Stanford Careers

Stanford’s #1 recruiting tool for finding top-notch talent needed a top-notch redesign


With over 1 million unique visitors annually, the Stanford Careers website is the University’s number one recruiting tool for finding top-notch talent for their 18,000+ workforce.

Stanford University’s HR department hired ProtoFuse in the Summer of 2012 to completely rebuild a website that is heavily used in recruiting top notch talent.

One of the many challenges for the ProtoFuse team was: “How can we motivate recruits to not only understand Stanford’s benefits, but get excited about it”.

The use of current staff “spotlights” that are heavily featured throughout the site, gives the overall content a compelling and engaging experience.

We also integrated the design to their existing job listings technology and accounted for the social experience by the usage of the “Social Job Matcher” — a third-party service tying in a user’s Facebook/LinkedIn account.

Website Features:

Detailed user research with personas
Content Management System (Drupal)
Multiple design concepts
Custom video integration
Third-party social job matcher integration
Third-party job listings integration

Memory Lane, anyone?

For those who love a little before and after, here’s a screenshot of the previous Stanford Careers website.

A few of its problems:

Poor UX Design
Lack of engagement
Usability issues
No rich content through storytelling
Outdated content
No Content Management System

Can we make your website intelligent?

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