Lesson One - Finding Profile Records      

The Profile tab holds key information needed for both applicants and clients. Applicant and client profile records are distinguished only by an (applicant) or (client) in the Profile Type Code box, because information needed to profile an applicant is a mirror of information needed to profile a client. This feature in Gopher greatly reduces the time required in moving to client/applicant information on a minute to minute basis which is a typical scenario for any recruiter. Your first task will be to bring into view a demonstration Profile record.

  1. Move the mouse pointer to the tab that is labeled Profile.
  2. Click the LEFT mouse button. This selects the Profile tab and turns on List 1. Now you need to access some records via a query.
  3. At the top of the screen, click . This puts Gopher into the Query state and positions the cursor in the first box of the Profile tab, which is First Name.
  4. Type C* in the First Name box. Note: Be sure to type the asterisk after the C.
  5. At the top of the screen, click . The mouse pointer will turn, temporarily, into an hourglass while Gopher finds (that is, queries) all profile records with a first name that begins with C. When the query is complete, the screen is filled with data from the first record in the query list. The number of records in the query list is shown on the bottom left corner of the screen.

At this point you will review field definitions of the data in each box by putting the tab into the Change state.

  1.  At the top of the screen click to put the screen into the Change state.
  2. The cursor is now on the First Name box.
  3. Position the mouse over the First Name box. A short definition will appear in a pop-up window.
  4. Position the mouse over any desired field in order to view a short definition. Note: The Tab key will move you forward one field and Shift + Tab will move you backwards one field. To move directly to a desired field, click its white box with the mouse.
  5. After reviewing field definitions, click   in its depressed state, to cancel the Change state and leave the record unchanged.

Let�s do the same thing but with a different tab and using the Add button instead of the Change button.

  1. Make sure that none of the buttons (Add, Trash, Change or Find) are depressed. If one of them is depressed, click the depressed one to turn it off.
  2. With the LEFT mouse button, click the tab labeled Position.
  3. Click the  Add button.
  4. Repeat steps and above.
  5. After reviewing field definitions, click  in its depressed state, to cancel the Add state.

Congratulations! You have completed lesson one.

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