The .5 million people who filed for US unemployment benefits surged to 3.28 million people in 2020. Covid-19 devastated the United States and prompted unprecedented fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policy by federal authorities.
What it does
Our program uses the Indeed job database to curate a personalized list of job info for the user in order to maximize efficiency during the job search period. It searches for any red flags to avoid in the description, filters by job name, and a series of other common criteria to display some basic info about the job, company name, and an URL for easy access.
How we built it
We utilized BeautifulSoup to traverse HTML pages (Indeed), and our Python code uses user input to go through the necessary filters.
Challenges we ran into
We had no experience with HTML (such as BeautifulSoup) and went through many trials and errors with multiple versions of our code. At first, we used WebDriver and various other software but found other, shorter ways to complete our task.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We’re proud that we were able to get our code working and understand HTML documentation, as well as apply the filters correctly. We're also proud we were able to come up with an extremely relevant project that other individuals have also lauded.
What we learned
We learned a lot about HTML in the form of WebDriver, BeautifulSoup, and more. We also worked with some more complex Python code.
What's next for Jobid-19
We are looking into either making between jobs a chrome extension or utilizing the Python local host to use HTML and create a web app for it. We also want to add more filters based on user input.