Explanation of terms

The application portal presents job advertisements activated by the job publication channel as a list.

The application portal can be used in two ways. Fully, to display or extend your career page, or as a collection point/list for publications, which can then be included on any web page through the widget, for example, or its link and interface can be used for display on job boards.  


Application portal as career site

If the start page is activated, the application portal can extend or replace your career page. It can be adapted to the layout of your homepage as far as possible. Please contact us for this. On the start page you can insert additional code, insert an image, define a headline, which can also contain text and further images, edit the footer and use an additional column on the right. The list of job offers is displayed on this page.

Application portal as a collection point for job publications/job advertisements

If you do not use the application portal as a career site, the start page will be disabled.

An application portal is always connected to a job publication channel. This allows you to control the transfer of job publications to different platforms. For example, you can create one application portal each for: Homepage, Intranet, StepStone, Monster etc. and display a list of job offers via widget on the page (example Homepage or Intranet) or provide data via an interface for the portals (example Stepstone or Monster).

When using Content Management System

If you integrate content on your website via CMS, you design the application portal in such a way that both the homepage and the job advertisement are deactivated. You pull the content out of the interface and design it on your homepage as you want it.

Behavior in the system

  • Data retrieval
    With the creation of an application portal the interface (Job Publication API) is active. Accordingly, job boards can retrieve the data through the interface (JSON, XML or RSS) in conjunction with the URL.
    More about this here: Get started with: Connecting job boards with d.vinci.
  • URL Path
    The URL path field is not a required field, as it is also possible to specify a portal without a URL. This is the case by default for the "Homepage" portal. However, the field must be unique. This means that as soon as a designation is entered a second time, an error message will appear.
  • Renaming

    The name of application portals can be changed at any time. There are no dependencies. Otherwise the internal name is always decisive for external systems and should not be changed carelessly.

  • Deletion

    Before deleting an application portal, you should always check whether it has been connected to external systems or has a connection to certain publication channels that you cannot reach without it. If necessary, you should first link the publication channel to another application channel if you want to continue using this channel. However, please note: An application portal only ever has one publication channel.

Short overview of the functions of application portals 

  • Button  Preview for the application portal, which displays the application portal with all its contents.
  • URL is the internet address under which the publications can be found.
  • Link to the job publication channel through which the job publication appears in the application portal.
  • Layout which affects the start page, job list, job advertisement and application form.
  • Languages in which the job publications can be displayed.
  • Start page in which the jobs can be displayed via job list and which can serve as a career page.
  • Job advertisements which contain the content of the job publications.
  • Job advertisement templates in which the structure and arrangement of the elements is controlled.
  • Set fixed source.
  • Set application form.
  • Interface through which data can be retrieved and prepared from external platforms.
  • Application import for importing applications from job boards or through employee referral programs.
  • Activation of the advertisement on Google for Jobs.
  • Special characteristics such as Internal Applicant [IA] can be given to all applicants who apply via the respective portal. This is for example practical for internal applicants or applicants that a recruitment agency enters.
  • IP access rules that restrict an application portal to an IP segment. They can be used to restrict access to the application portal. In this way, only a certain group of users is allowed to call up the job advertisements. This is useful on an intranet, for example.
  • Additional headers that can be used to include additional style elements or tracking codes.
  • Enable privacy layer for embedded videos allows you to display videos from the YouTube and Vimeo video platforms in compliance with the GDPR. If Yes is selected here, videos from both platforms receive an additional layer that informs viewers in text form that they recognise the declarations of the external video portals by loading the video. The prerequisite for this is that you have inserted the video into the job advert template via the editor or into the start page of the application portal. We cannot read self-written code.

This is how our customers use it

In most cases, the application portal is used to generate the entries in the job list (as a collection point for publications) and data is transferred to job boards via the interface.

In a few cases the application portal is used as a career site. This is often the case for customers who do not have their own career site, if there is no intranet, but internal jobs are to be listed separately, or if specific jobs are to be displayed quickly in an extra section.