The current experience of a user who wants to apply for a job using the workable.com platform starts with a page which presents some static content, it is scrollable, and it ends at the bottom with a single call-to-action which is a green button of fixed width with the text "Apply for this job".
The page of the job description looks like this: Note that the content is quite fluid which means that it adjusts to the width of the browser window and works quite well for very small widths.
If you, as a user, decide to click on apply then you are taken to a regular form with various kinds of well known fields (textboxes, textareas, yes/no, asterisk for mandatory fields, subforms etc.)
The page for the job application form looks like this:
Note that the job application form is quite fluid as well and you would need to get in very small window browser widths to make the horizontal scroll bar appear.
This form is all you can see and there is no information about the current job other than the job title.
In my humble opinion it is important that the user has a quick access to the job description especially when he/she is compiling his/her cover letter or summary in order to make the appropriate references and explain how he/she can help the company on the points that are addressed inside the job description.
If you use multiple browser tabs like you see in my screenshots it is still a little bit annoying swapping between the two.
What about the idea of taking advantage a full HD monitor in order to have both the job description and the job application form in a single page?
Take a look of how this would look like at this photoshoped image:
Of course now the main question is if this implementation would really offer any kind of better experience to the user. If this solution would provide a better experience indeed then how exactly should it work in smaller screens to maintain this enhanced experience?