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Your Next Hire is Here (30+ Job Sites to Recruit for Free)

 

Your Next Hire Is Here | 30+ Job Sites To Recruit For Free

The truth is that hiring can be really expensive.

Not all of us can afford recruiters, Applicant Tracking Systems, and high-priced job boards.

Even if we can, no one wants to waste money investing in a new job posting site without at least testing it to make sure it is going to deliver.

That’s why we have put together this awesome list of the best free job posting sites.

All of these job boards and hiring tools are either completely free, have free tiers or have a free trial.

Use the filters below to find the right combination that suits your hiring needs!

You can also skip all this and instead try Proven and post to all of the best job boards at once.

Check it out:

The Ultimate List of the
Best Free Job Posting Sites

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Show only Sean’s favorites:


Snagajob

  • Free Trial
  • Pay Per Job Post
  • Hourly
  • Sean’s Favorite

Snagajob specializes in hourly work employment and has 60 million registered job seekers. Their job board also supports applicant tracking. You can try Snagajob for free, aftewards, jobs cost $89 for 30 days.

Snagajob

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Proven

  • Free Trial
  • Pay Per Job Post
  • All Industries
  • Sean’s Favorite

Proven is the premier site for small business hiring. We offer a free trial for 5 days, afterwards basic job postings are $99. A basic listing is distributed to over 100 different job boards.

Proven also provides integrations to premium job boards like sponsored Indeed, Monster, Craigslist, Glassdoor, and Jobs2Careers.

Proven

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ZipRecruiter

  • Free Trial
  • Pay Per Job Post
  • All Industries
  • Sean’s Favorite

ZipRecruiter is a hiring tool that allows employers to post their jobs to over 100 job boards with one click. The company also offers software that allows employers to evaluate and message candidates out of one interface.

You can try ZipRecruiter for free but a single posting is $199 after the trial period.

ZipRecruiter

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Glassdoor

  • Free Trial
  • Pay Per Job Post
  • All Industries
  • Sean’s Favorite

Many people know Glassdoor for their company reviews, but beyond that, they are also one of the fastest growing job boards in the world. They offer a free trial of up to 10 jobs for 7 days. After that, pricing starts at $199 per job.

With Glassdoor, you can expect to see a lot of your candidates with 4 year college degrees. It’s a great resource for hiring salaried whitecollar employees.

Glassdoor

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Craigslist

  • Other
  • Pay Per Job Post
  • All Industries
  • Sean’s Favorite

Craigslist is free to post jobs in most areas in the U.S., however in the top 20 or so major geo’s the price varies from $15 up to $75 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Despite little user interface updates to the product since it began service back in 1995, it still remains one of the best job websites available. Craigslist excels are providing applicants to blue collar and entry level jobs. But beware, posting a job on Craigslist often leads to a lot of non-applicant emails from a variety of solictors.

Craigslist

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FAQ About Posting Jobs Online:

What is a job post?

A job post is an advertisement for an open position by an employer. A job post is often also referred to as a job description, job listing, job posting, or job ad.

What are the best job posting sites?

This depends a lot on what you are looking for. In terms of mainstream sites, we have a short list of the absolute best all around job boards here. If you want to go more niche, we have a list of job boards from every category possible here. I recommend starting with some lower cost options before you try out a place like LinkedIn or Monster.

What is the largest job board?

Indeed is the world’s largest job board followed by Glassdoor. However, they are not a fit for everyone. The knock against Indeed is quantity over quality and a lot of the time you may get better results with niche sites that specifically cater to your business.

How do you find employees for free?

If you have a storefront, you can always put a help wanted sign up in your window and you might luck out with some foot traffic. I also recommend trying to get referrals from your existing employees. Finally, you can use any of the resources on this page to post for free or at least try out for free. At Proven, you can try us out for free for 10 days and we will post to over 100 major job boards.

How can I post my job to multiple job boards?

You can of course always do this manually, but there are a number of companies, including Proven, that specifialize in this. You can check out a specific guide for how to post to multiple job boards here. With sites like ours, it’s pretty simple. You create your job post and it will be automatically posted to all major job baords.

Why should I post my job on a hiring site?

The simple answer is that online is where most job seekers are looking for jobs. It still makes a lot of sense to post your job on your website, social media channels and perhaps your store window, but these can’t be the only places. If you want to find the best employees, you need to cast a wide net and online job boards are the best option to do this.

Where can I post a job opening for free?

If you scroll up, there’s over 30 different options in this article. Yakaz is probably your best option if you want a completely free solution. Alternatively, I suggest trying a place with a free trial and if you are getting good results, you can either cancel the trial or pay for the service. Paying $100 for a great employee is not a bad investment.

Why are job boards so expensive?

Not all job posting sites are expensive. The pricing can vary wildly from free to thousands of dollars. Ideally, the more you pay the better the quality candidate you should receive, however this is not always the case. It’s difficult for any job posting site to guarantee quality, but they can guarantee traffic. The more you pay, the more eye balls you will drive to your listing and the more eye balls, the more likely you are to get a great candidate.

Where should I post jobs?

This is tricky to answer, but one good strategy is to see where other people like you are posting jobs.

  1. Go to Google and type into the search the job title you want to hire for.
  2. Click through the top results.
  3. Check the job board’s relevant posts and see if they look similar to your job.
  4. Go to the job board’s main page and see if they fit your industry’s category.
  5. Evalute the cost of posting a job on that site relative to how much you are willing to spend.
  6. Try out the site on their lowest tier or for a free trial.
  7. Assuming you get good results, rinse and repeating posting here.

Did we miss anything?

Know of another great free job posting website?

Let us know in the comments.

Also, if you’re interested in other job board options, check out our article 100+ Job Boards for Job Seekers and Recruiters.

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Sean Falconer

Sean Falconer is Founder and CTO of Proven. He is a proud Canadian and reformed academic. He is passionate about making hiring for small business simple, streamlined and frictionless.

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