Designing an emotion management assistant for the job search process


The job application process can be a challenging and emotionally demanding experience for job seekers. These emotional challenges can significantly affect their ability to perform their best during the application process. While multiple systems exist to assist with resume writing, interview preparation, and job search strategies, the emotional needs of candidates are frequently overlooked. By acknowledging and addressing these emotional needs, individuals should be able to navigate the challenges of the application process with greater confidence and resilience.


The job application process can be accompanied by various emotions such as stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and frustration. Current assistance systems often focus solely on the “doing” aspects of job searching. However, there is a need for innovative solutions that addresses the emotional needs of job seekers and provides them with the necessary support to improve the applicant’s well-being.


The main objective of this seminar/thesis is to design a support system that assists job seekers in managing their emotions during the application process. The prototype should provide functionalities that offer emotional support, guidance, and resources tailored to the individual needs of the applicants. The prototype should also be evaluated empirically (qualitatively and/or quantitatively) with students.


  • Strong time management and communication skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Programming experience

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