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Job Seeking Noticeboard (Two-Tile) - Including Pet Jobs

by MogHughson Posted 22nd Oct 2008 at 3:14 PM - Updated 15th Jun 2010 at 11:31 AM by MogHughson : More languages
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*Updated 12th November*
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Back in the days of the base Sims 2 game, there were 10 job tracks and searching for your dream job in the Newspaper or on a computer generally only took a couple of days before the random choice of 3 or 4 jobs respectively, came up with your choosen career track.

These days with all the new Expansion Packs (and additionally career mods), there are twice as many jobs to choose from and with still only 3 or 4 jobs a day, it can take a week sometimes before your career track appears.

The Job Seeking Notice board allows you to select any job directly without trawling through lots of jobs you are not interested in. The job is offered to you in exactly the same way as from a newspaper or computer (using the online job finder), that is, you are offered a job at the appropriate level (based on previous jobs, e.g. as a teen; degree or lack of it; pregnancy) and it checks if you already have a job that you really want to change to this new one. It will not allow you to waltz into the job centre and demand a level 10 job in any career - that's just not true to life. It works for Adult Jobs, Teen/Elder Jobs and Pet Jobs, and for Maxis Careers and Custom Careers. Note: Elder Pets and Spectral Cats (new in Apartment Life) cannot get jobs - just as with other job offering mechanisms.

I imagine this notice board being placed in a dedicated "Job Centre" or even just at the back of the supermarket. However, I haven't restricted it from being placed in a residential lot if your Sim is too lazy to even go out to get a job! If you want to get a job for your Pet you must take it with you when you go to the noticeboard - when you go to a commmunity lot just make sure you choose the Pets to come with you from the list.

This object is Base Game compatible, however, if you have the Pets EP and you take some Pets with you to the lot which hosts the noticeboard, you will see the menu to Find Pet Job for...

If you want a Pet Jobs only noticeboard you can pick up the noticeboard and place it again and this will cycle round the various configurations - see here for details.

I have categorised the notice board as Decorative/Misc to match the open/close shop sign.

There is now also a one-tile version of this noticeboard.

The notice board was created by cloning a painting. I changed the texture of the picture model to show the job notices, and added the behaviours to allow selection of a job (I guess I'm more into BHAV programming than meshing). I have provided two recolors which do not have the English text "JOBS ON OFFER" but instead use this "Simlish" font. I have also provided a Pets recolor (both English and Simlish) example can be seen here. Base object and recolors are all found in the attached .rar file.

One known anomoly is to do with the dialog used.
Maxis Job Offer Dialog
The code in this object calls a Maxi call tree "CT - Offer Job" which is used by both the newspaper and the computer. I didn't think it necessary to clone it into my object since it works fine, except with one anomoly, that is the dialog that pops up. It has a title of "Online Job Finder" and has two buttons "End Search" and "Look Again" that are effectively "Don't take the job" since on this noticeboard there is only one job in each category.

Clicking on
  • "Take Job" - changes the job your Sim/Pet has (after confirming you want to change any existing job you may have). Sim nods head in a satisfied manner.
  • "End Search" - no change to job status - Sim shakes his head
  • "Look Again" - reminds you that there is only one job of each type to find and you have seen it already.


Polygon Counts:
Faces=282, Vertices=320

Please note, this is a rar file. If you don't know what to do with one of those, see here.

Update History
Added translations - see section below
Fixed routing issue which caused action to get a job to quietly drop out of the Sims queue.
Added more translations - see section below
Added more translations - see section below
Added Pet Jobs to the board and a Pet Job recolor.
Added placement options for configuration on non-owned community lots especially (but useful everywhere).
Added more translations - see section below
Added more translations - see section below

Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki.
Numenor: for helping me make it Base Game compatible, and for spotting the routing issue
GeneralOperationsDirector: For the Simlish Font pointer
SIMale: For the Simlish Font
simmary: For letting me know how the strings show up in Spanish
Numenor: For the AnyGameStarter.
ebruere: For this which enabled me to do Pet Jobs properly.
GeneralOperationsDirector and Numenor: For the idea and know-how for the placement options configuration

Language Support
This object is fully translated in the following languages thanks to the much appreciated assistance from the following native language speakers.
  • First Batch in 08Nov update
  • Spanish (provided by simmary)
  • German (provided by Isus01010 and Cytron simultaneously)
  • French (provided by pixelhate)
  • Italian (provided by Numenor)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (provided by prudencechan)
  • Czech (provided by Mamonek)
  • Dutch (provided by leesester)
  • Simplified Chinese (provided by Angella)
  • Second Batch in 23Nov update
  • U.S. English! (provided by GeneralOperationsDirector)
  • Finnish (provided by kagemusha)
  • Swedish (provided by satinn)
  • Norwegian (provided by Jumelia)
  • Russian (provided by Jasana_BugBreeder)
  • Ukrainian (provided by Jasana_BugBreeder)
    • If you play the game in Ukrainian - please get in touch - we are unsure whether there is a Ukrainian installation or not.
  • Third Batch in 24Dec update
  • Danish (provided by kastel345)
  • Polish (provided by kacper1703)
  • Fourth Batch in 20May update
  • Portuguese (provided by ABCRic)
  • Turkish (provided by CorleoneFamily)
  • Thai (provided by siddharath)
  • Fifth Batch in 12Nov update
  • Korean (provided by gracepline)
For any other languages, this object will mainly present you with strings in the language of your installation (due to the fact that Maxis code is being called), but there are one or two strings that are created as part of my object and those are currently in English. If you are a non-English speaker and would like to help me produce a version of this object containing your language strings - please go to this thread to provide translation assistence. Credit will be given.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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jobs-noticeboard-Mog-20081011.rar | Base compatible 2-tile Job Seeking Noticeboard

Size: 97.3 KB · Downloads: 83,431 · 30th Dec 2008
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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Forum Resident
#51 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 7:02 AM
cool idea! Thanks
Field Researcher
#52 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 8:48 AM
This is brilliant, & really is needed! Fantastic, thanks so much!

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Field Researcher
#53 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 9:25 AM
This is soo cool, thanks
Forum Resident
#54 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 10:46 AM
oooh thank you very much for this, is going to be very useful
#55 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 10:48 AM
Great idea. Deffo something that was needed after all these new EP jobs. Thanks.

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Test Subject
#56 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 11:36 AM
This is great thanks, it was taking ages to get my sims the jobs they wanted

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Lab Assistant
#57 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 11:44 AM
This is a fantastic idea. Thank You so much for sharing it with us! -Chibi

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Test Subject
#58 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 1:08 PM
That's what I was expecting all this time. Thank you so much!!!!
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 1:38 PM
Very usefull, what a wonderfull idea!
Test Subject
#60 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 2:31 PM
Big thanks for this It's awesome
Top Secret Researcher
#61 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 2:47 PM
what a cool item! And thanks for the simlish version!

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#62 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 2:59 PM
Excellent idea.
If only there was as much variety of jobs in a real life Job Centre...
Call Centre jobs and Double Glazing Canvassing are about as much that is on offer usually
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 3:08 PM
Truly a great idea, put well at work, thanks !
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 5:14 PM
really great Mod now my sims can fulfill their lifetime job wants without having to wait ages for the job to appear. Have already made a Job Centre in my Downtown so they can go 'sign on' and get a job and make themselves useful.

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Lab Assistant
#65 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 6:17 PM
Originally Posted by Ascarrott
Very good mod! Thank You!
P.s If only real job hunting was as easy!

copy and paste that!

thanks for this brilliant and simple idea, this will help me lots as i have downloaded a few custom careers but they never seemed to come up and i got bored of waiting and just did a money cheat
but now i will actually have sims employed with the job they want quicker so i can get on with playing, cheers!

and why is it only teenage sims get the cool outfits?! i'll have you know us in our twenties and beyond have as much fun with clothes! *sob*
Test Subject
#66 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 9:22 PM
Thank you thank you thank you - I had that problem so many times and I love your job-board. Thank you so much..

*showers mog with kisses and hugs*
Top Secret Researcher
#67 Old 23rd Oct 2008 at 10:43 PM
wooow! this is a fabulous idea!!! thanks a lot!!!
#68 Old 24th Oct 2008 at 12:56 AM
Originally Posted by maliceandmizery
This is amazing, thank you very much. This will go well in my community hall.

pare321 - Do you have Bon Voyage? If you don't this may be your problem.

I didn't even know about that! I'll uninstall the CEP and try again; thanks!
#69 Old 24th Oct 2008 at 1:20 AM
Originally Posted by pare321
I didn't even know about that! I'll uninstall the CEP and try again; thanks!

WOO! It works again! Oh, I love you!
Field Researcher
#70 Old 24th Oct 2008 at 2:07 AM
Thanks! I needed EXACTLY this modded object. Looks good too.
#71 Old 24th Oct 2008 at 11:37 PM
What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#72 Old 25th Oct 2008 at 12:13 AM
great idea!! my sims now can find work easilier! but i have a AL expansion pack and i don,t have modified careers, will work in my game? and other question (it,s only in english or more idioms? my game is in spanish)
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#73 Old 25th Oct 2008 at 6:38 PM Last edited by MogHughson : 25th Oct 2008 at 10:38 PM. Reason: Looked into national language support
Originally Posted by simmary
great idea!! my sims now can find work easilier! but i have a AL expansion pack and i don,t have modified careers, will work in my game? and other question (it,s only in english or more idioms? my game is in spanish)

You don't need modified careers for this to work. I didn't have any (until I came to test this object to check it did work for career mods) and there were still enough career choices (20 up to FreeTime EP) to make it annoying waiting for them to appear in the newspaper.

I don't actually have Appartment Life yet (hoping to get it for Christmas) so I can't with all honesty tell you it works with AL since I haven't tried it. It doesn't require any EPs, but it isn't tested with AL. Best thing would be to just try it.

The menu where it says "Find a job..." is only in English - all language installations will get that in English, however since the career titles, e.g. "Slacker" or "Science" are from the game code itself and not from my object mod, they may come up in the installation language. I don't have a non-English language installation to try it out.

When the job is offered to you however, it is running entirely Maxis code, and so the job offer dialog that pops up will in all liklihood come out in your installation language rather than English. Again, I can't try it out to know for sure. The object will still work, even if it is partly or fully in English however.

I have looked into what it would take to make the other installation languages since there aren't very many unique strings within the object. I have a post here to request some sanity checks on my translations. If you are willing to check my Spanish please go there.

Lab Assistant
#74 Old 25th Oct 2008 at 11:10 PM
This is wonderful... I think I'm going to have to build Meadowsville a job agency or put this in the bank just so I can use this item!
Test Subject
#75 Old 25th Oct 2008 at 11:17 PM
well, i have tested it in my game, and work perfectly. It,s compatible with AL totally. As you say, when my sim click to the works panel, i read "find a job in" in english, but when appear all jobs, these are in spanish because my installation language is spanish. I have created a office for find job (at spain is "the service of job or work", in english i don,t know) and i am very happy with this download. Again thanks for create and share this object, it,s very useful.

EDIT: i see now your edited message. in that link i correct your traduction, ok?
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