Things to Consider Before Launching Online Job Boards

A job board website is a place where vacancies are posted by employees for job seekers to search for job opportunities and apply. The employer posts the requirements, roles, and qualifications for the job and the job seeker replies to the postings by sending their resumes. It allows the employer to follow and keep track of the people who applied and submitted their resumes, build a database of their skills and promote openings and job listings.

Some of the popular job boards:

  • Monster.com has an immense resume database and offers a large number of vacancies for applicants to choose from. The employers pay to post listings but for applicants the service is free. It is a subscription-based site which means the more the plan cost the more the benefits you receive.
  • Indeed.com has a boast of 200 million visitors and has a database of 100 million resumes. It uses pay per click method to derive its revenue. Employers post their job ads and job seekers are charged when they click on them. The more they pay the more visible the job ad is and stops posting your ad after exhausting your budget.
  • Glassdoor.com is a search engine that lets the employer post their jobs. Here candidates can see the job listings and see reviews company ratings from the current and former employees.

Starting a job board website requires skills and patience.  However, with the right know-how, the process can be achieved.

How to create:

  • Choose a domain name. You attain this by choosing what suits you most, depending on freelancers, temporary, contract or choose an industry like media or finance. Keep your eye on the competition.
  • Choose software to boost your work. Choose companies in your niche or those that have data of job seekers’ offline world. When you have enough job postings you can now start.
  • Provide content. Create an applicable database resume. You achieve this by web crawling [it is a method used to get data from the internet]. Add job-relevant content e.g. Videos, online courses, research.
  • Strategize your market. Offer interaction tools e.g. social media for both parties this enables them to stick to your platform. Allow them to apply vacancies directly, provide filters for searching company, experience, a platform that can be improved.
  • Transform work with the best theme. Build a site that the employer and the job seeker can each have different spaces. The core values of your platform are listings and profile that which will attract the user.

Technical approaches:

  1. SaaS (software as a solution) – examples are LinkedIn jobs, SmartJobBoard. Sign up for the service after paying the fee you connect to your domain. A good service provider has strategies to help you grow your business. You should beware of the cons.
  2. Open use source. You can use them for free hence being cost-effective. You are given templates that you fill in the information. Examples are Tramcar, JobBoard.io.
  3. Open from scratch. This provides uniqueness. You can hire a software developing company to build a reliable product. Using this technique, have lots of flexibility and can create third parties.
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