FAQ

You will find the answers to your questions and information on various features of our platform here in the FAQ section of Ubicanica.jobs. You can also find a selection of video tutorials on our YouTube channel. If you can't find what you are looking for, please feel free to address the Ubicanica.jobs support team

 

You can perform a normal search or, if you are registered at Ubicanica.jobs and logged into your account, you can use one of your Jobs to search for matching opportunities on the platform and beyond. The quality of the external hits, which are marked with "E", can vary, and is not influenced by Ubicanica.jobs. This also means that not all criteria can be matched in the same quality as occurs between the Jobs on the platform. However, this way, you can access millions of published jobs currently available around the world, in real time and in all available languages - based on the criteria selected by you in your Jobs.

At Ubicanica.jobs, whether you are looking for or offering work, you can create what we call Jobs.

 

A Job contains information about exactly what you are looking for and what you have to offer professionally. You can then publish this Job on Ubicanica.jobs and use it in two ways:

 

  • as a collection of detailed search criteria which the Ubicanica.jobs Finder will use to match against the available work offers or candidates on the platform to find those best suited to you, or
  • as an advertisement of your skills and competences or work offer so that potential employers, clients or candidates can find you both through Ubicanica.jobs’ openly accessible platform and through its matching suggestions to other Ubicanica.jobs users.

 

The Job itself is completely anonymous: it doesn’t contain your or your company’s name, contact details or any other information not directly related to the work offer. Instead, details relating to you or your company are entered and stored separately in a profile. This way, you can choose when to disclose which details, always in full control of who can view this information.

 

You can create several Jobs, for instance in different languages, for different job searches or offers, etc. You can also create several profiles. This is useful for example, if you share your subscription with several users, e.g. as a family or a company, or you represent various companies or company departments. Each Job is then linked to a profile and when you establish contact with a Ubicanica.jobs user matching one of your Jobs, you can gradually reveal more and more information to that user from the linked profile.

A Job gives you comprehensive opportunity to describe your search criteria or offer in detail. Before you start, consider which criteria you really require, and which you have more flexibility on. If you are looking for a job as a babysitter, you will likely need to complete fewer fields than as a Dermatology Specialist. As a special feature of Ubicanica.jobs, you can clone the Job of another user. In order to use someone else's Job as template, click on the corresponding button in the Job preview.

 

1. Enter your Job title

This is the title your Job is published under. Try to keep it short, simple and clear - for example, "Landscape Gardener". You will have plenty of opportunity to describe your activity or required occupation, profession or function in more detail later on. This title is only for information purposes and does not factor into the matching process.

 

2. Social Tags

As a company, you can mark your Jobs with social tags. By activating these social tags, you can indicate that your Job is suitable for people with special needs or disabilities, or for experienced people aged 50+.

 

3. Set authorizations

When setting up a Job, you decide whether to be the sole editor or to share the Job with other users on your subscription. Whichever you choose, you can modify these authorizations at any time. This means that you can also share a Job with someone for a limited time - while you are on holiday, for example.

 

4.Select a language for Ubicanica.jobs

As a general rule, the language you enter here will be the primary language you will use to communicate with Ubicanica.jobs. However, you can write in English within your Jobs and still display content in Spanish, for instance. This makes sense if you are searching internationally, or across language divides.

 

5. Enter an occupation/profession

Do not enter job titles that are too specialized, e.g. "Master Gardener" or "Language School Advisor"; they may only be known to you, or only used in your company. Try to follow the suggestions in the relevant fields in Ubicanica.jobs and add your own particulars - these fields allow you to fine-tune the information you give on your knowledge and occupation or profession without compromising your search. Complete all of the fields in detail to improve your chances of a perfect match.

 

> For example, "Doctor" is too vague - it could indicate anything from Veterinary Medicine to Cellular Microbiology. Make it clear whether you are a Doctor of Human Medicine or a Veterinarian.

> State your discipline and/or specialization - the system will help you complete these fields as you go. You can select your level of specialization, and add some information in greater depth.

> Try creating a Job stating only the function, then try out the various options - it is well worth being thorough and accurate.

 

6. Description

Describe what challenge you are looking for or offering. What characteristics are important to you in a job you are looking for, or a vacancy you are seeking to fill? Examples: soft skills, motivation, significant personality traits, etc.

 

7. Availability

Here you can enter the date you are available from, or when you are free to take up a position, e.g. "Immediately" or "From 1 February 2019". Date ranges can also be entered, e.g. "From/To" for fixed-term appointments.

 

8. Type of contract

Here you can enter the type of employment you are offering/looking for, e.g. full-time, part-time, freelance, voluntary, mini/micro or odd job, etc. The options are manifold, and a drop-down field will help you make your selection. If possible, enter several contract types - this greatly increases the probability of good matches.

 

9. Match Factor

Set a low match factor to start with. Keep in mind: the higher you set your match factor, the fewer people will see your Job. Work with your experimental results, the more matches you receive, the more discriminating your match factor can be - this means you can set it higher. It is quite simple: the lower the match factor, the more matches you get; the higher the match factor, the fewer, more exact the matches.

 

10. How much

If possible, do not quote fixed salary amounts here. Instead, work with bandwidths: "From/To". This increases your chances of a match and you leave yourself room for negotiation.

 

11. Where, including radius

Ubicanica.jobs uses radius to determine the area you are willing to undertake activities measured from your location. It is the same as the distance you commute to/from work. You can quote several places at the same time - the wider the radius, the greater your prospects of success. If you are offering a job at a specific location, you should enter "0 km".

 

12. Skills/Competences

If you are a product manager in a banking, you might enter "Mortgages" here. If you are an advertising agency, you would register the specialist knowledge you are looking for here, such a "CI/CD", "Web Design", etc. Describe which specialist knowledge you are looking for or can offer for this Job. List everything you can do well or expect from a match. Be brief, accurate and insightful - but at the same time, try to be precise and avoid unspecific descriptions such as "Apple". This helps to round off the overall picture your counterpart will have of you and enables precise matching.

 

13. Soft skills

In contrast to "Skills/Competences", in this area you should enter the most important soft skills that are relevant to the occupation/profession you are looking for or offering in this Job. For example: sense of responsibility, autonomy, self-confidence, motivation, conflict resolution and communication skills, assertiveness, empathy, ability to compromise, ability to take criticism, ambitious, hard-working, etc.

 

14. Education/Qualifications

Enter all education and further training you are seeking or offering here, including: education, qualifications and their levels, diplomas, certificates, courses completed, etc.

 

15. Experience

List the areas in which you have gained experience, or the experience you require for this Job. In the first field, enter some brief but informative terms describing this experience. In the drop-down menu of the second field, you can select the period of time. Please note: the duration of each position should be recorded individualy. For example, if you have worked as a travel agent and branch manager for a total of 10 years, list the time periods separately: "7 years as a Travel Agent" and "3 years as a Branch Manager".

 

Not only can you indicate in which industry you have gained an experience, but you can also say whether you held project and/or budget and/or personnel responsibility during these periods of employment.

 

16. Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties

Describe the responsibilities, tasks and duties required or offered here. For example, would you like to manage people? Or does the offered activity comprise special duties, such as supervising apprentices?

 

17. Industries

Select the industries and sectors that you are willing to work in, or the industry or service sector in which your company is engaged. Possible examples are: Financial Services, Medicine, Sales, etc. If you have selected no specific sector, your search will always cover all industries. Whenever possible, register multiple industries to enhance your chances of perfect matching.

 

18. Languages

List the language(s) you know, how well and in what form, or which language(s) you require for your Job. A possible example is: Spanish (mother tongue), English (fluent written and spoken).

 

19. Attach documents

In this area you can add the documents of your choice to your Job. It is most likely not necessary to attach all of your available documents to every single Job. Decide what is reasonable and may take you further with this particular Job.

If you only enter a title for a Job, you will not receive any matches. The title is for information purposes only and is disregarded in the matching process. The main information which flows into the match factor is the occupation/profession. Other items such as education, qualifications, place of work, or experience also influence the match factor. It is therefore more important to complete these fields.

In Ubicanica.jobs, the occupation, profession field denotes an occupation or a job. So if you enter details such as "Management of a Department", the system is no longer able to match this term with another Job. Matching is also not possible if, for example, you enter a list of occupations such as "Consultant, Teacher and Electrician", even if you are able to do all three jobs. The reason is that the job of an electrician mostly has very litle to do with that of a teacher. Therefore, the semantic matching system is unable to classify this combination of words. If you have more than one occupation, the solution is to compile one Job for each occupation - this will substantially increase your match factor for all sectors.

> If you know several languages, list them.

> Be thorough in your description of your skills and specialities.

> Do not quote your desired salary as a fixed amount, but rather as a bandwith.

> If possible extend your chosen radius around the desired location.

> Compile a second, similar Job with altered details. For example, make one in every language you speak, if you are looking internationally.

You will instantly see from the match results which Job is creating greater chances or increasing your range.

Follow the instructions on the screen step by step. Select a suitable profile title and complete the fields as they come up; the system will guide you through the process. The "i" (for information) to the right of the input fields contains important notes on many fields - these are worth reading. Include as much as information as possible in your profile to increase your chances of a perfect match with whatever you are seeking or offering. Depending on whether you are registered as a company or a private individual, a profile is comprised of varied information.

 

Person Profile

 

1. Profile title

This is the title of your Ubicanica.jobs profile. Choose a clear, descriptive title that will be easy to remember.

 

2. Name

Please enter your full name here (first and last name).

 

3. Email address

Enter your email address here. You can enter any email address here that you can be reached at - enter as many as you like, these emails do not have to match your login email address.

 

4. Address

Please enter your full address.

 

5. Employment history

Click on one of the buttons in the field below and select your current employment situation.
This information is optional but very important for your profile. It helps you increase your chances for better matching results.

 

6. Nationality

You are asked to disclose your citizenship(s) here. This information may be helpful in a job search and may help you to be found if the work provider requires a specific nationality for a Job.

 

7. Education Level

Click "Yes" or "No" in the field below to tell us about your education level and whether you plan to continue studying.

This information is optional but very important for your profile. It helps you increase your chances for better matching results.

 

8. Limitation

Mentioning your disability on a CV or cover letter is entirely your choice. If you would like to disclose, this won’t give room for possible discrimination or preconception. As a first step you should ask yourself if you can do the job you are looking for despite your limitation, if it is relevant for the position in question or not and whether that limitation will affect job performance.

 

9. Marital status

Please state your marital status. This information is optional, but may be relevant in certain circumstances, e.g. if a work provider prefers married employees.

 

10. Date of birth

Please enter your date of birth - in some cases, this may be helpful, for instance if an occupation/profession has an age limit.

 

11. Home town/Place of birth

Here you can share where you come from.

 

12. Further information

Please note all relevant information that you have not entered in the above fields, or cannot record in your Jobs.

 

13. Awards and prizes

Include any relevant prizes or awards that you have won or which have been awarded to you personally or to your operation.

 

14. Memberships and organisations

Enter all your significant memberships in organizations or associations as well as current or former functions etc.

 

15. Portrait picture

Boost your profile by adding a profile photo.

 

16. Telephone

Enter your work, home and/or mobile phone numbers here. Always quote the number with international country code, e.g. +505 xxxx xxxx for Nicaragua.

 

17. Online information

Enter your website or blogs, information about your Twitter channel, your Facebook or LinkedIn page or other important online sources here - always with the complete URL.

 

18. Exclusion list

If you do not want to be contacted by certain email addresses, domains or top-level domains, you can enter them here.

 

Company profile

 

1. Profile title

This is the title of your Ubicanica.jobs profile. Choose a clear, descriptive title that will be easy to remember. Keep in mind that your profile title is visible to your contacts and should therefore be descriptive.

 

2. Company name

This is the official name of your company. If you work for a large corporation, enter the name of the branch or division you work for.

 

3. Contact name

State the full name (first and last name) of the contact person in the company here.

 

4. Contact email address

These are the email addresses used to create a contact. There may be more than one at a given time on Ubicanica.jobs, e.g. email address of different departments, responsible persons or representative offices.

 

5. Authorization

You can administer an account as the sole controller, or grant authorizations to your users. You can also temporarily authorize a single user or your entire team to make amendments, for example, if you will have no Internet access for a given period.

 

6. Address

Enter your company's full address here.

 

7. Department

This is the department within the company for which you are searching for or offering a position.

 

8. Industries/sectors

This refers to all of the industry(ies) your company engages in - there may be more than one. Select all applicable designations from the drop-down list on Ubicanica.jobs.

 

9. Status

Indicate your company's status here, i.e. whether your company is formally registered with the authorities or not. This is for informational purposes only.

 

10. Size

Enter your company's size (number of employees). This may be relevant to job seekers, depending on whether someone would rather work in larger or smaller organization.

 

11. Approximate annual turnover

Enter your company's turnover here. This information is optional, but may be of interest to certain contacts.

 

12. Facts and figures

"Facts and figures" enables you to give a brief overview of your company. PDF files, web links, etc., can be attached using Ubicanica.jobs' documents management features.

 

13. Company logo

Here you have an opportunity to attach your company's logo to the profile. Click on "Browse" to select the logo previously uploaded to your document management area. To ensure that the logo is displayed correctly, we strongly recommend the file format PNG.

 

14. Telephone number

Enter the telephone number, plus any direct-dial extension or mobile phone numbers for your company here.

 

15. Online information

Enter your company's website address or specific URL relevant to this Job.

 

16. Exclusion list

If you do not want to be contacted by certain email addresses, domains or top-level domains, you can enter them here.

Profile particulars are only as visible as you allow via your personal settings. As you near agreement with a contact (you have the "Partial Disclosure" and "Full Disclosure" options for this purpose), you can allow greater access to your profile. This way, you can personalize your settings on each Job and for each of your contacts. You decide who sees what and when, according to your needs and the progress you are making with your contacts. You can adjust your individual contact clearance in your Jobs under "Disclosure Settings".

Yes, as a private individual aged 50 or older you could or even should indicate this. In your profile, under the date of birth, you can additionally click a check-box, and the "P" or "F" tag of your Private or Independent Worker subscription will be marked with a '+', for example "P+".

This ensures that your extensive experience is displayed openly on every Job published by this profile, and that Ubicanica.jobs users as well as potential matches can see, at first glance, that you are an individual with a wealth of long-standing experience. This may be especially important if someone is seeking a professional with profound knowledge and several matches are presented.

You can also uncheck the box and deactivate this setting. Then the '+' tag will no longer be visible.

You can upload these type of items under "My Documents", in the "Diplomas and Certificates" section.

Having logged on, you cannot locate your Job using the Ubicanica.jobs Finder. The reason is that the system prevents a Job from matching itself. So a logged-on user's own Jobs are not displayed. But if you log off, you can search for and retrieve your Job via the Ubicanica.jobs Finder.

You cannot directly delete a profile. If you wish to change or remove a profile, you can overwrite or archive your profile at any time. After 24 months in the archive, any profile that has not been reactivated is automatically deleted.

Yes, you can. Go to "My Archives", > "Archived Jobs" and select the relevant Job. Then click "Restore Job". This creates and activates a copy of your archived Job. At this point, you can either leave it unalterated, or edit it. Your original Job will remain in the archive, so feel free to amend the name of the new Job.

If the Job is in "draft" status, i.e. it has not yet been published:

> In the field "job type" select the option "job search" or "job offer" as desired.

 

If the Job is in "published" status:

> Open the Job

> Under "actions", on the top of the page, select the "copy" option. This will create a copy of the Job that will be in "draft" status and will appear on the bottom of the Job list.

> In the field "job type" select the option "job search" or "job offer" as desired.

> Modify the title and other fields if desired. You can either publish the Job or leave it as a draft to continue editing later.

> Open the original Job (which was copied) to remove it.

> Under "actions", on the top of the page, select the "archive" option. This will send the Job to: "my file" - "archived Jobs".

> Under "archived Jobs" you have the option to restore, delete or leave the Job in the archive.

If you want to contact a Job, go to the "My Jobs" section. If you click on the Top Matches icon on the right hand side of each Job, you will get an overview over all potential matches. Click on one of the matches in order to see the "public view" of that Job. If the displayed details interest you, click "Initiate Contact". Upon initiating contact, the Job is moved to "My Contacts" section on your home page and a contact request is prepared. If you wish, you can then write a message to the Job. Write a brief message and request disclosure of the profile in stages. Conversely, you may receive a message because someone wants to contact you. You also receive a notification email whenever a new contact, request for disclosure or message is received.

If a contact has been terminated or withdrawn for longer than 10 days, it will automatically be archived, and cease to be visible. If you suddenly can't see a contact anymore, your counterpart may have placed the contacts on hold, or archived them. In either case, you will receive a message if your counterpart terminates a contact in any way.

If a contact results in a job, assignment or contract, you can click on the "Matched!" menu point to indicate that a successful conclusion has been reached. This contact will then be displayed as "Matched!" with your other archived Jobs and with your regular Job updates. This makes it easier to find your most successful Jobs later, e.g. for detailed reporting within your company.

You can use Ubicanica.jobs as a company, organization, headhunter, association, NGO, self-employed or as a private individual. Subscriptions differ from one another in terms of duration, number of profiles and number of Jobs. The use of Ubicanica.jobs is free of charge for the entire Nicaraguan population. For companies, JANZZ.technology offers a voucher for a free subscription valid through Sept 30, 2023.

 

The following subscriptions are available:

 

P Basic 

1 year
2 users
Unlimited profiles
5 Jobs
Portfolio documents: CV, references, diplomas and certificates, pictures, work samples/portfolio, other

 

P Premium

1 year
5 users
Unlimited profiles
25 Jobs
Portfolio documents: CV, references, diplomas and certificates, pictures, work samples/portfolio, other, video, audio, web links

 

C Corporate S

1 – 15 employees
1 year
2 users
Unlimited profiles
5 Jobs
Portfolio documents: pictures, brochures, publications and presentations, annual report, facts and figures, job and function descriptions, legal documents and contracts, video, audio, web links, other

 

C Corporate M

16 – 50 employees
1 year
3 users
Unlimited profiles
15 Jobs
Portfolio documents: pictures, brochures, publications and presentations, annual report, facts and figures, job and function descriptions, legal documents and contracts, video, audio, web links, other

 

C Corporate L

51 – 100 employees
1 year
10 users
Unlimited profiles
25 Jobs
Portfolio documents: pictures, brochures, publications and presentations, annual report, facts and figures, job and function descriptions, legal documents and contracts, video, audio, web links, other

 

C Corporate XL

101+ employees
1 year
20+ users
Unlimited profiles
50+ Jobs
Portfolio documents: pictures, brochures, publications and presentations, annual report, facts and figures, job and function descriptions, legal documents and contracts, video, audio, web links, other

 

Y Young Talent

1 year
1 user
Unlimited profiles
5 Jobs
Portfolio documents: CV, references, diplomas and certificates, pictures, work samples/portfolio, other

 

F Independent worker

1 year
1 user
Unlimited profiles
5 Jobs
Portfolio documents: CV, references, diplomas and certificates, pictures, work samples/portfolio, other, video, audio, web links

 

S Self-employed

1 year
1 user
Unlimited profiles
5 Jobs
Portfolio documents: CV, references, diplomas and certificates, pictures, work samples/portfolio, other, video, audio, web links

 

H Headhunter S

1 – 10 employees
1 year
5 users
Unlimited profiles
30 Jobs
Portfolio documents: pictures, work samples (candidates), other (customers and candidates), CVs (candidates), references (candidates), diplomas / certificates (candidates), reports, handwriting samples, etc., photos (customers and candidates), work samples (candidates), general (customers), video, audio, web links, other

 

H Headhunter M

11 – 50 employees
1 year
15 users
Unlimited profiles
90 Jobs
Portfolio documents: pictures, work samples (candidates), other (customers and candidates), CVs (candidates), references (candidates), diplomas / certificates (candidates), reports, handwriting samples, etc., photos (customers and candidates), work samples (candidates), general (customers), video, audio, web links, other

 

H Headhunter XL

51+ employees
1 year
30+ users
Unlimited profiles
150+ Jobs
Portfolio documents: pictures, work samples (candidates), other (customers and candidates), CVs (candidates), references (candidates), diplomas / certificates (candidates), reports, handwriting samples, etc., photos (customers and candidates), work samples (candidates), general (customers), video, audio, web links, other

 

O Government Agency

1 year
10 users
Unlimited profiles
30 Jobs
Portfolio documents: pictures, brochures, publications and presentations, annual report, facts and figures, job and function descriptions, legal documents and contracts, video, audio, web links, other

 

O NGO

1 year
5 users
Unlimited profiles
25 Jobs
Portfolio documents: pictures, brochures, publications and presentations, annual report, facts and figures, job and function descriptions, legal documents and contracts, video, audio, web links, other

 

O Associations

1 year
10 users
Unlimited profiles
30 Jobs
Portfolio documents: pictures, brochures, publications and presentations, annual report, facts and figures, job and function descriptions, legal documents and contracts, video, audio, web links, other

 

E Education

1 year
2 users
Unlimited profiles
5 Jobs
Type of contract:
Traineeship/apprenticeship
Internship
Trial apprenticeship
Portfolio documents: pictures, brochures, publications and presentations, annual report, facts and figures, job and function descriptions, legal documents and contracts, video, audio, web links, other

The number of Jobs displayed for one subscription is the number of Jobs you can publish simultaneously. So, in theory, you can compile an unlimited number of Jobs, provided that only the maximum permitted number is published at the same time. 

When creating Jobs in Ubicanica.jobs, you have the option to share them or be their only user. To share them you just have to click on the corresponding box. This way, you will give other users of the same account the possibility to view your Jobs and edit contacts. You can always cancel the sharing of your data if you only need it for a certain period of time (for example, while you are away on vacation).

As a user, please refer to your subscription administrator. As an administrator or holder of a subscription, you can obtain help from our Ubicanica.jobs Support Team.

You can modify any of your email addresses in the "My profiles" section, in the respective profile. Here you can add additional email addresses and where appropriate, allocate selected email adresses to your Jobs and contacts. When you make contact with another Ubicanica.jobs user, your email address will become visible to them only after being expressly authorized by you. In your profile, you can also decide whether or not you would like to make your email address visible to unregistered users.

"Matching", means bringing "compatible" or "related characteristics" together - the higher the degree of similarity between a search and offer, the more ideal the match. High-quality matchmaking is a key feature of Ubicanica.jobs to bring together what fits. Ubicanica.jobs matches skills/competences, capabilities and competencies in terms of both occupation, profession and of specializations and functions. It checks these at several levels and brings them together to produce the best match - all in real time.

An ontology is a representation of knowledge as a set of concepts within a domain. In relation to computer science, data processing and the Internet, the challenge lies in digitalizing knowledge and making it exchangeable between application programmes and services. An ontology creates a network of logical relations from a series of data and represents a multi-dimensional link between the data to be processed. This means, for example, that a “woodworker” is also recognizable as a “carpenter” or “cabinet maker”. Ubicanica.jobs is a platform able to arrange and link the intersections of various levels. For any given occupation, profession, it intelligently connects and matches not only the activity, but the specialization and function.

So far, the conventional World Wide Web has relied on human interpretation. Web 3.0 now poses a challenge: structures should be not only machine-readable, but also machine-processable. To achieve this, the existing data must be interwoven - it must be possible to prepare data in its entirety and in the appropriate context. That's why Web 3.0 is also known as the semantic web. With Ubicanica.jobs, a platform has been implemented with a Web 3.0 application previously unprecedented in Central America. Automatically sorting specific functions correctly, irrespective of language and location makes matching supply and demand noticeably more efficient and accurate. It also saves time and energy.