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Informing candidates in the database about new job postings

Each time I post a new job, I would like the candidates to be sent an automatic email recieving information about the job. It will be even better if SRs can match the applicant to the job and identify as to who all are to recieve the information.
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    I think this is a great idea too, although probably not realistic in SR's system. You'd have to assign the applicant to the new job posting and individually email them each time you post about a new job. SR's system also requires applicants to submit an entirely new record for each job they want to apply unless you are assigning them manually. So if I apply for 10 separate jobs with your company using the same email address each time then my email would be listed 10 separate times as well. This means that even if SR created some type of bulk email group for various skills sets then you may still be emailing the same new job posting 10 times to the same person. Or at least that's my understanding of the system so far.
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  • There's a separate way to do this that I've talked with SR about in recent weeks. I use a tool called Mailchimp.com to do some bulk email stuff. Their product has a great free option that I've not exceeded even after using them for almost two years (something like 3k emails per month free).

    Basically you'd plug your SR job feed into the mailchimp RSS-to-email tool. Then you put a link on your career page for people to sign up to receive emails about new job postings from you. As soon as you post a new job in SR it will automatically be emailed out to everyone via mailchimp who has signed up on the list.

    It's not an option (yet) to tie the two systems together like that but it's hopefully on the horizon and I'll be the first to take advantage of it when it is ready for prime time.
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  • Ben,
    Are you saying your currently using SR and Mailchimp like this, or you HOPE to be in the future? I swear I thought there was a job feed in SR before but I can't seem to find one at the present.
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  • Hey, Sean! I had hoped to do that. The link to your job feed is
    http://www.smartrecruiters.com/companyprofilename/jobsxml

    The problem is that it's not in .xml format, so you can't use Mailchimp to grab the feed. I'm not an XML whiz so I don't know how to convert it or fix the problem, so it's not possible for me at this point.
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  • Curious if there has been any movement on unveiling company specific XML feeds? I know my jobs widget on the website pulls in our jobs from the database; how difficult would it be to provide our feed URL?
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