We created JobDoc as a personal online tool for users to document the most important aspects of their individual job search. This is not a social tool, it’s all personal and private. This way, they can begin to take the necessary steps to make their contacts, companies and locations connect together to start on a path for a dream job.
Connections are such a big part of getting a job, which is why it is so important to identify the people who can play an influential part in getting a job or an interview. Users will fill in their connections, contact and work information, and have the opportunity to write a blurb about the person or steps they can take to make the most of the connection. Guided questions will help the users think about the best contacts to add, such as teachers, family friends, past employers, company representatives at a career fair, or really anyone that can be a helpful part in getting a job.
Location is a huge part of the job search, because where a person is based determines so much about their lifestyle. So many people dream of their first job being in a big city, like New York, Los Angeles or Chicago, while others want to move back home to a smaller setting where they have the most connections. It is important to solidify one’s top cities in order to begin researching companies, living expenses, transportation and the atmosphere for young professionals. Guided questions will help users think about the locations that best suit them like they never have before, so they can solidify their list.
Although this may be the hardest one to write down, the company, internship or specific job one wants is very important to layout. The dream job or internship can happen, but it starts with finalizing what you want to end up doing. Guided questions will prompt users to identify their preferences for large Fortune 500 Companies versus smaller start up companies or make them think about if they want to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a large pond. It is important to identify potential companies, because then steps can be made to get interviews and ultimately jobs.