- WSIguyAsked on January 14, 2018 at 11:44 PM
We want to collect job applications.
We want to use the same form for multiple positions.
The positions available are included in a drop-down select field.
We would like to have a link (button or similar) from a job details page.
Then, the application form would be in a pop-up or new page.
We would like the "position" they are applying for to be pre-selected on the form.
So the user experience would be:
1) View Job Details
2) Click "Apply for this Job"
3) The form would show up with the desired position already selected (the field could even render as view only or be hidden, since their selection was made when they clicked "apply for this job".
I suspect this is possible by transferring data from one form to another.
However, I am sort of hoping the pre-select can be done without having to create an additional form for each job (even if it is a simple one-field form).
I am hoping it can be done with a coded link or simple hand-coded form.
Transparency: I don't want to use up a form for every job we post.
- JotForm SupportArdian_LAnswered on January 15, 2018 at 06:48 AM
I am not quite sure If I understood you correctly but. I have created 2 forms. One has the Selector field, and the other one a text field that retrieves the data inputted from the first form.
First form: https://form.jotform.com/80143014792955
Second form: https://www.jotform.com/80143165792962
This will be triggered only when you click submit, so I am not sure if this fits perfectly to your case as you want to have that on a new tab.
You can also input a Text field where you can add HTML tags, maybe that helps.
Please let us know if this is not the case, so we can properly assist you.
- WSIguyAnswered on January 15, 2018 at 07:22 AM
Thank you for that.
That might achieve what we want to do in one way, but we are hoping to avoid needing 2 forms.
Also, if we did use your set-up, we would want the selection value hidden in the first form.
The workflow is for the user to simply click the "apply" button and be taken to the form with the job already selected. Then they enter their application info.
This screencast shows what I want to do.
1) although there are multiple jobs handled by the form, we don't actually want to use the "select" field to indicate which job. We would prefer that field is selected merely by the user clicking a button on a page related to the selection.
2) We prefer NOT to have to create a new form for each job we list (using up our allotment of forms).
I realize I may be dreaming with my wish #2. I was hoping there is a coded link or ability to use a simple hand-coded form to get the 1 attribute pre-selected on the main application form.
Hope that makes sense :-)
- JotForm SupportArdian_LAnswered on January 15, 2018 at 09:08 AM
Thank you very much for explaining further more. You can achieve what you are requiring.
First you need to download the source code of the form. In the source code you can find this particular code:
And you can add the selected attribute to one of the options.
You should insert selected attribute 4 times as you have 4 options, and create a specific page for each of them.
So when you click on your button they will redirect to the specific job page you have created.
I how this was helpful.