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Is buddypress right for me? Job Recruitment Site

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    I have installed buddypress and am getting familiar with it, but I’m starting to wonder if it will do what I need.

    Basically I’m starting a job recruitment site and want members to be able to choose between being employer of job seeker upon registration. I want employers to be able to post jobs to global blog and want job seekers to be able to set up a profile for themselves and search job postings.

    any help is much appreciated!

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    Buddypress is always the right way to go.
    I do suggest buddypress.

    In your case I would use a plugin that allows users to pick a group to join during registering.
    1) Employer
    2)Job seeker

    From there you can enable forums in the group that will act as posting for employers.

    That’s just a quick though off the top of my head.
    Buddypress if the quickest and fastest way to do something like that.
    I wouldn’t suggest any other way.

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    Appreciate that @yadigit

    I really like what I’ve seen so far, but I haven’t been able to configure buddypress exactly for what I want. Maybe I haven’t got a good enough handle on how it works yet.

    I have spent a couple days looking for a plugin that would give me something like that, but haven’t found one. Also I haven’t found a way that I can have a global blog and allow some members to be able to post to it or a plug in that will allow members to upload documents (just work on group docs together or upload other rich media).

    I’m interested in continuing to work with buddypress and find a fun project to do something with it, but for this project I’m leaning towards Joomla! with a job component (built in integration for recruitment sites w/ features like resume builder etc…)

    Hopefully someone makes something like this for Buddypress soon – maybe one day I’ll be able to!
    Seems like a very promising platform, but perhaps the programming community needs to catch up to it’s potential.

    Thanks again for your suggestion.

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    Ive worked with Joomla, Drupal, and tested pretty much ALL CMS, I found buddypress is easy to config. (once you learn your way around it.)

    As for as the global blog, I found a plugin that allows front page posting ( you could put this in a page as Post a Job listing, and acually make a custom page to display different types of jobs. (ex, computers, part time, full time) and have that as a required option for the blog posting.

    I wish you best of luck to your site! =D

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    Roger Coathup


    We have job postings and different user roles running on a couple of our BuddyPress based websites.

    Essentially though, it’s a task that requires a skilled developer, rather than being a simple configuration.

    You’ll need a bespoke build – in our case, we have our own custom post types for jobs, use WordPress user roles & capabilities to differentiate between user types, and ‘hook’ them in to BuddyPress as a new component. For the bells and whistles, we also integrate payments and cron jobs to monitor and tidy up when job ads expire.

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