Jobmine Interview Checker
Updated (2012-08-12): still works in Spring 2012
Interview Checker is a Jobmine interview notifier. It will notify you by
email or SMS (using an email to text service) when
a change occurs on your Interviews page in Jobmine that you need to know
about (so, it will not notify you when you select a time slot, for example).
Interview Checker checks for interviews every ten minutes.
The source code is included for those who are interested. Unzip the jar file to find it.
There are more detailed instructions in the README file.
- Fill in properties in 'properties.txt'
- Windows users can double click 'run.bat'
- Other users open a terminal and run:
java -jar InterviewChecker.jar
- If Java is not installed, get it
The code is licensed under the open source MIT License. I encourage
anyone with suggestions or changes to the code to contact me so that we can
incorporate those improvements and distribute them.
Contact: aralibhai at uwaterloo dot ca
- Updated timing – "New JobMine Hours - JobMine is now available 24 hrs/day on weekends only." (Jobmine login page)
- InterviewChecker should be working again now: fix for Jobmine changes (needed to switch libraries due to cookie-handling bug in previous library).
- Add some more output at the beginning for usability.
- Fix interview count displayed when number of interviews is zero.
- Fix timing when outside Waterloo time zone.
- Start checking one hour earlier on non-Wednesdays—probably not worth it. (Jobmine sleeps in on Wednesdays?)
- Prompt for passwords rather than require them to be stored in the properties file.
- Allow command line options to set and override properties.
- Created batch file for Windows users to launch the program easily.
- Improved error handling output.
Email to text Services
Here is a short list of a few email to SMS services I found:
- Rogers: [10-digit-number]@pcs.rogers.com
- Bell: [10-digit-number]@txt.bell.ca
- Telus: [10-digit-number]@msg.telus.com
- Fido: [10-digit-number]@fido.ca
- Koodo: [10-digit-number]@msg.koodomobile.com
- Solo: [10-digit-number]@txt.bell.ca
- Virgin: [10-digit-number]@vmobile.ca
- Others: See Wikipedia