Job Search: How to Get a Job like Jim
Everyone loves looking for a new job, right? Actually finding a new job and landing the position is a lot of fun, right? The hiring process is totally efficient. Rational. Fast. Fair. Friendly. Right?
In this infographic, Recruiter.com pokes a little fun at Jim, who gets a job in “just 10 easy steps”. Well, 10 not so easy steps. And not for the job he wanted. But who can be picky these days? If you’ve ever tried to get a job or been on the other side of the hiring desk, this hiring process may look oddly familiar. We made this infographic to highlight an area of concern and call attention to the irrational and inefficient hiring processes at most employers.
If you yourself are looking for a job, please check out Recruiter.com’s job search, where you’ll find millions of jobs from around the web.
Visual Communication - 60%
Design - 65%
Content/Script - 55%
Usability - 60%
This infographic traces the stages of Jim's job search and eventual hiring. The consistent color palette and illustration style present a clear visual narrative, and the illustrations are tonally aligned with the style of the infographic. The illustrations all connect with their associated points, but additional specificity in the visuals could help increase the visual communication. The content reads more like a script or a story than a traditional infographic, which can be effective (depending on the piece and its goals). However, there's a disconnect between the energy of the title and the actual events noted in the body of the infographic, which a reader might find disconcerting. While this type of dramatic shift is noticeable, it might leave a reader with more questions than answers. In general, there's a clear story and cohesive visuals in this piece, but it could benefit from some additional specificity to boost reader comprehension. We'd give this a D.