Job Categories

Categories‘  allow grouping posted jobs according to their categories and general disciplines i.e. ‘Software’, ‘Teaching’, ‘Pharmaceutical’, etc.

To access Categories panel go to wp-admin / Settings (WPJB) / Categories.

 

Categories’ shows information about the list of job categories with ‘Title’, ‘Slug’, ‘Total Jobs’ and ‘Total Resumes’.

  • Title: It shows the name used to identify the job category almost everywhere, for example under the post or in the category widget.
  • Slug: It is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.
  • Total Jobs: It shows the number of jobs posted for the selected job category.
  • Total Resumes: It shows the total number of candidates applied for the selected job category.

Managing Job Categories

Now you can work on your Job ‘Categories’, if you don’t have any, you can easily create it. Click the button ‘Add New‘. When you do this, you will see a page which will allow creating a ‘Categories‘.

Here you can see three options.

  • Category Title – Create a name for your categories.
  • Category Slug – It is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.
  • Order – The smaller the number the higher the item will be displayed in the list.

The user can delete or edit the particular job category entry by hovering the mouse on particular job category title.

  1. Scott
    Reply

    How can I use the job category instead of keyword query on the job list page? My website caters to an industry with only a few categories. Thanks in advance.

    • Greg
      Reply

      Currently it’s not really possible without modifying jobs list template file.

  2. Barnabas
    Reply

    How can I define sub-categorie(s) as child of a category?
    IS that possible?

    Thanks in advance,

    • Greg
      Reply

      Hi, i am afraid that right now WPJB allows only one level categories.

      • Hello Greg,

        Well, it’s quite big problem for us as our webpage/job search service built on that category/subcategory logic.
        Is there any workaround or other solution what you can provide to us within support?

        Thanks in advance,

      • Hello Greg,

        Can you please at least answer on my question?
        Is that possible to provide us any solution about category/sub-category problem within support?

        Thanks in advance,

        • NF
          Reply

          You can “flatten” categories with a naming convention.

          eg. $cars[“wheels”,”windshields”,”headlights”] ->
          “Cars: Wheels”, “Cars: Windshields”, “Cars: Headlights”

          This maintains alphabetical sorting and forces selecting the appropriate “subcategory” as a primary category

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