Well, we’ve received a lot of requests from our dear customers to support a jobseeker section in JobEngine – wordpress job board theme. Guess what? We’ve actually been working on one since last month!

Although we’re still figuring how things should work and changing them around for the most optimized user experience, the first round of our design work has come down to a notable version and we just can’t wait to reveal to you some parts of it.

Basically, the module inherits the current JobEngine style and strictly follows the simplicity philosophy of EngineThemes. We asked questions and looked for answers under different roles and perspectives. What would job board owners really need when supporting jobseekers in their job boards? More important, what must they need to support for job hunters? What would employers look for when they’re searching for a qualified candidate? And how would jobseekers want their professional profiles built?

This way of brainstorming makes sure the final design to be, firstly, useful for its audience, then elegantly clear and clean.

JobEngine jobseeker list - WordPress job portal theme

Employers should be able to filter through a list of professionals easily to get their most wanted candidates

Creating a professional profile shouldn’t require hard work. Fill out a couple of forms and… that’s it! That’s how it should be done. It’s what job board owners should provide to their users at the beginning. In addition, importing personal data from an existing LinkedIn profile is also a handy shortcut.

 

JobEngine jobseeker signup form - WordPress job board theme

The education and work experience information are displayed in an attractive visual way.

The jobseeker profile should be briefly informative. Don’t try to turn your job board into a second LinkedIn! Jobseekers should never include every single detail from the very first projects to their old bosses’ recommendations. The first impression is important and you can only help them achieve it with a professional profile, not with a long, boring autobiography.

We’ve learned that the “introduction” is one of the most important things in a profile. Employers want the candidates to explain why they should hire them. A short “about me” paragraph, therefore, should always appear in the topmost place.

JobEngine professional profile - WordPress job board theme

Being able to fine tune your profile right in the frontend is a great experience

Our beta version for the jobseeker module may be published in June, with most of the core features. We still have a lot of ideas to work on at the moment. One of which would be the payment system for publicizing a jobseeker profile.

Are you excited as we are? What else do you think should we support in the jobseeker module? Leave your comments below and we’ll surely consider every single idea of yours to improve JobEngine Job Portal Wordpres Theme over time.

 

60 Comments
  • andrew
    May  06TH,  2013

    JobEngine is the great theme. Now with this, it is the best.

  • akbrothers germany
    May  06TH,  2013

    YEAH! 🙂

    • Khoa Lê Nguyễn Anh
      May  06TH,  2013

      Baris, your comment: Too long; didn’t read :))

      • akbrothers germany
        May  06TH,  2013

        you’re right! : D hahaha!

  • Hans Steup
    May  06TH,  2013

    YEAH (2) !

  • Hans Steup
    May  06TH,  2013

    Maybe step 1 could be “Create Your Resume” and could automatically be “Create An Account” when clicking “submit”. Consider the consistency effect. Creating an account after setting up the resume (= confirming what you have created two seconds before) could be easier than creating an account before getting what you want (the resume). Some people see creating an account, even when it’s free, as a kind of “entrance fee”.

    • Anh Chau
      May  07TH,  2013

      Thanks Hans. Awesome feedback as always!

      The idea of creating a resume before registering is great. It’s also the same way as the current job posting process. We’ll consider this more for our next changes.

      And thanks for the helpful articles about LinkedIn! 🙂

      • Hans Steup
        May  08TH,  2013

        de nada 🙂

  • Khoa Lê Nguyễn Anh
    May  06TH,  2013

    We forgot one: this is a big update but it’s free ( no no, it’s free for only existing customer ) 😀

  • Sam
    May  06TH,  2013

    Can you make sure it is optional, can be switched on or off. Not everyone will want to use it. Thanks,

    • Khoa Lê Nguyễn Anh
      May  06TH,  2013

      Yes, sure Sam. We knew some job boards don’t want to have the resume section, just only jobs 🙂

  • InteractiveDsgr
    May  06TH,  2013

    Great update! Congrats. Cant wait for it!

  • gildas fegeant
    May  06TH,  2013

    Hello dear Engine’ Team!

    We do love what you are trying to do with the job seeker pages. It is worth waiting for !

    By the way, we would like to know if we will be able to get a similar page as “job seeker profile” one for Employers profile pages ?

    Thx you so much for supporting us!

    Gildas

    • Anh Chau
      May  07TH,  2013

      Yeah it seems that the company page should also be updated. We’ll get back at this after our 1st beta version is finished.
      Thanks for the encouragement!

  • openlime
    May  07TH,  2013

    This is really amazing! I like how clean it is, the look and feel is really good. One question – are the education and work experience timelines ascending by default (oldest to newest)? Will there be a descending option (newest to oldest)? Another question – I’m assuming the jobseeker module will have its own set of CSS files? So the tweaks we made to the employer module will not cascade to the jobseeker module, and we’ll have to style (or re-style) the jobseeker module independently of the employer module?

    Regardless, I have one word – AWESOME!

    • Anh Chau
      May  07TH,  2013

      Thanks for your great feedback!
      Yes, the education & experience should be from newest to oldest. And another yes for the CSS matter. This jobseeker module will be implemented in a way that you can easily disable/enable it without affecting your current setup.

  • Andrey Simakov
    May  07TH,  2013

    Waiting for it!

  • Sam
    May  08TH,  2013

    Fantastic new. Other important things for me: In the panel of the Employers:
    “Resume Saved”, “Candidate Applied” and “My Jobs”, it would be possible? Thank you.

  • AussieJay
    May  08TH,  2013

    Love it! Agree with Hans Steup that a resume or jobseeker profile should be created before or during registration. Gives more value to signing up to a job board. Would love to see a flexible option where jobseekers pay a membership fee to upload their resumes and have them visible to employers.

    Adding languages spoken is also an important field within a resume/jobseeker profile. Maybe give job boarders the option to include whatever profile fields they deem necessary for their job board.

    • Anh Chau
      May  11TH,  2013

      Thanks for the great feedback! 🙂

      Well, implementing a payment system for this jobseeker module may be added to our future product plan. Before that, we’ll focus on getting the 1st beta version ready in June.

      Giving jobboarders the option to add custom profile fields is also another great idea to increase the flexibility of JobEngine. We will definitely consider this feature for our next versions. 🙂

  • AussieJay
    May  08TH,  2013

    Another idea is allowing for the auto fill and sync of a jobseeker’s LinkedIn profile. This allows jobseekers to sync their details without having to waste time completing the same details again on a job board.

    • Anh Chau
      May  11TH,  2013

      Yeah, sure thing! This awesome feature has been included in our first beta version. 🙂

      • AussieJay
        May  16TH,  2013

        Nice! Keep up the great work!

  • Agency Jobs
    May  09TH,  2013

    This is great (really love the layout and social array)

    Some feedback

    WISHLIST — maybe is already covered

    1) way for person to sign up/in with linked in or facebook profile
    2) Way for person to pass linked in variables over to their resume here (someone mentioned that one)
    3) Way for a person to ‘mask’ themselves (maybe just a way to hide their name and to mark any company as ‘company confidential’) to protect themselves from negative sentiment if they already have a job but their employer also participates on your site
    4) Way for site to charge
    5) Ability for employers to ‘filter’ by SKILLS and not just job profession

    6) Ability to charge for profile view access (optional)
    7) Ability to not let general public view resumes
    8) Ability to charge resume submitters to appear in a premium way in search results or filters

    Other comment: When a person doesnt fill in a field — that field shouldnt show as a place holder in their final profile

    HOLY GRAIL FEATURE
    9) Ability for resume profile/accounts to ‘follow’ company profiles vs just subscribing to an email
    ………..companies would have a dashboard that shows not only how many people are following them but also how many people of certain job professions and the ability to see follows by skills
    ………..when companies post jobs the resume/profile person would also receive an activity notice that a company they are following has posted some kind of job

    OTHER UNRELATED WISHLIST
    ……ability for original job posts to automatically write over to twitter and/or facebook (maybe even a social media field where the user can put the shorter sentence to describe the job
    …..additionally the ability for the admin to add any hashtag or working to any social posting (like #yoursitename)…manageable from admin (i think of your competitors already has this functionality)

    • Anh Chau
      May  11TH,  2013

      This is even more than what we would expect. Thanks for the long list of ideas & improvements!
      You’re right, many points in the list have been covered while the others need to go through some more discussions and considerations before being included.
      Thanks again 🙂 Your list is very helpful.

  • Jobblet
    May  13TH,  2013

    It would be great if you could tie in the user registration with Aweber’s API that way when a user signs up Aweber users can start sending job related emails.

    User signs up
    User gets signed up for the Aweber list you designate

    That’s i all I have with my wishlist.

    • jobblet
      May  13TH,  2013

      Oops that would be great too for Employers that sign up that way you can keep communications open for both sets!

  • Divyang Patel
    May  13TH,  2013

    Hi Team,

    JobEngine is nice theme. Below are some suggestions for JobSeeker module

    1) Block employers ( To safeguard job seeker from current employer)

    2) Featured profile ( In search results. Can charge job seekers )

    3) Custom fields

    4) Employer should be able to send email to job seeker for suitable opening

    Waiting for this upgrade to get through before buying!

    Regards,
    Divyang

  • John
    May  29TH,  2013

    Will jobseekers have to pay to submit resume or will we be able to charge job listers to access the resumes?

    • azedgetech
      Jun  15TH,  2013

      Usually, the job lister would pay for some amount of weekly/monthly access, and the jobseeker would not have to pay to find a job.
      Will that be the case with the JobSeeker engine?

  • John
    May  29TH,  2013

    Also would we be able to make resumes anonymous until a company requests the details?

    • hallyufever
      Jun  16TH,  2013

      In addition, Employers who wish to view the resume must pay to have access to the resume.

  • Amber
    Jun  05TH,  2013

    I just read somewhere that this is not going to be released until July. Is there a beta that we can test available?

    • Anh Chau
      Jun  07TH,  2013

      Yeah the module will come as a beta version first and we will continue to provide fixes and implement needed features starting from July. 🙂

  • Jonas
    Jun  05TH,  2013

    First of all this is a great Theme! Great job! I would like to see a feuture connected to the resume account where you as a joobseeker are able to save certain jobs for browsing later on. Something like the “remaind me later” feuture but onsite in your accounts dashboard!

    Thanks again for a great theme!

    • Anh Chau
      Jun  07TH,  2013

      It is indeed a great idea. We will consider adding it to the module in the future. 🙂

  • alberto_alvarez
    Jun  14TH,  2013

    I’m very interested in this plugin, in July publish the demo?? no. How much cost the module???

    • Anh Chau
      Jun  14TH,  2013

      This module will be included in the theme, Alberto. 🙂 We’re trying our best to release it this July. A beta version may soon come in a couple weeks. Glad you like it!

  • azedgetech
    Jun  15TH,  2013

    One item on the wishlist for me is to have control over the order of the fields – both the custom fields, as well as the default fields (same wish for the jobengine theme…) 🙂

  • derick
    Jun  16TH,  2013

    Subscription option for Employers

    I really LOVE this theme but to make it work, it would be great if you can incorporate several payment option:

    Choice 1 – Free – View any (editable number of) resumes. –> Give employers the chance to either view/save/print a resume for free.
    Choice 2 – Single Payment –> For $XXX, employers will be given option to (a) view/save/print (selected number) of resumes
    Choice 3 – Monthy Subscription –> For $XXX, employers will be given option to (a) view/save/print (selected number) of resumes
    Choice 4 – Power User –> For $XXX, employers will be given option to view ALL resumes AND post jobs in featured post for number of days.

    • Anh Chau
      Jun  18TH,  2013

      Thanks for your great suggestions on the payment options!

      Well, the choices will surely make JobEngine flexible to different job boards. However, we tend to keep JobEngine as much simple and clear as possible. We will continue to consider the options and may try a few approaches before making any decisions. 🙂

  • Tim
    Jun  21ST,  2013

    i like how you keep us all updated on your progress and involve us in the process. i will not mention any names, but most other companies keep us in the dark and are not responsive.

    what id love to see is:
    a) the job seeker registration, dashboard etc.
    b) the ability to charge companies to browse the resume database. this is a very common thing in job boards. you could make this available as a seperate ‘resume pricing plan’.

    • Anh Chau
      Jun  21ST,  2013

      Thanks for your feedback, Tim! The registration and dashboard pages are certainly included in this resume module. We’re currently considering the payment options, and yeah, it might be implemented separately.

      • Tim
        Jun  23RD,  2013

        what kind of info will you have in the dashboard? i could imagine that some things might be handy:
        – jobs (recently viewed, ‘starred’ jobs (favorites, for later viewing)
        – profile (to change profile, duh)
        – password (to change the pass, duh)

        this would follow the same setup as the dashboard for employers. just the info is different.

        you could also create an extra options in the dash, called ‘job alerts’. in this section you can set personal preferences (ie. based on location, job category, contract type etc.). + checkbox options called ‘push to dashboard’ and ‘notify me by email’.

        This could serve to:
        a) push job recommendations to the jobs list in the dash, above the ‘viewed’ and ‘starred’ jobs.
        b) act like an email alert this would notify users and trigger them to visit the site. otherwise, they will only see it when going to the site.

  • Tim
    Jun  21ST,  2013

    another idea: social login, use fb, twitter, linkedin profile to register as job seeker. no need for yet another account….makes it very easy to register. no fuzz.

    • Anh Chau
      Jun  21ST,  2013

      We included importing data from LinkedIn profile to your JobEngine jobseeker account. Maybe more registration way will come in the future! 😉

  • Hoianddoei
    Jul  02ND,  2013

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait to see it on my site! Is there any date we can expect this awesome update?

  • Anh Chau
    Jul  06TH,  2013

    As we promised before, a demo site for the resume module has been set up at http://demo.enginethemes.com/jobseeker.
    We’re glad that we are finally able to give you a little preview of our hard work!

    The current demo site only preview a small part of our product plan for the resume module. Although it might look over-simplified at the moment, the complexity is actually in the inside. We need to make sure the data and coding architecture to be solid enough for the continuous development of our product plan. And the first steps are always complicated and time-consuming. 🙂

    You can log into the administrator account admindemo (password: admindemo) as in the official demo site. In this resume demo site, we don’t limit the admin permissions and with each resume posted, you need to use this admin account to approve the profile in the backend.

    Have a great weekend!

  • Flo
    Jul  10TH,  2013

    Please, what’s news about the jobseeker module ?

  • Matt
    Jul  25TH,  2013

    So have you got an eta in July when its coming… i saw somewhere this week???

    • Anh Chau
      Jul  25TH,  2013

      Well. JobEngine v2.0 will surely be released this week. This version includes the jobseeker module (still in beta) and some other improvements in the current sections.

      We will make sure you get updated when it comes out. 🙂

  • adamedoe
    Jul  25TH,  2013

    Hi JE gals and pals,

    Any news about this job seeker feature? The last comment was 2 months ago, and no blog post updated this particular matter.

    Can we try a fully working beta? The one available does have the core features announced but doesn’t work on mobile 🙁

    I’m considering to swap to JE pretty soon … but I need to have a basic fully working resumes collecting system. The one on work seems to cover most of what I’ll need.

    Can’t wait to test it up 🙂

    • Anh Chau
      Jul  25TH,  2013

      Good news! We’re having JobEngine v2.0 released this week. This version includes the jobseeker module (still in beta) and some other improvements in the current sections. We will make sure you get updated when it comes out. 🙂

      • adamedoe
        Jul  25TH,  2013

        Great! Can’t wait 🙂

  • aarti
    Mar  08TH,  2016

    Hi this is a best job board theme for beginners thank u very much,i would like to now if employer can know how many candidates view their job and how many candidates apply that job. thank you.

    • Uyen Tran
      Mar  09TH,  2016

      Hello,

      Thanks a lot for your interest in our product.
      Unfortunately, they’re not yet possible with the current version of the theme. It might be achievable with custom coding but that is beyond our support.
      If you have any further question, please feel free to email to support@enginethemes.com.

      Regards.

  • Erkin
    May  02ND,  2017

    Hi can you please support me,

    I just installed JE on my local server, everything OK but resume doesn’t show on top menu and when I press “Turn The Feature On You can turn RESUME section off when you don’t need it” – option doesn’t save.

    Thanks for support

    • Thao Le
      May  04TH,  2017

      Hi Erkin,
      Regarding the problem, please send us a ticket at https://www.enginethemes.com/help/ by choosing Technical Problems section. Our TS will check and help you resolve this problem.
      Thank you.

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