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Hooking up your company's Careers Site

There are four ways to hook up your JobScore-powered careers site to your company website. We recommend, and most companies choose to use our Jobs Widget (option 3 below). No matter which option you choose, your pages will be styled according to your careers site settings, so please make sure to add your logo and choose some appropriate colors for your careers site in your careers site appearance editor.

Here are the four ways you can hook up your careers site, listed from easiest to set up to hardest:

Option 1: Point the "Jobs" links on your website directly to JobScore

Set up: Very Easy. | Display Control: Basic

This is the easiest way get up and running with JobScore, especially if your website doesn't have a jobs page yet. When prospective applicants click the "jobs" link on your website they will be sent to a JobScore-hosted page that shows all of your open positions. Essentially, you are replacing your jobs page with JobScore. Here's how to get started

Step 1: First, add all of your open jobs to JobScore.
Step 2: Then, you'll need to change all of the "jobs" links in your website to point to your custom careers site URL (you probably link to your jobs page from your homepage and/or your about us page). You can find your careers site URL in the upper left of the admin page in your JobScore account (it's the first link), and you can customize how that page looks here.
Step 3: After you are done, there should not be any jobs links that point at static content on your site, all links should be pointing at JobScore.

After you've completed Step 1 above, please cut and paste the text below into an email, insert the necessary information [in bold below] and send it to your webmaster so they can complete Steps 2 and 3 for you:

Hello!

We've started using a product called JobScore to help streamline our hiring process.

We've already added all of our open positions to JobScore and going forward we'll be able to add, update and remove jobs without hassling you. So, we're ready to get started

  1. Please point all of the "jobs" links on our site at [insert your careers site link here] instead of our existing jobs page
  2. After you've changed all of these links, please ensure that there are no more links to the existing jobs page on our website.

Please e-mail me to let me know when these changes have been made to the website, as we'll start purchasing job postings to drive applicant traffic once it's up and running.

Thanks!

[insert your name here]

Now, when people click the "jobs" link on your website, they'll be sent directly to your JobScore careers page - which shows all of the open positions in your account.

Option 2: Replace the job descriptions on your "careers page" with a "See our Open Jobs" link

Set up: Very Easy. | Display Control:Moderate

The idea is that you should have a careers page that's all about what it's like to work for your company (text, videos, pictures)- and potential applicants should see that before they see your job listings. Here's how to get started:

Step 1: First, add all of your open jobs to JobScore.
Step 2: Create some great content about what's like to work at your company (e.g., text, pictures, slide shows, video, etc).
Step 3: Ask your webmaster to remove all of the job descriptions and email links from your existing careers page. Add your new content and a prominent "See our Open Jobs" link that points at your JobScore custom careers site URL. Your careers site URL is shown in the upper left of the admin page in your account, and you can customize how that page looks here.

After you've completed Steps 1 & 2, please cut and paste the text below into an email, insert the necessary information [in bold below] and send it to your webmaster so they can complete Step 3 for you:

Hello!

We've started using a product called JobScore to help streamline our hiring process.

We've already added all of our open positions to JobScore and going forward we'll be able to add, update and remove jobs without hassling you. So, we're ready to get started:

  1. Please replace all of the job descriptions from our jobs page (yes, really, delete all of them, I've already added them to JobScore) with one prominent link that says "View our open jobs" that re-directs to [insert your careers site link here] as soon as you have a chance. It would be great if you could use a large font for this link so people can easily find it and click on it (it should be the biggest thing on the page).
  2. It's very important that we not have any links to [insert your jobs inbox email address here - i.e. jobs@mycompany.com] on this page as we are trying to get everyone to apply through JobScore. If this email address is shown or there are mailto: links to it anywhere else on our website, please remove them.
  3. Finally please add the attached content to the jobs page in place of the job descriptions and emails [attach new copy, links, pictures, video. mockups]
Please e-mail me to let me know when these changes have been made to the website, as we'll start purchasing job postings to drive applicant traffic once it's up and running.

Thanks!

[insert your name here]

Now, when people click on the jobs link on your site, they'll be sent to a page with content about what it's like to work at your company. If they like what they see, they can click on the "View our open jobs" link on that page and they'll be sent directly to your JobScore careers site - where they can view, share and apply for your jobs,

Option 3: Show the jobs in your JobScore account with a Job Widget on your own website

Set up:Easy. | Display Control: Moderate

If you want to host your own custom careers page and want to show your open positions in JobScore on the same page, a Job Widget is a good choice for you. Here's how to get started:

Step 1: First, add all of your open jobs to JobScore.
Step 2: Create some great content about what's like to work at your company. (text, pictures, slide shows, video, etc). 
Step 3: Create a Job Widget here. Try to make the text color and background color match your website's look and feel. If you are having trouble customizing your widget, don't hesitate to email us at support@jobscore.com
Step 4: Click the Add this Widget to your Website button, and copy and paste the generated code into an email to your webmaster.

After you've completed steps 1 through 4 please cut and paste the text below into an email message, insert the necessary information [in bold below] and send it to your webmaster so they can hook up your careers site.

Hello!

We've started using a product called JobScore to help streamline our hiring process.

We've already added all of our open positions to JobScore and going forward we'll be able to add, update and remove jobs without hassling you. So, we're ready to get started:

  1. Please remove all of our job descriptions from our job page (yes, really, delete all of them, I've already added them to JobScore) and please create an iframe that will show our open positions in JobScore. If you have any trouble doing this, please don't hesitate to e-mail support@jobscore.com and they'll help you out.(see below for instructions)
  2. Please add the attached content to the page in place of the job descriptions and emails [attach new copy, links, pictures, video]
  3. It's very important that we not have any links to [insert your jobs inbox email address here - i.e. jobs@mycompany.com] on this page as we are trying to get everyone to apply through JobScore. If there are any email addresses or mailto: links to this address anywhere on our site, please remove them.

Job Widget Instructions:

As a first step, create a container div tag that has the correct width set. Then copy & paste the following code into the page. The first section goes into the div you created, the second section goes on the bottom of the page right before the closing </body> tag.

[copy & paste widget code from Widget Builder here]

Please e-mail me to let me know when these changes have been made to the website, as we'll start purchasing job postings to drive applicant traffic once it's up and running.


Thanks!

[insert your name here]

Now, when people click on the jobs link on your website, they'll see a page that has information about what it's like to work at your company, and as an integrated part of the page they'll also see an up-to-date list of the open jobs in your JobScore account (the iframe). If they want more detail on the job descriptions or want to apply, they'll click on the job titles and visit your JobScore hosted careers site to see the full job descriptions.

Option 4: Incorporate careers site feeds into your own website

Set up: More difficult (some web programming required) | Display Control: Excellent

If you want to show the entire job descriptions of the jobs in your JobScore account on your website, we publish job feeds that your webmaster can use to make this happen. Your company's job feeds can be found below your careers site URL, on the Admin page in your account. Jobscore supports job feeds in several of the most popular formats: JSON, JSONP, ATOM and XML. (We suggest using either the JSON/P or XML feeds since they give the most functionality).

Incorporating your own Job feed requires that you do some server-side programming to poll and parse the feed and power your pages from the feed contents. This extra work allows you to have your job descriptions precisely match the look and feel of your website. We're sorry but unfortunately we can't do this programming work for you, you'll have to do it yourselves. If you don't have access to a programmer, we recommend you either choose option1, 2, or 3 above or find a contractor to help you out with this task.

To get started, cut and past the text below into an email, insert the necessary information [in bold below] and send it to your webmaster/programmer:

Hello! We've started using a product called JobScore to help streamline our hiring process.

We've already added all of our open positions to JobScore and going forward we'll be able to add, update and remove them without hassling you. So, we're ready to get started:

  1. JobScore publishes all of our jobs via multiple feed formats (JSON, JSONP, XML, ATOM)
  2. Please integrate the job feed into our careers site and style it to match our look and feel. We'd like to show all of the jobs in the feed on our jobs page along with the "apply to" links from JobScore. If you are having any trouble, don't hesitate to e-mail support@JobScore.com and they can help you out.
  3. Please see the link below for more detailed information about the job feed APIs:

https://support.jobscore.com/entries/20922936-using-jobscore-s-job-feed-apis

Please e-mail me to let me know when these changes have been made to the website, as we'll start purchasing some job postings to drive applicant traffic once it's up and running.

Thanks!

[insert your name here]

Now, when people click on the jobs link on your website, they'll visit a page that you are hosting with information about your employment brand and what it's like to work at your company. On this page they'll see the job descriptions in your JobScore account (from the RSS feed) styled to match the look and feel of your website. If they see a job description that they like and want to apply, they will click on an apply link from the feed and be sent to a JobScore hosted "apply for a job" page that is skinned according to your careers site settings.

NOTE: If your client doesn't support https, be sure to use "http" instead of "https" protocol in your urls, i.e.,your feed should be http://www.jobscore.com/jobs/jobscore/atom, not https://www.jobscore.com/jobs/jobscore/atom

Still having trouble? Send us an email and we'll be happy to help out.

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