Help:Contents/Using the Job Seeker Template

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In November 2008, MarketsWiki added the facility for people to flag themselves as looking for employment. If you want to do this (either for your own page if you're a contributor, or by request if you're a MarketsWiki team member), here's your checklist.

1. Make sure there's an existing bio page for the person. If you search by name in the wiki and don't find the person, then create the page:

  • Enter the person's full name and hit "Go" under the search box.
  • You'll get a message that the page doesn't exist, and a red link saying you can "create this page". Click that red link.
  • Click the blue-gray button at the top of the edit page that has a "People" link in it. Now you'll have a pre-made template ready for filling out.
  • If the person has a head-shot picture available, it can be uploaded to the wiki via the "Upload file" link in the "toolbox" sidebar on the left side of the screen.

2. If the person has a PDF version of their resume, it can be uploaded via the "Upload file" link in the toolbox sidebar.

3. At the top of the bio page, immediately after the "Infobox Person" template, place the JobSeeker template. You can copy and paste the following text:

|name      = 
|jobwanted = 
|loc       = 
|field     = 
|resume    = 
|profile   = 
|contact   = 

4. Fill out as much of the JobSeeker box as needed. If you don't fill in things after the equal sign, the template will just leave out that line so it's no big deal. An explanation of each parameter:

  • name -- the person's name
  • jobwanted -- the type of job being sought, like "SQL programmer" or "Product manager" or "Barista"
  • loc -- the place in the world where the person wants to work. If they don't care where they work, just leave this one blank
  • field -- the overall category of the job type, e.g. "Software" or "Marketing" or "Food service"
  • resume -- a link to the resume file that was uploaded in MarketsWiki. This can also be an external link to another file, if the resume is being hosted somewhere else. It can also be blank if there's no resume file available.
  • profile -- a link to a professional profile site like LinkedIn or TheLadders. It can be left blank if the person doesn't have a profile page.
  • contact -- the preferred way for people to contact the job seeker. Most likely this will be a phone number, or an email link, which looks like this: []

5. If needed, move the sponsor box to the start of a new section on the page to make the page lay out better.

And that's it!