This article is part of a larger series on Hiring.
Reach the best talent for your business hiring by using the top job posting sites that most job seekers use, allowing you a larger selection of applicants. Most job boards can cost as low as $5 a day for employers to advertise a job; there are some that charge up to hundreds of dollars a month for plan memberships for growing businesses that hire regularly. Some sites offer free trials, free postings, mobile apps, and other services—such as applicant tracking, resume parsing, and candidate matching.
If you need to post jobs to more than one job board, you should consider a service that posts to multiple job sites in one submission. The largest job posting site that has this capability is ZipRecruiter. It offers a wide network of job posting opportunities, and you can post the same type of role multiple times. Try it today, and you can start posting for free.
Best General Job Posting Sites
ZipRecruiter is an online employment marketplace that uses AI technology to match the right candidates for employers. It actively connects all types of businesses with over 30 million job candidates through web, mobile, and email services by sending job postings to the top 100+ job sites in just one click.
It works well with repeated postings (like server or laborer), while Indeed (which we discuss next) requires you to sponsor each new posting separately. Aside from matching employers with candidates, it has an invite-to-apply feature to fast-track your search for the most qualified talent. You can try ZipRecruiter for free for four days and after that, you can choose which plan works best for your company.
ZipRecruiter has three plan options:
- Standard ($899 per month): 10 job slots for a 30-day subscription; your ad will be posted on ZipRecruiter and on 100+ other job boards
- Team with Premium Distribution ($999 per month): Everything in the Standard plan; can post multiple jobs, post your job under different job titles, or post in different geographical regions to cast a wider net; two user seats and 25 resume database downloads; premium placement to get up to two times as many candidates
- Starter Pro ($18,999 per month): Everything in the Premium plan; eight user seats and 200 resume database downloads; premium placement; Traffic Boost*
*Traffic Boost increases placement for your job on ZipRecruiter.com, partner sites, and even in job alert emails. With TrafficBoost, your job is promoted for up to 30 days or until it receives 100 views.
You can learn more about how to use this board by reading our full ZipRecruiter article.
2. Indeed (+Glassdoor)
Indeed is one of the most popular job posting sites because of its free unlimited job posting, pay-per-click options, and sizable reach in terms of job seekers and businesses that use it. The free option lets employers accept hundreds of applications and manage potential candidates using their Indeed accounts.
Meanwhile, it has a structured pay-per-click option where employers and recruiters can set a budget that can range from $5 to $499 per day. Sponsored postings can be viewed by job seekers on any device and in Job Alert. Plus, employers who use sponsored posts to get access to Instant Match and create a hiring campaign with a custom budget.
Learn how to maximize your free Indeed job posting.
Glassdoor is a free job board that has salary tools, and it is great for recruiting manager-level talent. It allows you to optimize company branding and access reviews and ratings from both its platform and Indeed.
In July 2020, Glassdoor and Indeed formed a partnership to provide clients a wider audience of job seekers to find qualified candidates and share their brand stories with. One of the advantages of the partnership is streamlined job postings, so that jobs that you post on Indeed will also appear on Glassdoor. Meanwhile, clients who want to list open jobs on Glassdoor will now be redirected to Indeed.
Check out our Glassdoor vs Indeed comparison, so you can decide if either fits your business’s needs. We recommend businesses use them together.
MightyRecruiter is a free applicant tracking system (ATS) that allows you to post an unlimited number of jobs. You can use over 200 customizable job description templates in your posting and get picked up by 29 job board sites, including Indeed and ZipRecruiter, in a single click.
MightyRecruiter offers candidate and referral management, candidate messaging, history tracking, and candidate ranking to help you hire the right talent. It also has a resume database you can use to search for passive job seekers who have uploaded their resumes but may not be actively searching for a new role. It even maintains paid services that offer additional features, but you will have to contact MightyRecruiter directly to inquire about service level costs.
CareerBuilder made our list due to its mobile app that makes it easy for job seekers to apply—this may increase your job ad response rate. Source both active and passive talent using its comprehensive candidate profile with over 145 million resumes, and get the right talent for your job opening. You can even send targeted emails to boost your recruitment of the most ideal applicants.
It’s not as large as Indeed and ZipRecruiter, but it has some features, like background screening, that can make your hiring process easier. Prices for CareerBuilder range from $219 to $599 per month depending on how many jobs you need to post at once. You can also create a single job post for $375, and it comes with a 30-day resume and social profiles search.
Monster is a mobile-optimized job posting site but a more expensive alternative to CareerBuilder and ZipRecruiter. It has a four-day free trial to help you decide if it’s a good fit for you. It has three monthly plans that range from $279 per month to $649 per month, and they differ in terms of the number of jobs you keep open.
You can also choose its Pay-for-Performance option, which is a custom plan tailored to your budget—and you pay only when someone clicks on your ad. Like Indeed, it provides robust candidate management tools and pre-built job descriptions.
Want to learn more about hiring? Visit our guide on how to hire employees.
Best Job Posting Sites for Hourly Workers
Restaurants, bars, cafés, hotels, cleaning services, and retail stores are often competing for hourly and entry-level workers. These job seekers rarely have resumes and instead are likely to find your job by industry, location, or employer brand. Moreover, talented hourly workers who can cover open shifts immediately is another facet of this workforce that needs to be addressed.
Snagajob is the go-to website to find hourly workers. You can easily create your job post and get it live in minutes for its 6 million+ hourly workers to see it. It also has pre-screening features, online end-to-end applicant tracking, and new hire paperwork. These features make it a solid choice for employers in the service industry seeking entry-level, non-degreed employees (such as hotel housekeepers, retail workers, line cooks, and waitstaff). Pricing starts at $89 per month, per post.
For call-outs, scheduling gaps, seasonal surges, unexpected turnovers, special events, or extra coverage, Snagajob offers Shifts (a solution to cover open shifts quickly when you need them). You just post the open shift in the platform and the information will be cascaded to your current team, trusted alumni, and the Snagajob Crew who will cover it for you. You can choose between a platform subscription ($19 per location, per month) and pay-as-you-go if shifts are covered by alumni or Snagajob Crew.
Homebase is an all-in-one HR platform with free hiring, onboarding, scheduling, applicant tracking, and time tracking system to help small businesses find and manage hourly workers. If you have only one business work location, you can choose its Basic plan to use these features for free.
With Homebase, you can use a library of pre-written job description templates, post jobs in leading job board sites (such as Indeed and ZipRecruiter) in just a few clicks, and even promote ads for job seekers. Job posting boost starts at $79 per post, or you can opt for its monthly plans that range from $19.95 to $99.95 per location.
Most of the jobs offered on CoolWorks, a recruitment platform, are connected to the hospitality and travel industry. It has posts for seasonal jobs, year-round opportunities at hotels, camps, national parks, islands, and ranches, and even volunteer work in the US and around the world.
You can post multiple jobs for seven days with its Help Wanted Ad priced at $139. Or, if you want to look for the best candidate to fill one position in 30 days, you can choose its Highlighted Job product that costs $149. It also had ad packages that cost either $129 or $135 per post, depending on the number of ads you intend to place. A 10% discount is given to 501(c)(3) organizations for its Highlighted Job or Help Wanted Ad services.
Best Job Posting Sites for Managers and Leaders
Niche job boards exist to help businesses find lawyers, accountants, engineers, scientists, professionals, and other certified staff. If you’re looking for professional-level talent, consider job boards that specialize in hiring management and leadership professionals.
Ladders is an executive recruitment solution that connects employers with experienced professionals searching for $100k+ positions across a range of industries. Employers can get access to over 90% of candidates with a bachelor’s degree and 45% with a master’s or higher degree.
With its Basic account, you can post up to 20 jobs a month and access a limited resume search for free. However, like Indeed, if you want an unlimited number of job openings advertised or to search for more qualified candidates, you will have to pay extra. With Ladders, plans range from $0 to $597+ per month, depending on the number of job posts, resume views, and emails through Ladders.
Take note, however, that any commission-only, financial adviser, part-time, and contract (less than 12 months with total compensation under $80,000) jobs—as well as roles outside the US or Canada—will not be approved by Ladders. If you need commission-based, contract, or part-time workers, we identify job boards for them later in this article.
LinkedIn is a professional network that allows you to use over 130 prepopulated templates to post your jobs and filter applicants that do not match your requirements. Through promoted search results, emails, and text alerts, you can get the attention of the right candidates or get recommended matches for your postings. LinkedIn even checks the background of job seekers using standard LinkedIn features.
Similar to Indeed, it offers pay-per-click advertising that fits your budget. It also has LinkedIn Job Postings that does personalized target matching and reviewing and rating of applicants. LinkedIn offers full-blown recruitment packages through its Talent Solutions, which requires a call with its sales team.
If you’re leaning toward LinkedIn, check out our guide on how to post a job on LinkedIn.
Best Job Posting Sites for Sales and Commission-Based Jobs
If there are job boards for hourly workers, there are also some that post commission-only jobs. These sites allow you to search for people who are talented in sales and marketing across industries. Some even offer additional services like sales training.
With over 4 million registered clients, SalesJobs.com is for sales professionals and works as a job site aggregator by posting your sales job to over 200 job boards and social media sites. It also has an auto job refresh feature and unrestricted length of job postings. It can reach active and passive job seekers through email and mobile alerts and even track and rate applicants.
Pricing starts at $199 per month for a single posting and goes up to $399 per month for more service features. You can keep your account running for as long as you need it, and you can cancel any time since it doesn’t require a contract.
Nexxt is a recruitment platform that allows you to post your job opportunities and distribute them to both general and targeted dedicated career sites worldwide. It also gives access to more than 28 million resumes and provides job matching technology, job advertising software, multi-channel marketing platform, and text and email campaigns.
Nexxt offers three subscription plans for 10 or fewer job slots: Talent Pro ($199 per month), Recruiter ($299 per month), and Recruiter Premium ($499 per month). For more than 10 job slots, you can get its FlexxPlan (custom price that depends on the number of job slots you need).
Best Job Posting Sites for Developers and Technical Employees
When looking for job boards that help you find candidates for technical roles, Indeed can do it for you. However, there are job boards dedicated to digital and IT staff—like project managers, developers, or other technical roles.
Dice.com is one of the leading tech recruitment platforms with over 60 million searchable candidates in its TalentSearch database. The site is easy to use and is known to most IT companies for providing skilled, engaged, and responsive technologists. It also provides applicant tracking, resume parsing, and candidate matching.
For a single job post, it charges $395; but if you post five to 10 roles, you’ll pay only $250 for each. Dice.com promotes your ad to more than 3,000 partner sites in 30 days and to 1.5 million tech experts who visit Dice monthly.
Mashable is another go-to website for digital natives searching for tech jobs. The job board offers packages from $259 to $399, which isn’t the most affordable nor the most expensive option on our list. It also offers volume discounts for its More Exposure and Maximum Reach packages. Similar to Indeed, Mashable automates emails to alert employers of possible candidate matches.
Unlike Dice and Mashable, Hired.com allows you to get access to its curated talent pool of tech experts that are actively looking for their next role. With its algorithms, employers are matched with pre-screened professional candidates that fit their needs. With Hired.com, you can start with a free trial, and then choose from its flexible monthly or pay-per-hire rate options. It has a monthly plan that starts at $995 (Basic) and annual plans that are advanced and custom-priced.
Best Job Posting Sites for Remote Workers and Freelancers
If you’re looking to hire an independent contract worker instead of an employee, you can find great talent on job sites that cost nothing to post jobs. Instead, you negotiate a price with the worker and pay a fee to the freelance website, typically using an escrow account to ensure your money is safe until work is completed.
Not sure whether an employee or independent contractor is best? Read our article on 1099 vs W-2 employees to learn more.
Fiverr allows you to post open freelance jobs for free. Employers can find high-quality freelancers at every price point—and the platform offers project-based pricing. Once you post the job, freelancers will apply, and you can choose the best resource from there.
A customer success manager will help you get matched to the perfect talent. You pay freelancers per project, not per hour, which is stated in the project proposal. You’ll then be sent an invoice when work is complete—and it will include a percentage fee paid to Fiverr.
Upwork is one of the more established freelance marketplaces. You can post jobs, contact freelancers, track their time, and manage work contracts. Its Basic plan is free. If you want a dedicated account manager (similar to Fiverr) and other advanced features, choose its Plus tier that starts at $49.99 per month, in addition to the 3% payment processing and administration fee. You can place parameters around your job posts so that only the most qualified professionals can apply.
FlexJobs helps job seekers find professional remote and flexible jobs in more than 50 career fields around the world. It first evaluates your company in advance to ensure your job offerings are a good fit for its candidates. Like other job posting sites, you’ll need to sign up before you can post a job. The first five posts are free but, after that, there is a membership fee depending on the billing period:
- Monthly Plan: $299 monthly
- Quarterly Plan: $729 quarterly
- Annual Plan: $2,699 annually
FlexJobs also offers a 50% rebate for Nonprofit and B corporations.
With 800,000 employers worldwide as members, Guru is one of the most established online freelance websites today. Once you post a job, you get to access a global pool of seasoned freelance workers available to manage your projects and tasks from website creation to training development within minutes. You can also collaborate, communicate, and track freelancer work using its WorkRoom function (a dedicated workspace for every job).
Posting an open job with Guru is free, but it charges a handling fee of 2.9% per invoice. If you use e-Check or wire transfer, you will receive a 100% cashback on the handling fee. Guru, like most freelance websites, provides a secure site with escrow options to ensure work is completed before you’re required to pay your freelancer.
Giggrabbers is a freelance website that offers crowdfunding to help you raise money for your work. Unlike other freelance websites, the job seeker pays to join the site, so it costs you nothing—except payment for work completed, of course. On the other hand, freelancers are charged a 9.5% fee if they are awarded a project.
It also provides high-end customized talent packages for employers and managers using its pool of professional talent and project management services. The packages range from $1,999 to $3,499 per month with three to seven freelance specialists included, respectively.
Toptal is a freelancer matching service best suited for companies that want pre-screened professional freelancers. Each Toptal applicant must pass a full-screening process that takes two to five weeks to complete. It is designed to measure the applicant’s subject matter expertise, professionalism, and communication skills. Then, it connects the top 3% of its freelance talent with Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley startups.
Toptal requires employers to shell out a refundable $500 initial deposit as a credit to their invoice once they make a hire. Each engagement has a two-week trial period with up to three Toptal experts per position. If a company is not satisfied with the engagement, it is free to discontinue the project and get a refund—or Toptal can provide you with another expert for a second, no-risk trial.
Best Job Posting Sites for College Graduates and Interns
If you are planning to hire recent college graduates or interns, it is best to look for job sites dedicated to that specific group. Talented workers new to the job market can often provide excellent business insight and new technology approaches without expecting to be paid what a seasoned hire would command in terms of salary.
22. Chegg Internships
Chegg Internships allows you to post job openings for free to help you find qualified interns who are still in college. After registering for an account, you can get access to its database—and it lets you use its unique CareerMatch service to help you find the best intern for your requirements. Available job openings vary from a summer or a part-time job and can be great for helping you build a talent pipeline from the ground up. Chegg Internships also guides how to hire and manage an intern, including how to set up and run a successful internship program.
23. College Recruiter
College Recruiter is a recruitment platform for small to large-sized companies with high-volume recruiting needs for entry-level candidates. Its clients include Fortune 1,000 companies, government agencies, and businesses that are hiring at scale to fill up part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level positions.
For single job postings that will appear on its platform and hundreds of college career service office, newspaper, and career site partners, pricing starts at $75 (one to five postings) for 30 days. Its JobsThatScale packages start at $5,000, while targeted email, mobile banner, and display ad campaigns start at $5,000.
InternJobs.com has been around since 1996. It helps employers find the best intern or entry-level talent for their hiring requirements. You can add your company profile to its employer directory and manage your account tools and priority placement on the platform. You can choose between one job posting ($15) and unlimited postings ($49) for 30 days.
Best Niche Job Posting Sites and Specialty Job Boards
If you’re thinking of providing job opportunities for the disabled, veterans, moms, or workers receiving unemployment, specialty job boards are your best options. They can help you find qualified candidates, increase the diversity of your workforce, and meet your business or personal goals of supporting marginalized talent.
HotJobs.vet is a job board for talented military veterans in transition. It allows employers to post one job for three days for free (there’s a coupon on its site to try it out). If you would like to continue, then you can choose any of its plans that run from $29.99 to $299.99, depending on the length of time and volume of the job posting. There are also resume searching plans that start from $199.99 to $599.99.
However, it’s a basic self-service website that doesn’t offer resume viewing, and any communications between employer and job seeker are up to the two parties involved. If you’re looking to hire veterans for your open position, consider posting your open jobs here. HotJobs.vet has a money-back guarantee policy for all purchases made within the first week.
VetJobs is an employment support services platform that has been around for over 17 years. It allows unlimited free job postings, which exclusively serve US military service members, veterans, and reserve communities—similar to HotJobs.vet.
It offers personalized one-on-one job placement support, career exploration, and employment training at no cost. Employers can also work with an exclusive Recruiter Connect team that helps them match with the right candidates. You just have to register, and you also become an American Jobs for America’s Heroes (AJAH) partner.
RecruitDisability helps you find talented workers among people with disabilities, including veterans, to fill open roles through CareerCast Disability’s network and CareerCast Premium’s job board partners, similar to what Mashable uses. Job posting packages start at $195 up to $683. You can also inquire about its Premier Employer Package that’s good for six to 12 months.
DiversityJobs.com helps you find the right talent across diverse categories including minorities, females, veterans, and people with disabilities. It costs $295 to post a single job for 30 days, but it will be posted on its network of niche job sites for Black Americans, Latinx, Asians, Native Americans, Women, Veterans, People with Disabilities, and Members of the LGBTQIA+ Community.
You also get online access to over 500,000 active job seekers and a real-time analytics and reporting system to track job views, apply clicks, and more. For unlimited job posting packages, you will need to contact them for a custom quote.
Want to check out more diversity job boards? Here are our top recommended diversity job sites.
With over 2 million job listings posted daily, US.jobs is a site created by the National Labor Exchange (NLx) to help out of work employees and those who have been laid off. It can be used for free by both employers and job seekers.
Job posts are available for applicants to find on state workforce systems, and it is also cross-posted on over 1,000 job boards based on state and location. It provides great exposure for your open job roles without having to pay for anything.
When expanding your business, a job board enables you to advertise your open positions to help you find the most qualified candidates. Some job boards focus on jobs in a particular industry, while others help connect employers and potential job seekers based on location. Most job posting sites require you to get paid subscriptions, however, there are others that are totally free.
If a paid job board isn’t in your budget, check out our article on the best free job posting sites. Many provide free job postings for a limited number of jobs or a trial period. And most, like Indeed, allow you to sponsor or advertise the job for a fee in case your free job post isn’t getting enough traffic or interest. Hence, depending on your recruitment requirements, there is a job board that will give you the right ad exposure to help you find the right talent.