I've been involved personally with about 10-11 job boards, and am about to get involved more deeply with the intracacies of said boards in about a week, and there's no way RP could handle it, which is sad in a way - bevans
could do with the cash.
One on hand, you could
get some smallish ad revenue from placing ads on this forum.
But to set up the appropriate links to such things as screening would require a great degree of tooling of the forum's back end: SQL might handle it but knowing what goes into SQL databases and programs, we'd have to clone michaelgreenhill
152 times to do it. An interesting concept, but I can;t see them all coding away together.
And the ads actual display format such as the HMTL required would IMHO not be compatible with the software that recruiters use to post to job boards, which I don't think the customised php would handle well. Some places allow quite a lot of HTML encoding and the ads themselves can be quite large. They also have to be able to be refreshed regularly, and the site would have to receive a lot of advertising to compete with the likes of SEEK, MyCareer and CareerOne as well as the 10 or so startups that I can think of. Have a look at the history of jobs.com.au to see how many of these fledgeling job boards fail very quickly.
Also, actually getting the software to actually be compatible to your requirement involves paying the software company a substantial fee, five figures in some cases for the 'privilege' of doing so.
Also given that a job board as far as a recruiter is concerned must have the ability to (using a w**kword) 'onboard' the person applying for the job in the system, so it needs to be able to generate an email from the software having full details, attaching a resume and sending it, usually by email to an external recruiter via Outlook, it makes what seems like a good idea into a coding nightmare for what is essentially a tweaked discussion board.