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Jenen Terista
5 months ago


I'm a private chef, and I work with hundreds of elderly clients with food allergies or intolerances.

I need a user-friendly website with a Recipe Finder software platform that my clients can use to cross-reference my master recipe ingredient list with all of my 200+ recipes. I need the software to allow the user to alert me about what ingredients they don't like or are allergic to in their food.

I need the software to be able to do the following three steps:

  1. The user will log into the website and open a master list of ingredients.

  2. The user will mark/check any ingredients on the master list that they do NOT want included in their recipe.

  3. The software will cross-reference the master ingredient list with 200+ recipes and identify qualified recipies.

  4. The software will compile a list with images of all recipes that do NOT contain the identified and checked ingredients from step 1.

  5. The final list needs to appear in ascending order and must provide color coded recipes beginning with the least amount of identified and checked ingredients: Examples of the order of qualified recipies listed below:

Green - Starting with all recipes that have 0 identified and checked ingredients.

Green - list recipes with only 1 identified and checked ingredients,

Dark yellow - list all recipes with 2 identified and checked ingredients,

Dark yellow - list all recipes with 3 identified and checked ingredients,

Red - list all recipes with 4 identified and checked ingredients,

Red - list all recipes with 5 identified and checked ingredients

Black - list all recipes with 6 identified and checked ingredients,

Black - list all recipes with 7 identified and checked ingredients.

The master list must offer the following options:

  • A search function (for example, a customer can search for a recipe that contains only chicken and rice),

  • An excel upload button/option

  • A print report button on report/option

  • An email to a friend / Share results button/option

I need a website with service that includes IT. I'd prefer wix or Godaddy, Shopify or some other service that includes hosting.

The website platform must:

  • Contain a customer log-in,

  • Maintain the customer profile,

  • Be easy to use,

  • Be visually appealing, and

  • Be uploaded onto a website.

Necessary skills - I need from you:

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Programming and web design

  • CSS / design experience

  • Keep all deadlines.

  • Create a user-friendly program and upload it to a webpage.

  • Support for future addons or customizations.

I have built several websites and I am aware that this is a fairly simple project. Any bids that are overpriced will not be considered. All bids that are priced fairly will be looked at.

Please send portfolios of past experience along with reviews or references with all bids. We can not work with anyone unless we are able to view past performance.

Thank you for considering this project. I am ready to begin immediately. #unemployment #workfromhome #jobsearch #interview #application #hiringevents #healthcare #coronavirus #resume #deliverydriver #firstjob #foodservices #retail #motivation #ridesharedriver #warehouselogistics #careerdiscovery #hiringnews #officelife #aboutmyjob #stressful #callcenter #veterans #ageism #truckdriver #losangeles #successstory #delta #record #drama #termination #jobsearchlosangeles #advice #onlinetraining #dataentry #coronaviruslosangeles #stimulus #hiringeventprep #unemploymentcalifornia #applicationblackhole #washingtondc #walmart #texas #beenwondering #skillboost #california #florida #policy #arkansas #employershoutout #careerpath #amazon

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Gregorio Smith
over 6 months ago

This virus is showing no mercy to anyone that contracts it. Please take care of yourself out here this is only going to get worse. Be strong and unite to fight this tyrant. Stay safe and help your fellow man and woman.


#coronavirus #healthcare #policy #hiringeventprep #healthyminds #medicine #applicationblackhole #workfromhome #interview #stressful

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Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago

Once you've clicked "send" and your application has been submitted don't forget your next step which is to follow up! Here are some tips to help.

When do I do it? If you were given an email to contact the recruiter/hiring manager, send a follow-up email 2-3 days after you originally applied. It's likely that they haven’t gotten back to you by then, so this is a fantastic way to remind them of who you are and why you are a benefit to them.

What do I say? In your follow up email, remind them of which position you applied for and why you are a strong fit for that role. A boring and generic, “Hey, I applied!” or “Look at my #application and let me know if I’m a fit!” email is not going to move you forward. Instead, take your time and really research the job/company and how you would benefit that employer if the role were yours. Avoid copying and pasting and take the time to really make it personal to that employer!

I need to what? Proofread! Your communication skills here speak volumes about yourself as an applicant. If they find your email is riddled with mistakes or is poorly written it will show that you don't care about the role or their time.

Now what happens? Give them a few days to respond. Chances are they are pretty busy, and you don’t want to bother them. Patience is key!

In the meantime continue to apply and make sure not to place all of your job hopes in one basket, spread them around. If a company chooses not to return your emails then they are not the one for you!

Remember to always move forward not backward.

Need some help following up after you applied?

Please ask a question!

Pamela Scogins
over 6 months ago

I am so frustrated! I've been submitting applications and resumes online as well as inquiring in person to companies of interest. I've changed my resume 4 times and re-written cover letters to many times to count. For 6 months I've been actively searching for a decent job that pays a living wage. I'm beginning to feel disheartened. I find it ridiculous that we live in a society that will flay you for being out of work, will call you lazy and worthless, yet you have to basically grovel for even menial positions paying pennies. You're judged and expected to play a part in order to do a job and earn a living. Just to add injury to insult, all the apps are online and impersonal, take hours with personality assessments so that algorithms can decide if you "fit". Oh, and WHY, do I do I have to upload my resume if I'm going to be required to COMPLETELY fill in an application, time job seekers could be begging another employer to give them a chance to earn a living and buy basic necessities.

okay, that was a short rant and I do appreciate having an outlet of fellow frustrated job seekers to vent to.

Stephanie K
over 6 months ago

Job hunting is no fun. You end up hunting for a job for weeks or even months and have yet to land an interview. Or maybe you've managed to make it to the final hiring process only to find that you didn't get the job. Sucks right? Well depending on what challenges you're personally facing while looking,you're likely going to experience a range of different emotions. Emotions such as feeling overwhelmed, excited, frustrated, impatient, rejected, unworthy, and even invisible!

So if you're having trouble landing a job - this post will tell you exactly why.

1. Your RESUME and/or experience aren't relevant enough for the job

  • If you don't have experience that relates to the position,your application will be rejected since your background lacks the specific things hiring managers are looking for. For example - you need management experience to be a manager, so you'll have had to actually lead a team of people before the role requires you have management experience. Communication skills and teamwork are great to have but don't count as they are too broad.

2.Errors in your Application -Typos or you've left required fields blank, or you didn't share contact information, you won't advance in the hiring process. So be sure to proofread and double check for spelling errors and make sure everything's filled out.

3.You didn't follow the application instructions -A common pitfall in the job hunt is when candidates takes shortcuts, whether it's skipping sections or straight out not follow directions. This is like having errors on your application which demonstrates carelessness or inability to follow instructions.

4 You appear to lack clarity in your career or job hopping gaps -Unexplainable gaps in your resume will result in employers to less likely invest in you because they will wonder if you'll be committed to the role/company long term. This is unfortunate if it applies to your situation but it's the reality of the job market today. So briefly explain your job gaps in cover letters.

5 You're applying for the wrong jobs -This is exactly like having a resume that isn't relevant to the job. If you're in the habit of applying for jobs you either are underqualified or overqualified - it could be why you are not finding a job. Take another hard look at your resume and what it says you're capable of.

6 Your search is too narrow

  • Open to your mind to building your career buy starting in more junior or entry level positions to gain experience and grow your career to meet your goals. You may need to consider applying outside your industry or location.

7 Your network isn't wide enough -It's not what you know, it's who you know. In fact a LinkedIn study showed that 85% of all jobs are filled via networking. Getting to know people in various industries through networking puts you in the position to meet others who can either connect you with job opportunities. This could be what you're missing.

8 You didn't make a great first impression

  • You made it to the interview. Great! But you either showed up late or failed to dress appropriately, unfortunately this will cost you the job.

9 You didn't practice ahead of time

  • I've had candidates arrive for an interview unprepared and to me they stand out as "unprepared" lol. There are lots of resources online to help you prepare for an interview. And definitely ask a friend or family member to practice, they ask you questions and you answer. This will ensure you'll be confident and prepared. And it will show!!

10 You didn't research the company or the industry -You can impress an interviewer by doing solid amount of research on the company and/or industry. It takes time to learn as much as you can about the organization, it's mission, vision, culture and accomplishments. When you show that you know nothing - it implies that you're not really that interested. So why should a company invest in you if you're not interested?

11 You didn't ask any questions -Again this reiterates your interest in the position and company. Also you want to find out information you can't find online such as their onboarding process for new hires, their management style, how they provide feedback/criticism,what's expected of you within 90 days.. well...you get the gist!

In short - revise your resume, check for grammatical/spelling errors, make sure you're applying for jobs that relate to your qualifications/skills even if that's entry level, have to start somewhere even if you're mid-level in your career field.

Good Luck and go get that damn job!

Marlo Ricotta
over 6 months ago

I now have been in the Las Vegas area going on 6 months . If I have applied to 1 job I've applied to 1000 jobs . My problem , or should I say problems is

  1. I've applied but never hear a response
  2. I get an email saying that the company moved on to other candidates , for basic jobs like data entry positions no less
  3. I dont know what employers want, if I never a call back . I cant even email back with a " why was I not selected"
  4. Even applied to temp agencies like randstad , apple one , etc and they all come back with the positions are filled or I didnt fit the " type " At this point I'll take anything. But nothing is coming through. If I dont find employment soon I'll have no choice but to go back to NY . Atleast I know the job market there and what employers will pay plus I know the cost of living . Such a shame that someone who wants to work , cant find employment. Very Disheartening . Does anyone have any ideas ? Or possible employment openings , opportunities? I can dummy down my resume if I need to , just to be able to work
Jaime Stanfield
over 6 months ago

Have put applications for anything nobody ever calls??

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over 6 months ago

I've currently applied for 355 positions with no interviews. I'm simply running out of time. 355 apps/resumes sent and not a single one. Nothing. I've contacted recruiter after recruiter and still nothing even after nine recruiters...yes, NINE. Rejection after rejection.

Any help whatsoever is greatly appreciated.

Thanks, R

Patrick Coppedge
over 6 months ago

Resumes That Appeal To Robot Recruiters

Your resume will not be seen by humans eyes first. And when it does reach a human for review, recruiters spend only six seconds on each one (if they read it at all). But the majority of resumes will never reach a human because the robot recruiter will reject a large number of them.

The robot recruiter is better known as an application tracking system (ATS). With the filtering algorithms of an ATS deciding whether you will ever get a call back for that first interview, it's important for job-seekers to know how to write a resume that will have robotic appeal.

Lets examine what is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)? Most Employers who deal with high volume applicants rely on the ATS to sort through the hundreds or even thousands of resumes that they may receive for just one job posting. This process allows hiring managers to enter a command in the ATS to find candidates that have the qualifications, skill-sets, education and other critical elements required for success with a posted position that should be considered for the next step in the hiring process. The machine keeps all the important information for each applicant that it receives from the submitted resumes. From this large amount of submissions, 75 percent of job applicant's resumes are rejected before a hiring manager ever looks at them.

Finding Approval of a Robot Recruiter

Your resume should be written with the ATS in mind. Be honest when stating your experience and credentials, but there are ways to represent your background that will appeal to a robot recruiter. Here are six things to remember:

1.) Keywords Are Key

Something as simple as using a different tense or phrase could eliminate your CV from the review. For example, if you wrote, “Managed project from design to implementation,” and the hiring manager searched for, “project manager,” you might not come up in the search results even though you are describing the same responsibility. To try to increase the chances of your resume getting in front of the recruiter or hiring manager, be sure to use the exact phrases and keywords that were used in the job posting. And, don’t try to fool the system. Keywords should be included in your resume very naturally. If you try to cheat the system by stuffing keywords or including “invisible” keywords by changing the text to white, the hiring manager will see through these tactics on the other end of the system (even if you bypassed the algorithm).

2.) Research To Improve Your Odds If You Know The ATS System

All the ATS may have the same objective, screen applicants to streamline work for humans, they may do it in different ways. If the name of the ATS is available to you as a candidate, do a quick Google search to see if there is any information available to help you adjust your resume to better suit the system you are applying to. For example, if you find out that the system used by the employer you are applying is known to rank resumes with the keyword multiple times, try to include that keyword naturally, multiple times in your resume.

3.) Match Your Resume To The Posted Job Description

In addition to including keywords, be sure your resume matches as many aspects of the job description as possible. If the job posting includes responsibilities for leadership, project management and budgeting ensure your resume also includes these areas if they pertain to your own experience. Again, honesty is imperative so you shouldn’t include an example of budgeting if that hasn’t been a part of your work experience. However, if you have any sort of experience that you would be comfortable using in an interview to explain why you are the right candidate for this position, align your resume with the job responsibilities. Also, if you had a job title for a previous employer that was creative but could be misunderstood by a bot, such as Director of Getting Things Done, switch it to something more easily understood such as Project Manager.

4.) Carefully, Choose File Type And Formatting

Unfortunately, PDFs are not always bot friendly, so while a PDF would maintain the formatting of your resume, it might not pass through the ATS. Follow the instructions for file format if they are given in the job posting; if not, play it safe and submit a resume as a Word document. While charts, images, and logos are appealing to a human reviewer, bots have a hard time translating them. Clean and straightforward formatting is preferred such as solid circles for bullet points.

5.) Don't Put Critical Info In Headers And Footers

Some systems aren’t able to extract info from headers and footers. Make all crucial information about your background and experience is included in the main body of your resume to provide easy access to the robots.

6.) Human Touches Are Still Important

An email or a handwritten note sent, could bring your name to the attention of the hiring manager. You might pique their interest enough to have them do a little more digging for your credentials if you weren’t part of the ATS’ search results. A little human touch might mean the difference in a competitive and critical process.

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