Mike Propst User Experience

Humidity Labs


A next-generation resume builder and hosting service

Roles Information Architecture Front End UI Design Branding
Tools HTML/CSS Javascript Photoshop Illustrator

Emurse was a popular tool built by Humidity Labs (and eventually sold) that let job seekers both passive and active build and host their résumés online. It gave users a dedicated web space for one or more résumés, a set of professional looking pre-built themes, and the ability to download them in a large number of formats including PDF and Word.

The résumés were built using a dynamic tool and saved as structured data instead of a blob of text the way Monster (the only real competitor at the time) did, which allowed employers to target job seekers more granularly and effectively.

Note: Designs shown are from version 2, which was visually re-built by a different designer. The UX and color palette remained largely unchanged.

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From the dashboard, users could track the views on their hosted resume, field messages from prospective employers, and look at the latest Indeed and Careerbuilder listings.

Resume Builder

Users could add and edit as many sections as they wanted, while professionally-written tips helped guided them through the process.

Choose Résumé Design

Users could choose from a number of templates that would translate not just to the hosted version, but to downloaded versions in PDF, Word, OpenOffice and other formats.