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The Plus

Job search organizer

A comprehensive application designed to help job seekers in organizing and preparing for their job search journey, offering features such as interview questions and answers, simulated interview practices, and valuable tips and guidance.

Platform: Mobile/ Desktop

Software: Figma

Responsibilities: Ideation/ Research/ UX design/ UI design

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The problem

Job seekers don’t manage to search for work in an efficient way and find it challenging to keep track of their progress within different applications.

Why is this a problem?

  • Every position requires the job seeker to adjust their CV to better suit the position.

  • There are cases when the job seeker advances at a few companies concurrently.

  • Individuals who haven't actively pursued employment for an extended period might be unfamiliar with the latest methods and technologies utilized in the job search.

  • Preparing for an interview demands time and effort. The job seeker must diligently search for the necessary information across various sources.

Market research

I conducted research on a variety of apps, ranging from job search and task management tools to medical and educational apps.

Key takeaways:

  • There is no product in the market that combines all aspects of the job search process. For example, some products offer interview resources, others focus on the company itself.​

  • Company information is presented either from the company's point of view, or from past or current employees anonymously.

>>>  There is an opportunity in the market for an app that unifies all the stages of job searching into one single solution.

Research notes on the UX of various job search and online courses applications.

I also wanted to identify whether there are any standardized practices related to the organization of large amounts of information, scrolling behavior, and other user interactions.

Research tables

User surveys

I conducted a user survey to get quantitative data about job seekers’ behaviors during the job search process.

The survey was completed by 55 people and the results helped strengthen the conclusions from the user interviews.

52%

Actively searched for work
1-2 months

40%

Search for work on both desktop and cellphone

78%

Search for work on LinkedIn

73%

Do not sign up to the premium services

65%

Keep track of interview details on their phone’s calendar and set reminders

83%

Ask at the end of the interview about the position itself

64%

Aim for a specific job position

of the 64%

62%

Take an online course to study the missing qualification

Key takeaways:

Calendar reminders are commonly used to track user's application process. It's problematic keeping this manual process updated.

Bringing  a pen and paper to an interviews helps:

  • Take notes

  • Keep track of important topics

  •  Avoid interrupting the interviewer

online courses are used to bridge skill gaps required for a desired role or career level.

Organizational culture is an important factor for many applicants, and they tend to ask about it at the end of the interview.

What does the app offer?

Organizes

  • Status of the job seeker's search

  • Important dates 

  • Useful information

Helps prepare for the various interviews

  • Complete information about the company

  • Practice of interview questions and of recommended answer formats

  • Interview simulator with a full analysis report at the end

Offers courses to acquire or upgrade professional skills

  • Users who are focused on a specific job position can obtain the necessary skills through online courses

  • Staying up-to-date with new technologies and software programs

  • Expanding personal and professional knowledge

Wireframes

I mapped out the user flow within the app and then created the wireframes.

In order to construct the home page it was important to understand the main topics the job seekers want to be updated about daily.

The user research indicated that the main topics are:

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Desktop

Dashboard

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Mobile

Home page

The mobile onboarding

Contains a series of questions that enable the system to customize itself to the user's needs.

 

There is a progress bar letting the user know how much he's completed compared to the remaining process.

Interview Preparation

Organized by topics,  each section offers comprehensive information and practical exercises, designed to enrich the user's knowledge and prepare for a success interview.

Interview practice main menu

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Inside section menu

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Interview question practice

There are different recommended formats for interview questions. The user learns, practices and can save  his answers for future reviews.

The user constructs a STAR format answer, receiving AI-driven insights for improvement after each step.

The user's answers are saved for practice, in various formats.

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User testing

After designing the UX, I wanted to make sure that the home page was clear, pulling the users attention to the necessary functions.

Jobs section

Before

Users didn't understand that the job categories and "Upgrade your skills" are clickable.

After

  • Added interface elements 

Clarifying the elements which are clickable.

  • Changed category name to "My Jobs" 

Creates a greater sense of personalization.

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Tasks section

Before

  • The copy of "Coming up tomorrow" sounded too casual to people and it didn’t emphasize the matter of the remaining time until the interview.

  • It wasn't clear if it is possible to change the format of the tasks from daily to weekly or monthly.

After

  • Added dropdown elements 

Emphasizes the option to select a time frame and date.

  • Changed the copy to "Due tomorrow"

Creates more urgency.

  • Added a "Continue task" button

Drives users to take action.

  • Used red color as an urgency indicator

Indicates the items that need attention.

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UI Design

The design focused on a clean and simple design to ensure legibility, minimum eye strain and a user-friendly experience. 

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Typeface

Lato

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Hierarchy

Use

Heading 1 

Heading 2

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5

Body 1

Body 2

Body 3

Body 4

Body 5

Button 1

Button 2

Button 3

weight

Bold 

Bold

Bold

Bold

Bold

Bold

Regular

Regular; CAPITAL

Regular

Regular; CAPITAL

Regular

SemiBold

Regular

SemiBold

Size

Platform

28            Desktop/ mobile

25              Desktop

22             Mobile

20                   Mobile

18                 Mobile

16                    Desktop/ mobile

16                          Desktop/ mobile

14                               Mobile

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20                   Mobile

20                   Mobile

18                     Desktop

Colors

Primary colors

#21242c

Main text, titles

#0439D9

Links, buttons

Secondary colors

#FFCE00

icons

#205AFF2

Progress bar, graphs, icon, backgrounds

#D92915

Urgency, error

#21242c, 50%

Lines, graph action icons

#205AFF2, 30%

graphs, backgrounds

#D92915, 10%

Background for time sensitive

Surface colors

#fbfbfb

Section background

#21242c, 10%

Boarders' outline

#E2F6FD
Backgrounds

#32D1AB

approval/ positive message

#32D1AB, 20%

background for approval/ positive message

Curved corneres

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Buttons, input fields, menus

Section background

Circular Icons

Icons