Anyway, although it did install easily and was easy to set up, it is not easily customizable and I need it to be for my use. Also, there are a few bugs in it that I was unable to figure out and the forums are useless... about half the questions remain unanswered, and there is no search feature to search for the answer you are looking for. Good luck posting a question... it's about 50% likely to get answered. Good luck and if someone finds another extension that can do this better, please post here! :)
Take this review with a grain of salt, as I'm not so sure the reviewer really understands the purpose of the component. This component is not a "forms" component.
In response, I'd agree this is not easy to customize if you're looking to add fields- the objective of this component is not to be a customizable form component, of which there are many good ones available (no need to post here, search the extensions directory), but to be a paperless application solution for a small business. SO if you're looking for a customizable form, use one of those listed in the extensions directory. If you're looking for a generic application give it a try.
The forums are there for the community as we don't have the man power to constantly monitor them. That being said, feel free to send us a note with any questions or issues you may have, you'll find we're quick to respond and always do our best to answer any submitted question.
Searching the forums is just like searching the site. Use the search available on the site and it will search the forums.
I was able to install, configure a demo and present it in very short-order. The code is easy to understand, separates logic from presentation (see discussions on MVC elsewhere) and does a great job doing what it says it will do.
While it may seem hard to please both the HR department and the IT department, the JobGrok extensions do just that.
I would recommend downloading, reading, installing and configuring the extension to give it a try. The reviews can only do so much, but when there didn't appear to be any "negative" reviews when I was looking for this type of application, I figured it would be worth investigating. I was not wrong. The reviews about it being easy are true.
You do need to do some reading, and I would recommend going to their forums. Most of the questions I had were answered there.
I might like to see more community involvement on the forums though. From what I was able to see, almost all of the questions were answered by the developers. Kudos to them, but perhaps as more people start to realize the potential of this extension the community will be able to step up and assist in the development of a potentially great package.
Customization is limited to toggle sections on/off and possible editing of a language file for text. No required field markings and I wish it had an integrated listing component.
As for its functionality, it is very rich in features and even rivals some of the prominent job board out there. The only improvement I would make is dynamic, ajax-based field generation (rather than having Employer 1, Employer2 etc.).
Right now you have to go in and edit the "employmentapps.html.php" file to make any changes to the wording of the application, but the developer has indicated that will be changed in a future version.
I had a minor problem with my initial installation, but a note on the developer's forum was answered quickly and subsequent changes were posted in hours. Updates can be applied without loss of data, and some styling is picked up from the template being used.
Overall an excellent job...I'm expecting great things in future versions.