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.
Brooke Fitzpatrick commented
We would love to explore the idea of having a jobs page. This is a good way to build rapport among other organizations as well as earn income (if we choose to charge for posting jobs). Do you see this as an option in future software upgrades? Thanks!
Would be ideal to have a form to assure sufficient information is collected for each help wanted or job wanted.
For help wanted, should include:
* Job title
* Company name
* Job location
* Respond by date
* Contact name and phone and/or email.
* Job description (Perhaps split between Job responsibilities and Job Qualifications)
and optional Salary range
For Job wanted, should include:
* Contact phone and/or email
* Position type sought
optional salary range
Stuart McClain commented
definitely like to be able to post job
Rebecca Branta commented
It would be great to have a Career center, much like a blog page with job specific details in a form. Would be great if members could login to get member specific pricing while non-members would not be able to login and would pay more. This would be one feature that would really streamline our career postings process and help us gather member vs non member postings.
Leah DiMarco commented
To have a job posting page on our website with time limits. We enter in the duration the posting should be viewed by the public but the posting automatically disables after the closing date. Similar to how the Events Page works – at the conclusion of the event, the event becomes disabled.
Jack Mackenzie commented
Add pictures and pdf to classified ads
Debra Eisenmann commented
I'd like to see an easy way for members to post job openings
Kim Sporrer commented
I'd like to see a feature that allows members to post a Job Seekers Profile, similar to something offered here on this website.
We are a community organization (Homeowners) and our member are asking for a Services Directory where they can post and share "local trusted services"........like Angie's list for the members.
Just wanted to suggest that if this was implemented as a generic directory or database then it could have many uses such as Job Ads, Resource Directory, Websites Directory etc.
Kill many birds with one stone. Make lots of people happy - including myself - I would like a Resource Directory.
This sounds great. We currently use the Forum gadget as a buy and sell. Implementing this wish would give more focused function.
- the charge to place an ad should be a decision, the amount settable
- Can we have the decision to pay split between member groups (i.e. members post ads for free, non-members pay)?
- need to be able to attach documents/photos/links to the ad posting
My community advertises items including homes for sale or lease. Ideally it would be part of the member option. Using a form that drops the info into a Classified column automatically. When the sale is complete then the member takes the classified down. These would be dumped at a specified time of the month if not renewed by the member.
I liked this one, but would like to include a way for my non-members can fill in the job ad form externally, Then, our members log in to see the job ad bulletin board. Members only job board. Non members can add their job posting without seeing the whole bulletin board.
I would like this feature too. It's a great way to add a benefit to our members without much cost. Please add it!
Thanks for moving my post - but I'm still looking for an answer. Whether a forum is used as we use it (for a sales/wanted area) or as an actual interactive forum, the ability to delete dead wood is still something we need to have. Even for a real 'sales' module I still want to be able to age off old ads or want requests, as well as old forum entries so whether here in this thread or back in the thread where I posted the request it is still on my list !
Moved your reply to proper thread - it's more related here.
"Why do you want to delete old topics?"
Sorry - just saw your question now - we use the forums as buy/sell/wanted boards. And to keep the number of entry pages manageable, current and also useful we now manually delete anything older than roughly 6 months. An automated process would be a lot nicer.
I would definitely vote to have this moved up the list. A classified ads module would save me a lot of work maintaining the classified adverts (most of the adverts on our site require photo's so the blog work around is not suitable for us.) I have looked at third party modules but the issue with having a separate login makes it more hassle to our members than it is worth.
This would be an amazing feature for us to be able to use. I love the idea of having the ability to allow members to post for free and be able to charge a fee for non-members to post.
Please consider adding this functionality when it is moved higher on the priority list.
Just looking for an update on the progress of this proposed module. We currently use the forums module for sales and want ads for our members and with no way to age off the old ones or auto-delete them, it is a huge pain. We have to manually clear the old ones out. So I would like either of two things: some way to set an autodelete so that items can be aged off in forums (just the addition of a mandatory expiration field to a forum entry would work for us.), or for this proposed module be made available.
We do not charge our membership to place ads, and do not allow non-members to do so, and consequently there is no billing requirement for us.