5 Tools to Add a Job Board to Your Blog or Website

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Adding a job board to your blog is a great way to offer something useful to readers and make money at the same time. Job boards work well on niche blogs. For example, a blog about nursing could offer a job board featuring jobs in the medical field, or a blog about a specific city could offer a job board featuring local opportunities. Job boards enable you to make money when employers submit a job posting or when applicants submit their applications. Some tools are free and others have fees attached to them. Consider your goals and evaluate the tools listed below to find the best solution for your blog.


What We Like
  • Easy to set up and use.

  • Advertising module makes it easy to get wide exposure.

What We Don't Like
  • Unreliable customer support.

  • Takes a sizable commission.

The JobThread offers both a free standalone widget that provides job opportunities related to your site and a free comprehensive job board tool. You can customize colors, design, content, and so on, so the job board matches your blog and the widget offers the types of jobs you want your audience to see. You can see the JobThread job board in action on Wired.

WPJobBoard WordPress Plugin

What We Like
  • Modify source code for unlimited customization.

  • Free WordPress job board theme.

What We Don't Like
  • On the expensive side.

  • Only available for WordPress blogs.

If you use the self-hosted WordPress.org blogging application, then the premium WPJobBoard plugin might be a good option for your job board. The plugin is reasonably priced and offers a wide variety of features. For example, you can integrate your job board into your blog's theme, create promotional codes, automate emails, assign specific pricing and currencies, create categories, create varied job types, accept PayPal payments, and use a variety of widgets for searches, feeds, recent job lists, and featured jobs. You can follow the link to view a live demo of the WPJobBoard plugin admin area in the WordPress dashboard and a live job board.

Web Scribble

What We Like
  • Interface is visually attractive.

  • Extensive reporting for website admins.

What We Don't Like
  • Complicated to set up.

  • Mixed customer service reviews.

Web Scribble, formerly webJobs, is a job board program with a price tag, but it might be within your budget depending on the features you need. Web Scribble is offered at a flat fee which goes up with each additional plugin feature you add. For example, for each method of payment you want to accept (PayPal, Google Checkout, and others), you have to pay an additional fee. Also, if you want to include advertising, a resume wizard, zip codes, or bulk job posting, then you need to pay an additional fee for each of those added features. This tool is best suited for a business or larger website that needs a more customized solution than the free Simply Hired and JobThread tools offer.


What We Like
  • Extensive customer support.

  • Flexible service plans.

What We Don't Like
  • No trial version.

  • Prices aren't transparent.

Jobbex is a job board software tool with a big price tag. This tool is best suited to large businesses and websites that want to offer their own full-fledged job board. There are two primary versions: Standard (which offers a job board without monetization) and e-Commerce (which offers a job board with monetization through registration on your site). You can see an example of Jobbex Standard on the Job spot website. Unfortunately, you need to pay to register on a site using the Jobbex e-Commerce tool in order to see it in action. However, you can follow the link to see a list of Jobbex customers.