Celebrating innovation with a job search platform

  • Project: Celebrating innovation with a job search platform
  • Skills: Hosting / server setup & configuration / Web development / Branding /
  • Client:Student Jobs Africa
  • Website: https://studentjobs-africa.com

Our Client

studentjobs-africa.com is Africa's largest fast-growing job platform founded and designed by Eunice Pohlmann to enable employers advertise their internship as well as graduate and temporary job openings in Africa for FREE. We are dedicated to making job search for university students, graduates and young professionals across Africa easy and affordable.

The Challenge

Eunice required a new product focused website to help connect students and fresh graduates from Africa to potential employers and to become a market leader online with the overall goal of becoming a ‘trusted advisor’ within the human resource sector.

The objectives for the new platform included:

  • To design a single cohesive experience. The new site should encourage new account registrations and provide a wealth of information about the products and services Student Jobs Arica offers.
  • Only allow checkout and show pricing to logged in users, who can create an account with Student Jobs Africa.
  • To create a new ‘resume’ system allowing students to use the platform to polish their resume and easily find job openings.
  • Ensure that the backend system allows the company to perform the necessary admin tasks to manage listings, create landing pages, manage adverts and so much more.
  • Create an intelligent search system that enables users to easy find what they are looking for from over 100,000 jobs!
  • Automate the integration with an order processing system


Intelligent search

With over 10,000 listings and a potential for a much larger scale, one of the core objectives of the platform was the need for a very clever search system. User’s needed to be able to search on a variety of jobs, resume and profile meta. The system needed to show results as you type, provide similar matching results and most importantly return results fast.

The search engine implemented returns results for 5,000 products in under 30ms on average!


Summary

In just 3 months the new platform saw a massive 260% increase in average sign ups, 220% increase in the number of jobs and 350 new student accounts requested to be opened.

The new platform has positioned Kenya and Africa at the digital forefront of the human resource industry and it’s clear both employers and students are already appreciating the benefits of an easy to use job search system.

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