BACKGROUND RESEARCH INTO JOB SITES

These are the top hits I found for existing job sites aimed at students:

  1. http://www.studentjob.co.uk
  2. http://www.student-jobs.co.uk
  3. http://www.savethestudent.org

 

This site is the best I’ve seen for student jobs. The design is clear and allows the user to focus on whats most important on the page. The form that allows you to do a ‘quick search’ is exactly what most users will what. Other information listed below however I do think that the font size for this information is a bit too small – although it is a set out as a list so its easy to read.

Features to considering using in our web application:

  • Having a job search form like that on the home page
  • Bullet pointed information about what the site provides

Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 16.38.03

This site to me is too confusing – there are too many images you don’t really know where to look for jobs. There is the search bar but its opacity has been reduced as this is the main feature it should be made bolder. The navigation bar on this site however is a lot better than the first site – the bar is bigger larger type font and its pushed to the very top of the page.

Features to consider using/avoiding in our web application:

  • not too many images
  • bold clear navigation bar

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 16.38.43Unlike the other two sites this one has a Facebook/Twitter likes and attachments to it. I think this is a really good way of enticing students as they are all connected to social media an is mostly how they communicate. The nav bar is too crowded – the more basic the easier it is for users. The search bar is quite small and too the side – should be more focal.

Features to consider using/avoiding in our web application:

 

  • links to pages on social media
  • don’t overcrowd/overcomplicate the nav bar

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