The Best Free Job Posting Sites

Kristina Martic | 4/11/2018 | Recruitment Marketing

Free job posting sites allow employers to post their job openings for free and reduce their recruiting costs. If you aren’t utilizing them, you’re missing out! In this blog post, you will find all the information you need to post your job openings on the best free job posting sites.

The Best Free Job Posting Sites

3 most popular free job posting sites

According to eBizMBA, job posting sites with highest global traffic are:  

  1. Indeed
  2. Monster
  3. Glassdoor

Luckily, on two of them you can post your jobs for free: Indeed and Glassdoor.

However, to make the most out of these free job posting sites, it is crucial to understand whether each of these free job posting sites is a job board or a job aggregator site.

2 main types of free job posting sites

There are 2 main types of free job posting sites:

  1. Job boards
  2. Job aggregators

What is the difference between job boards and job aggregators?

A job board is a website where employers directly post their open job positions.

Job aggregators are also called job search engines because they act as a search engine for jobs.
This means that job aggregators search the web and collect job ads from multiple sources, such as job boards, other job search engines, employers’ career sites, etc. 
Job aggregators then display all collected job ads on their site, linking them to the original ad.  

Also, it is important to mention there are hybrids between these two types.
Some job aggregators allow employers to post directly to their site, just like they would on the job boards.  

Top 5 free job posting sites

Here is our list of the top 5 absolutely free job posting sites, followed by detailed instructions for posting jobs.

1. Indeed

Type:
Hybrid job aggregator  

Description:
Indeed is a world’s top job search engine with the highest traffic (200 million people visit Indeed every month).
It is a hybrid job aggregator, which means it basically functions as a job aggregator, but is also offers a possibility for employers to publish their job postings directly on Indeed by opening a free employer’s account.  

How to post your jobs for free:
There are 2 ways to get your jobs listed on Indeed: 

1. Post your jobs directly to Indeed
This video explains how to do it:

2. Allow Indeed to aggregate your posted jobs from your career website.
If you want to ensure that Indeed will indeed aggregate your posted jobs from your career website, it is recommended to follow these 5 best practices.

2. Glassdoor

Type:
Job board 

Description:
Glassdoor operates an online job and career community. It became famous as a place where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management.
However, Glassdoor is also the world famous job board with the highest traffic (50 million people visit Glassdoor every month). It is often ranked as the best job board to post jobs for free. 

How to post your jobs for free:
Glassdoor offers the possibility for employers to post up to 10 jobs free for 7 days.  Simply fill in the form and off you go! 
It is worth mentioning though that the Glassdoor free employer account does not have quite as many features as a paid one. 

3. Jora

Type:
Hybrid job aggregator  

Description:
Jora is is an Australia-based search engine for jobs, but it functions as a worldwide job search aggregator in almost every continent around the globe.  

How to post your jobs for free:
Simply fill in the form, choose the locations you want to target and hit 'Post Job'.
As simple as that, no registration required. You can post as many jobs as you wish! 

4. Google for jobs

Type:
Job aggregator  

Description:
Google for Jobs is an AI-powered job search engine launched by Google in May 2017.  

This means that job seekers can now look for job postings directly from their Google search.

How to post your jobs for free:
Since Google for jobs is a job aggregator, you can’t directly publish your job postings to appear in Google search.
You can, however, follow this guide to make sure Google collects your job posting form your career site.  

5. Post jobs for free

Type:
Job board 

Description:
Post Job Free is based in sunny Florida, but it serves jobs all over the world. 
It offers 3 great absolutely free features for recruiters: 

  1. Posting jobs
  2. Resume search (you can even set up alerts to inform you when new resumes that have skills you need appear)
  3. Sending messages to resume posters.

How to post your jobs for free:
You can post jobs on this site very easily - simply fill in the form
This video explains how to do it:

Free niche job posting sites

Niche job websites are an excellent place to find specific job openings that aren’t always listed on other sites.

Most of them require payment, however, there are 2 great niche job posting sites that are completely free to use.

Freelance, part-time and hourly jobs

FlexJobs

Type:
Job board 

Description:
FlexJobs is the leading job service specializing in the "flexible job market." 
So if you’re an employer hiring for freelance work, part-time jobs, flexible or alternative schedule jobs, FlexJobs is definitely the best place to post your job openings.
FlexJobs offers 2 great, absolutely free possibilities for recruiters: 

  1. Unlimited, free job postings 
  2. Access to the largest specialized resume database of candidates who value work flexibility.

How to post your jobs for free:
First, you need to request an invitation, because they check every for professionalism and legitimacy.
After you pass this check, you will receive an invitation for access to their free candidate database and unlimited job postings. 

Startup jobs

Angel List

Type:
Job board 

Description:
Angel List is a website dedicated to startups. It also has a great job board with 1,584,902 active candidates, including 470,378 developers and 108,948 designers.
It is definitely the best place to post your startup jobs for free.  

How to post your jobs for free:
Simply fill in this form. Fast and easy.  

Additional ways to promote your job openings for free

Job posting sites are just one channel you can use to promote your job opening.

To spread the word about the positions you need to fill, we recommend using other free communication channels and methods, such as:

  • Social media
  • Employee referral programs
  • Your company's newsletters
  • Email campaigns
  • Specialized niche websites.

You can find detailed information about these methods in our Ultimate Guide for Posting Jobs That Stand Out.

How can TalentLyft help you post your job openings for free?

With TalentLyft, our complete recruiting and hiring tool, you can post jobs for free on multiple job boards with just one click.

Some of the free job boards include Indeed, Monster, Simply Hired, Glassdoor, Stackoverflow and many others.

TalentLyft is all in one type of software that can help you with all phases of posting jobs, form writing to publishing and promoting.

With TalentLyft you can:

  • Access free job description templates
  • Build beautiful career sites (no coding needed!)
  • Publish your job postings on multiple job boards with just one click
  • Set up employee referral programs
  • Create engaging email campaigns
  • Easily share your job postings on social media.

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