You don’t need to be told how important it is to find the best employees in your industry. Your team is your business’ lifeblood. Your best hours are spent putting the right people in the right positions.
But with so many job posting sites out there, it’s tough to know where you’re guaranteed to find the best talent. You don’t want to post somewhere where you have no chance of being seen, or worse, where your post could be mistaken as a scam. (There’s a reason Craigslist isn’t listed here.)
We’ve already gone over how to make your job posts the best they can be. Now, let’s discuss the best job posting sites out there, from an employers’ perspective.
As we’ve stated before, job posts aren’t just a method for finding applicants for you to be sold on. They’re a way for you to sell potential applicants on your company. Thanks to this site’s helpful reviews function, job searchers can read what current and former employees of yours have to say about working for you. Assuming your employees are thrilled to be working with you on a daily basis, encourage them to post positive (but honest) Glassdoor reviews of your company. The more information available on your company’s Glassdoor profile, the more traction you’ll see through your job ads.
This is a great budget option if you don’t have a lot of financial wiggle room when it comes to recruiting. Simply Hired is one of the most popular job post sites for job searchers. Since it is free to use, your job post might get buried by other ads soon after you post it. You can opt to pay a small amount extra to give it a boost. This ensures that it is seen by more searchers.
This website is slightly different than other job boards. It is aimed at people who are already employed but are open to new opportunities. The site filters out job posts and sends specifically-targeted ones to job searchers via email. Since these people are often gainfully employed already, they are likely to be highly-qualified in their field. If you can offer a killer opportunity but just haven’t found the right employee yet, definitely check out Recruiter.
More and more of the workforce is becoming freelance and remote-based. If you need someone to take on a specific project, but aren’t looking to hire full-time just yet, Upwork is an excellent resource. It acquired other similar sites, Odesk and Elance, within the past year. It’s now one of the most widely-used freelancer platforms. It’s great if you’re looking for anything from data entry to web development. You can easily post jobs and browse freelancer profiles.
While it’s not exactly a job board, Pinterest is another great way to find and hire freelancers. Social media has become increasingly helpful in finding employees — and not just because you can see what they’re posting. People like companies and brands that they can connect with online. Pinterest is especially useful if you’re looking to hire someone in a design field. You’ll be able to use visuals to attract them to your job post and also browse their Pins for samples of the work they’ve done.
Women are undoubtedly a positive addition to any workplace. In fact, having a healthy female presence may be vital to a positive working environment. MOGUL is an excellent site for reaching highly-talented women in the tech field. It has a huge reach, too, with connections to women in 196 different countries.
If you run a non-profit, it can be extremely difficult to find the right employees that fit in with both the job requirements and your organization’s mission. Idealist is the perfect job board for posting such positions. The people searching there are already open to and passionate about working for a non-profit. Idealist will help connect you with potential employees that best fit with your organizational vision. It’s also a great site for finding volunteers!
Finally, we can’t forget about LinkedIn, the social media platform was created specifically for professional use. LinkedIn profiles offer you a lot more information than a standard resume. You can see a candidate’s previous work experience plus their actual portfolios and projects they’ve worked on. How someone presents him or herself online will tell you a lot about them and LinkedIn is no different. It is also a great platform for reaching out to candidates directly if you don’t wish to sift through hundreds of applications from a job ad.