WP-Powered Job Boards – All The Tools You’ll Ever Need!

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

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.

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CATS JobSite

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.

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Job Manager

Job Manager is a simple job board and job application management plugin for WordPress.

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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.

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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.

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wpCareers lets you create an online job/resume website.

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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).

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Themes for Job Boards

Jobpress Simple (Regular License: $79)

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Job Board (Regular License: $65)

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JobJockey (Regular License: $69)

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Tapp Jobs (Regular License: $75)

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9 to 5 (Regular License: $35)

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Jobpress (FREE)

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JobRoller (Regular License: $99)

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ClassiPress (Regular License: $99)

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What do you think of WP-powered job boards? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Sufyan bin Uzayr

Sufyan bin Uzayr writes for various magazine and blogs, and is the author of several books. He blogs about technology, Linux and open source, mobile, web design and development, typography, and Content Management Systems at Code Carbon. You can learn more about him, follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook and Google+.

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  1. Dirudir says

    Great post. It would be nice to have the rating and some user reviews as well for these themes.