It seems that job listings can be found on almost every website out there today. Companies are always hiring, and what better way to show the vacancies available than to show them right on your own website? Fortunately, there is an easy way to build a available jobs page by using the WP Job Openings plugin.
If you have a WordPress site and want to post available jobs, then the job posting app we’re going to talk about today is right up your alley. This allows you to keep all your vacancies directly on your site, even if you post them elsewhere.
Why you should have an Employment Vacancies Page
Actually there are two reasons behind this thinking. First, you want your website users to be able to see the employment opportunities your company has directly on your website. This keeps them on the website and gets them to interact with the listings and other content that may be available.
That said, many WordPress jobs listed on the site are also simply listed as part of a growing employment listings page that you may be trying to grow and use to bring additional traffic to your site.
Whatever the reason, there is no need to try to build a jobs page using code and editor. In this article, I’m going to show you how you can list available jobs using a smooth and easy-to-use plugin.
Let us look at this tool and see what it has to offer.
WP Job Openings
WP Job Openings is a simple, simple yet powerful plugin that allows users to easily build a job listing page for their website. It can be used to drive traffic to your site or used to create in-house job opportunities that users can explore.
Once the plugin is on your website and up and running, you’ll have the opportunity to create one of two layout styles: Grid or List. Both are designed to be easy to spot, mobile-friendly, and fully adjustable.
As a matter of fact, the customization area is where this WordPress employment application plugin really shines. There are actually a ton of great features that are included in the plugin. Some of the highlights include:
- Easy to Install and Use
- Modern Layout Styles
- Clean Design and Practicality
- Unlimited Job Specifications
- Unlimited Filter Options
- Search Practicality
- Listing and Filtering AJAX Powered Jobs
- Default Application Form
- Email Notifications
- Application Lists
- Structured for SEO
- WPML support
- Developer Friendly
- Works With All The Best Plugins And Themes
If you want an easy way to create a job listing page and access all the tools needed to make it, then this is the plugin for you. Let it be installed and run on your site.
Note: A pro version of this plugin is available. It provides some additional features and options that may interest you. Feel free to give it a look. The tutorial below is based on the free version of the plugin.
Add an Available Jobs Page to your Website
Step 1: Install and Start the Plugin
Before you can add a list or grid of employment vacancies to your website, you first need to install and activate the WP Job Openings plugin. You can do this by clicking over to the Plugins page in the WordPress admin dashboard.
You can see that a search field is available at the top right of the page. Simply search the plugin by name using the field. Once you see it pop up, install it and activate it from there.
Step 2: Go to the Settings Page
After you install and activate the plugin, you want to proceed to the main settings page. This is where you can configure all the options available to your liking.
To get there, click Job Openings> Settings, located on the menu area of the left side of the dashboard.
Step 3: Configure WP Job Openings Settings
At this point, you have reached the main settings page for the plugin. You will find five main tabs available to navigate and configure. These include:
- Job Specifications
Let’s get through them together very quickly.
The “General” tab will have all the common configurations for the plugin. Go ahead and scroll through them all and make selections and selections based on how you want the jobs and job page to display and perform on your site.
Configure the appearance of the job listing page and job details page under this tab. There are several options and filters available, so make sure you go through all of them.
You can add and remove job specifications from here. You can include as many different specs as you want to make them available so enjoy the fun.
These configurations apply to the built-in form that comes with the plugin. Make your choices based on how you want that form to function.
This tab provides the settings for the built-in notification email sent when a candidate applies for one of the jobs listed on your site. Set this out and add appropriate content.
Just click the “Save” button when you’re done making configurations and you’re good to go.
Step 4: Add New Job Opening
Now that all the right configurations have been made, you’re ready to add a new job opening to your employment page.
Click on the “New Opening” tab link on the left hand side menu. It is located under the main Job Openings tab.
This opens the post editor, and you can add the appropriate information needed for your first listing.
Go ahead and add a title and as much information about the job as you want.
Now, scroll down some and add all the relevant job specs needed for this particular list. You can even add a quote if you want.
Finally, look to the right of the editor. You will see a box that allows you to add an expiration date for the job. If you want to add this, then go ahead.
Click on the publish button to publish the post. It will automatically appear right on the jobs page according to all the configurations you made from the main settings page.
Step 5: View Your Live Jobs Page
You can now go to the live jobs page and see how it all looks.
Remember, your board will appear different based on the settings you have chosen. You also need to add several posts to get the page filled over time.
There we are! You can still add as many open positions as you like. If you need to make adjustments, then go back to the settings page and change whatever you need to do.
View All Requests
The plugin automatically houses all applications submitted to all available open positions. This means you can see them at any time and have all that information available whenever you go over candidates.
Click on the “Applications” tab to get there.
You will see all the candidates listed here once they start coming in.
Having a jobs page on your website is a good idea because you can highlight the jobs and opportunities available in your company. You can also use it to help bring more traffic to your website, as people will visit just to look at the jobs available.
I hope this tutorial has been able to show you how easy it is to add vacancies to your site. The WP Job Opening plugin makes it super easy.
Have you been trying to build a jobs page manually? How long does it take for you to create your job listings?