Hi Friends,
                                              Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.
                                                  There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"
                                       With regards,
                                       Hemen Parekh
                                       27 June 2013

Thursday, 28 February 2008

MATCH MAKER ( MM )

FUNCTIONAL  SPECIFICATIONS
28   Feb  2008
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Rahul  /  Shalaka / Shubhangi / Poonam :

*  MM will be an ONLINE tool which can be freely downloaded from our web site and also from other web sites such as Download.com
*  It should be a small tool ( 4 / 5 Mb ), with dot net framework which can be either embedded into the tool or will get automatically downloaded on user's harddisk, without his being aware
*  A person who has downloaded MM ( from anywhere ),should be able to email it to any no of people
*  After downloading, MM will get " activated " only after the User ,
#  uploads his text resume into the tool
#  selects his " Primary Function / Skill " ( any one only ) , from the drop-lists in the ACTIVATE page
#  selects " date " of activation from calendar
   (  It is quite possible that the " No of Tools Activated " may far exceed the " No of tools downloaded " , due to copying / emailing )
#  Upon activation , our server will,
   >  assign a unique " User No " to that user
   >  store his text resume as well as his " Function/Skill " selection against
       this " User No "
   >  In course of time , when we develop a robust " Parsing " software , we
       will parse the text resume and store all personal data about that user
       into a database
#   There should be a facility for the user to edit his ,
    >  Text resume
    >  Function / Skill , selected earlier
     when he does , our database too will get updated simultaneously

#  By comparing with our Server Database , MM will find / extract the Keywords from the text resume ( for the Function / Skill earlier selected by that user ) , and
calculate the Raw Score , as per the Weightage assigned to each keyword
This will be stored ( semi-permanently )
Of Course , this will change if User edits text resume at anytime
#  Working like MYRIAD , MM will extract the job advts behind each link on a job-search page
Unfortunately, a job-search page contains many links other than job advts links
In fact, non job-advt links far exceed the job advt links !
For our purpose , we have to avoid / ignore / eliminate , these non jobadvt links
MYRIAD has provision for user to select , values from
*  " FROM LINK " drop list
*  " TO LINK " drop list
This adds one manual intervention / selection . It would be ideal if we could avoid this . If not , we follow the same procedure
#  Once the job advts hiding behind the job advt links are " harvested " ( usually 10 to 50 per page ) , MM will try to find Function / Skill related Keywords - " relevant " to that candidate's resume - and COMPUTE the SCORE
#  MATCH INDEX can be calculated as per a tabulation of :
*  Column 1............. Advt Number ( 1 , 2 , 3 etc )
*  Column 2.............. Raw Score of Job Advt ( 32, 45 , 61  etc )
*  Column 3............... Raw Score of Text Resume ( 60 , 60 , 50 )
*  Column 4............... Match Index ( 32/60 ; 45 / 60 : 62 / 60 )
*  Column 5 ............  % Percentage ( 52 % / 33 % / 102 % )
The advts will then get displayed in the descending order of % , as shown below  tabulation :
*  Column 1........ Advt No
*  Column 2........ Advertise Company Names
*  Column 3 .......  Position / Vacancy Name
*  Column 4.......  Posting City Name
*  Column 5 ........ Match Index ( 102 / 52 / 33 etc )
*  Column 6........ Select ( Check Boxes )
May be we should try to extract the email ID from eacj job advt ( if given in the advt )
Naukri  provides email IDs but Monster / Timesjobs / Jobsdb etc do not
We should not display the email Ids in the tabulation
#  Select ( tick in Check Box ) , will open that job advt . After reading , candidate can decide to " Apply Online " and click relevant button
Of course , this would require him to earlier deposit his resume on that job site
This would also require that , before starting the job search , he would need to log in as a " Registered User "
#  As of now , I am unable to think of a foolproof method which will allow a user to ,
>  " Apply Online " against any job advt in Naukri , but with his PROFILES developed on our web site ( - not the text resume deposited in Naukri )
If we can pull this off , it would have a great marketing advantage !
You may consider the following possibility :
*  We also display email ID of the job advertisers in the search results table
If a candidate decides to click on any email Id ( of a job advt ) , then our software picks up that email ID and inserts it in
RESUME  COURIER
A candidate , then , can surf pages after pages of Naukri job search results ( displayed in descending order in MM )
From each page , he may click on 1/2/3 email IDs , which keep getting accumulated in into our RESUME COURIER
When he has gone through 24 pages ( of job search results ) and selected ( say ) 43 job advts worth applying , he moves to RESUME COURIER page , logs in ( with his User Id / Password ) and clicks SUBMIT
At one go , our RESUME COURIER software will pick up his PROFILES and forward it ( with appropriate covering letter , similar to what I have given for Resume Blast ) to all 43 advertisers !
As against this , should he decide to click open each select job advt on Naukri and decide to " Apply Online " ,
>  he can only send his " text " resume
>  he will need to click " Apply Online " 43 times !
This seems such a great idea , if it can be successfully executed !
We are giving the candidate , a far superior option , but , we are not forcing him to register on our web site
Once again , MM will " market " IndiaRecruiter.net in a very subtle fashion - and very indirectly
If a job advt does not contain email Id , a candidate can always click ( check box ) to apply online with his text resume
In fact , this will be the case , with most of the web sites - since these do not display the email Ids
Another bye-product ( of candidate applying through RESUME COURIER method ) :
We will be able to compile a very comprehensive " APPLICATION HISTORY " of each user candidate as shown in a tabulation as below :
CANDIDATE NAME :........  Unique No ............... Activation Date :...........
Col 1......... Serial No
Col 2......... Date Applied
Col 3........  Company Name
Col 4........ Vacancy Name
Col 5........ Posting City
Col 6........ Match Index
Col 7........ Response ( can be entered by candidate )

We can make available such HISTORY to a registered candidate in his own ,
ADMIN PAGE,
where he can then fill up " Response Details " in the last column , on his own , at any time
In the above tabulation , may be we can even provide a column for the job advertiser's email Id
By clicking on this email Id , Outlook will open and the candidate can send a REMINDER to that job advertiser , to inquire about his application !
This could be a great " Follow Up " tool for the candidate
He does not even need to remember to WHOM he has applied , WHEN and for WHAT position !
Let us do this !

HCP / 23 Feb 2008 

FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION FOR MATCH _ MAKER


Shalaka / Alex,

MM will be an ONLINE tool which can be freely downloaded from our website and also other websites such as download.com

It should be a small tool (4/5 mg) with .NET framework which can be either embedded into the tool or will get automatically downloaded on user's harddisk, without his being aware.

A person who has downloaded MM (from anywhere) should be able to email it to any no - of people.

After downloading, MM will get "activated" only after the user

Uploads his text resume into the tool

Selects his "Primary Functions/ Skill" (any one only) from the drop lists in the ACTIVATE page

Selects "date" of activation from calender

(It is quite possible that the "No. of tools activated" may far exceed the "No. of Tools downloaded" - due to copying/ emailing

Upon "Activation" our server will

      . Assign a unique "User No" to that user

      . Store his text resume as well as his "Function/ Skill" selection against this user no.

      . In course of time, when we develop a robust "Parsing" software, we will parse the text resume         and store all 

 personal data about that user into a database.

There should be a facility for the user to edit his

      . Text resume

      . Function / skill selected earlier

When he does, our database too will get updated simultaneously.

By Comparing with our Server database, MM will find / extract the keywords from the text resume (for the Function/ skill earlier selected by that user) and calculate the raw score - as per the weightages assigned to each keyword.  

This will be stored (semi - permanently). of course, this will change if user edits text resume at anytime

Working like MYRIAD, MM will extract the job - advts behind each link on a job - search page.
 
Unfortunately, a job - search page contains many links other than job - advt. links. In fact non - job - advt links for exceed the job - advt. links !   For our purpose, we have to avoid/ igonre/ eliminate these non - job advt links

MYRIAD has provision for user to select

       "FROM LINK"           "TO LINK"

This adds one manual intervention/ selection. It would be ideal if we could avoid this. If not, we follow same procedure.

Once the job - advts hiding behind the job - advt links are "harvested" will try to find Function / Skill related keywords - "relevant" to that candidates resume - and compute the SCORE

The advts will then get displayed in the descending order to % as shown below

May be we should try to extract the email ID from each job - advt (it given in advt). Naukri Provides email IDs but 

Monster Timesjobs/ Jobstreet/ Jobs dt etc do not. We should not display the email ID in the above tabulation.

Select will open that job - advt. After reading, candidate can decide to "Apply Online" & click relevant button. Of course, this would require him to earlier deposit his resume on that jobsite.

This would also require that, before starting the job - search, he would need to log - in as a "Registered User".

As of now, I am unable to think of a fool proof method which will allow a user to

"Apply online" against any job. advt in Naukri, but, with his PROFILES developed on our website (-not he text resume deposited on Naukri).

If we can pull this off, it would have a great (marketing) advantage !

You may consider the following possibility.

We also display email ID of the job - advertisers in the search - resule table as shown below.

If a candidate decides to click on any email ID (of a job advt), then, our software picks - up that email ID and insert it in 

                     Resume Courier

A Candidate, then, can surf pages after pages of Naukri Job - search results (displayed in descending order in MM) -

From each page, he may click on 1/2/3 email IDs, which keep getting accumulated into our  Resume Courier

When he has gone than 24 pages (of Job Search Results) and selected 43 job advts worth applying, he moves to Resume Courier page, LOGS - IN (with his user ID/ Password)and clicks SUBMIT.

At one go, our Resume Courier S/W will pick - up his profiles and forward it (with appropriate covering letter,
Similar to what I have given for Resume Blast) to all 43 job advertisers !

As against this, should he decide to click - open each select job - advt on Naukri and decide to "Apply online"

    . He can only send "text" resume

    . He will need to click "Apply online" 43 times !

This seems such a great idea (if it can be successfully executed) !

We are giving the candidate a far superior option,

But

We are NOT forcing him to register on our website.

Once again, MM will "market" India Recruiter in a very subtle fashion - and very indirectly.

If a job - advt does not contain an email ID, a candidate can always click to apply online with his text resume.

In fact, this will be the case with most of the websites - since these do not display the email IDs

Another bye - product (of candidate applying thru Resume Courier method) :

We will be able to compile a very comprehensive "APPLICATION HISTORY" of search user candidate

we can make available such "History" to a registered candidate in his own ADMIN TOOL,

Where he can, then, fill up "response details" in the last column, on his own, at any time.

In the above tabulation, may be we can even provide a column for the job - advertiser's email ID.

By clicking on this email ID, outlook will open, and the candidate can send a REMINDER to that job - advertiser, to inquire about his application !

This could be a great "Follow - up" tool for the candidate.

He does not even need to remember, to whom he has applied to, when and for what position !

Let us do this !

Hemen Parekh