I enjoy learning automation to help myself get things done faster and not have to worry about spending too much time on one task. With automation we can let scripts and robots do the mundane work for us, and I wanted to implement that with something I spend hours doing, job searching.
What it does
Alertly is an automated job finder, you give it your preferences and it gathers data from the web. This bot will then email you an excel file of its findings with information about the job and a link to apply.
How I built it
I built it using UI Path automation studio and a python program. I used UI Path for desktop automation, i.e accessing notepad, explorer and various other programs. I used Python and the Selenium library to web scrape the job data from Monster.com
Challenges I ran into
Learning Ui Path and the fundamentals of RPA within the span of 2 days was a challenge. I constantly ran into new problems and spent a lot of time debugging and finding solutions from the UI Path forum.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I'm proud that I managed to learn the basics of RPA with Ui Path and implement my own learning (Python) with it. I've created something useful and that can definitely be built upon.
What I learned
I learned that RPA has so endless amounts of use cases; once you learn the basics, automation will be everything you want to do.