We’ve been experiencing intermittent server issues over the last few days. We’ve escalated this issue within our hosting company and they’re putting all efforts into to resolving the issue asap.
We hope to have a fix in place today, but we’ll update you as soon as we know more
We’ve added a new footer bar to the site with a message to encourage candidates to register on the site. Initial signs are good, but I’ll report back what the results are after a couple of weeks.
You might have noticed, but we’ve made our social sharing tools more prominent on the site. This has already increased the sharing activity. The aim is to increase sharing amongst “Pharma-Types” and bring more people back to the site.
Do you need to group jobs together so that you can link to them from a single click? For example from a banner, or from an external link on a Google Adwords campaign?
The tech press (and for a time the mainstream press) has been full of news recently about something called “Heartbleed”.
Heartbleed is the name which has been given to a serious flaw detected in OpenSSL, an open source toolkit used on many thousands of servers across the internet to handle security and encryption. The identified flaw allows information from the memory of the server (which would usually be protected) to be extracted in small chunks by someone acting maliciously. Often this will extract mundane and essentially useless information, however it is possible that this attack could extract sensitive data such as usernames and passwords, and place them in the hands of the attacker.
So what does this mean for PharmiWeb?
Within 24 hours of the vulnerability being made public we checked all of our public facing websites which use SSL encryption; all certificates were found to be secure, and did not require any patching against the new bug. We do not actively use OpenSSL for any of our encryption, so this was to be expected.
However, some big name, global services have been impacted by the vulnerability, so it would be prudent to update your credentials for any affected services who have patched their servers. A full list of those known to have been affected can be found at the following site:
If any of you has been in receipt of multiple applications from the same candidate (in a short space of time), we have this week just implemented a fix to tighten this up. Essentially some candidates were multiple clicking the “Apply” button, or refreshing a page once their application had been processed.
We’ve now put a check in place so that this should no longer happen, unless the candidate specifically says “yes I want to re-apply”. This is also the case if the candidate applies for the same job at ANY time in the future.
Hopefully this will help filter out any duplicates you might have been getting
We’ve updated the CV database “email me this CV” function, as it had a problem displaying in the latest Internet Explorer, and you couldn’t see the submit button!
All sorted now!