In the following glossary, you can check the meaning of specific terms in connection with ParaEmpleo. Should you have a question related to a term not listed in the glossary, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.


In ParaEmpleo, the administrator is the primary holder of the subscription. The administrator holds more rights than a user, and can create, move, archive and reactivate Jobs and contacts. The administrator can also view the reporting options and delete or edit Jobs and profiles.

You can choose how often to receive e-mail notifications about your ParaEmpleo contacts, events and summaries at “Settings” > “Personal Settings” > “ParaEmpleo Updates”.

If you wish to include, or your desired occupation requires, aptitude test or similar qualifying exam transcripts, you can upload these items under “My Documents“. Sometimes, these documents are required for acceptance into an apprenticeship or internship program. Therefore including transcripts, certificates, or scores may broaden the possibility that you will be found by someone who requires them.

The URL (Uniform Resource Locator) describes the address where a given website can be accessed. The URL for the ParaEmpleo login page, for example, is You can find website URLs in your browserʼs address field.

The term “best practice” denotes proven, optimum or exemplary methods, practices and approaches. In the case of ParaEmpleo, this means comprehensive and clear information to guarantee the best possible orientation and use of the platform for optimal personal results.

Browsers (or Web browsers) are computer programs designed to retrieve and display information from the Internet. A few examples of popular, modern browsers are: Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 and Apple's Safari. A browser that supports JavaScript is essential to experience the full potential of ParaEmpleo, so make sure you have all the appropriate plug-ins installed and activated. ParaEmpleo does not support older browsers such as Explorer 6 or Netscape due to technical and security reasons.

Icons are small images or pictograms. As graphic elements of software, they usually represent a file or directory or, in the form of a graphic button, provide a user interface for the software.


On ParaEmpleo, you will repeatedly come across different icons, whose meanings are briefly explained here.


Subscriptions – identification
ParaEmpleo offers specific subscriptions to the various user groups. The Jobs of the different subscription types are identified by letters. This allows for a first estimate of your contact, for example whether it is a private individual, a company or a headhunter.


The following letters are used for identification:


Y  for Young Talents
P  for Basic and Premium
F  for Independent Worker
C  for Corporate
H  for Headhunter
O  for NGOs, organizations and associations
for Education, internship, traineeship/apprenticeship, trial  apprenticeship



This icon in the main navigation menu directs you to your individual homepage. You’ll find a list of your active contacts as well as news from ParaEmpleo, promotions and other interesting things from the knowledgecenter.



This icon in the main navigation menu directs you to the profile section where you can see your own profiles as well as profiles other users have shared with you. You can edit your profiles in this section.



This icon in the main navigation menu directs you to the documents section where you can manage the documents that you use on ParaEmpleo. You can edit, move and delete existing documents as well as upload new documents. The intelligent document management always gives you a clear overview.



This icon in the main navigation menu directs you to the overview over your Jobs. In this section, you can edit your Jobs, view your matches as well as check the statistics of each Job. Archived Jobs are located in the archive section where you can reactive them if you like. If you do, they will reappear in the list of your Jobs in the “paused” status.


JANZZ Finder

ParaEmpleo Finder
This icon in the main navigation menu directs you to the ParaEmpleo Finder. Here, you can search for your perfect match with a standard or advanced search. In addition to that, as a registered ParaEmpleo user you have the posibility to start an external search with your own searches and/or offers. The search results are displayed in the list on the side of the page. 



This icon in the main navigation menu directs you to your Job activity reports. As administrator, you have the possibility to view the activities of all users of your subscription. 



This icon in the top navigation directs you to your settings. Here, you can change your personal settings. As an administrator, you can manage your Job subscription as well as the users who are using your subscription.



This icon in the top navigation directs you to your archive. Here, you find your archived contacts, profiles and Jobs. Archived profiles and Jobs can be reactivated easily with just one click. Also, you can definitely delete Jobs.


Language settings

Language/Country settings
This icon in the top navigation allows you change language and country settings of the ParaEmpleo platform.


Information / Help

This information icon can be found next to many (entry) fields. A click on this icon will provide important and useful explanations regarding the entry of your data into the corresponding field.



Simply click on this icon to convert your Job into a Word or PDF document, which can be edited, saved or printed.


send JANZZ via email

Sending Jobs by e-mail
This function automatically inserts a direct link into a new message of your email programme, enabling you to inform someone quickly and easily about an interesting Job.



You’ll find this icon on the bottom right hand side of the preview of another user’s Job. With one click you can use that Job as a template to create your own Job.



A click on this icon allows you to edit content, e.g. a Job.



Clicking on this icon allows you to view the statistics of each individual Job. 


Top Matches

Top Matches
This icon represents the top Matches that ParaEmpleo has found for you. You’ll find it for example in the section “My Jobs” or when you are editing a Job.



This icon indicates the status of interaction when you are in contact with another ParaEmpleo user, i.e. whether it is you or your contact who is next in turn to react. Moving your cursor over the icon will provide you with information about the next step that needs to be taken.



Clicking on this icon will generate a preview of certain contents on ParaEmpleo, for example a preview of your own Job.

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 the archived Jobs or with your regular ParaEmpleo updates.

This makes it easier to find your most successful Jobs later, e.g. for detailed reporting at your company.

The Job archive contains Jobs and contacts that are no longer actively in use. Inactive Jobs and contacts held in the archive for 24 months are automatically deleted.

As the subscriber or administrator, you can choose how often you wish to receive e-mail notifications about ParaEmpleo Job contacts, events and/or summaries.


For Paraempleo matching events:


• No notification

• Immediate notification

• Daily notification

• Weekly notification

For ParaEmpleo updates:


• Daily, weekly or monthly notifications.

ParaEmpleo allows uploads of files in the following formats:


Image and graphic formats


• PDF (Portable Document Format)

• JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)

• GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)




• TXT (unformatted text)

• RTF (rich text format)

• DOC (formatted text produced in MS Word and Open Office)

• DOCX (text format of MS Word)

• DOT (document template generated in MS Word)

• PDF (Portable Document Format)


Sound files


• MP3



A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored locally on a visitor’s computer from any given website. These files contain information relating to the website viewed by the visitor in order to identify them properly. In order to ensure smooth contact with ParaEmpleo, it is essential to have cookies activated in your browser at all times.

In the “Profile”, you will find or record on ParaEmpleo all relevant information about yourself or, if you have a company subscription, about the company. First and last names, department, date of birth, phone number or e-mail address, contact, website, etc. All the important information that you generally only have to input once, seldom need to change, but can always use again.


• Profiles can be copied, edited and published repeatedly in different variants.

• As administrator, you can share a profile with other users of your subscription. 

• Profiles can be placed on hold or archived and reactivated at any time.

“Netiquette” is the behaviour expectation of the members of an Internet community. The following basic guidelines apply to communication with other ParaEmpleo members:


• Be clear and courteous in your wording of news, articles, comments and entries. Bear in mind the interests of any communication partners.

• When composing messages, remember that non-verbal factors such as facial expressions, gestures and tone are not present in written communication.

• Bear in mind that other members may interpret humour, sarcasm and irony in different ways.

• Some members may not be familiar with abbreviations, emoticons and current communication codes on the Internet.

• ParaEmpleo is an international platform that was designed for use by a variety of cultural groups. Please bear in mind that other users' communication style may differ from your own.

• Do not upload documents, images or sound files to the website which you would not show or play to your mother.


Important note: 
Please always be mindful that you bear sole responsibility for everything you publish on the platform.

In the ParaEmpleo Finder, you can quickly and easily locate know-how and people based on the characteristics you enter. Depending on the characteristics you enter, you will see a list of Jobs which Match your criteria. You can view the public faces of these Jobs as well as the criteria and Match factor, but to actually establish contact, you will need a corresponding Job of your own that Matches the particulars of the Jobs you have found. The ParaEmpleo Finder displays all the possible hits outside the platform, based on millions of current Jobs all round the world. The quality of these hits can vary, as ParaEmpleo has no influence over the criteria and completeness of these hits. You can also filter these results according to language, region, sector, and contract type. In order to contact one of these hits, you must first be registered with and signed into ParaEmpleo.

The administrator can receive reports surrounding a wide range of information on the Jobs displayed online at any time. For example, determining your most successful Job is instantly possible. This gives valuable indications of a possible future orientation – all movement, contacts and information messages are visible and allow perfect control. The reporting tools also form a solid foundation as a status report to management.

As the administrator, you can make all personal and higher settings for your subscription here. For example, you can select the language that ParaEmpleo uses to communicate with you, add, manage or delete new users, allocate passwords, etc. Our FAQ give you further information on the various functionalities and settings.

You can upgrade or downgrade your profile in “Settings” > “Account management”. Upgrading is possible at any time. A downgrade is only possible after expiry of your existing subscription. If you wish to downgrade, you will be informed of the next possible time for this.

A Job can best be described as a Job or project offer, a Job vacancy or a very detailed Job search.

A Job describes very precisely and, above all, in a structured way only what is being sought or offered, which languages are required for the occupation/profession, and which positions are being sought or offered. The work location(s) required or offered is also defined in a Job, as well as detailed information on occupations/profession, specific experience and skills/competences, education/qualifications, etc. Thanks to this precise data and structured information, ParaEmpleo is able to provide you with suitable Matches and search results in a way that you will not find on any other platform. So a Job is not simply a way to create your CV – it also opens up future possibilities. That means it is not what you have done already that is of primary importance (you will record that under experience), but what you want to do or work as in the future. What occupation/profession are you seeking? What occupation/profession are you offering? The more precise the description, the better and sooner you will find what you are seeking. Worldwide and in all languages. ParaEmpleo also acts as a very intelligent dating platform. The more precisely both sides describe what they are offering, seeking and expecting, the more suitable the results or, rather, the “Matches” will be that ParaEmpleo suggests.


• You can compile an unlimited number of Jobs and administer them on the platform.

• Jobs can be copied, edited and published repeatedly in different variants.

• You can place a Job on hold or archive it and reactivate it.

• You can clone the Job of another ParaEmpleo user and use it as a template to create your own Job. 

• The number of Jobs active is subject to the specific subscription.

Users can create their own profiles, upload documents and create, administer and publish Jobs. The user can also determine whether to make documents, Jobs and some profiles read-only or editable by other users.

A combination of semantic Web technology with social aspects of Web 2.0 is commonly known as “Web 3.0”. In Web 3.0, for the first time, data is enriched with specific knowledge so that the system can “understand” and interpret the real meaning. Knowledge in this form is now machine-processable for the first time ever.

ParaEmpleo uses a radius, measured from your location, to determine the area in which you are willing to undertake an occupation/profession. Think of it as the distance you commute to/from work. If applicable, you can also quote several locations at the same time. For some companies though, it is important to exclude wide areas to guarantee that employees live as close as possible to their place of work.

“Matching”, means bringing “compatible” or “related characteristics” together – the higher the degree of similarity between a search and offer, the more ideal the Match. Read more about the High-quality Match-making of ParaEmpleo here.


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 “Wood Worker” is also recognizable as a “Carpenter” or “Cabinet Maker”. ParaEmpleo's platform is 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.