How to Post Jobs on BluCollr
BluCollr is a portfolio-based, professional networking app designed exclusively for the skilled trades, general labor, and service industries. Blucollr allows you to quickly and easily create dynamic job posts with corporate logos, images, video, and external links, so you can attract the best candidates. BluCollr job posts can be viewed by both registered users and visitors alike; however, only registered users can apply to job posts through BluCollr. This allows you to proactively research, communicate with, and recruit applicants directly through the platform. If you prefer to redirect applicants to your own career portal or website, that works too – each BluCollr job post has a unique URL that can be shared externally or posted directly on your company’s website or social media page.
To start posting jobs, you'll first need to create your free employer account (be sure to choose the “Employer” button when you register). You can use any valid email address, but we recommend using the email address with which you’ll be communicating with applicants and prospective employees. Once you've created your account, it’s time to get started creating your first job post by following the short steps below! If at any point you encounter issues using Blucollr, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locate the Job Post Manager
After you’ve created your free employer account, login and you’ll be taken to your BluCollr dashboard. From here simply click the “Jobs Posted” tile or use the dropdown menu and choose “My Jobs.” If you’re using the Android app, just click the tools icon on lefthand side of the bottom toolbar. This will direct you to the Job Post Manager, where you’ll find all of the tools you need to create and manage your job posts.
Create a Draft Job Post
When you click on the “Post Jobs” button, you’ll be taken through a series of steps to create a draft job post. One you’ve completed your draft job post you can edit / modify the post as much as you’d like until you think it’s ready for publication. We’ll walk through each step of this short process below to help you get the most out of your job post and attract the best candidates!
Choose Your Category and Skills
First, you’ll need to choose a Category and Skills for your job. All BluCollr job posts are listed by Category (i.e. industry) and Skills so that our users can quickly and easily search for jobs that fit their backgrounds and skillsets. For example, if you are looking to hire a general carpenter, you might choose “Construction” as the Category and “Carpenter (General)” as one of the Skills for the job post. It’s important to note that you can choose multiple Categories and Skills for your job post, particularly if the position doesn’t fall neatly within one industry and / or requires multiple skills; however, you must choose at least one Category and one Skill from that category for each job post. If you don’t see a specific Category or Skill that fits your job, just try to choose one that most closely aligns with the position, or choose the “Other” Category and the “General Laborer” Skill. In either case, feel free to suggest new Categories and / or Skills by contacting email@example.com. Once you’re done, click the “Next” button at the bottom of the page.
Create the Body of Your Job Post
The next page will allow you to input most of the core information needed to create your job post. Required fields include “Job Title,” “Job Description,” and “Location,” but we would strongly encourage you take advantage of some of the optional fields such as “Main Image” which you can use to upload your logo or a photo of your business. Please note that the “Location” for the job is selected using a Google Maps plugin; the other locale fields (“City” and “State”) will auto-populate once you choose a location. We would recommend setting the location for your job to the nearest major city or town and then detailing the specific location within the “Job Description” section; most BluCollr users tend to search for jobs based on major metropolitan areas. For more suggestions, check out “Five Tips for Creating a Job Post That Will Get Noticed.” Once you’re done, click the “Next” button at the bottom of the page.
Add Details About the Position
The next page has a series of completely optional modifiers that you can use to customize your job post, such as disqualifiers, proposed start date, and proposed salary. The “Disqualifiers” section can be particularly helpful in weeding out candidates that are ineligible for the position, while the “Proposed Salary” section can help you manage candidate expectations regarding pay. Once you’re finished, click the “Save to Draft” button to save your work.
View / Edit Your Job Post
After you click “Save to Draft” you’ll be automatically redirected to Job Post Manager and viewing your “Drafts” folder. The job post you just created will in “Draft” status and is visible just below the date fields toward the bottom of the screen. If you’re ready to publish your job post, move on to the next step below. Alternatively, if you want to see how your job post will look once its published, simply click on the title of the job (“Carpenter” in the example) and you’ll be able to view your job post. If you need to edit you job post, simply click the “Edit Job” button and you’ll be taken back through the job post steps so you can edit your job. If you like the way your job post looks, just click the “Back to Listing” button and you’ll be returned to the previous screen.
Publish Your Job!
You’re almost done! You should be in the Job Post Manager viewing your “Drafts” folder; the job post you just created will be in “Draft” status and is visible just below the date fields toward the bottom of the screen. Simply click the “Publish” button and you’ll be taken to the payments page. Enter your name, credit card number, expiration date, and CVV (usually found on the back of you card). Once you’re done click “Pay” and you’ll see a “Sending Payment” notification. Once the payment has been processed, you’ll be redirected to your “Transactions” page, where a record of your payment will appear. If you want to find the job you just published, simply navigate to the Job Post Manager and select the “Published Jobs” folder. From there you can edit your job while published, promote your job (to appear at the top of the jobs queue), or return your job to draft (i.e. unpublish). As always, if you have any questions, or need assistance finalizing your job post, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.