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Registration, Profiles, UserID's and Login Help
Job categories and industries
Privacy Concerns
Terms of Service
Job Seekers
 
Searching Job Listings
Applying to Job Listings
Employers
 
Submitting Jobs
Editing, Deleting Job Listings

General

Registration, Profiles, UserID's and Login Help

What is a User ID?
Your User ID is a unique name to identify you in the SA JOB NET. Employers use it to log in and place job listings, edit or delete a job. Both job seekers and employers use it to enter or modify user profile information. User IDs appear in place of your name when job seeker profiles are displayed to employers to keep your identity private until such time you apply for a job.

 

Why Are User IDs Required?
User IDs are used in the SA JOB NET for several reasons:
  • By assigning a User ID and logging into the service with it, employers can review a list of jobs they have placed, see which jobs have received applications, or view how many times jobs have been viewed by job seekers. Job seekers can enter or update their profiles, including enter their résumé, keep track of which jobs they have applied to, or view how many times their profile/résumé has been seen by employers.
  • Also, User IDs let job seekers maintain anonymity - when an employer views their profile/résumé, they won't see certain personal information (name, email address, phone number, etc.) until you respond to them.
  • User IDs are not required if you just want to search the jobs.

 

How do I get a User ID?
Obtaining a User ID is easy. Click on the Profile page button and and then click on the Register link to call up the profile form, fill it in and submit it. Once registered, you will have the ability to edit your user information immediately, or come back and edit it later. Employers can also place a job listing right away. User IDs are distinct, i.e., each person who registers must use a unique User ID.

 

Does this system use cookies?
No. This system tracks user actions through ColdFusion Session Variables. These session variables are assigned when you login and are stored in the server's memory. When you logout manually, session variables expire immediately. When you leave the site without logging out manually, session variables are automatically expired after 30 minutes.

 

I forgot my User ID and can't login. Now what?
Don't fret. Enter your email address in the form under "Forgot your login information?" on the Login page and it will be emailed to you right away.

 

Why do you want my address, city, state, zip code, phone number, etc., when I register?
Some of this information will be displayed in the results of a search. For example, when an employer searches for a candidate he will see only the candidate's userid and city/state/country. This information is required for our records, in the event we have any problems and need to contact you in a hurry, but job seekers can choose to keep certain information private when their profiles are displayed to potential employers. If you are an employer, this information is used for contacting your company regarding any billing issues or other customer service issues.

 

How do I Edit My User Information?
User profile information can be edited by clicking on the Profile button link at the top of most pages (the Profile button links to job seeker profiles in the Job Search section and links to employer profiles in the Employers section). Editing your user profile requires that you be logged in with your UserID. If not already logged in, you will be redirected to the login screen. Once you have successfully logged in, click "Continue" on the results screen and you will be redirected to a page with your user profile information in a pre-filled in form from the database. You can change any information, including your password. Click on the Update button to save your modifications.

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Job Categories and Industries

What is the difference between job categories and industries?
Job categories offer a way for each job listing to be categorized in a way that makes sense to both the job seeker and employer. Every job in every company gets categorized based on standard occupational information. Most of the time these categories are obvious (e.g. an accountant's job is listed under the Accounting category, a bank teller's job is listed under either Banking or Financial Services, and an aircraft mechanic's job may be listed under Aviation, Aerospace, or Mechanical, depending on how the employer classifies it.

Industries are similarly classified based on the purpose of a company's objectives and mission statements. For example, a semiconductor manufacturer may fall under Computer Hardware or Manufacturing, depending on how they define their business. In some cases, job categories and industry categories may overlap and be the same, but now always. You can be a computer programmer and work for a company in just about any industry where they operate computers in their business and require the special talents of a programmer.

 

Why are there so many categories?
This was a design decision. There are literally thousands of possible choices when assigning a job to a specific category (the U.S. Government's Bureau of Labor Statistics has more than 20 major categories and over 2,000 subcategories in their Standard Occupational Classification index to describe where a particular job fits). We looked at some of the major job sites and integrated the most obvious and most used categories on them into the SA JOB NET. Despite this, we realize you might need a category that isn't listed, so if you are en employer and would like to suggest a new category, please send an email with your suggestion.

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Privacy Concerns

Who sees my user information?
Your information is kept private and will not be seen by anyone except employers, if you are a job seeker, and then what they see is limited. We do not give out a user's information to anyone, for any reason. See our Privacy Policy for more information

 

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Terms of Service

 
The SA JOB NET Terms of Service (TOS) is located here.

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Job Seekers

Searching Job Listings

Why aren't any results returned when I search for a job?
This can be due to many reasons. There may not be any jobs in the database that meets your search criteria. You can change some of your search options and try searching again. Remember that the more criteria you select for your search options, the more restrictions you are placing on the possible matches. You can expand your search by using fewer search options or a higher number of days to include when searching by age of the job posting (for example, if you had selected to view jobs submitted in the last 7 days, choose a higher number like 30 or 60 days to increase your chance of getting more results). If searching by both job category and industry, try using only one in your search. Also, if you are using keywords to search for jobs, try fewer keywords and use only one or two words rather than multiple phrases.

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Applying to Job Listings

How Do I Apply to a Job Listing?
When a job opening is displayed it will have a button to Apply at the bottom of the listing. Click on that button to enter your application information (cover letter, qualification summary, résumé). Portions of the job listing will again be displayed on the next screen so that you may refer to it when composing your cover letter. Enter or update your information (cover letter, qualification summary, résumé), choosing to either save this to your profile for future applications or not to save it for use only with this particular job. When finished, click on the Preview Application button. When you are satisfied, click on the Submit Application button and your application information will be automatically emailed to the person who posted the job opening.

 

How do I enter my résumé?
You can do this either at the time you fill out your profile, when applying for a job, or anytime after logging in and calling up your profile.
Are there any special formatting requirements for entering my résumé?
Yes. For starters, your résumé should be in plain ASCII text format with no HTML markup in it. This is because your résumé gets incorporated into the body of the email that gets sent to an employer when you apply to a job and the email message is sent out as plain text. If you need more information on how to format your résumé in ASCII text, read the instructions.

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Employers

Submitting Jobs

I want to submit a job listing but can't find the right category or industry
If you would like to suggest a new category or industry, please send an email with your suggestion and we'll add it to the list of categories in the database.

 

How Do I Post a Job Listing?
From any page in the Employers section, click on the Add a Job link to go to the page to add a new job. If you are not already logged in, you will be redirected to a login screen. Employers must be logged in to submit jobs. If you do not already have a login userid and password, click on the link to Register and sign up for a profile. After registering you will be able to fill in the information for the job and click on the Preview Job button. Once you submit your job, you will immediately be able to edit it for changes. Your job will also be available to job seekers immediately after submitting it. See the instructions below for editing or deleting a job.

astutia.com reserves the right to remove any job listings that do not comply with our Terms of Service, without prior notification to the individual/company placing the job. Continued violation of these guidelines will cause the offending individual/company to be blocked from placing future job listings.

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Editing and Deleting Job Listings

How do I Edit a Job Listing?
Job listings can be edited or deleted from the job listings page. Go to the job listings page and click on the Update link for the job you want to edit. Editing jobs requires that you be logged in with your UserID. If not already logged in, you will be redirected to the login screen. Once you have successfully logged in, click "Continue" on the results screen and you will be redirected to a listing of all jobs you have in the database. Scroll through the list and find the job that you want to edit. If you want to edit the content of your job, click on the Update link for that job. A new page will be presented with the current job information pre-filled in a form. If you want to delete a job, click on the Delete link for that job (you will be given a chance to confirm its deletion on the next page that gets displayed).

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