MembershipWorks is excited to unveil its latest offering: the ProgramMatek Job Board Plugin for Squarespace. While Squarespace is known for its user-friendly interface, it may not always provide all the necessary features. Enter the ProgramMatek job board plugin, a seamless solution that allows you to effortlessly add a job bank to your Squarespace site, no coding knowledge required.
The Benefits of a Squarespace Job Board
Incorporating a job board into your Squarespace site can transform your organization into a thriving career hub, providing valuable job opportunities for your members. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider adding a job board:
- Generate Revenue: By offering employers the opportunity to list job openings on your board, you can earn money, especially during this period of increased job vacancies post the “Great Resignation.” This is particularly advantageous if you have a niche audience of job seekers.
- Member Retention: A job board enhances the value of your membership by directly impacting your members’ pocketbooks. It increases their chances of finding suitable employment, fostering member loyalty.
- Automation Tools: Say goodbye to the hassle of manually posting job listings on your website. The ProgramMatek job board provides seamless automation tools that enable employers to add, edit, and remove listings themselves.
- Members-Only Access: Elevate your revenue potential by offering exclusive job board access to members only. By tying your job bank to a membership plugin, you can create additional revenue streams by charging for memberships.
ProgramMatek Job Board Features
While there are limited job board options available for Squarespace, not all solutions are created equal. It’s essential to prioritize the features that align with your organization’s specific needs. Here’s a closer look at the features of the ProgramMatek Job Board for Squarespace:
With the ProgramMatek Job Board, administrators can effortlessly add and remove fields, tailoring the board to their industry. Generate tags related to specific industries and employers in your region, allowing applicants to quickly find relevant job listings.
In today’s mobile-dominated world, it’s crucial to ensure that your job board is viewable on smaller devices. The MembershipWorks job bank for Squarespace seamlessly scales to the size of the user’s device. Employers can easily navigate the employer dashboard, job listings, and admin controls from any screen size.
Coding Skills Not Required
Implementing a job board shouldn’t require advanced technical skills. ProgramMatek provides simple copy-and-paste snippets for easy installation. Building three dedicated pages on your site will enable your job bank’s functionality:
- Listings page for members or the public
- Employer job bank submission form page
- Listings management page with login
What Sets the ProgramMatek Job Board Apart
While some job boards focus solely on providing job-related features, the ProgramMatek job board goes a step further by integrating a comprehensive membership management system. This seamless integration with a membership platform allows your job board to generate non-dues revenue and provides additional value for organizations with existing members.
Tips for Setting Up Your Job Board
To make the most of your job board, consider implementing the following strategies:
Create an Apply Link
Employers can use the ProgramMatek job board to include a field for job application links. If an employer does not provide a link, ensure they include application details within the job description.
Showcase Detailed Job Postings
Well-detailed job postings attract more applicants compared to shorter, less descriptive listings. Administrators can use default job posting fields or add additional fields to gather more comprehensive information from employers. Including these additional details helps candidates make informed decisions about job opportunities.
Offer Unlimited Job Listings
To attract employers and increase job visibility, consider allowing free job listings initially. This approach demonstrates the value of your job board to employers, who may be more willing to invest in paid listings later. Promote your job board to employers first, followed by prospective employees to create more exposure for job listings.
Include Job Details
Encourage employers to fill in as much information as possible about their job listings. The ProgramMatek job board includes fields for salary range, job title, requirements, and more. This additional information saves time for both employers and candidates, filtering out unqualified applicants and expediting the screening process.
Provide Business Information
Ensure employers provide essential details about their business, such as department, name, and location. This extra information helps candidates conduct thorough research before applying or attending interviews. Making these fields required improves the quality of your listings.
Adding the ProgramMatek Job Board to Your Squarespace Web Page
Incorporating the ProgramMatek job board plugin into your Squarespace site is a breeze. Follow these simple steps:
- Set up an account with ProgramMatek.
- Enter your payment gateway information in ProgramMatek > Organization Settings to collect funds online (if applicable).
- Optionally create membership levels in Labels & Membership, along with the membership sign-up snippet for inclusion on your site (required for membership-based job board access).
- Create a job board under Jobs/Other Boards.
- Add the job bank snippets to the relevant pages on your site. Find the snippets in your job board’s Dashboard within the Embed tab.
- Optionally, add a member manage account snippet to another page for members to access job board features and manage their profiles.
Customize your job board further by adding, editing, and removing fields to match your organization’s unique requirements. You can also create tags and customize system emails to enhance the user experience.
What Makes the ProgramMatek Job Board Stand Out
While Squarespace lacks a built-in job board feature, third-party plugins like the ProgramMatek Job Board Plugin offer a viable solution for adding this essential functionality to your website. Consider the following distinguishing features when selecting a job board plugin:
- Listings Management: Empower employers to edit or remove their listings without administrative assistance.
- Job Categorization: Facilitate job searches by categorizing listings based on industry, location, job title, and other relevant factors.
- Monetization Options: Generate revenue through listing fees or restricted access for paid members. Weigh the pros and cons of each approach to maximize job postings and visibility.
- Field Customization: Customize your job bank by adding industry-specific fields to cater to your organization’s needs.
- Admin Screening: Maintain high-quality listings by enabling an approval process, allowing admins to add, edit, and remove listings.
- Stats for Employers: Provide recruiters with valuable insights into listing views and clicks.
- Automatic Expiration: Prevent outdated listings from discouraging job applicants by setting posts to automatically expire after a certain period.
- Accounting System Integration: Export job bank-related transactions to QuickBooks or Xero for streamlined accounting.
- Card on File Payment: Streamline the payment process for frequent job posters by offering the option to charge their card on file. (Available with Stripe or Authorize.net integration only.)
- Design: Look for job boards with responsive design capabilities on Squarespace, ensuring optimal user experience across devices.
- Support: Select a plugin that offers reliable and prompt support, such as the ProgramMatek Job Board Plugin, which provides unlimited free support via phone, email, and live screen share training.
- Stability and Security: Opting for a SaaS (Software as a Service) plugin like ProgramMatek ensures secure data storage and management, particularly crucial for a mission-critical revenue source or important member benefit.
- Multiple Admins: Delegate job board management tasks by granting additional administrators access to the backend. Define their access levels to suit your organization’s requirements.
For a comprehensive list of features, visit the ProgramMatek Job Board Plugin page.
Frequently Asked Questions About Squarespace Job Boards
For more information and answers to common inquiries, check out our frequently asked questions section. Additionally, explore similar job board solutions for other popular website builders, such as Weebly, Wix, and WordPress.
ProgramMatek brings you an intuitive and powerful job board plugin for Squarespace. Streamline your job listing process, enhance member engagement, and unlock new revenue opportunities. Start leveraging the ProgramMatek Job Board Plugin today.