Asked Questions and "How
to use our Site" instructions.
note...if you are using an email account with a service
that blocks spam and you want to receive email alerts
when new jobs are posted (Job Agents), you must allow
HoustonJOBS.com to be in your allow list. We
can not manually respond to the request sent out by the
service because of the magnitude of users using our service. Thanks!
Q: How do I set up an account on HoustonJOBS.com?
A: Click on either "Post Resume" near the
top of the page or "Register Here" under the Job Seekers
area on the front page. Fill out the form and select
your own username and password. Completing this form
will create an account for you.
Q: How do I use this Job Board to it's fullest?
A: Post you resume at the
least because some employers require response through
our system for tracking reasons.
Set up a Job Search Agent
to alert you when a job is posted matching your criteria.
Also, do not be afraid of
responding to a staffing or search agency posting. In Houston, many
leading employers use these services to locate, recruit,
process and even hire their staff as an outsourced HR service. Be
sure the read the article on
If you forget your username and/or password,
use the tool on the login page to send you a reminder.
Q: How do I select several locations in a
drop down menu field?
When selecting addition items in a drop down menu,
hold down your
"Ctrl" key (Control) when clicking on the item(s).
This allows you to select more than one.
do I copy and paste my resume into your form.
A fast way to cut and paste your resume is using the "Ctrl
+ "C" key combination to copy and the "Ctrl"
+ "V" to paste. Simply Highlight the text you want
to copy with your mouse. This trick is great when building
best way to do it is to already have your resume in WORD
.doc format. This you can upload
as long as it is 40k in size or smaller. THEN, in
the space provided for the Cover letter and the Resume,
type in "Please see downloadable resume". Since
something is required in these two fields, direct them
to your resume that you uploaded.
your resume is too big, cut it down to fit our size requirements
and put at the end..."A more
detailed resume is available if you would like me to email
it to you."
Do I have to have a cover letter?
No, all you need to do is place a "." if you do not want
to fill this section out. More and more job seekers
are finding it easy to customize a cover letter when
sending their resume directly to an email address of
a prospective employer. It is a good idea to type
in, "See Attached resume".
Q: What are the Job Search Agents for?
The Job search Agent settings can be adjusted by you
to provide you with an email alert when a new job is
posted meeting your criteria. Do
not be too general or you will be getting emails all
day long that may not match your needs.
I keep getting an error message that I timed out. Why
does this happen and how do I fix it?
is caused by a broken Java script in your browser that
you picked up at another site. It can time you out
and keep you from filling out forms correctly. The
fix is easy.
Click on Tools >> Internet Options >> Clear
History and Temporary Internet Files
By clearing both your history
and Temp Internet files, it gets rid of the problem. Now, close your
browser and open it back up. The problem should be
Q: How do I delete my account when I am employed?
Just log in and select "Delete Account".