In an ideal world, job seekers and hiring companies would magically find each other online. Job boards (niche or company-specific) can make it easier, but setting one up on your website could be complicated.
There are many job board WordPress plugins out there if you want to use a plugin to create your job board along with your existing theme, but there are also many themes custom built specifically with this niche in mind. If you don’t have much skills or time to customize a plugin to match your current theme, it may be a better idea to get a theme built for this purpose, with an already awesome design to create and manage a jobs boards. Plus all of the job features will be fully integrated which means you don’t have to install extra plugins or make child theme modifications, this means less testing and setup will be required on your part. Now let’s take a look at some of our favorite job board WordPress Themes!
JobRoller is a popular theme from AppThemes that enables you to create separate portals for both employers and job seekers. You can even create a role for recruiters to browse the resumes database on your site. You can purchase JobRoller on its own for $69, or get access to all their themes for $199.
You can easily setup and monetize a custom jobs board using the JobEngine theme from Engine Themes. A full resume portal enables employers and recruiters to search for candidates who can in turn manage their applications. Higher priced packages offer access to extensions that add more functionality.
Jobify enables to you create more than just a job website – you can create a community of employers and job seekers. A fully customizable layout coupled with powerful search and filtering functionality makes this theme a great option.
4. Nine to Five
Nine to Five is a clean and powerful premium jobs theme with a full range of functionality. You can add custom information to jobs like salary and benefits, or create your own job filters (e.g. full-time, internship) to enable job seekers to find their perfect post.
WorkScout is a beautiful premium theme designed for the WP Job Manager plugin covered earlier. It provides advanced filters for searching jobs, including a salary or rate filter. You can further extend WorkScout’s functionality through paid WP Job Manager add-ons for application management, resume management, and job alerts, among others.
JobSeek is another premium theme built for the free WP Job Manager plugin. Recruiters and companies can post, edit and manage job listings via the front end, and job seekers can manage their resume and profile. Jobs on the site can be searched and filtered by category, job type, keywords, and location, with jobs being shown on a map.
Jobmonster is a premium jobs board theme designed to be a complete job portal. No plugins are needed to provide job functionality, as it includes front end dashboards for employers, candidates, and administrators. Employers can sign up for job post packages and manage jobs and applications, including accepting and rejecting candidates. Candidates can apply for jobs using their online resume, by uploading a resume, or by connecting their LinkedIn account.
Jobera is a beautiful premium jobs board theme powered by a built-in drag-and-drop page builder. Employers, recruiters, and job seekers can be provided with portals to interact with jobs and resumes. It is compatible with the WP Job Manager plugin as well as many of its add-ons, so you can create a customized job portal with the specific functionality you desire.
FreelanceEngine is another powerful job marketplace theme from EngineThemes. With options for freelancers to post their own availability, as well as employer options to search for qualified applicants, this theme is a one stop solution for creating a job directory. Plus, just like all themes created by Engine Themes, you can upgrade your theme package at any time to access premium extensions for added functionality.
While getting jobs posted on your site and attracting job seeker traffic can be a challenge, getting a jobs board up and running on WordPress doesn’t have to be a challenge.
From our list, you should be able to find the perfect plugin or theme to create a jobs board that meets your needs. If you’ve been thinking about setting up a jobs board, there’s nothing standing in your way – just pick one and get started!
Have you set up a jobs board before? Did you use any of these plugins or themes? We would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!