Gets a New Look

Have you seen’s new look? The sites, which are localized by geography, but share the same look and feel, were relaunched at the start of the year and bear a “Beta” label across the upper left.
Former Jobing look New look

The prominent logo has been downsized, the navigation has been reworked to give emphasis to the job seeker resources, some new features have been added, and the streamlined look has been carried through the entire site.

The two versions are shown here; the new version has the word “beta” in the upper left and the old version does not.

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The new features are aimed squarely at the job seeker, who now can create a resume on the site, post it to a unique address (for instance: name), and export the resume as a Word doc, PDF, web page, or text. There’s even a library of design styles and themes. If it works, this is a pretty slick feature. Having converted more than one resume over the years to a web page, I can tell you that it takes time and some HTML chops to get it right.

John Zappe is the editor of and a contributing editor of John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

You can contact him here.


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