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Most sites make it very hard for a job seeker to register for an account. The first problem they face is being redirected from the initial page they were viewing to a separate registration page. Secondly, there are often required fields like username, email address or password which require validation of some sorts.
Previously, I have talked about using jQuery Modal Boxes
to improve your recruitment website. Using this technology we can eliminate the first problem in redirecting job seekers to a separate webpage, saving page download time, and make the process much more enjoyable.
The second problem is a bit more complicated.
Most job sites will wait for the user to submit a form before processing any errors. Some will validate one field at a time, others will report on all the errors at once.
Unfortunately, if you have a form that has multiple required fields, you could have the job seeker submitting the same form over and over again. Boring... By now the job seeker would have given up and left your site!
By implementing a validation process that checks the fields as you type (or as you move to the next field). You can notify the user of any errors or suggestions immediately, instead of wasting their time processing the form once completed.
The job seeker registration process should be as simple as possible. If you spend some time improving the use of your website, you will offer the user a much enjoyable experience.
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