We realized that the biggest things that we would love to see when applying to a job is a interface for applicants to know where they are in the process and a system through which applicants can check to see if their resume even has a chance.
What it does
The website allows each applicant to have an applicant account through which they can track their progress in the application process, test their resume against past hires resumes to get an idea of their chances, and apply to GEICO. The applicants names, emails, and resumes are then stored in a cloud based storage solution (right now just on Wix's local database) and sorted based on the number of keywords they hit.
How I built it
The Website was built mainly with Wix.com but used a domain from Domain.com
The Resume matching tech was written in Java, then put into a web app to run through the website.
Challenges I ran into
Implementing the pdf word finder, making a website that had all of the features that we were looking for, coding the word finder to actually do what it was suppose to.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The aesthetics of the project allow GEICO to keep a professional relationship with their applicants while also making the process easier for both parties.
The word finding algorithm was hard to implement on a website so we had to do a fair bit of research in order to implement it. Additionally coming up with a program to match keywords on different pdf files was no easy task so it also took a fair bit of research.
What We learned
We learned a fair bit about creating a website and coding in Java.
What's next for Application Tracker/Resume Tester
To be built and implemented at GEICO. Ideally it would not be built with Wix.com and the word finder application would be refined and more intelligence would be added to it. Right now it is the very bare bones of being a AI system. Because of the time constraint we were not able to make this system perfect but it gives the general idea of what we were thinking for the system.