Solved

Upload PDF On Mobile

Posted on 2016-09-28
1
155 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-30
Hi,

I am building a Careers / Jobs section on a client's website. They currently receive 30 CVs via email a day so they want to build a small 'Job Management' tool to facilitate this.

There will be 2 steps to each job application:

01 - complete form
02 - submit CV

Step 1 is fine, but they want users to upload their CV (pdf or doc) on their website. This is fine on desktop but mobile users will not be able to select their CV (pdf or doc) on their mobile, especially on iPhone.

I was thinking of providing them with the following options

01 - My CV is on Dropbox (and use their API)
02 - My CV is on Google Drive (and use their API)
03 - My CV is on my Computer (and auto email (from step 1) a token link to them... once they click the unique link they will land on a simple page that allows them to upload their CV which will be saved to their application.

I can't think of any other ideas... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:oo7ml
1 Comment
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
chilternPC earned 500 total points
ID: 41823776
yeah its a pain for iPhones and iPads they can't really store documents and can't really upload files to sites.  I like number 3. that would be possible even if they had their cv on 1 or 2.
I would only give them one option and maybe increase options later on.

a lot of people use LinkedIn to store their carer profile and CV and I believe LinkedIn provide an API to access the CV.
0

Featured Post

Guide to Performance: Optimization & Monitoring

Nowadays, monitoring is a mixture of tools, systems, and codes—making it a very complex process. And with this complexity, comes variables for failure. Get DZone’s new Guide to Performance to learn how to proactively find these variables and solve them before a disruption occurs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
auto play video on web page 4 40
PRN converter to PDF 4 26
Display field if column exists 7 35
SP result not being displayed 5 44
Some of the SEO trends we might expect in 2017.
Many old projects have bad code, but the budget doesn't exist to rewrite the codebase. You can update this code to be safer by introducing contemporary input validation, sanitation, and safer database queries.
We often encounter PDF files that are pure images, that is, they do not have text characters, but instead contain only raster graphics. The most common causes of this are document scanning software and faxing software/services that create image-only…
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question