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How Much Should a Job Board Website Cost?

Not to be confused with recruitment websites, job boards are a great way for businesses to find qualified employees. Job boards allow advertisers to post jobs and then wait for qualified applicants to apply. However, building a job board website is not a trivial task. There are many things you need to consider before beginning your process of hiring a developer, including what kind of features you want your site to have, if you plan on using an existing design template, and more.

If you're considering building your own job board website or hiring someone else to build one for you, read on for some helpful advice on how much it should cost and what it may entail.

How much does a job board website cost?

Job boards are a great way to find qualified employees, but building one is not an easy task. That's why prices can vary depending on the amount of functionality required.

If you are hiring someone else to build your site, it will likely cost between £25,000 and £45,000. Design templates that are customizable will also come with a higher price tag - usually around £50,000. If you want your website to have certain specific features like job matching or video interviewing, then the price will increase by as much as £20,000.

If you want to hire a developer to build your website from scratch and customizing it as you go along, then expect to pay an additional £20,000 for each year of development time required.

The job of building a website

The first thing you need to do when considering building your own site or hiring someone else to build one for you is to determine what kind of developer you want. If you want to hire your own developer, there are many things that go into the cost and time it takes for this process. It can take anywhere from £25,000 and up to build a website and on average it takes about six months before the site is completed. You'll also need to consider how much your developer will charge per hour. Some developers charge as low as £50 - £75 per hour while others can charge as high as £250 - £400 an hour. You will also require a developer that has extensive experience in recruitment, job boards and search!

If you instead decide to hire out the task of building a job board, there are some additional considerations you need to make. You might be able to find a freelancer who can complete the project quickly and for less money than hiring someone full-time. However, with freelancers, there is no guarantee they will give the same level of care and detail that a full-time employee would provide. There is also no long-term commitment with freelancers, meaning they could potentially stop working for you at any moment without notice or warning. When hiring someone full-time, you have more certainty that they will stay on board with your company until the project is completed.

How much should you spend on the design of your job board?

An important part of building a job board website is the design. The design will determine how professional your website looks to visitors, which will help you engage more qualified applicants for your business or organization.

The cost of designing your site can vary, but it often depends on what you want it to look like. It also depends on whether you'll be using an existing template or if the designer will need to create something new for you.

If you want to use an existing design template, designers may charge anywhere from £5,000 to £8,000. To get a fresh design that's unique to your site may cost upwards of £15,000. Keep in mind that these are just estimates and prices can vary depending on how complex your job board is and other factors.

What features should your job board have?

As we've discussed, there are many different features you should consider when building your job board. Some of the most popular job board software features include:

  • Ecommerce functioanlity for advertisers to pay to advertise
  • A post a job form
  • A job seeker form to apply for jobs
  • Ability to upload documents and resume
  • Filter jobs by location and category
  • Advanced search capabilities
  • Job alert functionality

The first question you should ask yourself is how many features you want. How much do each of these features cost? If you don't want any of them, then do not require a job board, but if you want to use all the features mentioned above it could cost upwards of £15,000 to build or hire someone else to do it. For example, if you were to use a template design that already has these features included in the price, it would likely cost less than £5,000, however, this is likely to fall very short of expectations and is highly discouraged. The more advanced the site becomes with these types of features included, the higher the price will be.

Alternative solution

One great alternative to the headache of developing your own job board is have a specialist vendor build it for you such as Nodex. Utilising this method allows you to call on the vendor's multiple years of experience in the industry without paying the hefty research and development costs associated with developing a job board from scratch, this is because they've already paid that price for you when developing their product or service.

Choosing the right vendor for your project is a personal choice, there are many things to consider including: design, performance, UX or user experience, support and most often overlooked but important is your general rapport with the vendor. You should always ask questions and research the answers you're given to determine if they have your best interests in mind or are just after your money!

Conclusion

Job boards can be a great source of leads for your business. However, you should be prepared to set aside some money for the design and features of your website. If you are interested in hiring a developer, the sky is the limit. However, if you are not interested in the business side of things, you can hire out your development needs for a reasonable price. There really is no upper limit on what features your job board website should have. Keep in mind that the more features you want, the more expensive it will be to build your job board website. The cost will also depend on what type of site you want to build.

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