In an attempt to make applying to jobs more productive and less soul-sucking I decided it would be cool if I tried to automate the process. The JobBot application consists of multiple parts:
- This class will generate a custom message and resume (Not implemented) based on the job description given
- It will attempt to answer additional questions that the job application requires
Botis an abstract class that implements a bunch of methods that are common between all the Bot classes.
Currently there are 3 bot classes:
IndeedBot: Uses IndeedAPI for searching and fills out the applications using Selenium
AngelBot: Manually crawls through job listings using Selenium and applies to them
LinkedInBot: Manually visit recruiter's profiles in the hope that they visit my profile and give me a job
AngelBotwas actually super easy to implement and effective since all you needed to apply to a job was to click a button.
- I really believe that adding an additional note to each job based on my template and keywords ironically differentiated me from crowd of people mindlessly applying to jobs
- I got my job at Ravelin through an application by
IndeedBotwas probably the most fun to design and to play with as it proved really challenging to automatically apply to jobs on the site.
- However they do provided a API for searching through job listings, so I didn't have to build a web crawler for that portion
- Many job applications on Indeed require answering generic questions before you could apply, which means I had to build a database of the questions I stumbled upon.
- I also expanded on this by using NLP and edit distance algorithms to automatically answer very similair questions I had never seen before.
You need these files for the application to work properly:
- "blurbs.json" - This file contains the keywords and text that are used to generate a custom message
- The way it works is you specify keywords or tags that will trigger a blurb to be inserted into your custom message, if they are in the job description.