In the U.S., finding someone to fill a vacancy is easy, but finding the right person to fill a vacancy is hard. Having a strong team can determine the success or failure of a company. The most common way to find talent is to post open positions on online job boards. There are tons of job boards online that vary in quality and purpose. For example, some job boards are catered towards specific industries while some are more general and can be useful for any company. We’ve collected a few of the most popular job boards and have provided a brief description of each one so you can begin recruiting efficiently.
Posting vacant job positions on AngelList is a no-brainer for any startup, no matter the location. AngelList is one of the first places aspiring startup employees go to when searching for potential companies. AngelList has the feel of a social media site where, as a user, companies are potential “friends”. Applicants can quickly search for your company individually or find your company through a general filtered/keyword search.
One of the best parts about posting to AngelList is that it is entirely free to post as many jobs as needed. As a company, you are also able to source candidates and proactively reach out to users on the platform.
Once enough candidates apply for the open positions, it is easy to scroll through and select which applicants your company would like to ‘match’ with. After there is a match, a conversation will begin, and voila, you have a candidate in the pipeline.
German Accelerator has also partnered with AngelList and has a job board where our companies’ open positions can all be found in one place.
If your company is looking to fill entry-level positions, Handshake is the way to go.
Handshake is a platform that connects university career centers and students with companies that are hiring. As an employer on Handshake, you can access over nine million students and young alumni. Handshake is a quick way to tap into the university market without having to reach out to individual contacts at universities across the country. With more than 500+ participating universities and student’s typical willingness to relocate after college, Handshake is viable no matter where in the U.S. your company is. Handshake offers both free and premium packages.
The Muse is a unique recruiting platform because it primarily focuses on advertising company culture. Signing up for the Muse requires meeting with a representative that asks several questions about your company. Then, depending on whether your company is a good fit, the Muse will request videos and photos of your employees and your office so that they can showcase your company on their website.
The Muse is a great place to post job openings if hiring talent that cares about company culture is a big priority for you.
LinkedIn is a fairly generic platform for hiring. Their job board is not free, but you only pay when job seekers view your post. Their platform was not built specifically for recruitment, but it is still helpful. A significant benefit of posting on LinkedIn is that it is easy to see if interested candidates are in your, or your company’s network. Also, the candidate’s LinkedIn profiles are typically as detailed as a candidate’s resume or CV.
Vettery is a job board site that partners with all companies and employers on the platform. Therefore, your company must get approved on Vettery before you can use the service. They specialize in helping fill the roles of Technology, Sales, and Finance. Vettery charges a fee of 15% of a new hire’s base salary. Alternatively, they offer an annual subscription service for companies looking to hire multiple candidates. When using the service, Vettery provides your company with an Account Manager, which supports your company throughout the hiring process. Vettery is one of the best platforms to use if you have a lean HR team.
Indeed is one of the most basic and general job board sites out there. In fact, a simple Google Search for ‘job board’ typically returns Indeed.com as one of the first results. Indeed’s greatest strength is its vast scope. They are one of the largest job boards online. With Indeed, a company can post any job, anywhere in the world.
Indeed offers a variety of packages for employers. There is a free basic model, an essential model, and an enterprise model. The free model allows your company to only post jobs. The basic model costs $500/month and grants access to premium candidates and analytics. The enterprise model comes with custom pricing and features like optimized company pages and extra support from Indeed staff.
BuiltinNYC is one of the most popular job boards within the Builtin network. BuiltinNYC is a site that publishes New York City tech news and also advertises hiring trends in the ecosystem. It is an excellent way for candidates to see which startups are hot in New York City.
On their job board, a company can post one job for $99 a month or three jobs for $249 a month.
Crunchboard is TechCrunch’s job board. Crunchboard also follows a tiered pricing model that ranges from one job at $249 a month up until ten jobs at $1,495 a month. This job board is viewed by 12M TechCrunch readers each month. It is a good choice if you are looking for high-quality candidates that regularly read up on the tech industry.
Glassdoor is a website where employees submit reviews about their workplace. If your company has an excellent company culture and will likely only have positive reviews, this can be a great site to use as a recruiting tool. Companies can post jobs for free on the site and can respond to reviews. Using Glassdoor as a recruiting tool shows that your company is comfortable with transparency and trusts its employees.