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!
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!
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.