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Old 10-21-2007, 06:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone - my first post here after several months of intermittent lurking. About 8 months ago I got an upgrade to a Pearl for a very specific purpose. I discussed with my carrier who assured me that the Pearl would do what I want, but I can't find a way to do it. Here's what I need...

I need to be able to:
- browse certain websites that list job vacancies (if you want to see examples I'll post the URLs, but I don't want to do that straight away in case I'm accused of spamming)
- when I see a vacancy I'm interested in, I click on the email link for that vacancy
- create an email and be able to attach my CV / resume, which I would have already stored in my Pearl

For storing & retrieving my CV / resume, I tried a file manager a few months ago but it seemed clunky and not very user friendly. And I couldn't get it to work while I was trying to send an email.

I'm not just looking for freeware - prepared to spend money, but I don't want to gamble my money on software and then find that it doesn't do what I want.

Does anybody have any suggestions? I have searched all over the place, and asked my carrier several times, but I'm finding it hard to get any answers. I like my Pearl, but it will have to go if I can't find a way of doing this stuff - I'm a freelance IT contractor, so this capability is important for me to be able to get contracts while I'm out and about doing normal stuff (shopping etc). I know it's possible because I used to be able to do this many years ago with a Nokia (sorry!).

I have a separate question too, which I'll post in a separate thread.

Thanks everyone in advance.
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Whether or not you'll be able to click a link and invoke an email message has more to do with how it's set up on the web page, but assuming a standard mailto: url, that should open an email using the BlackBerry Browser.

I assume you want to be able to attach a copy of a document - like your Resume to the email. If you have an SD card, you can save your resume to it (I'd recommend as a PDF, but any file format should work) and attach it to the email. While composing the email, simply click the Menu button and select Attach File.

You shouldn't need any third party apps - just an SD card.
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Whether or not you'll be able to click a link and invoke an email message has more to do with how it's set up on the web page, but assuming a standard mailto: url, that should open an email using the BlackBerry Browser.

I assume you want to be able to attach a copy of a document - like your Resume to the email. If you have an SD card, you can save your resume to it (I'd recommend as a PDF, but any file format should work) and attach it to the email. While composing the email, simply click the Menu button and select Attach File.

You shouldn't need any third party apps - just an SD card.
Thanks JerryD. Sorry for my late reply.

Yes, you're right - I'd be attaching my resume to the email. I followed your advice and it worked fine. Clicking on email addresses works fine too. Thanks for your help.

However, fate has thrown me some additional obstacles - I'm not able use all the functionality on the websites. For example, when entering my search criteria, some of the dropdown option boxes don't work properly (or don't work at all), and the "Submit an application" button (on the webpage) is visible but not clickable.

I've tried different "Emulation" options within my browser configuration settings, but nothing seems to work properly. So I downloaded Opera mini, and that solved the problem with "Submit an application" button, but not the dropdown lists. I guess those are limitations of the website, rather than my 8100. :(

I have some interviews lined up so, if they go well, I might not need this functionality for a while. I hope I can get it to work somehow though - if I have the same limitations next time, I'll have to start looking at other phones.

If anyone is interested, the sites I've been trying to use are jobserve.com.au (which generally seems to work ok) and seek.com.au (very difficult to get this working via my 8100).
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