Amazon is hiring, and at last count there were almost 17,000 positions open at the Seattle giant.  Yet for job seekers accustomed to the effortless UX on Amazon.com, Amazon.jobs is a bit clunky.

Here’s a look at how the company could apply some of that Amazon.com UX magic to  Amazon.jobs.

Core search experience is good

From the top level on Amazon.jobs it’s easy to find your way to the core search experience.  You can filter on three dimensions: location, category and team.

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From any summary list of job cards you can click through to the detail view.

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So far, so good.  It’s easy to grasp how to narrow down from the big list of everything to just the stuff relevant to you.

But then you notice there is no way to favorite or save jobs.

An Amazon.com with no Shopping Cart or Wish List?

In any search and filter environment, marking items for reference is key.  We constantly pluck things of interest out of the big pile and put them in our virtual bag.  Standard ways to accomplish this include shopping carts, wish lists, heart-ing and favoriting.

Strangely, you can’t do anything like that on Amazon.jobs.

Better UX for Amazon.jobs

A few things it would be great to have.

1 – Favorite a job

Make it easy to favorite a job for later reference.

Favorite a job

2 – View favorites

View my list of favorited jobs.

View Favorites

3 – Saved search

Searches can become quite detailed.  It would be nice to be able to reuse them between visits.

Saved Search

4 – Get notifications for saved searches

You know the amazing total information monitoring you get via email or SMS for Amazon purchases (notifications when an item ships, arrives, etc.)?  Once I’ve saved a combination of filters, it would be great to get notifications when any new jobs that meet my saved search come online.

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