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  • Things Every Job Board Home Page Needs (member only)
    By on September 9, 2019 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Cool Job Board Design: NoFluffJobs
    By on February 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Cool Job Board Design: NoFluffJobs  Comments

    A reader of mine emailed me last week to point out a tech job board out of Poland that has an interesting take on design. Here’s a quick screencast of NoFluffJobs. They take a minimal design approach and make it easy as heck to scan and apply to postings.

  • Well Designed Job Board Home Page
    By on February 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Well Designed Job Board Home Page  Comments

    Your job board home page is an important piece of real estate. It’s first priority is to funnel job seekers to jobs or employer to post them. Beyond that it should feature content, be easily navigable and of course, look nice. BankTalentHQ is one of those sites. It offers a great first impression.

    Take a quick tour via my screencast. The home page and other content looks to be on a separate web host as the search part goes off to a subdomain. That way they can use a service like WordPress to create good looking home page with a template that is highly visual.

  • How NOT to Design Your Job Board
    By on May 31, 2017 | Comments Off on How NOT to Design Your Job Board  Comments

    Check out this poor excuse for a job board homepage. It sucks. I don’t know how else to describe it.

  • 3 Well Designed Job Boards
    By on April 11, 2016 | Comments Off on 3 Well Designed Job Boards  Comments

    Design plays a key role in the success of your job board. Well designed sites make it easier for customers to “trust” doing business with you. A client recently asked me which job boards have the best designs so here are three such sites that came to mind. Got other suggestions? Leave a comment.

    1. AuthenticJobs.com for designers/hackers. It has a clean black/blue/gray color scheme, features a responsive site design that looks equally great on mobile. Homepage displays most recent listings with logos.

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    2. MyCNAjobs.com for caregivers. I love the simple zip code search box. As a niche site there really isn’t a need to use keywords. Nice logo, big lettering and imagery make it great to look at.

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    3. BubbleJobs.co.uk – Though its a more traditional job board design, the color scheme really draws you in to this tech job board based in the UK. Yes its a “busy” homepage but it’s just really well done. The bubbles background image offers a nice touch. I like the icons for diving into job categories.

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  • Tips for how to display your job post prices
    By on December 21, 2015 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    How you display your job board pricing can affect your sales. I see too many boards that hide this info and make it hard to read. When it comes to designing this page you have to make it public (don’t require registration to see pricing) and EASY to understand. Recruiters are BUSY people, don’t make them read too much information. As a general rule you should put your basic price point on your homepage as well.

    DESIGN TIP: Below are a couple examples for how to display the pricing on your job board or for any online business that has 1-3 different price points. Make the info more visual. Create “information blocks”. Make it clear what you get for that price and make it clear what to do next (Buy).

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    Example of a good 3 product job board pricing page

    Cheapest option from Left to Right is a good way of listing products

    Cheapest option from Left to Right is a good way of listing products

  • Job Descriptions 2.0 (member-only)
    By on October 4, 2015 | Comments Off on Job Descriptions 2.0 (member-only)  Comments

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  • Jobs2Careers debuts new interface
    By on March 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Jobs2Careers debuts new interface  Comments

    The team at Jobs2Careers has come out with a very visual interface for its homepage, something quite different from the usual job board designs I see.

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    There are two things to note here. The first is that the background design changes based on which tab you click. The second is the tabs themselves.

    The backgrounds really give the site some personality. Most job board designs tend to lack creativity in this area so I give J2C some credit for this unique design concept. Since the web is more about visuals now anyway, this is a good way to differentiate their user experience.

    The tabs are interesting too. They’ve essentially created 3 job boards in one. Professional jobs, part-time roles and “gigs” like baby sitting and dogwalking. Its a unique concept that I have not seen before. The part-time tab seems especially relevant since a lot of people like to have a 2nd job at times.

    TAKEAWAY: Design is imporant for any web site. For job boards its particularly important since a poor design WILL affect your sales negatively. The better design, the more you’ll make.

  • 5 good looking job boards
    By on February 9, 2015 | Comments Off on 5 good looking job boards  Comments

    A good job board also means it has a well designed interface that is pleasing to the eye. Here are 5 job boards I picked that offer solid design principles.

    Bubble Jobs is a UK based site for the “digital industry”. The homepage is a little busy but its a unique design with a pleasing color palette. The bubble page background is a nice touch.

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    Authenticjobs is a popular tech job board. Their homepage has a clean, focused interface. I love how much of the main real estate goes to the latest jobs. Logos along the left are also a ‘must have’ these days.

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    Inbound.org/jobs is a community site for inbound marketers. They have a great job board too.

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    Archinect.com/jobs is a community site for architects. Their job board features a clean, flat design, again featuring logo icons next to each listing.

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    MyCNAjobs is a niche site for certified nursing assistants. Since its only for 1 kind of job they just have a zip code locator for finding the jobs near you.

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    Looking for more cool job boards? Check out the Jobmaster app for iOS.

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  • The Jobs2Careers interface has a lot to like
    By on December 1, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Jobs2Careers, a pay per applicant job aggregator has been on a roll lately. They were named to the Inc.com list of fastest growing companies (2014) and they’re about to move into brand new offices in Austin Texas. I gave their site a look the other day and was highly impressed by its design, and UI.

    There’s a lot to like about how they have constructed the job search experience. The site has a sharp, clean design with a strong color palette and they make the states browsable up front via the home page. If I was building a site today from the ground up, I’d emulate their design direction in a heartbeat. It’s simple, strong and effective. That lets the job seeker accomplish their task with minimal effort.

    I prefer job sites that break out location links right on the homepage for easy access.

    I prefer job sites that break out location links right on the homepage for easy access.

    Here are some other aspects of the site that stand out to me.

    I love how they call out "Hot Jobs" with that arrow, great design!

    I love how they call out “Hot Jobs” with that arrow, great design!

    They also do a great job integrating Adsense into the site content.

    When integrating Adsense, use the same link colors that appear on your regular content. The more blended it appears the higher the click through rate.

    When integrating Adsense, use the same link colors that appear on your regular content. The more blended it appears the higher the click through rate.

    And their Post a Job icon is clearly visible on all pages throughout the site.

    Dont hide your employer callouts. J2C does a good job of this, although I do prefer bigger employer graphics.

    Dont hide your employer callouts. J2C does a good job of this, although I do prefer bigger employer graphics.