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    How can I create a nice Job Application Form?

    Asked by Vdelmonaco on January 07, 2014 at 03:32 PM

    Hello JotForm Support,

    I am interested in creating a job applicant screening form; please let me know the best way to setup...

    Applicant will fill out the first set of "visible" questions. If answered correctly, a drop down box with a list of available jobs will be revealed. Depending on the Job Selected from the dropdown list, a second set of job specific questions will be revealed. If after those are answered correctly, they are presented with a link to our 3rd party Applicant Tracking System.

    Please let me know the best way to set this up.

    Thank you,

    Vic

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by KadeJM on January 07, 2014 at 05:22 PM

    There are two immediate ways that come to mind for this. Either way you do this though, you will definitely need to use some Conditional Logic which will make your forms smarter so that you can show/hide fields based on certain rules. This is the single most important part once you start designing your form which will help you to make it act the way you want it to based on user-input.

    One - You could create a form forged the way you want it with everything entirely on one single form.

    Two - Another way you could do this would be to use this via a Multi-Purpose Form which would have One Form being a Master Form with all of your Main Data on it then you could break the rest of it off into sectioned parts with Other Forms for each of these Jobs embedded on yoru Master Form. But be advised that doing it this way would split it all up Data between your forms which you may find either useful or possibly too tedious.

    After this you could then either have the form redirect to the link, the link could be sent to them via an autoresponder, or it could even be shown via a condition.

    Alternatively though, You can always browse through our Template Gallery to gather ideas for Job & Employment Applications and clone them if you wish where you could modify them further to make them your own.

    If you are still lost just let us know and myself or one of my colleagues will help you more with this but it will take some time to help build this for you in collaboration.

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    Answered by Vdelmonaco on January 08, 2014 at 01:20 PM
    Thank you for the reply...
    Depending on the user selection on the list of Jobs; each job will have an associated unique list of questions.
    - If I create one single form, do you recomend I use Form Collapse, Page Break or just Show/Hide fields Conditions?
    - I'm not as familiar with the "embedding in a master form" setup. Please give me more detail on how to set this up and if you beleive this would be a better method for me.
    Thank you,
    Vic
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    Answered by Mike_T on January 08, 2014 at 03:30 PM

    This is completely fine to use Form Collapses, Page Breaks and conditions. With Form Collapse you can even hide/show multiple fields using one conditional action:

    How to Hide or Show Multiple Fields at Once Based On a Single Conditional Entry

    However, you might need to be careful with our 'Skip to a page' conditions, since it can not, for example, skip page 2 + page 4 + Page 5 based on a single rule.

    Embedding in a master form might be complicated, because of limitations. You can no submit multiple forms at once, so that you will receive the data only from embedded form. You can find an example here:

    How to Create a Basic Multiple Payment form

    Thank you.

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    Answered by Vdelmonaco on January 20, 2014 at 07:30 PM
    Hello Jotform Support,
    It turn out that option TWO may be a better method. Please provide me with the instruction on how to...
    "use One Form being a Master Form with all of your Main Data on it then you could break the rest of it off into sectioned parts with Other Forms for each of these Jobs embedded on your Master Form."
    Thank you,
    Vic
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    Answered by ardy0689 on January 20, 2014 at 08:32 PM

    Hello Vdelmonaco.

    To be able to do this, you need to create multiple forms, one of them is the Master form.

    For example you have two forms, get the subform's iframe embed code. Then from the Master form use "Text" field tool place the Iframe code from the subform.

     

    You noticed that I deleted a part of the script(Yellow Part) as it seems that "Text" field is NOT accepting scripts due to our recent security upgrade so you just have to omit it out and leave the iframe part(orange).

    <iframe id="JotFormIFrame" onload="window.parent.scrollTo(0,0)" allowtransparency="true" src="//form.jotformpro.com/form/40197790010954" frameborder="0" style="width:100%; height:465px; border:none;" scrolling="no"></iframe>
    <script type="text/javascript">window.handleIFrameMessage = function(e) {var args = e.data.split(":");var iframe = document.getElementById("JotFormIFrame");if (!iframe)return;switch (args[0]) {case "scrollIntoView":iframe.scrollIntoView();break;case "setHeight":iframe.style.height = args[1] + "px";break;}};if (window.addEventListener) {window.addEventListener("message", handleIFrameMessage, false);} else if (window.attachEvent) {window.attachEvent("onmessage", handleIFrameMessage);}</script>

     

    Please see this demo forms. Master and Sub Form. You will notice that there are now 2 "Submit buttons from the Master form. This is because the Sub Form also contains a submit button. You have to submit each subform. This is what my colleague has pointed out earlier that it can be too tedious because the data are splitted up. You have to look into the Submission's page of each form

    If you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you

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    Answered by Vdelmonaco on January 26, 2014 at 04:30 PM
    Hello JotForm support,
    I followed your instructions but I have a problem with the iFrame...
    It is cropping the view of the iFrame (in the form view and Preview). Here is the Source Code: ...
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    JotForm Support

    Answered by jonathan on January 26, 2014 at 07:04 PM

    @ Vdelmonaco

    Hi, we are not able to view the attachment you have included in your latest message.

    Can you plase share to us the URL of your website where we can test the form.

     

    Thanks.

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    Answered by Vdelmonaco on January 26, 2014 at 11:00 PM
    It is not on our website yet.
    I only have it in my JotForm account site. Try this:
    If this doesn't work, what else can I send you to help me troubleshoot.
    Thank you,
    Vic
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    Answered by ardy0689 on January 27, 2014 at 02:26 AM

    Hello Vic, Unfortunately, The latest URL you have given not showing on our end for some reason.
    Can you please confirm if this is the form you are working on HR: Pre-Screening Questions - MASTER v3 that has the iframe cutting off? Please do get back to us so that we can assist you. Thank you

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_T on January 27, 2014 at 05:21 PM

    We have received your email reply:

    " Yes, that's the form. You will see multiple embedded iFrame sections. They are all having the same problem. "

    In order to fix this, you will need to specify some exact height and width values for your injected iFrames. You can set them within styles, or use native with and height iFrame attributes.

    Examples:

    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//form.jotformpro.com/form/40265997600964" style="height:465px;width:600px;border:none;" alt="" /></iframe>

    Or

    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//form.jotformpro.com/form/40265997600964" style="border:none;" height="465" width="600" alt="" /></iframe>

    Please also note that when you submit injected iFrame form, it will not submit your parent form. In other words, you can submit only one form at once.

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    Answered by Vdelmonaco on January 28, 2014 at 10:35 AM
    Thank you, that fixed it but instead of deleting the entire Text form tool and adding a new one. Is there a way to just edit the iFrame code. When I click "Edit HTML" the code doesn't show up, instead the content in a container box is there. When I click on the "Edit HTML Source" button on the lower right corner, it is blank. In addition, I also have a problem inserting code directly in the Text form tool main area (it yields a 404 Not Found message). So I have to use the "Edit HTML Source" button and enter it in the HTML Source Editor window. What am I doing wrong? How do I fix these two issues.
    Thank you,
    Vic
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    Answered by EliezerN on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Hi Vic,

    If you need to edit the subform iframe code embeded using the Text tool, simply use the HTML area found in the left upper corner in the toolbar.

    That will allow you to edit the iframe code without loosing it. By using the Edit HTML button it will not recognize the already inserted code, it would oly recognize the plain text.

    I hope this helps.

    Kindly inform us if you need further assistance with this inquiry or simply open new threads for unrelated questions.

    Thanks

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    Answered by Vdelmonaco on January 28, 2014 at 07:30 PM
    Thank you, but...
    When I save and exit the form; then edit again, why does the html code change? The (i.e. hight:793px) is missing. How do I prevent the code from changing?
    Thank you,
    Vic
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    Answered by NeilVicente on January 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Vic,

    I cannot recreate the error you have described on my end. Can you try switching to a different browser such as Chrome or Firefox so we may know if this problem is browser-specific or not?

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    Answered by Vdelmonaco on January 29, 2014 at 01:30 AM
    I tested on IE, FF, and Chrome on three different PC's.
    This is the code I entered on my Master form in the HTML Tool window at the top of the screen:

    I saved, clicked on My Forms, clicked Edit my Master form, clicked on the Text section. This is the code that is in there now:

    Notice the order of some of the items have changed in addition to the missing height command.
    Please help.
    Thank you,
    Vic
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    Answered by ardy0689 on January 29, 2014 at 04:13 AM

    Hello, the code you have given us is not showing on our side. You may use http://www.pastie.org and paste the code there and you may give us the generated link so that we can see the code.

    Are you using IE 9 on Windows 7 64 bit? I tried to replicate the said issue but the pasted iframe code did not change on my test form when going back to edit the form after saving it. It is still the same code as it was pasted.

    You may also refer to this user guide in order to upload images into our forum and reply on this thread with the image link. Thanks

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    Answered by Vdelmonaco on January 29, 2014 at 08:40 AM
    Here is the code entered (before and after)...
    I'm using Windows 8.1 and IE 11 on one of my PC's and Windows 7 and IE9 on another.
    Before:
    After:
    -Vic
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    Answered by Vdelmonaco on January 29, 2014 at 08:50 AM
    Here is thebefore and after code in notepad- attached.
    -Vic


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    Answered by EliezerN on January 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    @Vic

    Thanks for your constantly cooperation trying to provide the code you are using, however, due to the fact that our forum does not support attached files we cannot check the notepad file you sent. That is why my colleague suggested to http://www.pastie.org

    So, please send your attached file to our support email support@jotform.com and share here the subject line of your email so that we can identify it easily. Once we get the code will start testing the code in order to know if we can reproduce the issue and find the solution.

    Thanks