.replace('.h4s', { fontFamily: 'trade_gothic', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });
 Cufon.replace('.h5s', { fontFamily: 'trade_gothic', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });
 Cufon.replace('.h6s', { fontFamily: 'trade_gothic', textShadow: '0px 1px #ffffff' });

Above, you will see that section headings H1 to H6 tags will be targeted by the Cufon rendering engine for font replacement. The classes “.h1s” to “.h6s” are special classes for use in P or DIV tags and are generally used for sub-titles throughout ADJE.

Clarendon and Trade Gothic as they appear on the ADJE Demo site

Changing Cufon Fonts

It’s really easy to replace one (or both) of the fonts on an ADJE template. The first thing you need to do is to find a suitable font to use and convert it to Cufon. Make sure you have the rights to embed the font on your website before you use it. There are a lot of free font resources on the Internet. Fonts typically have TTF or OTF file extensions.

  1. Once you have the font that you want to convert to Cufon, go to the Cufon Site and convert your file. You will get a download file with the name of your font but with a JS (JavaScript) extension. This is the file that you need to place in your template folders Cufon folder.
  2. Next, modify the Cufon.js file and change the HTML tags where you want to apply your Cufon font.
  3. Finally, do not forget to remove any unused font js file. ADJE loads all fonts in the Cufon folder –even unused ones.
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Website Themes

Do not confuse Themes with Templates. ADJE themes define the look of individual controls (e.g. textboxes, checkboxes, grids, panels, buttons, etc.).

Themes are contained in the App_Themes folder and ADJE knows which theme to use via the web.config “theme” entry. If you want to switch the theme that is being used by ADJE, simply modify the web.config theme entry to the name of the theme that you would like to use:

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 </appSettings>
	<devExpress>
		<themes enableThemesAssembly="true" styleSheetTheme="" theme="Office2003Blue"/>

Themes that are included with ADJE have been developed by 3rd party UI controls developer DevExpress. DevExpress includes a fully functional theme builder with trial versions of their software. I have not personally tried it, but if you feel strongly about customizing the skins or creating your own skin for ADJE, then consider downloading the time limited trial of their software.

The following DevExpress themes are included with ADJE:

Black Glass

Aqua

DevEx

Glass

Office2003Blue

Office2003Olive

Office2003Silver

Office2010Black

Office2010Blue

Office2010Silver

PlasticBlue

RedWine

SoftOrange

Youthful

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Website Configuration

The following process needs to be completed for new ADJE websites. You will need to know all of the information contained in this section even if you only restored the DEMO 2K import file to test things out. Some of the things that will be discussed here include details like Email configuration, all the way to various integration options (Payment/Facebook/Google).

Initialize First Administrator

If you had imported the BLANK database you would need to create your first administrator account before you can continue to configure the website. This is the very first thing you need to do after you get your site up and running. Opening the page init.aspx and fill up the details for the first admin user.

init.aspx only shows up when there are no admin users on the database. It will redirect the user to the main page if at least one admin user already exists in the database.

System Configuration Form

Sign-in as an administrator then open the System Configuration form. The System Configuration form have several sections:

  • Website State
  • General Settings
  • Email Setings
  • Featured Content
  • Google Integration
  • Facebook Integration
  • Payment Integration

Each section is explained in detail below.

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Website State

This section enables you to change the appearance of the main page of your website. The different settings in this section controls the visibility of the Promo Section, Header Search Group, and Menu Bar Quick Search. Currently, all options on this pane are specific to Promotion Mode.

Site Mode
  • Promotion Mode – This mode displays the promo.html file on the main page. The Promo.html file is stored in the current template folder (as defined in the web.config “sitemodel” entry).

    Promo section

    When the number of job posts in your database is below Search job min count the Header Search Group and the Menu Bar Quick Search will both be hidden.

    Header Search Group

    Quick Search

  • Live Mode – This mode hides the Promo section, which means that the main page is filled up by Job Post listing (and any side-bar content that you define). The Header Search Group and the Menu Bar Quick Search will always be displayed in this mode.
  • Semi-Live – This mode displays the Promo section, the Header Search Group, and the Menu Bar Quick Search all together on the main page. It’s basically a “Live with Promo section” flavor of your current template.
Search job min count

Applies when in Promotion Mode only. Hides The search bar until the minimum number of job posts are met. Set to ’0′ to disable (i.e. search will be enabled only when the site goes ‘Live’).
Default value: 100

Auto Live

Applies when in Promotion Mode only. Automatically sets ‘Live’ mode upon reaching this number of job posts. Set to ’0′ to disable (i.e. You must manually set the website to ‘Live’).
Default value: 1000

Rows to display

As job posts get added to the database, they will get displayed under the Promotion Section on the main page. This dictates the number of job posts to display while in Promotion Mode.
Default value: 5

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General Settings

This pane contains options that help determine allowable parameters for the day to day operation of the application. Each option is explained in detail below.

Captcha

Number of failed login attempts before displaying captcha.
Default value: 3

Upload extensions

List of file extensions allowed to for resume upload.
Default value:
.txt, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf

Upload MIME types

Associated Mime types in the same order as the list of extensions.
Default value:
text/plain, application/msword, application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, text/richtext, application/pdf

Maximum resume count

Maximum number of resume records allowed.
Default value: 5

Job post expiration

Number of months before job posting expires. Note that everytime the user edits the job post it’s status is set to ‘for review’ and once approved the expiration date is reset.
Default value: 2

Job post auto-publish

New or edited job posts are normaly set to ‘For Review’ upon saving. Only ‘Published’ posts appear on the job list. Setting this to “True” will set job posts to ‘Published’ status upon save by the user.
Default value: False

Show logo on job listing

Show/hide (recruiter) company logo on the main screen job listing.
Default value: False

Rows to display

Number of job posts to display in ‘Live’ mode.
Default value: 10

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions for the use of your website. All occurences of shortcode ‘[website]‘ (without quotes) will be replaced with your websites name (as taken from web.config). Credit-card processors and retailers like PayPal and DalPay may have specific requirements for what you need to place in your terms of service.
Default value: none

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Email Settings

No-reply email

Will be used for sending out registration emails.
Default value: noreply@[yoursitename]

Public email

Will be used for sending out general information emails to registered users.
Default value: info@[yoursitename]

Admin email

Will be used for sending out administrative emails.
Default value: admin@[yoursitename]

SMTP server

Out going SMTP email server.
Default value: relay-hosting.secureserver.net

Send using

Choose which mail object ADJE needs to use in sending email. This value will depend on your server and so you should choose whichever works best with your hosting service. You can test the email settings before saving.

  • System.Web.Mail (older)
  • System.Net.Mail (newer)

Default value: System.Web.Mail (older)

Test email settings

Test your email settings by entering an email address and click on the Send Test button.

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Featured Content


The Featured Content area is positioned alongside the job listing on the main page. You can specify the width of the area to be occupied (in pixels). This area can be used for whatever reason you want. I would normally put advertisement areas here for featured companies/jobs. You can place Google Adwords here if you like.

Featured sidebar title

Title to place above the sidebar content area.
Default value: Featured

Featured area width

Space allocated on the right side of the Job List for additional content. Set to ’0′ to hide the space.
Default value: 0 pixels

Featured HTML

HTML Code for the featured area. Place AdSense codes, or your own formatted layout. Use shortcode ‘[model_curr]‘ (without quotes) to designate the current model folder (e.g. ‘[model_curr]/images/ad/myimage.jpg’)
Default value: none

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Google Integration


Google has a lot of products that can be integrated with ADJE (Maps, Adsense, Analytics, and Checkout, just to name a few). Below is a list of Google products that have been integrated with ADJE. I will aim to integrate more of Google services as time permits.

Analytics tracking code

Javascript tracking code that will be placed on each page to enable tracking of your website performance in Google Analytics. Replace ‘youraccount#’ with your analytics code, or cut and paste the entire analytics script altogether. If you do not intend to use Google Analytics then clear out this entry to avoid ADJE loading unnecessary JS code.
Default value: see below

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 <script type="text/javascript">
 
  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'youraccount#']);
  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);
 
  (function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
  })();
 </script>
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Facebook Integration


ADJE implements the standard JavaScript Facebook like/recommend button on job post pages. It is positioned right next to the Total Views near the top of the job information page.

when someone clicks on Recommend, the title of the current job post will be included in your Facebook Timeline.

App ID

Your website’s unique Facebook app ID for FB Like/Recommend. If you don’t have an AppID yet, then visit the Facebook Setup Page and request for it.
Default value: none

Display Image

File name of default image to be displayed when users ‘share’ or ‘like’ your site pages. The file must reside in the current template folder under ‘/images/facebook’. The image and should not be larger than 200 x 200 pixels.
Default value: logo_200x200.png

Description Meta Tag

Default Facebook description for your site. Limit to 150 characters or less.
Default value: logo_200x200.png

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Payment Integration


This feature provides you with the ability to generate a Payment Link for billing people for services (e.g. advertising). You can use Payment Links in one of two ways:

  • Payment Link to be sent via email
  • Payment Link to be placed inside any of the customizable content (e.g. Header, Footer, Featured Content Area, etc.).
The Payment Page will list the supported payment options that you want to make available to them like this:

The payment buttons can be customized by replacing the payment button images in your current template.

About Payment Gateways

There are probably hundreds of Payment/Creditcard processors/gateways (and they sometimes prefer to be called ‘retailers’ of your services/products). For purposes of simplicity I will just refer to them collectively as Payment Gateway(s). Some of the more popular payment gateways are: PayPal, Google Checkout, 2Checkout, DalPay, etc. and the list is very long indeed. Each company provides a set of very specific instructions on how to use their “payment system”, and it is impossible to implement them all in one go. I have initially chosen a two I am familiar with (as a starting point) and integrated them into ADJE. More options will be added as time permits.

Payment Link Format

The format for the payment link is:
payment.aspx?code=item001&desc=advertising&amt=50

code Product or Service code (e.g. '10-DAY-ADVERTISEMENT')
desc Description that will appear on the payment/checkout screen
amt Amount to be billed

Default payment currency is always expressed in US$/USD.

After payment has been completed some Payment Gateways can be automatically redirected back to a thank you page called ThankYou.aspx. Other Payment Gateways need to be specifically told to redirect back to ThankYou.aspx by setting configuration options from the Payment Gateway Website using your account with them (i.e. you need to do that yourself by logging into your account with them).




Payment Link Demo
If you want to see how it looks like then click on this Payment Link which uses the sample above.

Note that the Payment Gateways will not work (i.e. you will not be able to pay for real, or in testing) because only dummy email and merchant ID’s are used in the Payment Integration pane.

Payment Gateways Supported
DalPay
Field Description Default Value
DalPay Retail Merchant ID Enter your DalPay merchant account ID none
URL Index# URL Index# of your website none
PayPal

Field Description Default Value
PayPal Email (Premier or Business account) email where you want to receive PayPal payment none

After Payment Action: Users will be automatically be redirected back to thankyou.aspx after payment.

Payment Message (HTML)

Large font text (in HTML) to be displayed on the ADJE payment screen. Can be a thank you or additional info message.
Default value: none

Payment Thank You Message (HTML)

Large font text (in HTML) to be displayed as thank you message (shown here).
Default value: none

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Dashboard


The Dashboard shows you recent activities on your ADJE website. All information displayed here is intended to give you a snapshot of the current status of ADJE and what has changed since you last signed-in (unless otherwise indicated).

Display Description
New Users Displays the number of new users since your last sign-in.
New Job Posts Displays the number of new job post(s) since your last sign-in.
New Issues Technical Issues are automatically logged by ADJE. Problems like email sending failure, Users attempting to access areas that they are not allowed to access, and other issues will be logged here.
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User Administration

Display Description
Edit Opens the User Profile page for the user being edited. You will have exactly the same view as when the user is editing his/her profile, so be careful not to change anything! An extra Admin Options pane at the top of the page will enable Admins to change the user's Status (New, Active, Suspended) and Type (Admin, Recruiter, Applicant).

Job posts for users that have suspended accounts will not be displayed on the main page job list.
New Creates a new user record and opens the User Profile page for editing.
Delete Deletes the user record and ALL associated records and files (job post, resume, etc.). Although all user files will be deleted, the user folder where those files are stored (uploads\[user id]) will not be deleted to prevent the Web Application from restarting.


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Job Post Administration

Display Description
Edit Opens the Job Post page for the job post being edited. You will have exactly the same view as when the user is editing his/her job post, so be careful not to change anything! An extra Admin Options pane at the top of the page will enable Admins to change the job posts Status (Incomplete, Pending Review, Published, Deactivated, Disapproved, Paused).
Delete Deletes the job post.
Preview Opens the Preview Job Post page to allow you to view the job post exactly as users on your website will see it.


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Categories Administration

Display Description
Edit Opens the Job Post page for the job post being edited. You will have exactly the same view as when the user is editing his/her job post, so be careful not to change anything! An extra Admin Options pane at the top of the page will enable Admins to change the job posts Status (Incomplete, Pending Review, Published, Deactivated, Disapproved, Paused).
Delete Deletes the job post.
Preview Opens the Preview Job Post page to allow you to view the job post exactly as users on your website will see it.
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Administer Locations

The ADJE database (both BLANK and DEMO 2K) contains a selected set of data for countries, regions, and cities. The data was obtained from one or more downloadable open source import files from the Internet. It is quite difficult to compile a 100% accurate list, which is why I added an administration page for correcting or adding new items to the list.

Grid Description
Countries This grid defines the list of countries in ADJE. The list appears on various dropdown boxes throughout the system, mostly where address input is needed. The ADJE database includes the following countries:

United States
Philippines
United Kingdom
Hong Kong
Singapore
Canada
Australia
Regions This grid defines the list of regions in ADJE. You must first select a country before the regions grid gets populated. The list appears on various dropdown boxes throughout the system, mostly where address input is needed. There are currently 446 regions entered in the database for the included countries in ADJE.
Cities This grid defines the list of cities in ADJE. You must first select a country and a region before the cities grid gets populated. The list appears on various dropdown boxes throughout the system, mostly where address input is needed. There are currently 214,613 cities entered in the database for the included countries and regions in ADJE.
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Administer System Issues

This page lists all technical or security related problems encountered by ADJE during its operation. A couple sample of what this log will contain is listed below:
Type of Issue What to do
Email sending error Check your Email/SMTP settings. Sometimes, your website will be up and running fine and then all of a sudden the email service will stop working. In those cases you should check with your hosting service provider as they probably changed something. In my experience, the service providers will blame the software (i.e. your website) and no amount of insistence that 'it worked fine for X months' will convince them otherwise. In that case, I insist some more and ask to get the latest settings for the email server. It is normal for them to migrate your website to new servers without your knowledge.
Attempted Access by Invalid user ADJE allows users to edit/delete/update their own records (job post, resume, etc), but limits access to other users data. If a user attempts to change the browser URL to specify a resume id or a job post id that the user does not have ownership over. You need to decide what to do with these type of users. If they do it often enough (as evidenced by the logs) then you may have to send them a warning that they need to stop what they are doing or their account will get suspended.
Failed to execute query ADJE modules have built-in error detection codes that log technical problems. If your ADJE is running correctly then you wouldn't see any technical issues in the log. However, if you see something in your log that you cannot easily understand, then FIRST SEARCH the Support Forums for answers, and if you can't find anything that matches your problem then please post a new topic for it.
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Employer Registration

This page enables registration of new employers/recruiters. It can be accessed by clicking on the main menu item Post a Job. If you want to place a link to the registration form elsewhere (e.g. Promo or Footer Section) the you can create a link to the employer registration page: Register.aspx.

After a new employer completes the information on the form, an email will be sent out to the users registered email address. He/She would then have to click a link to verify the email address. If a user is unable to pass the verification procedure, the user account will remain in an “unverified” status. Unverified users will not be able to use ADJE features that are reserved for registered users (e.g. job posting, etc).

Administrators can override the status of users in the User Administration form.

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Job Seeker Registration

This page enables registration of new job seekers. It can be accessed by clicking on the main menu item Submit Resume. If you want to place a link to the registration form elsewhere (e.g. Promo or Footer Section) the you can create a link to the job seeker registration page: Resume_Upload.aspx.

After a new job seeker completes the information on the form, an email will be sent out to the users registered email address. He/She would then have to click a link to verify the email address. If a user is unable to pass the verification procedure, the user account will remain in an “unverified” status. ¬†Unverified users will not be able to use ADJE features that are reserved for registered users (e.g. resume creation, job application, etc).

Administrators can override the status of users in the User Administration form.

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User Profiles

The basic User Profile page will contain the following panes:

  • Photo
  • Contact Information
  • Address

Employer/Recruiter User Profile

In addition to the above basic information panes, the employer/recruiter profile page will have these additional panes:

Company Information

My Job Postings

Job Seeker User Profile

In addition to the above basic information panes, the job seeker profile page will have these additional panes:

My Resume

My Applications

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Employer/Recruiter Features

Job Post Administration

My Job Postings

The My Job Postings pane (User Profile page) allows a recruiter to organize the job post list and allows the recruiter to see some important information regarding each job post like:

  • Number of views – Shows the number of page views the job post gets.
  • Number of applicants – Shows the number of applicants for the job post as determined by the number of applicants who clicked on the Apply Now button on the View Job Post page.

    Some employers/recruiters will place email addresses or url’s on their job posts. It is not possible for ADJE to count the applicants that directly contact the employer (instead of clicking the Apply Now button.

New Job Post


When a new job post is created the Address and Industry fields will be filled with default values taken from the users profile.

The initial state of new job posts will be ‘incomplete’. After the user clicks on the Save button, validations will be performed and the job post record will be updated in the database. The status of the job post can either be:

  • Pending Review – An admin will have to manually set the job post to Published by editing the job post and setting the status to Published. Only published job posts will appear on the main job list page. This ensures that each job post is up to the standards that is required. For those that do not want this much hands on administration, Admins can set ADJE to Auto Publish in the General Settings Pane
  • Published – When ADJE is set to Auto Publish any saved job post will be immediately visible on the main job list page.
  • Incomplete – When the user creates a job post without saving it, the job post will have a status of Incomplete. This type of job post is not published on the main page, plus, the user will not be allowed to create a new job post until he/she has successfully updated (and saves) the (incomplete) job post record.

The status of job posts (including expiration) is visible in the users User Profile on the My Job Posting grids Status column.

The Preview button will show users exactly how the job post will appear for ADJE site visitors.

My Job Applicants

View Applicants (My Job Posting Pane)


The Applicants column will show exactly how many applicants have clicked on the Apply Now button for any job post. In the sample image above, clicking on the View 2 link will take the user to the My Job Applicants page which shows all applicants for the particular job post.

The Applicants Management pane shows all the applicants for the selected job post. Each applicant can be given a rating, which helps in making a short-list of applicants for the job post.

Columns can be sorted by clicking on the grid header column title.

Preview (Applicant) Profile

When an applicant submits an application, the applicant also selects from one (of possibly several) resumes that he/she has on record in the ADJE resume database. That online resume is made available to the employer when the employer clicks on the Preview Profile button. The report generated is based on the users profile on ADJE, which will include other information that the user entered in our database (e.g. work experience/employment history, and educational background).

NOTE: The online resume can be printed or exported to PDF.

Also, it is not uncommon for applicants to also have a PDF/DOC/TXT File of their resume associated with their online resume on ADJE. If available, employers may download that resume file by clicking on the Download Resume button. A download link will be provided, but in most cases the browser will automatically download the file.

Download Link Security
The download link will only work when the employer/recruiter is signed-in to his/her account. ADJE checks to ensure that job seeker resume files are always kept confidential and secure, and can only be accessed by employers/recruiters that they applied to.

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Job Seeker Features

My Resume Pane

Resume Grid (My Resume Pane)

Each job seeker can add a limited number of online resumes based on the Maximum Resume Count setting. Clicking New will bring up the My Resume page where the user can fill up all details pertaining to a particular resume.

The Duplicate link allows users to quickly duplicate resume records.

Clicking on the Desired Title link will bring up the Preview Resume Profile page. This page shows the user what the resume

NOTE: The online resume can be printed or exported to PDF.

My Applications Pane

My Applications

This pane shows a job seeker all of the job posts that he/she has applied to. This grid will also show when the employer/recruiter has viewed the job seekers application in ADJE.

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ADJE Version History and Change Log

There is a separate page dedicated to the version history and change log. You can access it HERE.

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