Topic 3: How do you find the usability/functionality of MyCareer?
Main topics of concern and interest
- General appearance and functionality
- Filtering preferences
- Terminology in job opportunities types
- Events layout and booking
- Simplifying way of tracking events, opportunities and appointments
Students were presented with an introduction and demonstration how to use MyCareer at the beginning of the session and the group jointly agreed that the platform is easy to use and user friendly. Although it has been noted that the platform would benefit from visual revamp adding more vibrant colours and pictures to make it more engaging and appealing.
Further to general content, students would like to see a tab with ‘staff information’ with a photo and basic information including how to contact (or how to make an appointment). A basic personalisation allows the student to set up their profile and preferences in what they are interested in and what communications they receive. The group however highlighted the issue that they are having to filter each time they search for a job or event. The suggestion put forward by the group was to make the school/faculty as default (with an option to untick). With regards to communications, students felt that sending messages might be more effective than emails (e.g. appointment/event reminder).
A job search, being one of the main interests for students, received positive response for having a good layout, direct links and an option to save and return to it later. There was a discussion around the wording of the type of the opportunities as placements specifically are using two different names (placement, schemes) and sometimes it is not clear whether this refers to the ’year in industry’ or a short term summer placement. The group suggested to streamline the names and possibly offer a ‘description/explanation’ of the term that would appear when hovering over it.