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What website can hold job applicants' resumes or other info

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What website can hold job applicants' resumes or other info

When we advertise for a job we want people to post their qualifications to some web site, like a Dropbox for job applicants.
Is there such a thing?
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Deal Guru
Aug 2, 2010
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Why can't they just email it to you?
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I thought Indeed could do that. All applicants' resume's in one place. Ability to categorise in terms of reject, to be reviewed, etc. Ability to schedule interview times. Also ability to filter applicants criteria such as geography, years of experience, etc.
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Insanely simple done with email by creating separate folders.
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Trouble is most applicants don't send the required information(experience,available days,etc). Some type of form can force applicants to fill all fields for SUBMIT button to work.

I could just reject those that don't send required information but that is 80% of people. These are not professional jobs so people have to be compelled to type out their details.

If I can't find such a site I will have to set it up on a website.
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It'll take you more time to create the website than just to review the resumes, lol.
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Can you create a survey using Survey Monkey, or something?
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Raggie wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 11:46 pm
Can you create a survey using Survey Monkey, or something?
I will look into that.
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Why can't people just submit a resume and a cover letter.

Are you just hiring people to fill out forms that they cannot revise?

Those stuff that some potential employers make job applicants go through may actually deter people from applying to jobs.

Maybe your online job form is bug prone and not even working properly on some people's outdated computer.
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Why can't you just accept job application by email or mail and just store all application in an external hard drive. Job applications should not take up that much space.

And categorize them yourself. You can even reply to an applicant and say. I have reviewed your application and you are rejected. We are not keeping a copy of your job application whatsoever.

Similarly, once you hired someone. You can autoreply with. Thank you for your application but the position has been filled.
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Have them email you their resume, and reply to them with a Google Form link for them to fill out any other info
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Can't you just use indeed and then add a few mandatory questions as part of the application process? I don't think you want to get into building anything specific for you what seems to be a pretty trivial issue.
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limoncello wrote:
Mar 17th, 2018 6:01 am
Can't you just use indeed and then add a few mandatory questions as part of the application process? I don't think you want to get into building anything specific for you what seems to be a pretty trivial issue.
Don't use these stuff. As a job applicant, I actually stop my application process when those form filled stuff gets too annoying.

It is especially annoying when most of the information is already on my resume.

You, as the potential employer, has the responsibility to read my application in a format that the potential employee want to submit their application.

I mean if you just want to look at some spreadsheet before you even look at resumes and cover letter. You may be missing out on a lot of really great candidate.
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BizDeveloper wrote:
Mar 11th, 2018 10:23 am
When we advertise for a job we want people to post their qualifications to some web site, like a Dropbox for job applicants.
Is there such a thing?
Hi, you can create a website like a blog or landing page and then add a contact form that requires people to upload a document (resume). This can be made quite easily with word press. The workflow would, user goes on website, user enters information and attaches document, you receive this information in an email and can review it whenever. Check out these guys, they might be able to get you up and running.

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