Next week myStaffingPro is releasing a new mobile job application. I thought I’d share a sneak preview of the new technology. When released, hundreds of organizations will immediately give their applicants the gift of a mobile friendly career site.
Designers and developers were given three goals for this application:
- High usability
- Integrated employment branding
- Robust online application functionality
The career site, accessed directly from the employer’s corporate web site, launches with a career search page that looks and feels like an app, and showcases the employer’s brand:
Designed for “fat fingers”, applicants can select a job with just one touch:
Social networking tools are embedded into each job posting. Information the applicant actually cares about is presented in a simple layout:
Only minimal information is requested in easy to use form fields (again, with the small screen in mind):
Full prescreening functionality supported – customized to each job:
The applicant is given the opportunity,via an email in his inbox, to attach additional documents, like a resume and/or cover letter, to the application by using his personal computer.
I’ve seen a lot of hype out there about mobile applications. Many companies are just tweaking the width of their web site and calling that “mobile.” To create a truly mobile experience, developers need to take the time to design and develop an application that is easy to use on a small screen, contains only the information that is important to the user, and has the look and feel mobile users have become accustomed to. If you’ve created a mobile web site you’re proud of, please let me know! I’d be very interested to take a look at it, and maybe even highlight it on my blog.