We're happy to release some updates to Archinect's Job Application System, as part our ongoing effort to make the hiring process as efficient as possible for the thousands of firms that advertise job opportunities on Archinect.
The Online Job Application System is likely not familiar to most of you, since it's only visible to firms that post jobs, and opt to use the Online Job Application System to organize the applications.
This system was developed, from the beginning, as a cloud-based tool to organize and manage job applicants, allowing recruiters to efficiently browse applications in a consistent format, using Archinect's People profiles/portfolios
For those of you that have used it, these updates will hopefully make your experience that much easier. Here's a summary of the new features:
New "Star" Rating
Previously we offered a simple "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" rating system, but we eventually discovered that many of you wished for an additional rating option to indicate especially worthy job applicants. So, we now welcome the new "Star" rating, to let you quickly find the applicant(s) that stand out the most.
New Quick "View Application" Window
We've changed the previous two links (View Cover Letter & Visit Profile) to a single "View Application" link that opens up a modal window with a summary of the job applicant's experience and information, adjacent to his/her cover letter.
This new window will provide the recruiter with an overview of the applicant, which is often enough information to determine if the applicant is worth pursuing or not. From this window the recruiter can rate the applicant, contact the applicant, and make notes about the applicant for reference later (see "Notes") below. The recruiter can also proceed to get more information about the applicant by clicking through to his/her Archinect profile for a more thorough overview of the applicant's portfolio and qualifications.
This new "View Application" window also allows the recruiter to quickly, browse applicants using the next/back navigation buttons, eliminating the need to return back to the long list of applicants to access other applications.
This is a really helpful new tool that allows the recruiter to make notes about an applicant, for later reference. The Notes feature also allows the the recruiter to share the application and notes with colleagues. This is especially useful for firms that assign one recruiter to review all the applications, but like to get more people involved in the final selections once the crowd of applicants is filtered down. This is a great place to keep track of interview times, interview notes, contact information, etc.
To use Archinect's Online Application System, just opt-in while posting a new job ad, or you can edit your existing job ad at any time and begin using it...
As always, we welcome your feedback as we continue working on ways to improve our platform.
This blog is intended to keep a brief record of not-so-obvious updates and changes to Archinect.