Location, location, location. Whether you are a local, national or global job board, location matters!

Our latest feature announcement enables job seekers to explore jobs on a map, performing visual map based searches.

New Feature: Job Map

Introducing the Job Map

By popular request, we’ve added a job map widget and dedicated map page to JobBoard.io.

Job seekers can zoom into their city or town – or zoom out and explore global opportunities.

How does the map work?

  • The map automatically updates with new opportunities posted on your job board. Up to 500 jobs can be displayed.
  • The map automatically centers on your jobs
  • Jobs are intelligently clustered into groups based upon their location. Red pins are used for individual jobs – which can be clicked to view summary information. Blue pins show job clusters – where several jobs are available in that area.
  • Job seekers can click and zoom on a map location to view available opportunities in that area
  • We currently only zoom down to a city/town level – we’ll look to add street address geocoding in a future phase
  • Works great on mobile as well!

The job map can be used in 2 different ways:

  • Go to the Homepage Layout Editor to add this new widget to your homepage.
  • Link to the dedicated map page (yourdomain.com/jobs/map).  Here is a great example: http://jobs.cwea.org/jobs/map

Example Use Cases

  • Jobs are usually sorted by date of posting – so older job posts generally receive less applications. Be sure to tell employers their job will be displayed on a job map for the duration of their listing, increasing awareness of the opportunity.
  • Global job board? Add a job map link to your navigation to encourage job seekers to explore your opportunities globally.
  • National job board? Add a job map widget to your sidebar to show all your opportunities at a glance.

We can’t wait to see how you use the new job map to customize your job board!

This feature was added as a result of your feedback. If you have feedback or feature suggestions we’d love to hear them – click the ‘chat’ icon and let us know your thoughts!

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