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  • 5 job boards at once (premium)
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  • Q&A with job board software provider ForceFinder
    By on July 30, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Recently I had an email exchange with Don Kerins from ForceFinder and asked him elaborate on their job board software.

    1. Do you only power niche sites? what about local job sites?  Most are industry/professional niches.  Some have geographic/regional scope.

    2. What is the cost? Price sheet attached.ForceFinder Pricing (pdf)

    3. What are the top five job boards that you power?  Not sure if you’re talking traffic, revenue, or what, but some notables include:




    www.associationcareernetwork.com (ForceFinder powers their network of boards for various association/non-profit niches)


    4. Why should a job board owner choose Forcefinder?  Service.

    5. What is your history…who founded? how long ago?  Software originally developed about 9 years ago when I worked for Seacrest Business Systems in San Diego.  Seacrest ran a successful regional board (JobSummit.com – southern California) and we were hoping to bring our expertise to a software offering that others could use to run their own niche/regional sites.  Seacrest ended up selling JobSummit.com to Jobing.com and I purchased ForceFinder and started Workforce Media Group, Inc.  We’ve been in business just over 7 years.  I have a couple of full timers and use some contractors on an as needed basis.

    6. Is any kind of support offered?  Yes, during normal business hours, pacific time.

    7. Do you host the board or just sell the software?  SAAS and self-hosting license available.

    Re pricing – the two options in our price sheet represent the two ends of the spectrum.  In the hosted/SAAS model everyone uses the same code base – the ‘standard’ package if you will. It’s kind of a one-size-fits all solution.  It’s configurable of course, but pretty much the same across the board.  In the self-hosted/licensed model the customer does their own hosting and typically we/they modify the code with the changes they need.  Having said that, we also have hybrids of the two options.  For example, we have customers who have a license but who have us do the hosting, or they have a modified version from the base, they might run a separate instance/website/IP, they might have additional pages (outside the core package) that we host.  The pricing for these variations is negotiated with the customer.

    8. Do you offer backfill via Indeed or Simplyhired?  We integrated with Indeed, SimplyHired, Juju, Smashfly, Ladders, JobG8, Arbita, DataFrenzy and eQuest.

  • Big list of WordPress job board plugins
    By on July 24, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    WordPress Job Board

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    Nine to Five (best designed theme in my opinion)

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    Job Jockey

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    JobJockey is a premium WordPress theme.

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    Job Board

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    Job Manager


    Zartis Job Plugin


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    My Job Application


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  • The local job board space (premium)
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  • Best time to send emails to employers (premium)
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  • Downloadable job board software
    By on July 16, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    A reader asked me to give her some suggestions about job board software they could download and customize as their own. Here’s my top picks. I don’t have a favorite among these but compare them all before you buy. These are all self hosted options.

  • How to get your jobs indexed by Indeed or SimplyHired
    By on July 9, 2012 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    There are actually 2 ways to get indexed by these job search engines.

    1. Pay them. They look for feeds with original job listings that arent already being indexed by them. Expect to pay 15-25 cents per click they deliver to you.

    2. Use their job board software. Indeed’s is called “Jobroll” and if you build your job board with it any job posting will automatically be indexed by Indeed. Indeed takes $20 cut off each job posting that you sell (you set the price). You will also earn a few cents per click off job seekers that click on jobs that are displayed through Jobroll.

    SimplyHired’s product is called Jobamatic. They take 50% of whatever job post price you set. When a job is posted through their software its automatically indexed by SH for free. If you want to use their API to create your site, here’s the link.

    Using either of this software will drive free traffic to any job that gets submitted.

  • Buying job boards and domains (free)
    By on July 3, 2012 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    One of the things I like to tell new job board entrepreneurs is to try and buy an existing job board instead of building from scratch. You can do this a couple of ways.

    1. Look on flippa.com for “used” job board.

    2. Google the niche you want to enter and try to buy a site that is already indexed by google. You can usually find one on page 3 or 4 and offer them a few thousand to sell to you.

    In case you cant buy one here is one site to get some good job board names.