IRS launches new Careers Site Today
March 4, 2010 at 3:23 pm #94027
This project completely overhauled the design and branding but also introduced audience-oriented content and navigation. This was a really big change for them so we conducted usability testing (paper prototypes) before development and thankfully – passed. The programming effort was massive and it took many many people many many hours to pull it off but the end result is not only great but a major upgrade from the previous version of their site. We are happy to answer any specific questions you may have about the project specifics. Screen shots of the old site are attached if you are interested in comparing.
March 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm #94034
Nicely done, John – congratulations to the team! If I may offer one suggestion to float to your client it is that with the new focus on Executive Order #13518 “Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government”, it would be very helpful for the career home page of ANY Federal agency to have a obvious link for veterans to click that will take them to a landing page that is customized for them.
I recently wrote a blog article on this very subject (http://www.hiremilitary.com/2010/01/a-simple-career-page-update-any-employer-civilian-or-government-can-make-to-attract-military-veterans-to-apply/). It is a simple tactic that is used by many of the top civilian/corporate employers who are recognized as “military friendly”, but not used by many other types of employers.
I don’t believe the IRS has identified its new Veteran Employment Progam Officer yet, but that information should be relased soon. The IRS also has a robust Military Outreach for Service (MOS IRS) networking group (http://mos-irs.org/default.aspx) that I bet would love to be featured on the veteran landing page.
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March 4, 2010 at 8:23 pm #94032
Looks great, John. You guys did a nice job! Thanks for posting on GovLoop.
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