How to Create a Job Board - What Makes a Job Board…a Job Board?
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Any site is always subject to the whims of its designer. You may visit a site with colorful, dancing backgrounds and pages, a site filled with pictures and graphic images. A different site on the same subject may have very plain backgrounds and unembellished text. When everything can be changed and the Internet is a place of no rules, how do you even know you’re creating an actual job board? What is it that makes a job board a real job board?
Technically, any Web site which displays a regularly-updated list of available jobs is a job board. Where you go with it from there is up to you. If you’re displaying jobs and taking the time to update that list, then you’re running a job board. But it may take a little bit of polish before your Web site can be labeled successful.
Sure, job boards are convenient and easy to use. But you’ve already got a job, so why would you be interested in creating a board for others? Job boards are unique in that they are always popular, because so many people are constantly looking for new work and opportunities. The classified ad has always been a common and well-liked print medium, and it’s very much a part of the online world as well.
In other words, you stand a good chance of enjoying high levels of traffic with a job board, as long as you’re truly putting thought and time into your site. When you have a popular site, you’ve achieved a certain measure of online success. Job boards give you many opportunities for earning revenue through pay-per-click and other advertising programs as well -- there’s a wealth of keywords there for you to use.
Free vs. Fee
There are many different ways you may choose to run your job board. Some such sites offer their listings free of charge, allowing anyone to peruse the available opportunities. Other sites may require registration or membership before participation is allowed. Some sites list jobs, withholding contact information until registration is received and approved. Others may provide no contact information, instead requiring users to go through their online service or a bidding procedure to apply to any listed job.
Again, there are many different ways you may choose to run your job board. Decide what’s best for you and what you think will work best for your site. You may even choose to request a monthly membership free from users so they have access to jobs, or offer free service and supplement your online income with marketing and money-making features. Remember that you’re catering to your traffic, so keep this in mind when designing the parameters of your job board.
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