OK so for a while now I have been trying to get a job board on my network but after searching for months/years on ways to do it, it finally made me realised that why not use google to search for jobs. I mean most people looking for jobs today I bet usually start off Googling it.
So today I finally figured out on adding a Job Search Engine to my page using Google Custom Search.
Let me know what you guys think?
Here is my page
I like it but the drawback is it's taking people away from your site - and they're going to wonder why they should do that on your site instead of just on Google.
have you tried this job board..you can iframe it to your network...
Precisely SP! I also customized a job thread plug in and even added a little silver open briefcase above it so it looks like the jobs are coming out of the briefcase LOL
I used yahoo pipes to make a custom job board with specific categories that pull from the major job sites. See it here www.mycoachbook.com.
Thanks. We have a lot of jobs and consultancy positions on my network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org. However, one thing we are missing that a # of employers have asked for is a resume database. I did ask about this a year ago and some people suggested posting on a profile, but this isn't very practical. Does anyone have suggestions for how to create or embed a searchable resume database into a Ning Network?
I think this is a great solution, Dennis. Thanks for sharing!
That custom google search creators has on its home page I'd like to implement on my network. I've done it before and have set up the search on google already but I cant remember how I placed the code before. Can you assist me in this please?
If you're going to stay with Custom Search have you thought about refining the sites indexed? So, for example, you choose 20 top job sites and get your Custom Search to only index those.
From what I see now, the search requires people to include "jobs". If you limit the CS to only employment sites (or pages etc) then all people have to search for is the location and/or field of expertise.
You also have Refinements on Custom Search so if we assume you have a limited number of job categories your members will be interested in, you can actually set up search tabs for each one. (for example, your tabs would be: All Jobs, Design, Casting, Agencies, Venues etc).
And finally, with regard to the idea that the search takes people away from your site, you have a feature called Promotions. This allows you to insert links and notifications based on particular search results. For example, based on a search for "auditions" or "casting sessions", users are prompted with a message that says "Top Member tips for a successful audition", bringing them back onto your site.
Thinking further ahead, if you give priority to certain sites that's a way to look for sponsorship.
Nice idea, thanks for sharing.