Feature blog posts:
The University of Washington Career Center features blog posts on their homepage. This was a smart decision for their team because they post multiple articles per week. In fact, they have a goal to post two new blog articles each day. The featured blogs are listed right below the banner space on the homepage. If your school regularly publishes blog posts, it may be a good idea to feature blog content on your homepage.
Note how they utilize the right sidebar to highlight a few select opportunities. Feel free to explore their platform further by clicking here.
Note: If you're using the featured blog content layout, you can actually adjust the number of blog posts that appear on your homepage at a given time. To do so, click on Customize > Front Page Settings, and enter a number in the Newsfeed Max Posts field.
The Smeal College of Business at Penn State opted to use jobs as their featured content rather than blog posts. This strategic decision allows Smeal to more effectively highlight the many job opportunities available to students. The best practice is to always keep the homepage fresh with new content.
Resources can be featured directly below your hero navigation on the homepage, as shown below:
This allows for increased exposure of all your valuable internal and external tools, and enables students and your broader campus community to always have the option to view some of the fresh new content you've added to your platform immediately after navigating to the site.
Highlighting your Sponsorship Partners on your homepage is easy, but first, it's important to learn how to earmark employers as sponsors in the first place. If you're unfamiliar on how to do this, read this article first.
If you have employers marked as sponsors already, the next step is to set employers as your homepage featured content. To do so:
Navigate to 'Customize' > 'Front Page Settings'
Set 'Front-page Listing' to 'Employers / Jobs'*
Don't forget to save your changes!
Once you've set your homepage content to 'Employer / Jobs', send a quick note to firstname.lastname@example.org (or use the chat feature in the lower right hand corner of your dashboard) to indicate that you'd like to filter your homepage employer content to only include sponsors. We'll do a little configuration on our end, and POOF! Your sponsors will appear on your homepage. ☺️
As always, if you have any questions - please feel free to send us a note at email@example.com and we'll be happy to help!
*Note: If you have less than three employers published, the homepage featured content space will automatically default to the newsfeed (blogs).
If you'd like to only have widgets display on your homepage, and skip adding a featured content type at the top of the platform, we can set the featured homepage content to 'none' to allow room for description text to be added.
Make your decision:
To designate job or blog content as your homepage featured content, submit a support ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Even if you choose to feature jobs, the system automatically defaults to featured blog posts when fewer than three jobs are listed at any given time. This measure ensures that you never have a lack of content on your homepage.