Rather than smother your users with a cluttered website with tons of content, sometimes it’s better to provide clear, straightforward options to get eyes on your site.
Think of the simplicity of Google’s site search. No ads, no clutter, just their name and the search bar. Beautifully simple and very attractive.
When you’re looking for a job, your mind is already cluttered with questions, tensions and maybe some fears. Applying for jobs can be a complicated process, and if you’re an employer, finding qualified candidates can be equally complicated. The Illinois Association of School Administrators redesigned its job bank, and the updated site beautifully simplifies the hiring and application process.
The Job Bank website (illinoiseducationjobbank.org) targets two audiences: applicants and employers. Simple right? LRS Web Solutions developers followed that logic through with the site’s homepage design.
The result is a homepage that offers two paths to users based on who they are and why they are there.
Once a path is chosen, a clean and easy-to-read format allows filtered searches by a variety of criteria, including interest, grade level and county location. From there, users can sort the results even further.
The job bank isn’t just a list of jobs. It’s a robust, searchable database that can get pretty granular to meet the user’s detailed request for an education position - including teaching and administrative positions. Within the job description are direct links to the school district, a contact email and even the city’s website and district report card. You can also share the job description on social media channels and upload your resume.
For employers and applicants, the site makes it easy to register and subscribe to job postings.
In this mobile era, job seekers are searching for jobs on their mobile devices. Analytics showed that more than 40 percent of job bank visitors used a mobile device. LRS Antilles Content Manager meets the demands of mobile.
The improved IASA job bank is a much-needed tool to thwart the current teacher shortage in Illinois.
Check out the IASA Job Bank. With such a simplified and flexible online employment process, you might just consider a new career in Illinois education.
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