We are looking to have a warm and welcome feel on our site as we are trying to help people find jobs. However we need to have a professional feel and "local" feel for business owners.
We are in the business of connecting local job seekers with local employment opportunities and our target market has been small to mid size local businesses.
Our company is better than Craigslist for jobs, but not as a high end like monster.com instead we are more of a mix of indeed.com with the local feel of craiglists and mixed with elements of higher end job sites like monster and zip recruiter.
We are keeping the colors and layout as is but we are open to suggestions for logo outside of the bee, but we like to keep these colors. Our goal is to be recognized as a place to look for jobs of any skill level and in any industry.
The attached files are some examples of where we started and have gone back and fourth on items. The original idea was a friendly type " worker bee" as our main logo, but we then thought this would not tell enough about who we are and what we do so we felt like we needed more clarity. We then added and liked the circle around the word "job" since it emphasize the main content of the site. Then on our last revision we thought about adding a magnifying glass as this symbolizes searching. The idea we thought would be to find a way to incorporate all 3 possibly into the logo as if the busy worker bee was looking for a job. We are also open to other ideas and designs all together based on the above description of our business and who our target audience is. I am not a fan of just single symbol template logo items like simply the magnifying glass on its own, instead a magnifying glass somehow customized to us would not be a bad idea.