Classifieds gadget (i.e. Job Board )
Blogs or forums are repurposed to serve as classified ads/job boards, however they have serious limitations that prohibit them from being suitable solutions.
Self-service (e.g. searchable, browseable) classified ads system for members and visitors, with administration tools to moderate and manage entries/permissions.
Evgeny Zaritovskiy commented
Look nice, thanks for sharing!
I was using simple blog posts for my job board. However, I am now using Job Thread (www.jobthread.com) as a solution at the moment. I have used an iframe to display it on my WA site here: http://fphra.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1191917
This has been a great solution to a frustrating problem and I wanted to share with other members that are looking for a free job-board solution.
This would be a great addition to the current CMS. We use the Job Board as a member-only benefit, so a restricted access option would be great.
Since some jobs may have a PDF version of the job description available, the ability to upload a PDF attachment would be ideal.
At the moment, we are using the Blog Function to post jobs to our members and ask submitters to provide the following:
* Posted On:
* Expires On:
* Pay Rate/Employment Status (PT/FT/Contract):
* Exempt or Non-Exempt Status:
* Application Procedure:
* Contact Name:
* Additional Information:
Michele Tarsitano-Amato commented
That is too bad.
I am new to this, and the individual from UK, and the http://baama.org/jobs website have really neat options, but I'm just not at that level of ability.
Maybe a You Tube video on how to do it?
I'd appreciate a jobs module as well.
I had originally hoped to use the blogs module to manage our jobs postings, since they're relatively infrequent, and since it has an RSS feed, but at the time it didn't look like the "Add Comment" could be shut off, and we definitely don't want comments with job posts. I'll post more in the appropriate section.
We ended up just posting individual pages and handling them manually. My own organization is getting antsy about this as well, and I'm aware that other organizations in our position have gone with other solutions.
As Dmitry has pointed out, the Job Ads/Classifieds module is almost definitely NOT going to be done this year (2011).
So,I have been playing around with the idea of using a new "membership level" for Job adverts. This is what I ended up with:-
I created membership fields specific to this level that cover job ad related things such as "Job Location", "Salary Level", "Job Sector" etc. etc. These are applicable only to the Job Ad membership level.
Most of these are drop downs with limited values so that the Job Ad database can be easily searchable.
I then needed to "retro-fit" all the existing membership levels fields to make them only applicable to "real" membership levels.
Next I created a member directory with just the Job Ads level displayed (and of course adjusted the existing membership database to exclude the Job Ads level).
First major problem encountered is the fixed "Member profile details" section in the member profile page which doesn't fit well with the Job Ad concept.
Now I can easily "hide" all the entries in that section and duplicate the ones I need elsewhere but unfortunately that doesn't remove the Member profile details section divider itself.
However, after a little digging around in the HTML haystack I found the entry I needed and have been able to change the text to read "Contact Details" which I hope is generic enough to fit with both "normal" member levels and the Job Ad levels too.
Anyway I have what I think may turn out to be a useable Job Ads section. Ads can be posted by members, authorised by site admins and will be active for one month and then automatically archived (if not renewed).
Email renewal notices etc will go out 1/2 days before expiry
I have a WA test site I'm using as a work in progress, (HERE http://jobs.roundtablelive.org ) feel free to have a look and pass comment, all suggestions welcome!!
Obviously there are drawbacks in using this method, not least of which is the potential impact on member numbers and therefore on monthly costs...
worthing and adur chamber of commerce
This would be a great addition!!! especially the RSS feed for Classifieds. Currently we have a classifieds page but it is not dynamic. We don't charge for advertising but it is a benefit to our members. Any way to enhance the usability of this feature is greatly appreciated! We would definately want to option to make it free to certain member level and maybe limit the number of postings each level gets per year!
This job board/ classified module would be very valuable to my organization. All of the work that WA is doing is great, but I do hope that this module is brought out sooner rather then later.
We have decided to prioritize this lower for the moment - there are too many other things we want to improve in existing functionality before we add new stuff.
I have been asked this week about the possibility of a "job ads" section on our site. This thread has been going for ages now and there is a lot of current interest.
As it has been on the Roadmap for six months or so now, any idea when this might be implemented??
worthing and adur chamber of commerce
My organization is very interested in adding job posting section and given the unemployment problems, a resume posting feature would also be very popular. I am looking into the following job board site which looks like it has all the features necessary:
I certainly would prefer to host this service on my wild apricot site but we need this service in the near future.
Thanks for your consideration.
I would like to submit my vote for ability for the self-serve job ads module. I will be looking for another solution in the meantime.
This would be a great feature!
Sharon Graham commented
We would also love a way to have members put in their own job postings.
Currently, we use a forum with a separate page with a Wufoo form to ensure that ads are posted correctly. Then, the administrator posts the ads.
It would be very helpful if members could post their own ads as required.
I would love to have an advertisement module added.
On our old website, we set-up a html page where the public and our members could pay for an (job) advertisement that they wanted to run in our newsletter and on the website: http://www.mdota.org/online_ad_payments.htm . Are you still considering developing a module that would have this functionality?
Terry, this makes total sense - though of course we need to build the classifieds module first - I will join your post to the existing thread.
Terry Holbrey commented
I would like to have a page where individual members can post items for sale.
Within this setup I want them to be able to select a specific date when the advert will "appear" and a date when it will be automatically timed out and "disappear".
Can this be added to the wish list ?.
Alan Churchill commented
Our members would like to be able to sell boats, RVs, etc. on the website. We could get a percentage for the referral to go to the non-profit part of our organization.
Eric, appreciate the details.
This is on our roadmap which means we plan to implement it within the next 12 months. We do not have a more precise schedule yet.
Eric Lokker commented
This is an important function for our association to go live with your Wild Apricot product. Otherwise, it will just be a test for us.
Basic functionality should include:
- ability for members to submit a job posting
- job posting should include job title, company name, city, state, posting date, contact (name, company, email, phone), job description, duties, qualifications, ability for attachment (word, pdf, etc.).
- ability for original poster or administrator to delete job posting.
- ability to sort list by company name, posting date, job title, city
- search feature by job title or company
Probably am missing some other functionalities, but this should get you started.
How about posting where this stands on your priority list and an approximate time frame for implementation?
I agree, we would really use this type of functionality. I'd like for a user to be able to "click to save" a listing in their profile, so if they go through a long list of classifieds, then go back the next day, they could see their "saved" items in their profile page rather than having to go and research again.