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.
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
reported that Indeed's free listings generated 6x more successful hires than any
other job site.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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