How to Create An Online Job Board With WordPress

December 3, 2015

3:00 pm

With the constant evolution of the labor market we also see a constant, dependent evolution of jobs as well. Additionally, there are always going to be people looking for work and companies looking for qualified professionals. The question is: how do both employees and companies efficiently find and offer these jobs? The resounding answer is via online job boards.

WordPress is the most used Content Management System (CMS) to date and is actually used to power 25 percent of all websites on the internet. To that end, it’s a natural choice for anybody who wants to create an online job board to attract talent.

Check out some of the necessary information and best steps for creating a job board in WordPress:

Choose a good domain and hosting service

There are a lot of things to consider when starting a job board, much like the decisions you would have to make when starting a website or blog. When it comes to choosing your domain and hosting service, there are free options available. However, you have to be careful because oftentimes they don’t provide the best security, stability, or reliability. So, step one would be to define what you’re looking to get out of your domain – in this case a solid, online job board. If you’re looking to hire talent, you want to offer job seekers a robust platform that isn’t going to fall apart the minute anybody touches it.

Installing WordPress and a job board plugin

Once you’ve got your hosting and domain locked down, you obviously want to install WordPress. If you’ve never created a WordPress site before, don’t worry – it’s not that difficult. After you install WordPress and deck it out with a good theme, your next step is to get the WordPress job plugin: this is crucial for anybody who wants to offer a job board. This plugin makes it easy to build a job board directly on your site, features drag and drop editing, and multiple SEO and social media features to promote your open positions.

Promoting and monetizing the website

Once your job board is ready to go, you have to promote it. First off, it’s important to create quality backlinks. Direct promotion is also essential, which can be done through syndication and partnerships with other sites, blogs, and forums. You can also promote via social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Don’t forget that you’ve also got a full WordPress blog at your finger tips – maybe the best promotion is to write articles and publish them on your site and others.

Good luck!

Image Credit: Flickr / Kathryn Decker’s page / cropped, resized

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25 y/o, born and living in Portugal. Majored in Biology, but tech and computers were always a passion. Wrote for sites like Windows.Appstorm and MakeTechEasier.

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