Advertising Job Websites for Free

Advertise job openings for free and still find quality candidates for all kinds of positions! The vast majority of people find their jobs online these days, and several websites allow employers to post their jobs without charge. Nevertheless, it is true that some are better than others. An increasing amount of websites are starting to charge employers per job post because it is considered a form of advertising. The top three websites to advertise jobs for free are therefore Indeed, Glassdoor and ZipRecruiter. Read on to learn more about what to consider when choosing a website for free job opening advertisements.

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  1. What should employers know when posting jobs for free?
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    It's important to realize that the free label does come with context. The unfortunate truth is that one would be hard pressed to find a high-visibility, reputable job board that doesn't charge. Still, employers can post jobs on Indeed entirely for free but can pay to have their job sponsored for greater visibility. Glassdoor and ZipRecruiter both currently only offer free trials, but with pretty decent deals-- with Glassdoor users can post up to 10 jobs for free during their first week. ZipRecruiter only has a four-day free trial, but the great catch here is that jobs posted in that time period show up on over a 100 job boards nationwide.

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  2. How much visability to job ads get?
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    Traffic and visibility are actually different things when it comes to job postings. ZipRecruiter puts job postings up on multiple job boards nationwide, so that also guarantees high visibility. Glassdoor does not guarantee as high visibility, but the reason it's one of the best job boards to use, because it is highly reputable as an all-in-one work website. Job seekers trust it because they can read in-depth details about a workplace, and employers appreciate it because they get candidates who are truly interested.

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  3. How quickly are job ads posted?
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    All three websites make it possible to highly customize each job post. Doing so, however, will take more time. Glassdoor and ZipRecruiter have slightly longer account enrollment and job posting processses than Indeed, but all three make it possible to get a basic job post up in about 10 minutes.

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  4. How long do job ads stay up?
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    This varies with each website. On both Indeed and Glassdoor, posts expire after 30 days but can be renewed by the employer. There are meanwhile multiple time limits on ZipRecruiter simply because it posts one job to many different job boards at once, but it will usually delete a post though after it has gone untouched at the source for a few months.

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  5. Can employers search for candidates?
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    The good news is that no, employers do not have to just sit around and wait for candidates to apply. Both Indeed and ZipRecruiter allow employers and recruiters to search resumes and potential candidates. While an account must be made on each platform, employers can do this without even having posted an actual job yet.

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  6. Should employers use more than one job site?
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    Using more than one job board guarantees greater visibility, but it is also more work (more time consuming) and can be harder to keep track of candidates. That said, again, ZipRecruiter automatically goes out to multiple job boards, so using it is like using many all at once. Glassdoor is great for getting candidates that specifically want to work for the company, so that also makes it a good addition. Meanwhile, Indeed is the largest singular job board and can therefore be used alone or with others just for good measure.

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  7. What makes each website with free job ads unique?
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    Each of these websites offers a little something that's different. Indeed is the No. 1 job website in the nation, and it also makes both job posting and applying for jobs quick and easy (with plenty of ways employers can customize). Glassdoor meanwhile offers articles geared towards both employers and job seekers in addition to a wide range of other business-specific information, while ZipRecruiter allows employers to customize which job boards they want their positions posted on.

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  8. Are traditional job seeking sites better?
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    True, there are some postings boards like Craigslist that are totally free and may reach the desired region. Nevertheless, these websites just don't have very good reputations among highly qualified job seekers in general. Posting here often leads to low visibility among qualified candidates, and while there are spam filters, they can still lead to unwanted solicitations. Craigslist itself also does not have a built-in application system.

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