I was reading this great post yesterday on ux myths, and came across something I thought was worth sharing. Ever since we launched our new “Discuss this Job” feature on our work at home job search engine listings, we’ve been inundated with posts like this:
“dear sir, I would like to apply.”
“here’s my resume, can you call me.”
“I would like more information on the position.”
Unfortunately, we aren’t actually the ones hiring, we just list the jobs. If you take a look at any discussion page, there is a big warning in red:
Note: Do NOT apply to this job directly on WhyDoWork.com. We are not affiliated with the job nor can we answer specific hiring questions. This is a platform where you can discuss the job opportunity with the members of WhyDoWork and seek their opinions.
Please click on the Job Link for specific information on how to apply.
One thing that struck me on the ux myths post was Myth #2: People Read. The author had a neat diagram to represent the chance a visitor is reading what you wrote:
Based on that, I’d say our warning text that we don’t actually do the hiring for jobs we list at the site is way off. Based on the responses we get, it’s clear no one is reading this warning. Think about your own site. Are you being as clear as you can be?
Regardless, I’m looking for any ideas or designs on how you think we can improve it. Let me know in the comments, If we end up using your suggestion, you’ll get a prize. Bonus points for a graphical design. I’m going to have to think about this one…
from Work at Home Blog