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USAJOBs Redesigned -- Finally!

From the Call to Serve eNews January 2010

USAJOBS Redesign Complete

As of January 23, StudentJobs, VeteransJobs and Senior Executive Services (SES) are no longer individual Web sites, independent of USAJOBS. All of the services and information previously located on these sites can now be found on USAJOBS, which has become the sole government search engine for finding and applying for federal jobs and internships.

To accommodate all of the information previously accessed through one of the four specialized government sites, USAJOBS has completely overhauled its layout and increased its functionality in new, user-friendly ways. Different sections still exist on USAJOBS to address the more specialized needs of students, veterans and Senior Executives; consequently, although more information is housed on this one Web site, job searches and results can still be more personal and refined for applicants.

The shift to a single, uniform Web site stems from a range of usability studies, as well as from extensive feedback from applicants, which was gathered through customer satisfaction surveys and focus groups. The redesigned site will enhance the user experience by:

• Introducing social media and increased personalization;
• Improving site navigation, making it easier to move throughout the site;
• Enhancing the job search tool so applicants can find jobs that better match their skills;
• Streamlining employment information to ensure that guidance is readily accessible; and
• Providing targeted resources for those with special needs (students, executives and individuals with disabilities).

If you previously had an account on StudentJobs, VeteransJobs or SES, there’s no need to panic! If you have already registered with one of these three sites or with USAJOBS, your username and password will remain the same. All information stored in your account, including resumes, search agents and saved jobs will be carried over to the new site.

Click here to see USAJOBS’ new look for yourself!

Below are some other useful resources from Call to Serve that may be of use to you during your federal job/internship search:

Making the Difference: The Partnership's Web site for college students and recent graduates interested in federal employment.
Best Places to Work: Based on feedback from more than 221,000 civil servants, the Partnership has compiled its "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" rankings of 283 federal agencies and subcomponents.
Where the Jobs Are: Check out a list of federal hiring projections through 2012!
USA.gov: The U.S. government's official web portal. Learn more about federal, state and local agencies on the site's A-Z Agency Index.

Posted by kkowatch at February 1, 2010 04:11 PM

Comments

That site was basically unusable. Good to hear that the government is working for the people. Helping them to land a job.

Posted by: dmzande at February 2, 2010 03:45 PM

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