Scheduling Import

It allows user to schedule an import from ‘Indeed’ and ‘CareerBuilder’. To use this functionality user should signup for ‘Indeed’ and  ‘CareerBuilder’ API Key.

Import List:

 

To access ‘Import’ page follow the below mentioned sequence.

  1. Login to wp-admin/Settings(WPJB)/Import and Export

Import list shows the different scheduled entries to import the data. Import list contains ‘Engine’, ‘Keyword’, ‘Location’, ‘Last Run Date and Time’ and ‘Status’ of import.

Add/Edit Import:

To add new ‘Import schedule’, click on ‘Schedule New Import’ button from import list. While adding ‘Import schedule’ user should manage the information about  ‘Import from’, ‘Keyword’, ‘Import Category’, ‘Job Country’, ‘Job Location’, ‘Posted Within’ and ‘Add Job’ information.

To edit already added import entry, hover the mouse on the engine name from import list and click on ‘Edit’ link.

Import From: It shows the name of engine from where user wants to import the data. It contains ‘Indeed’ and ‘CareerBuilder’ engine name.
Keyword: It is the name of schedule which user want to provide to the respective import.
Import Category: It shows the all the job category. Data will be imported under selected job category at the time of import process.
Job Country: It shows the name of country for the respective job to import the data.
Job Location: It shows the location of respective job to import the data.
Posted within: It will import the entire job list for specified days only.  It contains value as ‘3 days’, ‘7 days’ and ‘30 days’.
Add Jobs:  It shows the maximum number of jobs to add per Import.

 

 

 

 

  1. Cinzia
    Reply

    What is the timeline for the schedule? When I click the Schedule button, how soon will the import happen? How often will the download happen? If I request jobs listed in the last 30 days, will it import jobs every 30 days?

    • Greg
      Reply

      Scheduled import runs once daily regardless of settings in import form, the first run should be within an hour of creating a schedule, however since this is based on wp-cron the timing might vary.

      • Cinzia
        Reply

        Thanks. I set up a schedule to import Indeed last night (about 9 hours ago) and it hasn’t run yet, so hopefully in the next few hours.

      • Cinzia
        Reply

        It has been 24 hours since I set this up and nothing has been imported. Do you need access to test it out?

  2. Denise
    Reply

    Is scheduling actually working?

    Is the limit really on 25 jobs a day? Careerbuilder has much higher limits:
    Job Search: 1000 per day
    Job: 500 per day
    Application: 100 per day
    Blank Application: 100 per day

    Thanks!

    • Greg
      Reply

      This is 25 jobs per import, you can schedule or run as many imports a day as you want.

  3. Denise
    Reply

    Under Health Check:

    wpjb_event_import is disabled. This is ok as long as long as your schedule imports list is empty.

    yet, I have scheduled imports.

  4. Scott
    Reply

    How do you manually run the import? Is it possible via command line?

    Cheers

    S.

    • Greg
      Reply

      @Scott when scheduling the import you can click “Import Once” button instead of “Schedule” it will instantly run the import.

  5. Julie
    Reply

    Hi, I’m a complete beginner and struggling get my API key for Indeed. I’ve followed the link you provided and set up a publisher account but can’t work out where to get the key. Please help! Thanks!

  6. Julie
    Reply

    My query has been removed? Can you please reply to how to get the Indeed API key I need to import roles. Thanks!

    • Greg
      Reply

      @Julie after logging in into Indeed Publisher panel, go to XML Feed tab and look for text ‘Your publisher ID is “XXX”‘ where XXX will be your publisher API key.

  7. Why can’t you pick job type on import (full time, part time, etc.)? The system won’t let me change them later because there’s no email address attached to it, and sometimes imported jobs don’t fit the full time type. I’ve been looking for a way to handle this and can’t find anything.

    • Greg
      Reply

      We are planning an update that will make the imports more configurable, in the meantime you can either use Custom Fields and make the email field optional or enter some dummy email (for example example@example.com) in the Company Email field.

  8. teacdan@hotmail.com
    Reply

    Hi Greg
    When do you expect to release the version with these improvements for imports?
    thanks

    • Greg
      Reply

      Hi, this will be in version 4.3, but right now we are mainly planning an additional filters/hooks so it will be possible to customize or fine tune the import with some programming right now we do not plan improving the UI. Version 4.3 should be released in about 2 months if everything will go as planned.

  9. James
    Reply

    Hi Greg

    I’ve tried the schedule import and it’s been 2 days now and nothing.

    Do you have instructions on how to configure the wp cron you mentioned please?

    Thanks

  10. James
    Reply

    Hi Greg

    I’m using the indeed scheduled import. Is it possible to only import the sponsored jobs?

    Thanks

  11. Scott
    Reply

    Could you show examples of indeed import on your demo site?
    Thanks.

    • Greg
      Reply

      The Indeed imported jobs look pretty much the same as normal jobs, except their job description has only 250 characters (limitation enforced by Indeed API).

  12. Adrianne Gosselin
    Reply

    Is there a way to make the keywords both be in the import? For example, when I enter the keyword “dental management” I get jobs importing from Indeed that have the word “management” in them. This of course pulls jobs that have nothing to do with the dental industry.

    • Greg
      Reply

      I am afraid that currently this is not really possible, sorry.

  13. Dear Greg,

    I love the import function, which I’m using for indeed right now. But somehow it doesn’t import anymore. It says for all the imports at the last run part:

    2017-10-12 00:21:25
    about 1 month ago

    How could this be and how to fix it?

    • Greg
      Reply

      Hi, maybe the import CRON job was disabled for some reason, go to wp-admin / Settings (WPJB) / Health Check and see if event wpjb_event_import is enabled and scheduled for near future.

      – If it is disabled, then from wp-admin / Settings (WPJB) / Import and Export schedule a new import and delete it right after that this should restart the wpjb_event_import event.
      – If it is enabled but scheduled for a date in the past then it looks like a problem with WP-CRON on your site, specifically it looks like the WP-CRON jobs are not being run at all.

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