If you’re considering setting up a job board, you need to consider the following. Firstly, these kinds of sites are ten-a-penny. There have been a lot of people at this for a long time. They know the ins-and-outs about how to get ahead of the game in this very competitive environment. And their sites are well established (in terms of brand awareness and search-engine rankings). Secondly, although people are still using job boards to find jobs, they’re, also, increasingly, finding jobs (or being found..) via social media (and in particular, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook). remote careers
So if you’re going to set up a job board you need to consider finding a job-board market that is the least saturated in terms of competition and/or that your site is different, in some important way, to what others are doing.
You can save much time and money by choosing the right web developer. You can get job boards built on the cheap. But a cheap site could end up with lots of glitches which could be costly in terms of your time and money once the site is up-and-running. On the other hand, if you want a straightforward site that just functions well and reliably, you don’t have to pay through-the-roof either. When choosing a web developer, find out whether they specialize in job boards or not. How many they have created (and have a look at the ones they have done). Ask them about the software (who developed it, how reliable it is, what its future is like in terms of development and updates etc..), whether they host job boards (how much) and whether they update the software.
Once you’ve decided which web developer to go with, then you should get an agreement down-on-paper about: who owns the job board (so there is no confusion from a legal point-of-view about who owns the site, when, for example, trying to sell it), completion-time of the website, payments made in advance, and so on.
Remember, privacy is an important legal issue for this types of sites. You’ll have to contact your country’s privacy law rep. for more information on this. “Terms & Conditions” is another issue, that has legal implications, that you’ll have to consider and plan for, as well.