10 Best Free Job Posting Sites USA-Based Recruiters Can Use

February 2, 2024
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There are many ways to source candidates, and for candidates to find opportunities. Job posting sites, especially those based in the USA are still the top channels. Just in the past year [2023], 71**%** of companies hire new employees via free job boards [1] while 60% of job seekers find out about new job opportunities through job boards. [2]

Although popular, many job boards also come with some difficulties. You need to manually post each job and check for applicants individually. For cases where jobs are posted across multiple job boards, which might get hundreds or thousands of applicants each; it would be physically impossible for even the most productive recruiters to efficiently go through all the applicants.

For such scenarios you can use Manatal’s ATS to post jobs across 2500+ channels in one click and receive applicants directly in a centralized CRM. Manatal’s resume parsing feature also allows you to structure a large volume of resumes into a single database easily.

Now that we know how to manage your job posts across free job posting sites in the USA, let’s explore the ones that are worth a look and see how you can leverage these sites to find the right talent for your jobs.

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Top 10 Free Job Posting Sites Based in the USA

1. Indeed

Indeed is one of the most popular and widely used job boards in the world, with over 250 million monthly visitors. You can post unlimited jobs for free on Indeed, and also access a resume database of over 175 million candidates. Indeed also offers paid features such as sponsored jobs, featured employer branding, and hiring campaigns.

2. Google for Jobs

Google for Jobs is a search engine that aggregates job listings from various sources, including other job boards, company websites, and social media. You can post your jobs for free on Google for Jobs by following the guidelines and using the structured data markup. Your jobs will then appear in the Google search results when relevant keywords are entered by job seekers.

3. LinkedIn

With over 774 million members, this is one of the world’s largest professional networks. You can post your jobs for free on LinkedIn by creating a company page and using the job tab. You can then share your jobs with your network and in relevant groups. LinkedIn also offers paid features such as sponsored jobs, recruiter licenses, and talent insights.

4. Monster

One of the oldest and most trusted job boards, with over 100 million resumes and 7 million job listings. You can post one job for free on Monster for seven days, and also get access to a limited number of resumes. Monster also offers paid features such as premium job ads, resume search, and candidate management.

5. Jora

Jora is a global job board that operates in 36 countries, including the USA. You can post unlimited jobs for free on Jora, and get access to a resume database of over 10 million candidates. Jora also offers paid features, including sponsored jobs and featured employer branding.

6. UpWork

Connecting freelancers with clients who need various types of work done, UpWork allows you to post unlimited jobs for free and get access to a pool of over 21 million freelancers who offer skills ranging from web development to graphic design. UpWork also comes with paid features such as premium membership, a project catalog, and a talent scout.

7. Glassdoor

Glassdoor is a platform that allows employees and former employees to rate and review companies, as well as to find jobs. You can post 10 jobs for free on Glassdoor for seven days, and get access to a community of over 70 million job seekers who value company culture and transparency. Glassdoor also has paid features, including sponsored jobs, employer branding, and an employer center.

8. Ladders

If you’re looking for a platform that specializes in high-paying jobs for experienced professionals, Ladders is your site. You can post 20 jobs for free on Ladders for 30 days and access a database of over 10 million candidates who earn $100K or more. The site also offers paid features like unlimited job postings, resume searches, and candidate alerts.

9. SimplyHired

SimplyHired is a platform that aggregates job listings from thousands of sources, including other job boards, company websites, and newspapers. You can use the site to post unlimited jobs for free. SimplyHired also opens a door for you to access a resume database of over 100 million candidates. You can also use the site’s paid features, including sponsored jobs and pay-per-click advertising.

10. Handshake

Connecting employers with students and recent graduates from over 1,000 colleges and universities, you can post unlimited jobs for free on Handshake and get into a network of over 6 million students and alumni who are looking for internships and entry-level jobs. The site also comes with paid features such as premium employer branding, virtual events, and diversity programs.

Tips for Leveraging Job Posting

To make the most of your job posting efforts, here are best practices that can help you stand out from the crowd and reach the right candidates.

  • Choose the right job title for your open role: The job title is the first thing that catches the attention of job seekers. So, make it clear and specific. Avoid using vague or generic terms like ‘manager’ or ‘analyst.’ It’s also a ‘no-go’ to use jargon or acronyms. Titles like ‘SEO specialist’ or ‘CRM coordinator’ will confuse candidates. Instead, use terms that match what the candidates are searching for and reflect the level and responsibilities of the role. For example, ‘Senior Marketing Manager’ or ‘Customer Service Representative.’
  • Write a clear and compelling job description: The job description is the core of your job posting, as it provides details about the role, the company, and the expectations. Optimize your job description by highlighting the main duties, skills, and qualifications required for the job. Don’t forget to also add the benefits and perks of working for your company. Use bullet points, short paragraphs, and an accessible vocabulary to make it easy to read and scan.
  • Post your job on relevant platforms: Once you have created your job posting, you need to share it across the platforms where your potential candidates are likely to find it. There are many options available, such as job boards, social media, professional networks, and niche sites. Choose the platforms that suit your needs, budget, and target audience. For example, if you're looking for candidates in the logistics industry, you might want to to for JobsinLogistics.com or ASCM Job Board. If you're recruiting for hospitality talent, go for channels like HCareers or Hospitality Online.
  • Optimize your career page: Your career page is where you can strike a first impression on candidates. So, make make it attractive, informative, and user-friendly. Showcase your company logo, mission, vision, and values. It’s a good idea to incorporate a set of images and videos that spotlight your culture and positive work environment. You can also include testimonials and reviews from your current and former employees, as well as awards and recognitions that you have received. Although it sounds like a lot of work, you have tools out there that can help you get things done rather fast. You can use Manatal’s Branded Career Page feature to create a fully customizable career site with unique designs and elements within a few clicks.

Conclusion

Utilizing free job posting sites is a strategic move for USA-based recruiters looking to attract top talent and expand their pool of potential candidates. By taking advantage of these platforms, you can potentially reach a wider audience and ultimately find the perfect candidate for your open positions.

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Ann Schumann

As a former recruiter turned content writer, Ann specializes in creating engaging content. With a passion for the recruitment industry, she helps businesses streamline hiring and attract top talent using innovative solutions.

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Manatal is a sophisticated, easy-to-use, mobile-friendly, and cloud-based applicant tracking system that helps companies achieve digitalization and seamless integration to Linkedin and other job boards. The team at Manatal is very supportive, helpful, prompt in their replies and we were pleased to see that the support they offer exceeded our expectations.
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