Indeed Review

Surely everyone has had the struggle of trying to find a job before, either because you wanted a little extra cash, or because you were really goin through it. This week, we'll be looking at sites that try to make the job process a little easier. The first site we'll be looking at is Indeed! Indeed's site is very clean, and very professional, as the job hunting process tends to be. There are some vector illustrations on a few pages, but they don't distract you from actually filling out all the specifications for your resume. You can even review previous places you've worked at so other people can know if that place is a good place to work! The footers vary from page to page, but they're cohesive to the actual site. There's a menu bar up top to help you navigate the site a little easier, and signing up is a super easy process. The little pops of color here and there are bright, and fun, but as I said earlier they don't distract you too much from filling out the required slots on your resume. Overall, great job Indeed!

A screenshot of the opening page on the job site Indeed. There's a menu bar up in the left hand corner, search bars, and popular fields people search for. There's a place up in the right hand corner to both upload your resume and to sign in to an account, should you have one. They even have a link for employers who are looking for new applicants above popular searches.
A page over from the Find Jobs section of the menu bar, there's a page with reviews for popular places to work. There's a Popular Companies section (JCPenny, Dunkin Donuts, and Walmart are some examples of the companies listed) and a search bar to help narrow job your job search to an area that works best for you. Underneath the search button onn this page, there's a clickable link to look for salaries, which can make or break your job search.
A section meant exclusively for employers looking for new hires. There's a Post Job button, some vector illustrations, and a collage of various people (who I'm assuming are the employers looking for new hires). You can post jobs from your desktop, your phone, you name it. Indeed also states that they do their best to ensure quality hires, for the employer and employees benefit.
A little diagram showing what employers use Indeed, and that you can set up a new job right from your phone. There's a short blurb underneath the title, stating the following: Post your jobs online to attract talent from mobile and desktop devices. After that, it reads as follows: To get started, create an account with Indeed, write your job description, review applications, manage candidates and schedule interviews from your Indeed account.
An example of one of the footers on the Indeed site. There's a bar ar the very bottom of the footer that reads as follows: Why Indeed, Hiring Resources, Pricing, Products, and More. From this footer, people can post a job, learn more about Indeed, and even learn better hiring practices.
Another section of footer. From here, there are links to update a resume, create a new account, submit applications, and a link to manage jobs. There's even an option for the page to be translated into Spanish, for applicants that may need it.

Snag Review

The next website up is Snag! Originally, they were called Snagajob, but they have revamped their site and their brand! They've ditched their original orange and black layout for a very sleek purple one. There's even a fancy new logo up in the lefthand corner of the homepage. Their homepage looks pretty easy to navigate, althought I'm not sold on the clarity of the background image. It's a bit distracting from actually going where you need to go. Other than that, aesthetically, it's not bad! The type choices echo the clean feel that they're going for, and everything is very easy to see. You don't even have to make an account to look for job tips; just mouse over Job Seekers, and click on Job Tips. Not too shabby, Snag!

The homepage of the job hunting site Snag. From here, you can set up job alerts to go to your email (this is located on the lefthand side of the screencap). You can also browse new jobs in your area a little ways over from the alert email signup. There's a search bar up top to narrow down your search by job or zip code, and on the right side, there's a menu that reads as follows, from left to right: Job Seekers, Employers, Post my Job, Sign In.
A screencap of the different job searching filters, located towards the bottom of the homepage. You can search for jobs by cities, top companies, and top jobs according to Snag's algorithm.
The footer of Snag's homepage. There are social media links, and links to both the App Store and Google Play for user accesability. There are three main link groups in the footer; Job Seekers, Employers, and About Snag. There are various sublinks underneath these groups, such as careers at the company, giving back, posting jobs, contacting the company, etc.
A closeup of the righthand menu of the homepage. There's a dropdown menu underneath Job Seekers with the following listed underneath it: Browse Jobs, Job Tips.
A closeup of the link for Job Tips. There are various links, structured similarly to a Google page. The articles included in the screencap, from top to bottome, are: Before they became president, they had hourly jobs!, 3 boss interview outfits that won't break the bank, Men vs. Women - the most shocking job search difference, and 3 ways to make bigger tips.

Monster Review

Our next site to review is Monster! This is probably the one you've seen television commericals for, and seen ads online the most. Like the other two sites, it's a handy thing to have when you're looking for your next source of income or you just need a side job, just in case. The home page opens similarly to the others; there's a search bar next to a little vector illustration, a menu bar up top in light gray, and an account icon placeholder up in the righthand side. If you key in your postal code, recommended jobs pop up. The only complaint I really have is that it feels a little clunky after you've hit Enter on the search bar. There's two scrolling menus, which feels a bit much. Not too bad, Monster, but there are a few things to consider tweaking.

The homepage of the Monster job search website. There's a search bar, a menu bar, and then the company logo tucked up top, along with a spot to create an account and a place for employers to post jobs. There's also a link to upload your resume below the actual search bar.
A search result page after keying in a postal code. There are two seperate scrolling menus, and a reccommended job to apply for that's much easier to read than the rest of the page. There's another menu bar on this page too; Find Jobs, Career Resources, Company Profiles, Salary, and Post a Resume.
A closeup of one of the scrolling menus. There are jobs listed in purple, and how long ago they were posted listed in gray. The location, and company are also visible without even having to click on anything.
The signup screen to have Monster send you emails. You can sign up with your Facebook, or Google account, or set one up via email. Everything is very easy to see and understand, which makes the process of signing up much easier.
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