Text, text and more text
That just about summarises most people’s experience of job descriptions. Bereft of even basic enhancements such as hyperlinks, text formatting and images. Far from allowing you to get a quick grasp of the role or remotely enticing you to apply, most job descriptions are all the same, bland and generally uninspiring.
It takes more to impress a UXer
UXers are particularly sensitive to the design of every day things such as job descriptions. So, what if we could humanise the job description in such a way that the remit, responsibilities and remuneration were easy to grasp and candidates were left longing to apply?
Before and After
We took a random job description for a UX Designer and applied the UXswitch magic to it. Making it more usable and human as we went. This meant thinking about the most important information and highlighting that in the design. We added some critical pieces of information that should have been there in the first place (such as salary) and replaced swathes of copy with images and text emphasis. We think the new design allows employers to stand out from the crowd and attract the attention of the UXers they are trying to find. Let us know what do you think. What did we miss?
See humanised job descriptions we have created for Booking.com and Pokerstars.com.
This will be easy to do
UXswitch is working on a simple online form that contains all the fields that employers/recruiters need to fill out in order to provide the appropriate information for the humanised job description. Select a template. Enter text, upload images and insert links. Hit Submit and hey presto! A beautiful, responsive and engaging job description is created. Watch UXers queue up to join your team.
UXswitch makes you look good
Once you hit Submit, UXswitch will immediately provide you with a number of UXers from our members that fit your requirements exactly. UXers will also receive notifications of perfect job matches. You’ll get a dashboard allowing you to quickly compare these and any other UXer that applies. Share your tops pick with your client or integrate these candidates into your own database with ease. UXswitch makes life easier!
I'm Frank Gaine. Strategist, Designer, Manager, Founder, Educator.