The Employer Role

WP Job Manager adds an employer role to your site.

By default, if a user registers on your site while posting a job, they will be assigned the employer role. You can change this to any role in Job Listings > Settings > Job Submission.

Employers have access to the Jobs Dashboard. On this page, they can ‘view’, ‘edit’, ‘mark as filled’, and ‘delete’ their jobs. The job dashboard page only shows job details that have been posted by the user who is currently logged in. Other users such as candidates or visitors to the site cannot access the jobs dashboard page or make any changes to jobs they did not post.

If you have the Applications addon installed, then the job dashboard also shows the number of applications per job listing in a new column. Clicking the number in that column (when there are applications) will reveal the application list (more info about Applications on the job dashboard here).

The ‘employer’ role doesn’t otherwise give the user any special capabilities. It is mainly used by themes or plugins. You can also use it to restrict certain views to the ‘employer’ role, as described here.

If you need to customize the capabilities of the ’employer’ role, you’ll need to use a plugin such as User Role Editor.

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The WP Job Manager addon Resume Manager also adds a new role: candidate. This role is applied if a user registers on your site while posting a resume. The other details for the ‘candidat’ role are similar to that of the employer role; no special abilities other than access to a personal Candidate Dashboard, which displays the user’s resumes.