Dearest Fellow Primates,
It's been a while since I reached out and asked for advice, so I thought I would take the time now to explain what we've done recently, what we're working on and see how we could make the site better for YOU.
So we just changed this to a tabbed design with icons to make it easier to see that we have trending and best topics for easy access/browsing. We also made it so that the Start Discussion "button" is just a tab, to clean up the design and save vertical space (hope it's not confusing)...so you can see it here
Coming Soon: In our user tests, we notice that whenever someone wants to go into a specific forum, they keep having to go up to the forum drop down menu and select their desired forum (annoying / takes ~3-5 seconds). To make this transition easier, we are going to rework the header nav to have small direct abbreviated links for each main forum (IB PE RE AM TRD CON JOB OFF etc) so that no matter where you are on the site, you can jump back easily to your favorite forum and keep it open in a tab (or not)...
Any other suggestion here?
We continue to go through our massive merge & purge task to improve the user experience for users finding us through organic search, but we also are trying to find the right balance in terms of content that is useful and entertaining for both the experienced professionals and the students trying to break into these careers in finance.
We recently started a syndication deal with Morning Brew Daily (example here) and we're looking to do more deals like that as well as bring back more fun contents (now that we can send out and sell WSO T-shirts again!).
Search has recently been tweaked to make the Advanced Filters easier to see/use...and encourage users to try "exact phrase" matching as well...
What content would you like to see more of?
Course and Services
We've recently invested heavily in building out the team to make the customer experience for our products and services even better (brought on several extra people to do thank you calls, answer questions, etc).
The interview courses have been given a full on redesign and massive content infusion (from all the ongoing webinars) and we are very close to launching an exciting partnership for Exam Prep this week (stay tuned!).
WSO Resume Review and continues to grow steadily as more and more members realize there are massive benefits to hiring professional help for their CV and/or interview prep. Our mentor and resume team now stands at over 170 elite professionals from around the world, all with extensive experience at top firms.
We have another very exciting partnership/initiative that will be announced at the end of next month for something that will help a lot of you in your goal of breaking into investment banking.
What do you want?
How can we make WSO better for you? what do you like best, what do you like least?
Thank you for all of your advice. I think all of you have really made WSO what it is the last 12 years, so thank you for your continued support and I hope that the next 12 years we can keep improving!