Looking for a job can be extremely hard, especially in the IT industry. We wanted to take a closer look at the job market and design an app that would match the users’ needs. As designers, we need our workplace to fit certain criteria. Because design work is a creative process, each one of us has their very own preferences and it’s hard to find an employer that suits us. So, for this concept project, we focused on the designers’ job market and their needs to design an ultimate smooth, easy and intuitive experience.
More than 45% of candidates use their mobile phone when job searching. Creating a tool to allow candidates and recruiters find the best possible match for each other was key for new recruitment portal.
WHAT WE DID:-
This Job list app for iOS and Android learns your skills, job history and preferences to accurately match you with the best roles.
Not only that, but it keeps learning. The more you use the app, the more it gets to know exactly what career path you want to take. The app server is updated daily with thousands of new jobs, sending a push notification to users when roles matching their criteria have been uploaded.
For easy accessibility, the app stores all user documentation such as CVs, cover letters and references in one place. Plus, thanks to the Tinder-style right and left swiping feature, browsing for relevant roles is made quicker and easier.
Our team started with research and took a look at what JobStreet.com currently offers to its users. During the research we noticed inconsistency across the desktop, mobile and mobile browser. The existing Job app did not reflect the features and functions of the desktop website and mobile website. Both the Desktop and mobile browser allows for quick access to ‘Search Jobs’, while the app requires the users to sign up/ register. This gave us an opportunity to relook at the app, since there was a lot of room for improvement to stay consistent with the website and provide users with a seamless experience searching and applying for jobs.
For each project we go through several phases to make sure our process is bulletproof. Here are the five stages we go through and what happens during each one of them.
For our research process, we decided to do interviews and a survey to better got to know what our users need. Surveys are a great first look at the customer environment because they provide quantitative data. We like to also do qualitative research (interviews) to fully understand how to approach the design.
We conducted a few interviews among our community of designers to understand their pain points, behaviours and motivations when looking for a job. We also wanted to know how they take on job-seeking and which apps they use.
To design the perfect experience, we took a closer look at the competition and their design approach. We wanted to see if they offer certain features that users mentioned during our research.
As usual, to make our work easier and more organized, we created a style guide. We wanted the app’s main focus to remain on the listings; therefore, the design is rather minimalist.
Each time we design a product, we create a user flow to understand how the users navigate and behave. You will find a simplified map of the users’ actions in the app.
Before we move on to the UI design, we create wire frames. This way, we can focus on perfecting the features and the user flow without being distracted by colors and icons. It is also the perfect way to test functionalities without the testers being overwhelmed.
THE FINAL PRODUCT:-
After going through all the above steps, we did a final round of testing and designed the UI according to our predefined style guide.
For the homepage, we wanted to gather the most important information instead of just flooding the user with job offers. That’s why we focused the main page around recommended jobs and recently added ones within preset criteria.
STRAIGHT TO THE POINT:-
Following what our research has shown us, the job offer page has all the most important information in a simple, condensed form for quick access and easy decision-making. Everything the users need is on a single screen: requirements, location, schedule and salary.
OVERVIEW YOUR APPLICATIONS:-
We designed a space in the app for the users to manage all of their applications a view employer feedback about the application. This way it’s easy to track your job-looking progress and make decisions.
THE RIGHT JOB FOR YOU:-
The filters in the app were designed according to our research and enable the user to sort by salary, location and position type.
The app was designed to provide a quick and easy experience, so the navigation is extremely simple and straightforward. You can either view job offers, your applications or your profile or instantly access all the information.
We did a final usability test with 5 participants and used the SUS usability scale to evaluate the results. We set a series of task that included
Search and apply for jobs for an entry-level analyst role.
Search and apply for jobs with a fixed salary range and find out more about the company.
The tasks were completed by all 5 participants and the revamp app got a score of 85. Any score of 80.3 or higher is an A. This means people love your site and will recommend it to their friends.
There were more than 68,000 downloads of this Job list app in the first 8 weeks alone.40,000 new jobs are added to the solution every day in over 25,000 different job categories. More than 250,000 jobs are currently listed on the app, and the solution has seen more than 2 million users actively job searching since going live.