A New Look for Trunk Club

Career Page Redesign

Big Break

After successfully designing a landing page for Nordstrom, the web team asked me to continue working with them to help reimagine how people search and apply for jobs at Trunk Club.

Preparation

I began by doing a lot of research. What were other companies doing with their career sites? What information are job seekers looking for? How do people apply for jobs?

My Approach

I broke the site up into four main sections: values, open jobs, locations, and benefits. I also gave each team in the company their own page so they could show their unique personalities.

Organizing my thoughts

Site structure

The HR department came to me with the simple ask of incorporating our company values and more employee images. The rest was up to me. So naturally I began by doing research. I did an in-depth competitive analysis that included career sites from companies like Square who I felt did a really good job of selling their work and their workplace. Then I continued by researching what information is most important for today’s job seeker and what factors convince them to actually submit a job application. After reviewing my research, I landed on this structure for our new site.

Wireframes

Job descriptions and teams

Choose your path

One of the surprising things I found in my research was the decreasing importance of the job description for candidates and the increasing importance of employee testimonials. Because of that, I wanted job seekers to have the option to learn more about the team they might work on before even reading a job description. I also placed all of a team’s open jobs at the bottom of their respective pages so it was easy for users to navigate back to the details of a job they were interested in.

Filling out the form

Applying for the job

According to IBM Analytics, “candidates who are satisfied by their hiring experience are 38 percent more likely to accept a job offer.” That experience begins at the career site, particularly with the actual job application form. I wanted to ensure that all candidates could seamlessly submit their information directly on the Trunk Club career site to really create an elevated application process. The research also suggests “candidates who are satisfied with their experience are twice as likely to become customers of the hiring organization compared to unsatisfied candidates.”

Seven Trunk Club Offices

Choose your location

I struggled with this page because I wanted it to look different than the “location” pages on other career sites I researched. I eventually landed on this map design because it allows the user to quickly process the location of  Trunk Club offices as well as the number of jobs that are currently open in that office. Since the offices are also very well designed, I felt it was important to include images of each so potential employees could see the environment they might be working in.

Perks are important

Benefits of the job

One thing I loved when browsing other career sites was how some companies were more prescriptive in the way they listed their benefits. Instead of saying “we provide a competitive salary and benefits package” like so many companies do, I wanted Trunk Club to differentiate itself by being a little more specific with the perks of working there. I also wanted to use actual images of our employee coffee bar and rooftop in order to be even more transparent about the unique work environment.

A New Look for Trunk Club

Career Page Redesign

Big Break

After successfully designing a landing page for Nordstrom, the web team asked me to continue working with them to help reimagine how people search and apply for jobs at Trunk Club.

Preparation

I began by doing a lot of research. What were other companies doing with their career sites? What information are job seekers looking for? How do people apply for jobs?

My Approach

I broke the site up into four main sections: values, open jobs, locations, and benefits. I also gave each team in the company their own page so they could show their unique personalities.

Organizing my thoughts

Site structure

The HR department came to me with the simple ask of incorporating our company values and more employee images. The rest was up to me. So naturally I began by doing research. I did an in-depth competitive analysis that included career sites from companies like Square who I felt did a really good job of selling their work and their workplace. Then I continued by researching what information is most important for today’s job seeker and what factors convince them to actually submit a job application. After reviewing my research, I landed on this structure for our new site.

Wireframes

Job descriptions and teams

Choose your path

One of the surprising things I found in my research was the decreasing importance of the job description for candidates and the increasing importance of employee testimonials. Because of that, I wanted job seekers to have the option to learn more about the team they might work on before even reading a job description. I also placed all of a team’s open jobs at the bottom of their respective pages so it was easy for users to navigate back to the details of a job they were interested in.

Filling out the form

Applying for the job

According to IBM Analytics, “candidates who are satisfied by their hiring experience are 38 percent more likely to accept a job offer.” That experience begins at the career site, particularly with the actual job application form. I wanted to ensure that all candidates could seamlessly submit their information directly on the Trunk Club career site to really create an elevated application process. The research also suggests “candidates who are satisfied with their experience are twice as likely to become customers of the hiring organization compared to unsatisfied candidates.”

Seven Trunk Club Offices

Choose your location

I struggled with this page because I wanted it to look different than the “location” pages on other career sites I researched. I eventually landed on this map design because it allows the user to quickly process the location of  Trunk Club offices as well as the number of jobs that are currently open in that office. Since the offices are also very well designed, I felt it was important to include images of each so potential employees could see the environment they might be working in.

Perks are Important

Benefits of the job

One thing I loved when browsing other career sites was how some companies were more prescriptive in the way they listed their benefits. Instead of saying “we provide a competitive salary and benefits package” like so many companies do, I wanted Trunk Club to differentiate itself by being a little more specific with the perks of working there. I also wanted to use actual images of our employee coffee bar and rooftop in order to be even more transparent about the unique work environment.