How to Create a Job Board - Create a Job Board
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You know how it’s done…but do you really know how to do it? Want to create a job board? There are many different elements to consider, but it all starts with the layout of your site.
Navigation is your biggest concern. Above all, you want your site to be easy to use both for professionals seeking work and employers seeking professionals. Make sure pages are simple and uncluttered, easy to read and easy on the eyes. Don’t choose bright or harsh graphic images, dancing and moving pictures or very dark tones that make words hard to read. Present several jobs on a single page so professionals can quickly skim to find what they want. Offer links and other navigational tools to help them easily find work.
You also want to make sure to offer regular updates and new jobs on your site. Whether you do this once a day or once a month, be consistent. Visitors will get to know your schedule and plan their job searches accordingly. Being lax in your updates will only cause you to lose regular and repeat job seekers who might otherwise help boost your traffic every single day.
It’s not a bad idea to include extras on your job board. You may offer tips and advice on job hunting, job holding, and other elements of finding employment. Blogs and articles on writing resumes and cover letters, for instance, would fit in with the theme of your site and add rich content to tempt the search engines. You may even include online forums where job seekers can communicate with each other and share job woes. There’s no reason a job board can’t be like many other popular Web sites in several respects. Adding these extras will only help to round out your site and potentially boost your traffic.
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