All Things oDesk
October 21, 2009 by Sean Kane

Job Search ResultsThe job search results page has undergone a major redesign that makes it easier to find the quality jobs you’re looking for.

So what’s all the fuss about?

  • Looks: The page is now easily scanned from top-to-bottom highlighting the important details about a job. Focusing on only the most necessary information it lets you quickly identify the jobs that are the best fit.
  • Search criteria: A clear and detailed display of the selected search criteria  The controls to modify your search are kept out of the way until needed so you can focus on the jobs themselves.
  • Modify Search: Job posts are now searchable by specific skills as well as generic keywords.
  • Buyer details: Easy-to-read icons denote buyer activity and feedback scores at a glance. Full details are found by mousing-over the icons.
  • Filter sidebar: An adjustable criteria display that narrows down search results by category, sub-category and Groups.

This is just a first step and we will continue making improvements to the job search pages in the next few months.
Please share your feedback and suggestions for ongoing improvement in the comments.

If you have any enhancement ideas please share them with us in our new feedback forum.

Sean Kane

Director of Product Management

Sean Kane is oDesk's Director of Product Management. He formerly served as the Co-Founder and Vice President of User Experience at GetListed, Inc., as well as Director of User Interface Engineering at Netflix.

  • http://N.A Yasir Rehman

    I am seeking data entry jobs on odesk, because I am beginer and have not knew how I can make the mony. is there any body else who can help me in this regard

    Yasir Rehman

  • C L Sreedharan

    The kind attn: Mrs. Jacqui Pittenger


    Your profile seemed to like my glider floating up few miles above the ground level. I too like my provider profile appear similar like this. I believe there may be some chance for me. Hope often such news letters will reach my mail Id


    C.L. Sreedharan

  • Peter Hurlbut

    I too miss the old system of showing the number of applicants, the number of invitations, and the number interviews. I find this information helpful when ‘prospecting’ for jobs, and it is annoying and timeconsuming to have to go and bring up each individual job listing page to find out the information.

    Other than that, it’s great!

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  • Christa

    Good job. Thanks!

  • jaheed

    My request is Please don’t experiment much more. I think previous job display page was better & good looking. Old is gold. I am 100% with abigail

  • Jomanette

    I noticed the changes earlier today as soon as the site went back from maintenance. I am glad that oDesk is improving its appearance and service lately. Go oDesk! :)

  • Imran

    The old page was great, now I cant even differentiate which buyer has his payment method verified, in progress or not verified unless I hover my mouse over the small icon. This is really annoying, normally I would bid for jobs where the payment method verification is in progress, now I have to keep checking that.

  • Valerie

    I, too, would like to see the number of applications/invitations/interviews listed on the jobs listing page without going into the job details.

  • Iuliana Urechi

    First of all you should check out the starting page for job search. When you click the link to search for jobs you are redirected to the old style search.
    Second, please move the search details back to the left side – I kind of got used to it and now get really confused because the panel with the search category has been moved to the right side.
    Third, the search button in the new look has been hidden and I have to open the modify search to see it – this prevents me from quickly refreshing the list of jobs.

  • Jeremy

    may be a good resource for my freelance clients, any new tools can help

  • Abigail

    I would like to see the number of applications/invitations/interviews listed on the jobs listing page again. That information was very helpful to me. If I saw that the buyer had already interviewed a number of providers, I knew it was not worth my time to apply. This information is still available on the page for each job itself, but I would like to see it on the main listings page again.

    Thanks for considering our feedback and for working hard to improve the site!