Hello world! Welcome to J.UMP (Jobs Up on MaP) where hundreds of thousands of jobs are up on map anytime. There are always many job openings near your location ready for your exploration, and we sure hope that some of them are exactly what you’ve been looking for! And here’s the information of how you can get to these jobs on the J.UMP map.
J.UMP is a web service which requires the following browser capabilities and user permissions to function correctly:
- Google Map: J.UMP utilizes Google Map on web browser for job marker map display
- Geo-location: Your browser must support Geo-location, and you must allow location sharing upon J.UMP start-up
- Cookies: You have to grant permission for J.UMP (uponmap.com) to read/write cookies from/to your browser in order to keep login session, and to simplify sign-in process
- Hyper local advertising: In order to receive a J.UMP’s free basic account, the registered account owner grants the permission allowing J.UMP service dispatching hyper local advertising materials to the user over e-mail, based on the user’s demographic profile which the user has provided during the J.UMP free basic account sign-up
- Full mode: Meant for desktop environment, including full J.UMP features.
- Lite mode: Meant for on-the-move usage in mobile environment, including essential subset J.UMP features.
Full J.UMP Mode
The Full J.UMP Mode opens up three sections on your web browser, from top to bottom as:
1. Login section: For Sign-in, Sign-out, Sign-up, Forgot, Mode-Switch, and Contact. This section also includes a hyper local ad insert.
2. Map section: For the display of job map markers, with corresponding marker listing on the right-hand side. User can swipe to shift/zoom the map, use the Finger Pointer icon to specify map coordinates (latitude & longitude), and a geo-coding input box on the upper-left corner above the Map Section.
You can also switch to additional uponmap.com services from the service list on the upper-right corner above the Map Section. These additional J.UMP services (under development) are: Posting, Asking, MeetUp, Event, Deal, KidsPlace, LGBT, and etc.
3. Control section: Contains three horizontal expand/collapse panels, from left to right as: Bookmark panel, Filter panel, Navigation panel, and an additional Account Settings panel at bottom:
Bookmark & Route panel is where you manage those job markers that you’ve bookmarked so far, e.g. to multiple-select the bookmarked job markers and display them (and them only) together in the Map Section, or to delete selected bookmarks, or to clear all bookmarks. You can also generate route between two points and view the detailed steps of the route. Combing the usage of route, public transits, and traffic display, user can get a reasonable expectation of commute condition associated with a given area.
To obtain the route between two points, you need to bring the Finger Pointer in view first, move it to point at the first location, then move it to the second location. You’ll notice that a gray Finger Pointer was left at the first location. The pair of and gives the end points of the route of interest. You’d then click on the button tom have the route displayed along with the description of legs of the route and estimated travel time. To clear the route display and description, click the button.
Filter panel is used to select the job categories and the job posting date range, plus additional parameters, in order to formulate the filter which is then used to retrieve matching jobs from the J.UMP job data bank and to display them as job markers at specific map locations. You can also switch from the Filter panel to the Marker Creation panel where you can create your personal map markers for private usage or for shared usage.
Navigation panel lets you manage your own map markers, e.g. to select and display a map marker with the whole map centered at this marker location, or to delete/edit/relocate a selected marker. You can also set your map scan area radius here, plus some direct map jumps such as to your base (marker) location, or to your current GPS location, or to lastly clicked marker location.
A few checkboxes are available for the ON/OFF display control of:
- Text label displayed next to markers on map
- Additional information displayed in marker’s pop-up infowindow
- Display of public transit information on map
- Display of current traffic pattern on map
(You can also switch map display between default map mode and satellite image mode by the switch on the upper right corner of the map. And you can move to Streetview mode by clicking the person icon above the zoom level control lever at the upper left corner of the map)
Clickable links to configuration page for hyper local Advertising Beacon markers and for job sensor markers are also provided in this Navigation panel, if user’s current selection of an owned maker is a hyperlocal ad marker or is a job sensor marker.
Account Settings panel lets you administer your J.UMP account, including changes of account name, e-mail address, password, etc. You can also delete your J.UMP account here.
Lite J.UMP Mode
The Lite J.UMP Mode provides the J.UMP functions via a set of expand/collapse list of clickable links. Here are the main ones:
Setup of job listing filter parameters, including the job category, scan area radius, and job posting date range. Jobs matching the filter around a specific location (can be your current GPS location or others) are listed with an area map above the list. The area map used in the Lite mode is a simplified version (versus the Full mode display map) geared for the on-the-move usage.
This is for the display of job listing/mapping of jobs around a given job sensor marker, with jobs matching the existing job filter configured for the given sensor. You can have multiple job sensors each placed at a specific locations where you want to scan around for jobs of interests from time to time. Job sensor is the easy way to see what matching jobs are available around specific locations of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: The free account sign-up requires my e-mail, my gender, and my age group. Why? And how are these information properly used and kept safe?
A: The J.UMP service currently is based on ad-sponsorship business model, and we need to assist the ad sponsors send hyper local advertising e-mails to our registered users based on certain target receiver demographic profile.
The J.UMP service is the one that actually dispatches the hyper local advertising e-mails such that the ad sponsors DO NOT and CANNOT access our users’ e-mail addresses directly nor in full details. We let the ad sponsor specify the ad campaign’s target population demographic profile and the geographical distribution area, and we accordingly identify the list of matching registered users of J.UMP service based on the campaign directives. and execute the e-mail dispatch to the list of identified target users.
Other than the hyper local ad e-mail campaign purpose, we also provide the ad sponsors with a map-grid-based J.UMP service usage statistics, also with strict anonymity enforcement.
Q: What’s the difference of registered users vs unregistered visitors?
A: The usages that are available to the registered J.UMP users are:
- Set radius of job scan/display area on J.UMP map
- Geocoding and “Fly to address”
- Create personal map markers for private or shared access
- Set job marker personal URL (PURL) as a personal geo address, for direct access to marker that you’ve created for sharing.
- Select jobs for display with filters on job categories, job source, job capacity, job title, job employer, job posting date, and map scan area
- Manage and use personal bookmarks of job markers
- Create and configure personal job sensors with job categories and scan date range, scan area (quota applied)
- Create and configure Advertising Beacon markers for hyper local advertising (Business account only)
- View job’s original posting page and job’s employer site page, using the convenient “Single-click-dual-views” button
- Set marker stats, send message to marker owner, follow marker updates, and comment on job markers.
- Save personal J.UMP usage settings (e.g. job category selections)
- Create instant map marker (Lite mode)
- Usage of Dynamic job listing (Lite mode)
- Usage of Job Sensors (Lite mode)
- Collection and usage of Referral Points
The unregistered J.UMP visitors are free to use J.UMP for:
- Select jobs for display with filters on job categories, job source, job capacity, job title, job employer, job posting date, and map scan area
- Usage of Dynamic job listing (Lite mode)
- Comment on job markers
Q: What’s the difference of Marker General URL (GURL) vs Marker Personal URL (PURL) ?
A: For any map marker in J.UMP, both its Marker General URL (GURL) and Marker Personal URL (PURL) lead to the display of the given marker on map directly upon the start-up of the J.UMP service, either in Full mode or in Lite mode. I.e. the GURL and PURL are shortcut to J.UMP markers.
The GURL and PURL comes in the format of “http://uponmap.com/*ABCD” where the “http://uponmap.com/” refers to the J.UMP service domain, and the “*” indicates the URL being a GURL or PURL. The remaining text (“ABCD”) is the label of the GURL or PURL which is to be decoded to refer to the given marker.
The label used in a GURL is automatically generated by J.UMP. You can find the GURL listed in the Navigation Panel of the Control Section when you select one of the J.UMP markers that you own. The GURL is also shown inside the info-window of a job marker when clicked upon.
The GURL of a given marker may use different label when displayed at different places due to the label generation heuristic, yet all the different GURL (labels) work exactly the same as the shortcut leading to the direct display of the same map marker upon J.UMP’s start-up. Marker owner has no control of the label used by the GURL.
The GURL is a public information for all J.UMP registered users or unregistered visitors. The GURL is always displayed in the info-window whenever a J.UMP map marker is clicked upon.
The PURL works the same as the GURL, except that the PURL label is determined by the marker’s owner with personal choice of wording (single contiguous string without special characters) .
The PURL is only known to the marker owner him/herself, and it is up to the marker owner to distribute/share the PURL for specific purpose/deployment. For example, the PURL “http://uponmap.com/*JoesCafeNewBranchInSF” can be used (and reused over and over again) for Joe’s Cafe’s next new branch opening in San Francisco, with the PURL label being sufficiently descriptive of its purpose – providing the map location and business information of Joe’s Cafe’s current new opening store branch.
Note that the marker owner can relocate a maker to a new map location without the requirement of revising existing PURLs of the given marker. This flexibility also applies in the GURL case. Currently each J.UMP marker can have up to 3 PURLs defined at anytime, with unlimited relocation allowed on any J.UMP marker.
Q: Can I use languages other than English for Marker Personal URL (PURL)? Can Marker Personal URL be used as personal geo address? Any usage restriction?
A: Yes, PURL can contain non-English label text such as the followings:
which all can be used as J.UMP shortcut accessing the same marker.
The label used for PURL is case insensitive, and has no length limitation although it has to be a contiguous string without white space nor special characters.
With proper naming convention applied on the PURL label, the J.UMP PURL can be used as a personal geo address which brings the others to the given marker location along with the location related information via the given marker’s info-window on J.UMP.
Based on current J.UMP implementation, each marker can have up to 3 PURL defined for. These PURLs can be different in language or in the wording, depending on the the PURL’s target user group or target user region.
Q: I haven’t received my J.UMP new account activation e-mail long after registration.
A: Please check your e-mail’s spam folder to see if your J.UMP activation e-mail has actually landed there. If so, please confirm your activation request AND set your e-mail configuration to accept future e-mails from J.UMP as non-spam.
If you don’t see your J.UMP activation e-mail in the spam folder either, please sign in to J.UMP again with your account name (or e-mail) and password. As an yet-to-activate user, you will be presented with a link to click upon in order to have the activation e-mail sent to you again.
If all still fails after the above measures, please do inform us immediately of the problem via your registered e-mail, and please make sure to include your registered J.UMP account name also. We will look into your case immediately in order to fix the problem.
Q: Upon start-up J.UMP did not show the map, or J.UMP did not show the Finger Pointer at my current location. Problem with my browser?
A: First of all please check to see (and retry if necessary) that if your browser had asked you for the permission for location sharing, or if you did permit your browser to share your current location information, when you initially signed in to the J.UMP service.
If your browser HAD NOT asked you for the location sharing permission, it means that the browser is lack of the geolocation service. We recommend you to upgrade your browser or switch to other browsers which support the location sharing feature.
Q: The sign-up panel display is not complete, some lower portion invisible.
A: Please tell us your device and browser in use when encountering this problem. We will investigate and adjust the panel to fix the problem.
Q: What is the Referral Code in the sign-up panel? How do I get it?
A: Referral Code is used to identify an existing J.UMP user. The given existing J.UMP user will gain one additional “Referral Point” with each activated new account which quoted the given user’s Referral Code when signing up.
The total Referral Point that an user has accumulated is relevant to the map scan area radius setting. Minimum 3 Referral Points is required to allow the setting of J.UMP scan area radius to be greater than 10 kilometers (when exploring the J.UMP jobs).
Your Referral Code is displayed right next to your user name at the upper-right portion of the Map Section. Your Referral Code is dynamically encoded and may be different each time it is displayed. Any of the different Referral Code can be used to pass on to anyone who wants to get a new J.UMP account and is happy to quote your Referral Code during the sign-up process.
Q: When I click on a marker, it says “No such marker 0” or “No marker data” or “Please click again”!
A: One possibility is that the given marker is wrapped by a circle, and you may have clicked on the circle instead on the marker itself. The wrapping circle is used to indicate the “Freshness” of the given marker, and does not appear on markers of more than 3 days old. Different color indicates different level of “freshness”.
If the above is not the cause of your problem, please then report to us about the category and the name of the marker in problem. Also please tell us the marker location (latitude and longitude). The marker location can be obtained by using the Finger Pointer to point at the given marker’s location, and see the location latitude and longitude reported at the bottom of the Map Section, to the left of the reload icon.
A: there are mainly three settings that affect the job marker display: Job scan area, job categories, and job time range.
By default the job display time range is set to one week. You may want to disable (uncheck) the time range to get all jobs across the whole time span in the J.UMP job data bank.
Next do check your job category setting to make sure that you are selecting the categories of you interest. You may want to select “All categories” to see if jobs of some other categories do show up after the refresh.
Also, it is possible that your scan area actually DOES NOT contain any job for the given categories and for the given time range. Perhaps your scan area is too small, or you’re scanning some less populated area with less employment premises. Job markers are well populated within city area, but are usually dotted along highways especially in the rural area.
Finally, if all fails, you may want to refresh the map by clicking the “Refresh” button at the lower-right corner under the Map Section. This may eliminate some hidden or accumulated problem and start with normal display of job makers on the J.UMP map.
A: Whenever you’ve changed any of your job marker display filter setting, e.g. the job categories or the job time range, you have to click the button one time first in order to bring the setting changes into effect. You will see the job markers shown in your current scan area changed to match your new job categories and/or job time range setting.
And from this point on, you can simply move your job map scan area (the red rectangle box) and then click the reload icon and (same job categories/time range) matching jobs will appear in the map scan area. You can also change your scan area radius to be either larger or smaller, and the job display will also change accordingly.
If you do not see your job map scan area box (red rectangle), try to zoom out more until your map viewport is larger than your scan area. And if all fails, click the “Refresh” button at the lower-right corner under the Map Section.
Q: How to see jobs from a specific employer on J.UMP map, or jobs with specific text in their titles?
A: With the Display Filters Panel, after setting the Job Source, Job Capacity, Marker Categories, you can also key-in a string in the the “Job title (pattern)” box, and then click “Refresh Map with Choice(s)” button to retrieve jobs matching the above filter in the effective scan area.
Similarly you can also key-in a employer name string in the “Offered by: (pattern)” box in order to retrieve jobs from the given employer, if any, in the scan area.
A: You can select one or more jobs in the job listing table (at the right hand side in the Map Section) and click “Add As Bookmark(s)” to save a bookmark of the selected job.
Later on in the Bookmark Panel of the Control Section, you can select one or more bookmarked job markers and display them all at once in the J.UMP map. In this case only the selected bookmarked job markers will show up on the map.
Q: How do I change my scan area radius?
A: In the Navigation Section, find the “Set Radius” button and set your preferred scan area radius. Note that for users with less than 3 Referral Points the scan area radius is limited to be maximum 10 kilometers. Once you’ve collected 3 or more Referral Points, you will then be able to set your scan area radius without the above restriction.
Q: I don’t see any scan area rectangle on map even after I’ve changed the scan radius.
A: Based on your current map viewport zoom-in factor, your viewport may be smaller than the effective scan area and hence the scan area rectangle box is outside of your viewport, i.e. invisible to you. You may want to zoom out more in order to be able to see the scan area box.
If you’re already on the maximum zoom-out level and don’t see the scan area rectangle box, it is then recommended that you do “Refresh” the Map Section to try to fix the problem. The “Refresh” button is at the lower right corner at the bottom of the Map Section as:
Q: The scan area seems to miss out some portion of markers when I zoomed out.
A: The J.UMP service takes into consideration of your current effective scan area and your current map viewport, and use the smaller of the two to retrieve and display job markers within the (smaller) area. Thus if your viewport is smaller than your scan area, then the jobs retrieved will cover only partial of your scan area. And as such, when you zoomed out to see the whole scan area (without reloading jobs), you will see only jobs in the previous partial portion of the scan area while all the rest of the scan area has no job marker appearance.
Q: Markers are displayed beyond my scan area rectangle.
Q: The marker listing in the Map Section does not scroll.
A: On iOS (iPhone, iPad) the scrolling of the right hand-side marker listing (in the Map Section) may require two-finger scroll. Try two-finger scroll and if problem does not go away, please do send e-mail report to us including your device and browser information for our problem investigation and fixing.
Q: The content in the pop-up info-window (after I clicked on a job marker) does not scroll.
A: please send e-mail report to us including your device and browser information, and the marker’s GURL (Marker General URL) for our problem investigation and fixing.
Q: What are these checkboxes at the bottom of Map Section for? Stats? Listing? Settings? Dashboard?
A: The function of these Map Section checkboxes respectively are:
- “Grids” checkbox: (Available to Business Account only) When this checkbox is checked ON, the Map Section displays the J.UMP service statistics of the map grids that cover your current map display viewport. The J.UMP maintains a grid map of 1.0 latitude by 1.0 longitude, with the service usage statistics collected for each block on this grid map. For example, if your current map viewport is around 2.5 latitude by 1.5 longitude, J.UMP may display up to 6 grid blocks which cover your viewport, along with the J.UMP service statistics of each of the grid blocks displayed at the upper left corner of the grid block area. By default the grid map is invisible upon J.UMP start-up.
- “White Label” checkbox:This checkbox field only appear if you’re accessing a J.UMP White Label job map via a White Label job map URL. The checkbox is followed by the given White Label account name, most likely a staffing agency, a recruiter, or an enterprise. By default it’s the jobs represented/offered by the the given White Label job account owner that are displayed on the map (when the checkbox is checked). By clicking on the text of this field, the map display will switch to display jobs from the master J.UMP service, if the given White Label account was set up to allow such open access. The checkbox is unchecked when displaying jobs from the master J.UMP service instead of from the White Label account.
- “Listing” checkbox: Check this checkbox to ON in order to see the marker listing at the right hand side of the Map Section. Check it OFF to hide the marker listing. By default the marker listing is visible upon J.UMP start-up.
- “Settings” checkbox: Check ON this checkbox to see your Account Settings Panel (of the Control Section) which includes the display of account information and account admin controls. By default the Account Settings Panel is invisible upon J.UMP start-up.
- “Dashbooard” checkbox: Check OFF this checkbox to hide the Control Section. By default the Control Section is visible upon J.UMP start-up.
A: The J.UMP grids provide relevant statistics of each grid block meant for J.UMP business account owners to see the ‘liveliness” of a given area. For account owners considering using J.UMP platform for hyper local advertising, the grid statistics helps the decision by showing the overall picture of the J.UMP user community that the ad will reach.
Q: How do I get to see the grid-based demographic stats? How do I interpret the stats?
A: You can click on the “Stats” checkbox at the bottom of the Map Section to reveal the grid map around your current map center, for example here’s the grid map around a scan area at Walnut Creek, California:
where at the upper left corner of the grid map block displays the J.UMP statistics relevant to the given grip map point. The grid statistics gives rough understanding of all the user activities in J.UMP inside the grid, as a reference source for national level advertiser for regional comparison.
Q: What is the role and business activities of a J.UMP Grid Master (J.UMP GM)? How can I qualify to become the J.UMP GM of my local town?
A: (Information pending)
Q: What are these checkboxes in the Navigation Panel for? See label? Be brief?
A: The function of these Navigation Section checkboxes respectively are:
- “See label” checkbox: When this checkbox is checked ON, the job markers are displayed with job title label as well. Check this checkbox OFF if you do not want to see the job marker labels. Job marker labels are the corresponding job’s title, and by default the job marker labels are visible upon J.UMP start-up.
- “Be brief” checkbox: Check ON this checkbox to get simple version of information in the marker pop-up info-window. Check it OFF to get more detailed information in the pop-up info-window. By default this checkbox is ON upon J.UMP start-up.
Q: What are these buttons in the Navigation panel for? “Go Base”, “Go GPS”, “Go Last”?
A: The function of these Navigation Section buttons respectively are:
- “Go Base“: Each user has a Base marker which can be designated by the user. If the user has only one marker, then the single marker by default becomes the user’s Base marker. Base marker is used to recognize a user’s “base” area for the purpose of dispatching of hyper local ads by J.UMP service. Click the “Go Base” button to center the map display viewport at the your Base marker.
- “Go GPS“: Click this button to center the map display viewport at your current GPS location.
- “Go Last“: The J.UMP service keeps track of the very last marker that you’ve accessed (clicked) previously. Click this “Go Last” button will center the map display viewport at the last marker location that you’ve accessed.
Q: So what is my Personal Base Marker for?
A: Personal Base Marker is the first marker to be created by all registered users. The Personal Base Marker is of category “HyLoPostbox” which stands for hyper local postbox. This marker is used to indicate the user’s “home base” location such that the hyper local advertising sponsors can designate a given target area of Personal Base hyper local postboxes to deliver their advertising materials to. It is essentially the on-line digital version of our normal daily physical Post Office mailbox. Our initial deployment of digital postbox is for reduction of the huge volume and wasteful transporting of physical junk mail. With on-line digital postbox the junk mails are now delivered with much better waste management and much friendlier control over to the home owners.
Each Personal Base Marker’s location is determined by it J.UMP account owner, and does not have to positioned exactly on the rooftop of the owner’s actual home address. A Personal Base Marker placed at the vicinity (e.g. beginning of the street block) of the account owner’s actual home is good enough for the purpose of targeted digital junk mail delivery for now.
Current J.UMP service implementation requires “One Account One Hyper Local Postbox”, and the removal of the Personal Base Marker is NOT allowed although the account owner can reposition his/her Personal Base Marker anytime as needed. The Personal Base Marker is only removed along with the deletion of it’s associated J.UMP account.
Q: What’s the usage of the “Set Time” button in the Navigation panel?
A: As a way to let users set their local time zone, users can enter their local day and hour (in 24 hour format) here and click the “Set Time” button to confirm the local time setting, i.e. the local GMT hour offset.
Q: What’s the usage of the “Save Your Category Choices” button in Filter panel for?
A: User can select one or more (up to 3) job categories and save these selections as his/her J.UMP personal settings such that these selections will be automatically applied next time when the user starts a new J.UMP session regardless which device or browser used.
Q: What’s the usage of the “Refresh” at the lower right corner at bottom of the Map section?
A: The “Refresh” function restarts both the “Map Section” and the “Control Section” with all default display and control settings. This is used usually when user encounters J.UMP usage glitch and can “Refresh” to perform a quick restart.
Q: What is the “J.UMP (only)” job source?
A: The J.UMP service obtains job listings from mainly two source categories. The first is the leading job boards, and the second the direct job DIY postings by registered J.UMP users. The “J.UMP (only)” job source refers to all these DIY job postings.
Q: How do I post a job (DIY)?
A: First of go to the Marker Creation Panel of the Control Section, set the job marker’s privacy to “Shared”, and then set the job marker’s label and job category. Make sure that the Finger Pointer is visible and is at the location where the new marker is to be placed, then click “Create Marker” to post the new job marker on J.UMP map.
Once the job marker is posted, switch to the Navigation Panel of the Control Section and select your new job marker and then click “Edit”. You should set the marker Info-window content to carry the following information (minimum):
- Job title and brief description
- URL of the job employer’s web site, if any
- URL of external page for this job opening, if any, and if not then:
- Job title
- Job opening start and expiry date
- Job type (Full time, part time, intern, entry-level, consultant, etc)
- Job description and details
- URL to application page or application submission e-mail address
Note that the job marker’s info-window content is limited to maximum 3,000 characters. With this limitation in mind, using URL link to external job posting page is recommended.
Q: How does J.UMP manage the DIY job postings to avoid spammers?
A: J.UMP encourages user to flag spamming job postings. When a job posting (marker) is flagged more than 3 times, the job marker is blocked from further access by anyone. And for a user with more than 3 job postings flagged and blocked, the user’s account (either basic account or business account) is suspended from further access.
E-mail alert is sent to the job posting user when one of the user’s job posting marker becomes flagged and blocked. E-mail alert is also sent to the job postings’ owner when the owner’s user account becomes suspended due to the flagging and blocking of the user’s job posting spams.
Q: Which are J.UMP’s sourcing job boards?
A: J.UMP sources job listings from leading job boards. You can find out these sources as you click to view the job markers’ pop-up info-windows.
Q: How many jobs are on J.UMP map altogether? How long do you keep them posted? Does J.UMP cover the whole USA coast to coast?
A: By average J.UMP carries a bit more than 1 million jobs any hour any day. J.UMP keeps a 6-weeks job posting cycle, i.e. jobs are purged after 6-week period after initial posting date.
J.UMP carries jobs all over USA coast to coast (Alaska, Hawaii included). J.UMP also carries jobs in Canada.
Q: I am an employer and I have a job opening posted on job board “—“, but I don’t see it on J.UMP at the job’s location. Why?
A: A few possibilities here:
- The job board “—” may not be on of J.UMP’s sourcing list, or
- The job board “—” is on J.UMP’s sourcing list but the particular job may already be expired and removed from J.UMP’s job bank, or
- The job posting did not provide, or provides insufficient information for J.UMP to derive accurate job location, or
- The job posting provided location information that is different from the location that you’re looking at, or
- The job posting had some other data issue which has prevented it from being included in the J.UMP job bank
Q: What are the limitation of the multiple selection of job categories in Filter panel?
A: You can have up to 3 job categories selected and applied.
Q: Why am I seeing the “!!! Only the first 1000 markers loaded here” message after job markers are displayed?
A: Based on your job category selections, time range setting, and your scan area radius, there can be thousands and more jobs matching your display filter. J.UMP by default retrieves only the first 1,000 jobs from the job bank and loads them in the Map Section for (cluster based) display.
User should limit the scan area radius to a smaller “local” distance in order to avoid the crowded display of large number of job markers and clusters in an overly extended area. Using a small scan area to explore the J.UMP map seems to be a more practical approach for job seekers.
Q: How do I set the Time Range Selection?
A: There are three checkboxes related to the Time Range Selection, namely the “Range back from” checkbox, the “Range from (your GMT)” checkbox, and the “Range to (your GMT)” checkbox.
In order to see all jobs with no time range limitation all the three checkboxes should be left unchecked.
By default the time range setting has the “Range back from” checkbox checked and the range is set to “One week”. I.e. by default only the jobs posted during the past week are displayed.
The “Range back from” checkbox is treated with a higher priority, i.e. when it is checked ON, other time range setting checkboxes are ignored.
User should adjust the checkboxes and the corresponding date/time values in order to obtain job listings of the preferred time range as set.
Q: How can I see one or more job categories all across USA?
A: First of all, you can see ONLY ONE job category if you’re to display the jobs all across USA.
You can set your scan radius to the largest value (currently 2,400 km or 1,500 miles) iff you have satisfied the required minimal 3 Referral Points. You can select one job category ONLY in this case, not multiple job categories, nor the “All Job Categories & Ads” selection.
The J.UMP will provided you the jobs of the given (single) category all across USA, although with the restriction that only the first 1,000 matching jobs are retrieved for display. User should zoom in a specific area and scan jobs again with a lower value of scan area radius.
Q: What about jobs in countries outside North America?
A: J.UMP’s data sourcing does not cover regions outside North America for now.
Q: What’s the purpose and the usage of the Marker Stats in a job’s pop-up info-window?
The Marker Stats in the Marker Stats row from left to right respectively are:
- Display count : Number of times the marker has been displayed.
- Click Count : Number of times the marker has been clicked to show the pop-up info-window.
- Message Count : Number of messages sent to the marker owner.
- Comment Count : Number of comments on the marker.
- Share Count : Number of times the marker’s GURL or PURL were used.
- Follow Count : Number of followers on the marker.
- Like Count : Number of Likes on the marker (one user one Like)
- Dislike Count : Number of Dislikes on the marker (one user one Dislike)
- Flag Count : Number of flags on the marker (one flag per user)
- Bad Place/Data Count : Number of times it is reported that the marker’s being at wrong location or that the marker carries wrong/bad data (one report count per user)
Q: Some J.UMP’s job markers are not placed at correct location.
A: One cause of this location error is that J.UMP paired up wrong employer information with a given job posting, and accordingly used the wrong employer location for the job marker’s placement.
You can e-mail us to report a marker location error, or you can simply click on the marker’s (Marker Stats row) “Bad Place/Data Count” which will raise the given Marker Stats count and J.UMP will report to the service administrator of this new “Bad Place/Data” occurrence.
You can still get to the correct location of the given job by using the job address listed in the job posting page and paste this job address into the geo-coding box (upper left of the Map Section) and then click “Go” in order to center the map display at the given job address, with a generic marker pinned on the job address location.
Q: What is J.UMP’s job posting cycle?
A: Currently J.UMP keeps job postings up to 6 weeks.
Q: How does J.UMP deliver the hyper local ads?
A: For each user accessing the J.UMP service, J.UMP displays hyper local ads at the screen upper right corner in J.UMP Full mode, or at the screen top portion in J.UMP Lite mode.
The ads can be slideshows with caption, or YouTube video clips. Each ad has its specific marker with the category of “Advertising Beacon”. The Advertising Beacon marker is placed at strategic location by the ad owner in order to be able to “broadcast” to the ad’s target audience most effectively.
The selection of which ad to be displayed on which user’s screen is based on the following factors:
- Lite mode: User’s current GPS location
- Full mode: User’s current window viewport center
- (Registered) User’s demographic profile
Advertising Beacon markers that are closer to the user’s current map view center are given higher priority in the ad display ordering. In Full mode, as user moves along on the J.UMP map, the list of ad candidates and their display priorities are adjusted accordingly such that user gets to see more relevant ads in the area within his/her current map view.
J.UMP service also works with ad sponsors to delivery hyper local advertising e-mails to J.UMP users, based on the user demographic profile and user’s base marker location. The ad e-mails are dispatched by the J.UMP service directly instead of by the ad sponsors, such that J.UMP can strictly maintains user privacy in their demographic profile and their e-mail address.
Q: How do I add hyper local ads?
A: Each hyper local ad is based on a specific hyper local Advertising Beacon marker. To add a hyper local ad, you’d need to create a hyper local Advertising Beacon marker first.
Since only business J.UMP account can create and own hyper local Advertising Beacon markers, you should first of all apply to upgrade your basic J.UMP account to become business account.
Business account users can add one new hyper local Advertising Beacon marker for every non-private marker that he/she has created. For example, user can create a shared marker for user’s own business premise, and with this shared marker user can then add a new Advertising Beacon marker to be placed nearby and to be used to carry promotion content for the business.
Each business account can have up to maximum 5 hyper local Advertising Beacon markers, and the creation of a hyper local Advertising Beacon marker is similar to the creation of other types of makers by using the Marker Creation Panel in the Control Section.
Q: How do I configure a hyper local ad?
A: Once a hyper local ad is created, you can switch to the Navigation Panel in the Control Section to select the given Advertising Beacon marker, and then click the “HyLoAd Setup” button. Note that the hyper local setup comes in a new tab/window, which requires the pop-up permission on your browser. You should adjust your browser setting to meet this requirement in order to see the hyper local ad setup page properly.
In the hyper local ad setup page, to configure a slideshow ad, you should fill in the image URL for each slide, and also the pitch line text for the given slide. Up to 10 slides are allowed for each slideshow, and you can specify a “click-through” URL as the destination page when your ad viewers click on your ad’s “Details” button.
To clear a given slide, simply click on the slide image and confirm the pop-up alert for the clearing permission.
Q: How do I apply and qualify for upgrading my basic account to business account?
A: To upgrade your basic account to business account, please follow these steps:
- Edit your Base Marker as following:
- Label your Base Marker with your official (business) name
- Set Base Marker Privacy as “Shared”
- Set the Base Marker to “Accept message”
- Fill your Base Marker Info-Window content to include (minimum)
- Business/Organization official name
- Official mailing address
- Official e-mail address
- Official phone numbers
- Additional contact information
- URL to official web site
- URL to other information
- E-mail us your request with title as: “J.UMP business account upgrade request for marker ID 12345” where the 12345 should be replaced by your Base Marker’s id value. You can click your Base Marker to see the Base Marker id in its pop-up info-window.
- J.UMP service upon receiving your e-mail will proceed to examine your Base Marker setup and verify the links provided in your Marker Info-Window content. We will upgrade your account to business type upon successful completion of your account information. We may contact you to clarify questions about your account setup prior to the final confirmation as needed.
Q: How many markers can I create with my basic J.UMP account?
A: Currently you can create up to 60 markers with your basic J.UMP account.
Q: What is a job sensor? And how do I set up and configure my job sensors?
A: A job sensor is a special type of marker that is placed at a specific location, and is configured to collect the list of markers that match a set of categories and certain criteria of distance and time range.
For example, you can add a job sensor marker and place it near your home base, and then configure the job sensor to look for jobs in category Marketing plus category Sales, within 20 miles. and with first posting date a week back.
The job sensor is used mainly in the J.UMP Lite mode where each job sensor that you own is listed as a expand/collapse item which opens up to show the map with the given job sensor marker location as center of the map, and the list of jobs that match the sensor criteria currently configured for the given sensor.
Job sensor is a quick way to see “what’s interesting around it”. Other than the basic J.UMP account quota of maximum 60 markers ownership, there is no further limit of the number of job sensor markers that you can have.
Q: How do I create my personal markers and set it for private or shared usage?
A: With the Control Section’s Marker Creation Panel, you can create new markers and set the marker to be private or shared.
For existing markers, you can use the Control Section’s Navigation Panel to select a given marker and click the “Edit” button to open the marker editing area. You can then change the marker setting to be either private or shared, and then save the change.
Q: I don’t see the “Finger Pointer” on the map. How do I make it visible (Full mode, Lite mode)?
A: In Full mode, you can click the icon to bring the Finger Pointer to the center of your current map viewport. This icon is available in the Control Section’s Bookmark Panel and Marker Creation Panel.
In Lite mode the icon is seen in the Dynamic Filter or Sensor Filter line: and can similarly be clicked to bring the Finger Pointer to the center of your current map viewport. The other icon is used to shift your map viewport back to where the (invisible) Finger Pointer is pointing at currently.
Q: Can you explain about the buttons in a job marker’s pop-up info-window? “Job & Employer”, “Send Message”, “Follow”, “Comments”?
A: The “Job & Employer” button is used to click and bring up two tab/windows simultaneously, one for the job’s original posting page, another the job employer’s site page.
The “Send Message” button opens up the messaging area within the info-window for you to edit a message to be sent to the marker owner. The delivery e-mail address of both the sender and the receiver are hidden from the sender and receiver, such that J.UMP users privacy is protected securely.
The “Follow” button is used to add yourself as a follower on the updates of the given marker. You will receiver e-mail notification upon any updates on the given marker as a follower.
The”Comments” button opens up the comment page in a new tab/window for the viewing and adding of comments for the given marker.
Q: Where can I see and update my account settings? E.g change my account name, my e-mail address, or my account password?
Q: How can I delete my J.UMP account?
A: You can delete your J.UMP account via the Account Settings Panel.
Q: Can I export my J.UMP marker data?
A: (Information pending)
Q: Can I recover my account data after it is delete?
A: Currently a deleted account becomes unrecoverable and all data associated with the account are permanently purged.
Q: Why not all jobs in a scan area displayed with their markers on the J.UMP map? How do I make them visible? (How does J.UMP marker cluster work?)
A: J.UMP utilizes map marker cluster display facility to handle the display of large number of markers. Each cluster is formed by the collection of markers within certain vicinity, and each cluster is represented by a solid color circle labelled with the number of markers within the given cluster.
For each marker cluster J.UMP chooses to reveal only one marker icon, and as such not all markers are displayed. Only one marker per cluster is displayed.
In order to see all the markers within a given cluster, you should click the cluster’s solid circle to zoom in to the cluster’s coverage area to see further sub-clusters and markers of the given cluster. You should click the reload icon to reveal more markers that are NOT clustered.
Q: Can you describe a typical process flow of job exploration using J.UMP?
A: Here’s a sample scenario of searching for jobs of “Banking” category posted during the past two weeks around New York, NY:
- In J.UMP Full mode, go to the Control Section first
- Select the “Banking” job category
- Check the “Range back from” checkbox to be ON
- Select time range as “Two weeks”
- At the upper left corner of the Map Section, key-in “New York, NY” and then click the “Go” button, to move map display to New York, NY.
- Click the “Refresh Map with Choice(s)” green button under the job category selection in the Control Section
- Banking jobs matching your listing filter will be extracted and displayed in the Map Section within the scan area red rectangle box.
- Shift and zoom-in on the map, do reload if necessary, in order to see individual Banking job markers with label.
- Identify an interesting Banking job (by location and label), click the job marker to bring up the job marker’s pop-up info-window.
- Review the info-window and click on the “Job & Employer” button to bring up simultaneously two tabs/pages, one the job’s original posting page, and the other the job employer’s web site. If the “Job & Employer” button is not available, then click the job posting page link and the job employer page link to get the two pages separately.
- You may also scroll on the job listing on the right-hand side of the Map Section and click on a listed job to bounce its job marker on the map, and double-click the listed job to bring up the job’s info-window as well.
Q: What are the non-J.UMP services on uponmap.com?
A: (Information pending)
Q: What the difference of Full Mode vs Lite Mode of J.UMP?
A: Full mode provides you the full service of J.UMP aiming for on-desktop usage, while Lite mode provides simpler and subset of the J.UMP service aiming for on-the-move on-mobile usage.
Q: How do I use the Job Sensor listing in Lite Mode? How do I see the job location, the job posting page, and the job employer’s site in Lite Mode?
A: The job sensor listing consists of a map followed by one or more job list for each job category configured for the given job sensor. For example, following is the job sensor listing for a job sensor with Education job category:
There are three jobs picked up by the job sensor, and by clicking on the icon at the leftmost of a job line, the corresponding job will then be marked on the map by a new positioned at the given job’s location.
You can click on the icon to see the job marker in a separate full window map display. You can click on the icon to see the job employer’s site page. You can click on the icon to bookmark the given job. And finally you can click on the job title text to bring up the job’s original posting page.
Q: How to use the Dynamic job listing in Lite Mode?
A: The Dynamic Filter line on Lite mode start-up looks like: You should firstly select the job category (one only) of interest, the distance (from the Finger Pointer) for job scanning, and the days for job posting time range, and then click the leftmost expansion icon to expand the Dynamic Job Listing into: and then proceed to explore the jobs listed. You can shift the map or move the Finger Pointer and then click the icon to reload the job list. You can also change other filter elements, e.g. job category and scan distance, to obtain different dynamic job listing results.
Note that icon is used to restart the Lite mode with the Dynamic Filter line’s location (latitude, longitude) set at your current GPS location. Simply set the job category and scan distance and time range, and then click the reload icon, you’ll get the map and job list that are for your current location vicinity.
Q: I want to get a Dynamic job listing at a different location. How do I get to that location first?
A: You should firstly expand the Dynamic job listing to reveal the map display, and then shift to the preferred map location and then click on the icon to bring the Finger Pointer into the visible map area, and then further adjust and finalize its location. Once this is done, you can then click the icon to reload the Dynamic job list centered around the Finger Pointer location.
Q: What are the Instant Markers in Lite Mode?
A: Instant Marker is created with your current GPS location along with a default label or a customized label based on your key-in data. Instant Marker serves the purpose of keeping track of the current position quickly.
Q: What can I use the “Your Markers” in Lite Mode for?
A: You can access individual markers that you own and update the given marker’s content. The change will take immediate effect for any J.UMP users accessing the particular marker of yours.
Q: when using iPad, sometimes coming back from the job’s original posting page or from the employer’s site page, the screen of my original J.UMP page got bumped back to the initial entry screen. Why? How to avoid this problem?
A: The Safari browser under iOS, particularly with iPhone and iPad, is known to refresh some non-current tab pages without user direction. This seems to have to do with the Safari’s cleaning of browser cache for the purpose of memory usage optimization. Please refer to Apple’s official support site for further information and treatment of this known issue.