There are thousands of job posting sites. This article is going to provide you with a list of the best free job posting sites and paid job posting sites so that you can compare and figure out which ones are best for your small business.
We will break down the top job posting sites in each of the categories below:
- Best Free General Job Posting Sites
- Best Paid General Job Posting Sites
- Best Job Posting Sites for Hourly Employees
- Best Job Posting Sites for Developers / Tech
- Best Job Posting Sites for Remote & Freelancer Help
- Best Niche Job Posting Sites
- Best Paid Job Sites & Apps to Find Millennials
Best Free General Job Posting Sites
All of the sites listed below have free options, but most of them also have paid options or sponsorships to get more views on your job listing. Free job posting sites can sometimes have parameters around what you can post there, so make sure to oblige by their requirements for the best results. For example, though Indeed does not limit the number of jobs you can post for free, it tends to flag minimum wage roles that are not for its target market.
Wisestep– Wisestep allows you to post as many jobs and search through as many candidate resumes as you please, and it also allows you to sync your efforts up with your current network, via social media, email lists, and more, to get the word out about your job listing.
TheLadders Passport– TheLadders Passport offers unlimited job postings and unlimited resume searches for free. They are designed for roles of $80,000+, making it a great place for management level roles and above.
JobInventory– This website is free to use, but note that it has feeds coming from various other job boards.
LinkUp– LinkUp (who’s parent company is JobDig) is a newer player in the pay-per-click job posting game. Their premise is to drive traffic right to your own company’s career portal.
FlexJobs– While this site’s audience is still growing, it’s a great site to post your part-time jobs, remote roles, and other flexible hiring needs for free.
Best Paid General Job Posting Sites
If you are ready to make an investment to increase the number of quality candidates who apply for your job, paid job posting sites might be your answer (or maybe one of our niche job boards). Paid job boards charge for their services for a few reasons, but the primary reason is that they alert people in their databases who fit your postings to apply to your job (via email or text).
CareerBuilder– CareerBuilder boasts an absolutely huge network of job seekers and can be worth it if you need volume for your posting (or maybe have several of the same role open). They are currently offering a 20% discount, so act fast!
LinkedIn– LinkedIn’s pricing isn’t clear until you actually post a job, but it is related to the role and where the role is located. LinkedIn is the most powerful professional social network and if you are hiring for a professional role, it can be a great way to get qualified applicants.
Hired.com– Hired requires companies to apply to be a part of their job search network prior to joining as an employer. The company verifies that your business is financially sound in order to protect job seekers. Hired has flexible payment options. You can pay on a per-candidate basis and also by subscription.
Job.com– Job.com claims to add 200,000 job seekers and nearly 20,000 resumes per month. Their site seems to be geared towards staffing firms and recruiters, judging by their current client reviews and registration options.
MightyRecruiter– Boasting 17 million resumes according to its website, MightyRecruiter is an aggregated platform where you can post to over 100 job boards at once. They also have a resume database to search for passive job seekers.
CareerJet– It appears CareerJet is geared towards recruiters and other high-volume hiring situations (i.e. retail stores, call centers) with its pay per click model. They also have a mobile app for iOS and Android users, which means you may also get a lot of younger candidates who are app users..
Recruit.net– Recruit.net has an interesting model where you only pay for candidates you want to view; however, it also has a resume database and a service that will advertise jobs on your website for you. This service is nice if you simply want to increase traffic to your careers webpage.
Best Job Posting Sites for Hourly Employees
If your business uses hourly employees, like a cafe, restaurant, bar, or retail store, you might want to try one of these job boards.
Free Job Posting Sites for Hourly Employees
Backpage– This site is very similar to Craigslist. Many postings are free, and there are options to upgrade or sponsor your listing at various costs, similar to larger job boards.
Paid Job Posting Sites for Hourly Employees
Craigslist– Craigslist is a classifieds site that also has a large and active jobs category. Craigslist is great for food service, fitness, spa, and other hourly/part time roles especially.
Job Rapido– This company, based in Italy, has an 8 week trial and is geared towards hourly employees (and 1099s) and high volume. For example, one of its famous partners is Uber, and it helped Uber hire drivers when launching European markets.
Best Job Postings Sites for Developers/Tech Employees
Need a mobile app or a new website? You might want to look at our Freelance/Remote section.
However, the job posting sites below are where you’ll want to look for part time or full time web managers, developers, mobile app developers, or other technical roles. You may also be able to find other good talent on here, but these websites are primarily known for technical roles.
Free Job Postings Sites for Developers/Tech Employees
Paid Job Postings Sites for Developers/Tech Employees
Best Job Posting Sites for Remote & Freelancer Help
If you need part time, one-off, on-demand help or perhaps someone consistently for a set amount of hours a month, remote and freelancer websites can be an incredible way to get top talent at bargain prices. For example, if you need someone to do data entry, you can get something done for $5/hour if you have the patience to work with someone overseas. You can also find good tech help here, as well as human resources, recruiting, accounting, or even project managers.
Most of these websites are free to post and hire. You will pay the freelancer’s wages through the website, and your freelancer likely pays a finder’s fee or percentage of wages on their end. If you want to hire someone as an employee (rather than a freelancer) from one of these websites, you will have to pay a fee to the freelancer website you found them on, similar to a finder’s fee.
Free Job Posting Sites for Remote & Freelancer Help
Paid Job Posting Sites for Remote & Freelancer Help
Best Niche Job Posting Sites
Niche industries like retail, sales, non-profits, and more all have their own job posting sites these days. Most of them require payment, but you’re almost certain to find something in your industry. The list below is by no means comprehensive.
Free Niche Job Posting Sites
Paid Niche Job Posting Sites
Best Paid Job Sites & Apps to Find Millennials
According to DogTownMedia, millennials are using mobile apps to a tune of 90 hours per month! So if you want to find a millennial, you might want to post your jobs on the following apps or on the College Recruiter website. JobR & SwitchApp are mobile apps, but College Recruiter is a website. Remember that Indeed, CareerBuilder, Monster, LinkedIn, and more also have mobile apps! Unfortunately, there weren’t any good free sites that we could find in this area, but here are some good paid sites.
Over to You
What do you think is the best job posting site and why? Which job posting sites do most of your hires come from?