Looking to post a job online quickly without having to deal with the hassle of talking with a salesperson or the commitment of a contract? Posting your jobs instantly online with a credit card for 30 or 60 days might be the best place to start. To help, we've gathered a breakdown of the most popular job posting sites and the cost of posting a job right now.
What to Consider Before Posting a Job Advert
If you're used to paying an external recruiter upwards of £20K per hire, it may seem like a no-brainer to spend a couple hundred pounds to post a job online. Recognise, however, that with over 40,000 job boards online that come and go on a daily basis - there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your investment is well spent.
Take the following factors into consideration when comparing different job sites:
Traffic: How much traffic are they currently seeing on their site? It doesn't matter how inexpensive a job posting is if no one ever sees it. Find out how many million users are searching for jobs on their site and whether their traffic is growing quickly or slowly declining.
Candidate Quality & Demographic: No one's interested in sifting through hundreds or thousands of CVs if none of them even warrant a phone screen. Quality candidates are what you're looking for, so it's important you're advertising in the right place. Evaluate the demographics of the job seekers on the site you're advertising on. Are they highly educated or blue collar professionals? Active or passive job seekers? Is it a niche job board targeting engineers, nurses, or even pet groomers? Does the site only advertise hourly positions or target seasonal hires?
Pricing Model: Different websites don't just have different costs - they also have different pricing models. Some websites allow you to post a certain amount of jobs for a set period of time for a flat fee, while others charge on a basis of how many people view or click your job post. One of them is not necessarily better than the other - whichever one is best for your organisation will depend on your budget, how many positions you're hiring for and candidate quality, among other factors.
Timing Period: How long will your job be posted on their site? Many job boards offer 30 or 60 day terms. Are you tied to a monthly commitment? Is it up to you to track when your listings expire to ensure they don't go dark? Or will the listings be auto-renewing every month on your original credit card until you remember to cancel?
Glassdoor Job Posting Cost
Glassdoor offers employers a do-it-yourself 30 day job listing for £149 in the UK. For employers looking to post more than five jobs, Glassdoor recommends its complete job advertising solution that helps target the 27+ million members on Glassdoor who might not have your company at the top of their mind. This can be a more effective use of a recruitment budget that can deliver measurable results for companies of all sizes in as little as 90 days. Additionally, Glassdoor solutions are half the price of LinkedIn. Want to see what Glassdoor can do for you? Reach out to us today!
Monster Job Posting Cost
Monster offers a 60-day job posting option. Pricing for a single job posting costs £130 for 30 days with discounts when purchasing in bulk. Special Offers include multiple job posting packs and the opportunity to feature jobs with bold or highlighted font.
Career Builder Job Posting Cost
Career Builder single job posting cost begins at £239 for 30 days only, with discounts ranging from 7%-58% for the advanced purchase of up to 50 jobs postings which must be used within 12 months. The single location extends to a 50-Km radius.
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LinkedIn Job Posting Cost
LinkedIn sells a job posting solution in which employers set a daily budget, and get charged for every view a job post gets from a job candidate. However, an employer can be charged up to 1.3x over the daily average budget in one day.
Reed Job Posting Cost
Reed sells job advertising starting at £70 per posting for new users on their jobs platform.
JobSite Job Posting Cost
JobSite sells a 6-week job posting product. Slight discounts are available if you buy a larger quantity of job ads.
TotalJobs Job Posting Cost
TotalJobs also sells 6-week job post for £149 with discounts available if you buy a larger quantity of job ads.