March 23, 2016 · 10:05 pm
Ok, version 1.8 has been live for a while now, so sorry for the late post. I am going to blame (or, well, thank) my firm for making me a junior partner and adding a whole mess of new responsibilities on my tardiness…
Anyway, a while back (October 29, 2015), I released version 1.8, which I am really excited about. Basically, the new version is now optimized for and looks beautiful on all iPhone screen sizes. I know the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been out for well over a year already, but better late than never, and I think the new Job Sleuth looks amazing! Better still, the groundwork I laid for this update will make future updates much easier to implement.
Other improvements in this update, if less exciting, should definitely make the user experience better, and include: Landscape orientation support(!); more visual cues in the detail view to make understanding/digesting the data more intuitive and fast.
So what does the update look like?
(iPhones from left to right are 5(C/S/SE); 6(S); 6 Plus (S):
August 29, 2014 · 3:31 pm
As of Version 1.7 Job Sleuth now includes the ability to perform an in-depth, powerful, lightning-fast, and Social Security compliant job transferability search! Use any combination of a job’s Work Field(s), MPSMS Code(s), SVP, Occupational Group, GOE code, and RFC to find transferable jobs lightning fast.
This is a feature usually found in desktop applications that cost many times more than Job Sleuth, but update your app and you get this powerful new feature absolutely free. Making sure the disability transferability search works correctly, efficiently, and in the user-friendly way you have come to expect from Job Sleuth, took a considerable amount of time and effort and I hope you enjoy the result!
Here is how the search looks, the results number is updated live so you always know how many results your current search will find:
Once your search is complete, you can print or email the results, similar to a title or advanced search. Also, your search restrictors are listed in the header for easy reference:
May 29, 2014 · 1:29 am
Version 1.6 is a MAJOR update!
With the new update, Job Sleuth will include the data from the MPSMS, Work Fields, Aptitudes, and Temperaments! Adding this new data to the already present data from the Dictionary of Occupational Titles and Selected Characteristics of Occupations practically doubles the amount of information available for each job! To better manage this vastly increased amount of data, the Detail View has been reorganized around a tab bar.
I think you will love this update. Please leave a review if you do! There are many more exciting updates to come! Below are some pictures of what the new version looks like:
April 23, 2014 · 6:44 pm
NEW FEATURE: Print and Email search results
Now you can share your Title and Advanced Search results with clients, judges, or adversaries via email or printout. The printed list contains the specific search term(s) used to narrow the search. as well as essential information about each job. The feature is accessed by touching the “export” button in the top right-hand corner of the results page after each search.
Below is a sample of what an Advanced Search looks in printed form:
March 6, 2014 · 1:12 am
HUGE NEW FEATURE: Advanced Search!
Job Sleuth now has Advanced Search capability to help you scour the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) and Selected Characteristics of Occupations (SCO) for the job(s) that match the exact criteria or combination of criteria you choose. This is an incredible enhancement to Job Sleuth’s (already astounding) usefulness.
Advanced Search is perfect for all Social Security or vocational practitioners:
– Social Security attorneys and representatives can prepare their cases by checking their client’s disabilities against potentially compatible jobs to help guide medical development, treating physician questionnaires, and hearing preparation.
– Vocational experts can easily answer any “step four and five” questions by simply plugging in the hypothetical restrictions.
– Vocational rehabilitation specialists can find jobs their clients are suited for based on the limitations each individual presents with.
Below are some pictures of the advanced search in action:
February 19, 2014 · 1:07 am
1.3: New Functionality!
– Browse by GOE is now accessible from any job’s detail view. This function is perfect for transferability analysis as it allows you to immediately jump to jobs with the same GOE code, which means they are based on similar interests and have the same requirements for aptitudes and entry level preparation.
– Search results now display their industry information in the list view. This makes finding the exact job you are looking for much easier and eliminates apparent duplicates in the result list.
Click on any of the fields to go directly to other jobs that match the same GOE section:
January 21, 2014 · 3:35 am
This is a minor update to fix an issue where the app did not properly recognize Bluetooth keyboard “Enter” button in Code Search input (thanks Don C. for spotting this).
January 9, 2014 · 3:33 am
1.2: LOTS OF NEW FEATURES, including:
– AirPrint capability has been introduced.
You’ve been asking for this, and here it is. Best of all, this is not just a simple printscreen option; when you print a job description, you are given every bit of information relevant to that job, already organized and pre-formatted for quick reference and ease of use, and most jobs print on a single page.
– You can now email any job description from the app:
Share job information with anyone at the press of a button in the same beautifully organized format as the print option. This is the perfect method for users whose printers are not yet AirPrint enabled; just email the code to yourself (or anyone else), and print it from anywhere. (as the email is formatted using html, some email clients will throw it in the junk email box, so check there if it doesn’t appear).
– Sort Title Search and GOE Browse results by Title, SVP, Strength, or DOT Code:
This is another requested feature that enhances the app’s usability significantly by allowing you to change the way the result list is sorted.
– Clicking on the GOE section of any job’s detail view will now give all the GOE information in a subview.
– Enhancements to the user interface, including listing the number of search results in the navigation bar for quick reference, as well as a better organized SCO presentation in the job detail view.
Enjoy the update and remember to share your ratings/reviews (and feel free to tell other people about it). Also, though I am already working on additional features for the next update, I would love to hear about anything that would make Job Sleuth more useful to you in your practice. So visit the support page and email me if you would like something added, and I will try to get it in as soon as possible.
November 26, 2013 · 9:53 pm
NEW FEATURE: The new Browse by GOE (Guide for Occupational Exploration) option provides a quick way to find relevant jobs by drilling into the DOT using layers of general to specific categories. Discovering new jobs has never been this easy. You can also use the GOE codes for jobs you already know to quickly find similar or related jobs you might otherwise have overlooked.