There is hardly any niche website that cannot be powered using WordPress. Of late, WordPress is being employed to power different sorts of websites — video galleries, online portfolios, information directories and, more importantly, job boards! Job boards have become one of the most popular info-commerce centric websites. In this article, we take a look at the WP resources that are required to run a job board — plugins and themes.
Plugins for Job Boards
CareerBuilder Jobs plugin lets users search for relevant jobs and browse jobs on the basis of location or category. It can also suggest recommended jobs and power the application mechanism for each job. You will need a Developer Key in order to use the plugin.
CATS JobSite can be used to power a full fledged job board. Users can search, browse and apply for jobs as well as update their resume and skill profile. The plugin is supplemented by numerous built-in widgets.
Job Manager is a simple job board and job application management plugin for WordPress.
Job Manager by Smart Recruiters
This plugin enables you to post jobs and manage applicants on your website. It also supports native integration with Smart Recruiters, an open recruiting service.
My Job Application
My Job Application creates a job database and custom job listings for your website.
WP-Simply Hired API
WP-Simply Hired API lets users browse jobs, apply for specific jobs, track pay-per-click jobs and perform many other functions. However, in order to use this plugin, you will need a Job-a-matic account.
wpCareers lets you create an online job/resume website.
Zartis Job Plugin
Zartis Job Plugin can be used to add secure jobs and career pages to your WP website. It also supports excellent integration with social networking websites. Its basic version lets you create only one open job, and if you need more functionality, the cheapest paid license is available at $108 per year ($9/month).
Themes for Job Boards
Jobpress Simple (Regular License: $79)
Job Board (Regular License: $65)
JobJockey (Regular License: $69)
Tapp Jobs (Regular License: $75)
9 to 5 (Regular License: $35)
JobRoller (Regular License: $99)
ClassiPress (Regular License: $99)
What do you think of WP-powered job boards? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments!
Sufyan bin Uzayr is a freelance writer and artist. He writes for several print magazines as well as technology blogs, and has also authored a book named Sufism: A Brief History. His primary areas of interest include open source, mobile development, web CMS and vector art. He is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of an e-journal named Brave New World. You can visit his website, follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook and Google+.