Last Thursday, WorkInTexas.com did a code release to fix a few defects, update some existing things, and add some new functionality. There weren’t any huge changes included in this release, but there were a number of small ones that should help make the system easier to use and understand. These usability-focused releases come largely as a result of feedback and input we get from users and are the primary way we keep our system relevant and continually improving.
We’re planning another usability release to follow this one, probably early next year, and following that we will begin working on some large and exciting changes that we believe will take WorkInTexas.com to another level and help refocus the Texas workforce system on our core mission: helping every Texan achieve and sustain personal and economic prosperity.
For now though, I’d like to take a few words and highlight some of the helpful and notable changes we just made:
- The Resumé Preferences page has been reformatted
- The Preview/Print page has new language and has been reformatted to mimic what a Job Seeker sees on the Resumé Preferences page
- A Contact Information section has been added to the resume preferences page and will default to whatever the Job Seeker has selected on that page.
- We Streamlined the process by which employers can upload their jobs into WIT
- The Occupation Selection page has new language to clarify how to use the page and why occupations must be selected.
- The “Contact Us” links for both employers and job seekers have been added back to the Home Page.
- Job Posting Matching Options have been updated. If only one occupation has been selected the drop down list box will default to that occupation so that users do not have to re-select it.
- Education is now a required field on the Job Posting Occupation Details page but staff and employers have the option to select ‘No Education Requirement’.
Have a look and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you, either via comment on this post or through our online customer survey.