Hiring 101

50 Free Job Posting Sites to Help You Hire Faster and Smarter

Thanks to a growing number of job boards, job search engines and social media sites, it's easier than ever to promote vacancies to thousands of potential hires. Better still, many of these sites allow you to advertise open jobs for free.

To help you widen your reach and generate a healthy flow of interested applicants, we've put together a list of 50 free job posting sites for employers. We've divided the list into five sections: general job boards, specialized job boards, job search engines, social media sites and your own company website.

General Job Boards

Job boards are designed as a central hub for posting, promoting and filling new job openings. The general job boards covered here are designed for sharing all manner of jobs, in all manner of industries, and provide free access to networks of thousands of job seekers.

1. Recruiter

Over 13,000 businesses use Recruiter.com's free job market to promote new vacancies and connect with talent. The site reaches an audience of 35,000 recruiters (touted as the largest recruiter network in the world) and over three million job seekers.

2. Jobspider

JobSpider is a free job board modeled loosely on Craigslist. Employers can post an unlimited number of vacancies to JobSpider's network, and with millions of job seekers active on the site, it's even possible to browse through thousands of resumes to find right-fit candidates to contact.

3. MightyRecruiter

MightyRecruiter harnesses syndication to streamline the recruitment process: recruiters are free to create an unlimited number of open job postings, which can then be shared with up to 29 different job boards, including sites like LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Nexxt and Glassdoor.

4. National Labor Exchange

The US National Labor Exchange is a non-profit organization that allows recruiters to post to their recruiting network free of charge. Vacancies syndicated through the site are made available on job sites, like Simply Hired, and distributed to over a thousand career sites, college alumni pages and job search engines.

5. Ladders

Ladders is a high-end job posting board designed to help recruiters find highly experienced candidates. Ladders' free plan allows recruiters to post an unlimited number of open vacancies—as long as those vacancies are full-time and offer a minimum of $80,000 in total compensation—and browse through a limited number of resumes.

6. JobiSite

In contrast to many other free job boards, there are no restrictions imposed on Jobisite's recruiter tools: employers are free to post an unlimited number of vacancies and browse through applicants' resumes with no restrictions. Open jobs are posted directly to Jobisite's 11,000 users and shared with 12 partnered job boards.

7. Oodle

Oodle may be familiar to many as a classifieds site, but the company's dedicated job board has over 15 million open vacancies, running the gamut from internships to senior executive roles. As well as a catch-all job board, there are dozens of location-specific sub-boards designed to match up brick-and-mortar companies to local talent.

8. Smartly

Smartly’s founding team came from Rosetta Stone, the hugely successful online language platform. Pairing a dedicated job board with custom-made business programs, Smartly is designed to help job seekers improve their skills and find new roles. The site’s free tier allows employers to make unlimited job postings and follow up with three interested candidates per role.

9. Scouted

Scouted was created to help modernize the recruiting process, using algorithmic matchmaking to identify great-fit candidates for a given role. The company provides free access to all of its features—posting jobs, sorting through a curated roster of candidates, and setting up interviews—and employers need only pay in the event of successfully hiring a candidate.

10. Jobvertise

Jobvertise offers an unlimited number of free job postings to all recruiters. The site also receives over 8,000 resumes from new job seekers each and every week, allowing hiring managers to pinpoint great candidates simply by filtering through the site's database.

11. Snag

While there's a fixed fee for job posts broadcast through Snag's job boards network, the service's free plan allows recruiters to post vacancies to a custom career site—ideal for companies looking for a quick and easy way to launch a dedicated careers page and fill multiple vacancies at once.

12. Jobxoom

Jobxoom's website benefits from 80,000 unique visitors each and every month and allows employers to post to one of 60 industry-specific job boards. The site is free to use for three months and allows recruiters to post up to 100 open vacancies during that time.

13. ActiveHire

For employers looking to hire in North America, ActiveHire provides a simple process for sharing new job openings with thousands of potential candidates. In addition to free job postings, the site aggregates millions of employee resumes from over 115,000 partners and private databases.

14. Wisestep

Wisestep's free plan allows recruiters to post an unlimited number of job openings to dozens of free job boards—including Wisestep's own referral community. The site has helped 40,000 recruiters, from companies like Coca-Cola and Accenture, boost the reach of their hiring process.

15. CareerBliss (Limited Free Trial)

CareerBliss allows you to create one job posting and distribute your job to over 100 job boards in its network. It has 15 million users and offers a free trial in which you can post one job for free.

16. Glassdoor (Free Trial)

Glassdoor's employment review website is a powerful hiring tool. With over 55 million monthly job seekers using the site, taking advantage of the company's free trial—allowing hiring managers to advertise free for seven days—can expose new vacancies to a huge and highly qualified audience.

17. ZipRecruiter (Free Trial)

Over a million companies use ZipRecruiter to source top talent, including the likes of PayPal, Netflix and Ford. Though the company offers a paid service, new recruiters and hiring managers can use the site's full-service offering—including posting open jobs to over 100 job boards—for seven days.

Specialized Job Boards

There are a growing number of job boards designed to help recruiters fill specific roles. Many of the websites covered here can connect companies with remote workers, freelancers, recent graduates and hourly service staff, while others specialize in specific industries and skill sets.

18. FlexJobs

FlexJobs is a specialized job board designed to help employers fill remote, freelance and flexible jobs. To get started, prospective employers need to request an invitation to join the site—a quick process that cuts down on the spam job listings that sometimes affect other free job boards.

19. AngelList

AngelList's tech-focused job board is used by over 26,000 of the world's fastest-growing startup teams. Companies like Stripe, Slack, Asana and Airtable take advantage of the network's free company profiles, job postings and applications—and with an estimated 92% of startup candidates using AngelList to review potential employers, it's well worth building an active presence on the platform.

20. StartUpers

Startupers is another tech-focused job board with a strong leaning towards developers and technical professionals. The site's simple, cartoonish interface belies a huge network of experienced candidates, and there's no charge for employers looking to post their latest opening or browse through any of the site's thousands of resumes.

21. Anthology

Touted as a “confidential job search” platform, Anthology matches experienced talent—managers, directors, VPs and so on—with highly skilled roles at companies including Amazon, eBay, IBM and Toyota. Anthology's free plan allows employers to post three open positions at a time—and as an added benefit, all employer and applicant data is kept completely private.

22. Handshake

Handshake partners with over 500 U.S. colleges and universities, creating a job board custom-made for connecting with early talent. With over nine million students and recent alumni on the network, employers—including every company in the Fortune 500—are free to post vacancies and proactively reach out to good-fit candidates.

23. Switch

Switch is a recruiting app catering to the technology industry, with a particular concentration on job seekers in tech hot spots like New York, San Francisco and Chicago. Used by companies like Amazon, Expedia and Yelp, there's no charge for employers to post open vacancies. Once posted, the company's free plan allows hiring managers to connect with two candidates per week.

24. Hubstaff Talent

Hubstaff helps connect employers with freelance and remote employees. It's free for companies to post an unlimited number of vacancies to the company's global network, and employers are able to engage with their applicants any way they choose. All postings are syndicated—free of charge—to other job boards, websites and even Hubstaff's own social media accounts.

25. AngularJobs

Named for the Angular JavaScript framework, AngularJobs is a free-to-use developer-focused job board. The site's free job posts are visible for 30 days, allowing employers to reach a targeted audience made up entirely of front-end engineers.

26. Techfetch.com (Free Trial)

TechFetch.com is a specialized job board designed to help recruiters fill IT consulting and contracting positions. The site boasts a network of over two million candidates, with recruiters receiving over seven million responses each year. Full usage of TechFetch.com requires a premium subscription, but recruiters can use the service free for a week.

27. Upwork

Upwork is a worldwide marketplace for employers to find and hire freelance talent. With verified work histories, third-party reviews and a huge network of job seekers—spanning every sector from development to customer service—Upwork is popular with the likes of Dropbox, Airbnb and GoDaddy.

28. Virtual Vocations

Virtual Vocations specializes in telecommuting jobs. Recruiters can submit an unlimited number of free postings to the site, either manually or by submitting the XML feed of their careers page. Once approved, vacancies are shared through the site's mailing list of over 800,000 job seekers.

29. TalMix

Talmix was created to help businesses tap into the world's independent workforce. There's no cost for recruiters and hiring managers to post job openings and project descriptions—Talmix promotes the openings to the site's network of freelancers and successful applicants bill for the work directly through the platform.

30. Guru

Guru connects recruiters with a network of over three million freelancers. Recruiters can browse for contractors by skill set or location, or post individual vacancies to the site's job board. While all of Guru's job postings are free, recruiters have the option to boost the visibility of individual posts for a one-off cost.

31. Giggrabbers

Giggrabbers is one of a growing number of freelance-focused job boards. It's free for recruiters to create an account on Giggrabbers and free to post projects—the platform generates revenue by charging freelancers a flat fee for every project arranged through the platform.

32. Internships.com

Billed as “the world's largest internship marketplace,” Internships.com brings together students, education institutions and employers into a single job board. Companies ranging from SMBs to Fortune 500s use the website to attract the next generation of top talent and fill internship opportunities.

33. Workpop (Free Trial)

Workpop is designed to help recruiters and hiring managers attract hourly service workers for companies with brick-and-mortar locations. Industries like hospitality, food and drink, healthcare franchises and administrative agencies are all represented—and though Workpop is a paid service, it's free to try out the service's features—including job posting—for 10 days.

Job Search Engines

Job search engines scour the web to aggregate open vacancies into a single, centralized resource. Many of the search engines featured allow companies and recruiters to submit an XML feed—effectively a list of all the vacancies published on a website—to ensure that every open job appears in their search results.

34. Indeed

Indeed is the world's largest job site, with 9.8 job vacancies posted every second, and over 200 million unique visitors each and every month. More importantly, research from SilkRoad reported that Indeed's free listings generated 6x more successful hires than any other job site.

35. Jora

Jora is a free job search engine designed to aggregate vacancies from dozens of job sites around the world. Though it isn't possible to manually post single vacancies to Jora's network, employers can contact the company with their website URL—or an XML feed of vacancies—to ensure that all of their current and future vacancies appear in the search engine.

36. Learn4Good

Learn4Good offers a wealth of educational resources designed to help students, parents and job seekers develop new skills and find new roles through its free-to-use job board. Despite the site's dated design, Learn4Good generates over 30 million visitors a year, and its job postings are used by companies like Uber and McAfee.

37. SquareHire

SquareHire helps employers reach dozens of job boards with a single posting. Once recruiters have used the two free posts afforded by the platform, SquareHire automatically generates widgets to easily embed your vacancies into your website. Job posts are then syndicated to dozens of free job boards and posted to social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

38. Hound

Hound's unique advantage is its huge network of partners: posting a single job through Hound allows employers to syndicate their vacancy to 500 job sites. It's free to search and export relevant resumes, and every new vacancy is featured in one of Hound's job alert emails.

39. JobInventory.com

JobInventory.com is designed to collate vacancies from hundreds of sources into a single live feed. Jobs are sourced from classified sites, job boards and company careers pages (if the company submits their website feed), and employers can even boost the visibility of their jobs by participating in JobInventory.com's—no cost—contributor badge program.

40. PostJobFree.com

PostJobFree is an employment search engine designed to make it easy for recruiters to promote new jobs to dozens of free job boards. Open vacancies are automatically syndicated to websites like Glassdoor and Oodle, and notifications can be triggered every time a good-fit resume is uploaded to the site.

41. Adzuna

Adzuna is a job search engine used by over 9 million people per month. While it is a paid service that allows job seekers and employers alike to compare salary stats, it is now offering free job postings for a limited time in the United Kingdom.

42. Proven

Like many other job search engines, Proven makes it easy for recruiters to reach a multitude of free job boards with a single posting, syndicating to high-traffic websites like ZipRecruiter and US.jobs with a single click.

43. Juju

Juju's search engine aggregates almost 13 million open vacancies from all manner of industries, companies and locations. While the company automatically sources open vacancies from hundreds of sources, recruiters can contact the company to ensure their postings appear in the free search results—and highlight individual postings for a fixed cost.

44. JobisJob

JobisJob is job search engine that aggregates open vacancies—over six million at last count—from 150,000 companies all over the U.S. Used by companies like Oracle, Lyft and CVS Health, it's free to post open jobs and browse through the site's database of resumes.

Social Media

A company's own social media networks can contain thousands of interested, brand-savvy candidates for new vacancies. These networks can be used without any extra expense: just cue up a promotional post and share it with your followers.

45. LinkedIn

Though LinkedIn's dedicated hiring tools are part of the company's premium offering, it's still possible to use the site as a free recruiting aid. By posting new vacancies to your recruiters' personal profiles, your own company page, and even relevant LinkedIn groups, it's possible to expose jobs to thousands of users. Thanks to LinkedIn messaging, it's even easy to reach out to good-fit candidates from directly within the platform.

46. Twitter

Twitter has over 335 million monthly active users—people that log into the service at least once a month. It's free to create an account, and by posting new vacancies directly to your Twitter feed—and using popular hashtags like #hiring and #jobs to widen distribution beyond your immediate network—you can promote new jobs to thousands of people.

47. Facebook

Facebook's business pages make it easy to promote job openings to your company's followers by sharing posts containing a brief job description and a link to an application form or careers page. To boost their reach, recruiters can pay to promote vacancies on a post-by-post basis.

48. Instagram

Instagram can be used in a similar way to Facebook, allowing recruiters and hiring managers to make posts promoting new vacancies to followers of their company page. Instagram is a visual content platform, so each post will need to be accompanied by a unique image—and by including relevant hiring-related hashtags, it's possible to increase the reach outside of your company following.

49. Reddit

handful of active subreddits, many with thousands of subscribers—like r/hiring and r/jobpostings—that actively encourage recruiters to share their latest vacancies. Others, like r/writing_gigs, collate industry-specific job opportunities together.

Your Company Website

Many company websites generate thousands of visitors from a multitude of different sources: people searching for the company in Google, clicking referring links from other sites, or simply browsing the site directly. Many of these visitors have the potential to become employees, and hiring managers can leverage company websites to boost the visibility of job openings.

50. Your Company website

To make the most of a company website, make it easy for would-be applicants to find vacancies by creating a dedicated careers page.

Google provides resources to add job-specific formatting and meta-information to your job postings, making your job content eligible for display in Google search results.

Finally, Google brings together job postings from across the web, whether they're on websites run by small businesses or job sites with thousands of listings. This helps job seekers easily find their next job directly in Search. Make sure your job postings appear on Google today.

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How to Manage Hundreds of Applicants

Generating interest in a role is only half the challenge. When you're inundated with applicants, ensuring great candidate experiences and timely follow-ups is easier said than done.

Many companies rely on an applicant tracking system like Hire to manage the process, centralizing every job offer, applicant and interview into a single tool. Hire offers automatic posting flows for sites like Indeed and Glassdoor and trackable URLs so you can track postings from other job boards.

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