OPM Outlines Latest Updates to Mark 20 Years of USAJobs Website; Beth Cobert Comments

Beth Cobert
Beth Cobert

The Office of Personnel Management celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the USAJobs website to cap two decades of rolling out updates to the portal.

USAJobs incorporated several updates in 2015 such as a mobile-friendly features, a modified application process, a new user interface and help center, a fresh user profile experience and a “mythbusters” section, OPM said Monday.

“I’m really excited about all of the progress we have made with USAJobs,” said Beth Cobert, acting OPM director.

“The USAJobs team here at OPM will continue to solicit user feedback and make continuous enhancements to the website to improve the experience for applicants interested in federal service,” added Cobert.

OPM held focus groups, interviews and user testing to aid in the process of website updates and redesign.

USAJobs currently has approximately 11 million accounts and 16 million resumes posted online, with one billion job searches conducted every year and more than 14 thousand jobs posted every month, OPM noted.

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