Thanks to the no-code revolution, creating a job board with hundreds or even thousands of listings has become extremely simple. So simple in fact, job boards have been coined the "hello world" of no-code.
In this guide, I'm going to show you step by step on how to create a job listing for your business or community with search, filters and even automations. We’ll break up the guide into 4 easy to follow sections — have fun and let us know how you go!
- Managing Job Listings
- Creating Job Board
- Receiving job applications
- Receiving notifications
- Publishing Job Board
Before we get started on creating our job listing, we will need to create an Airtable base for storing and managing our jobs. New to Airtable? No worries, create a free account first.
Next, you can copy this free Job Board Template into your Airtable account to work off or follow along as reference.
Job Board Template
Hey there, if you're looking to create a careers page (job board) for your business or community using no-code tools - Then this Airtable template for applicant tracking is for you! This template can provide the foundation for your office's job recruitment process. These are all the job positions that are either open or closed.
Now that we have our jobs ready to go on Airtable, we'll be creating our listing on Pory. Pory is a platform for creating applications on top of Airtable using drag and drop blocks. It also provides your users with accounts and the ability to edit information.
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- Select Create App from your workspace and choose a layout. We went with the job board layout for the demo (you can always change it later from the editor).
This is the editor where you can do things like adding new sections, pages and integrations. Let’s connect our Airtable data to the listing.
- Hover over the job listing section and click on Edit Listing
If you're new to Pory, you'll be asked to enter your API key. This is used to authorize Pory to access your Airtable base.
- Select create listing for… Anyone
Creating a listing for anyone means anyone can view it. We’ll talk about user listings later.
- Select your Airtable Base and which Table to use
We’ve selected the base Job Board and the table called Jobs.
Selecting an Airtable view will display your job listing in that order. You can also select the number of records to display.
- Select the View Settings tab
- Select Airtable view
- Select to Filter Settings tab
- Select the method Generate using single select or multiple select fields. This will create filterable dropdown menus using the options from Airtable.
- Select the Search Settings tab
- Select which fields are searchable i.e. position, company
Click Save before continuing
- Select Card View from the top
- Select which fields to display for each job in the listing. I've gone ahead and mapped:
- Title to our Position field
- Subtitle to Company field
- Action Button to Listing URL field
- Tags to Type field
- Image to Logo field
- Select the Detailed View option from the left sidebar and select a view type
This is the view for when a user clicks on a job to view more information. By default it opens in a side by side view.
- Save and Continue
Remember to click on Save and Continue before continuing
- Select the Detailed View tab
- Add blocks to display information
The Airtable base includes an Applicants table with a form view used for collecting submissions.
This is the same form that is opened when you click on the Apply button from the job listing. To get your Airtable from URL:
- Click on Share Form
- Paste this link in your Positions table
- Add a pre-fill query for each position
Now when a user applies for the position, it will automatically select the position.
- Make sure the Jobs and Applicants table is linked using the field type Link to another record. This will show us who has applied for the open position.
Once you're happy with everything, it's time to set up some automations to let us know when someone applies for a position.
- Click on Automations from Airtable
- Select Send an email or Slack Message
- Select the trigger type When a record is created
- Select the table Applications
- Fill in your email details.
Turn on the automation!
Now when someone applies for a job, you should receive an email.
Another automation idea could be sending out updates to applicants based on the application's status. For example, an email can be sent when the status of the job changes from pending to in review or even a thank you message when the application is closed.
Congrats - you should now have a working job board! But before we hit the publish button, don't forget to edit the placeholders and upload your site assets (logo, favicon, colors). Also have a play around with the different blocks.
3, 2, 1 publish! 🚀
Give your job board a free .pory.app domain or upgrade your account to either embed your job board into an existing site, create a subdomain i.e. https://careers.company.com or a new domain i.e. https://company.com.
That's it! Let us know how you go and reach out if you have any questions. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! ✨