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  • Cool Job Board Design: NoFluffJobs
    By on February 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Cool Job Board Design: NoFluffJobs  Comments

    A reader of mine emailed me last week to point out a tech job board out of Poland that has an interesting take on design. Here’s a quick screencast of NoFluffJobs. They take a minimal design approach and make it easy as heck to scan and apply to postings.

  • Coding your own job board? Use these design guidelines
    By on August 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Coding your own job board? Use these design guidelines  Comments

    If you are about to code your own job board board rather than using an existing solution here are my basic guidelines to ensure you do it right. You need to think about serving 2 audiences—job seeker and employer. I hope you find these tips/examples useful.

    a) Make it mobile friendly. Your site should render properly on any screen size.

    b) Logo. Use simple clean logos that can be clearly ready on a mobile device.

    c) Pricing. Make your prices publicly viewable. Do not require registration to see them. Display your pricing in a simple horizontal layout like this;

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    d) Home page guidelines. First be sure the button/links to post a job are clearly marked and STAND OUT. Dedicate a minimum of 20% homepage real estate to employers. Here are 3 examples.

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    Love this post it note call out

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    Governmentjobs.com has a simple button in the upper left.

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    CareerCloud has several links, images and buttons that call out employers on its homepage. Note the use of logos for the job distribution service.

    Also on your homepage display the latest 10 or 20 jobs from your site. And have a section where companies can be featured so you can upsell them this exposure.

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    e) Job search box. This is the best way to let job seekers search.

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    f) Job Listing results. Let employers display logos on their listings so they can stand out more. If they don’t have a logo use a default icon in its place.

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    g) Job descriptions. The top section of your JD page should give a quick summary of the job basics for quick glance. This section should also lead with an <H1> header for SEO purposes. Put your location and company name in an <H2> just below it.

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    Also call out the company profile (with logo). The apply button should be clearly marked and their should be social media share buttons. See example below;

    h) Social media. List your social media channel icons in your top header and in your footer.

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    i) Phone. If you have a phone number for sales, display it in your header and footer throughout the site.

    j) Miscellaneous. Keep your design, simple and clean. If you belog to any associations like TA Tech, the Better Business Bureau, etc use those trusted logos in your footer which helps with credibility. Also on your checkout pages display all relevant credit card logos. Also if you have been in business for more than 5 years show that because it helps with your credibility.

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    Vetjobs.com footer with badges adds credibility

  • 5 good looking job boards
    By on February 9, 2015 | Comments Off on 5 good looking job boards  Comments

    A good job board also means it has a well designed interface that is pleasing to the eye. Here are 5 job boards I picked that offer solid design principles.

    Bubble Jobs is a UK based site for the “digital industry”. The homepage is a little busy but its a unique design with a pleasing color palette. The bubble page background is a nice touch.

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    Authenticjobs is a popular tech job board. Their homepage has a clean, focused interface. I love how much of the main real estate goes to the latest jobs. Logos along the left are also a ‘must have’ these days.

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    Inbound.org/jobs is a community site for inbound marketers. They have a great job board too.

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    Archinect.com/jobs is a community site for architects. Their job board features a clean, flat design, again featuring logo icons next to each listing.

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    MyCNAjobs is a niche site for certified nursing assistants. Since its only for 1 kind of job they just have a zip code locator for finding the jobs near you.

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    Looking for more cool job boards? Check out the Jobmaster app for iOS.

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  • The Jobs2Careers interface has a lot to like
    By on December 1, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Jobs2Careers, a pay per applicant job aggregator has been on a roll lately. They were named to the Inc.com list of fastest growing companies (2014) and they’re about to move into brand new offices in Austin Texas. I gave their site a look the other day and was highly impressed by its design, and UI.

    There’s a lot to like about how they have constructed the job search experience. The site has a sharp, clean design with a strong color palette and they make the states browsable up front via the home page. If I was building a site today from the ground up, I’d emulate their design direction in a heartbeat. It’s simple, strong and effective. That lets the job seeker accomplish their task with minimal effort.

    I prefer job sites that break out location links right on the homepage for easy access.

    I prefer job sites that break out location links right on the homepage for easy access.

    Here are some other aspects of the site that stand out to me.

    I love how they call out "Hot Jobs" with that arrow, great design!

    I love how they call out “Hot Jobs” with that arrow, great design!

    They also do a great job integrating Adsense into the site content.

    When integrating Adsense, use the same link colors that appear on your regular content. The more blended it appears the higher the click through rate.

    When integrating Adsense, use the same link colors that appear on your regular content. The more blended it appears the higher the click through rate.

    And their Post a Job icon is clearly visible on all pages throughout the site.

    Dont hide your employer callouts. J2C does a good job of this, although I do prefer bigger employer graphics.

    Dont hide your employer callouts. J2C does a good job of this, although I do prefer bigger employer graphics.