Category: College

Your website can be a great avenue to recruit new talent. We recently found, an easy to use job management tool to help increase awareness about open positions — WP Job manager.

The WP Job Manager plugin allows managers to add on information such as job title, job description and location. The tool also allows job seekers search quickly for the type of industry field and location of the job. By default the plugin allows applicants to apply by sending an email to the company’s HR personnel.  After the application is submitted, company’s can send out automatic emails thanking the job seeker for their application.

This tool has a variety of add-ons that can enhance the number of applicants and interest in the $19 to $39 range. The WP job manager can allow the job posting to advertised or  have the posting redirected to a bigger employment websites such as Indeed  or Career builder. This plugin can allow applicants apply with  LinkedIn, XING or  Facebook. If employers want to build a standard form with name, email and resume attachment, you have to buy the forum add-on which is a standard for many job sites. Are no currently open positions? You can keep interest by allowing job seekers sign up to receive job alerts automatically after the company posts another job opportunity.

For association websites, this plugin gives access to different members to submit job openings they may have in their company. Overall this is a great plugin — it has so much potential to help many websites who are searching for employees.

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Online classes have been beneficial to students who do not have the time to go to class during the day or to those who like to plan out their time and pace their learning experiences. Through the LearnDash plugin, online classes can be offered by instructors to create a virtual classroom. Whether it is an online a certification through an industry association or online courses for a university, instructors are able to set up programs for students to access and learn from courses to specific lessons to quizzes. LearnDash creates a virtual classroom to give students the some of the same qualities that they have a learning institution.

With LearnDash, instructors are able to set up different options for students to register and pay for their courses online. If students have not taken the beginner level then prerequisites can be enforced before taking the intermediate level. Lesson plans and quizzes can be scheduled to be released on certain days so students are not overwhelmed with information all at once. Lesson plans supports different types of media such as videos and pdf’s. Although it is a virtual classroom, instructors don’t have to worry about the lack of  peer interactions. Discussion boards and creating groups within the online website for an assignments keeps students active on the website outside of the lesson plans.

Students are able to keep up to date with their grades after the instructor reviews their assignments which can be submitted through LearnDash. Need to remind students about assignment due dates or changes in the syllabus? Easy, instructors can send a mass email with the changes and due dates. At the end of the student’s learning experience,  access will be expired to certain courses so there is not an overwhelming number of people enrolled in a course. Students are also able to gain a formal recognition through the certificate from the end of their completion of the courses. The learning tools provided by LearnDash gives certification by associations and learning institutions gives instructors an abundance of methods on how they would teach their virtual classroom. Through the online education and certification programs offered by associations and learning institutions, the opportunity for education grows. When the opportunity for education grows, the opportunity for advancement can grow within the industry for many of the students.