2020 Job Board Pricing Guide

There are many job boards to post jobs on, so how can you determine the right job board for your business?

Published on February 18, 2020

 

Job board pricing generally either falls under one of two categories: a subscription model or a pay-per-post model. The benefit of using one of these sites is getting your job seen by a larger audience more easily. All job board pricing is a little different, which is why understanding how it works is so important.

 

Job board pricing models

‘Pay-per-post’ sites require a fee for each individual job posting. These sites are best utilized by businesses whose positions only become available a few times per year. This option is also used by businesses with very specific positions that need to be filled repeatedly – for example, a company that is always looking to hire more customer service representatives.

Subscription models are mainly used by companies that constantly need help in different areas. Fast-growing companies and large corporations often get the most out of subscription-based job boards. If you aren’t sure whether you will post at least 3+ job opportunities per month, it is usually best to just pay per job post.

Pay-per-performance is a third category of job post sites. With this you can either pay extra money to get your job post to the top of the list for applicants, or pay when someone sees or applies to your post. This is a good option if you either need someone fast or would prefer to pay as you go.

One more thing to consider is not all job boards have the same reach. This makes the cost to post on some sites more expensive than others. For example, the popularity of Monster and CareerBuilder makes them some of the most expensive options to post on, but it can pay off for the higher exposure.

 

Job board pricing chart

Click on a job board to view further details about their pricing model.

Job Board Price Per Job Price Per Month (1-6 jobs) Price Per Month (10+ jobs) Pay Per Performance Option
Craigslist $10-75 N/A N/A No
Resume-Library $79 N/A N/A Yes
Snagajob N/A $89 Request a quote No
CareerBuilder $375 $219 N/A No
Dice $250-395
(Discounts per post for buying more)
N/A N/A No
Monster N/A $249-999 N/A No
Indeed Free N/A N/A Yes (Sponsored Jobs)
Nexxt N/A $199-299 $499 (10 Jobs) No
ZipRecruiter N/A $249+ Cost Varies No
Glassdoor
(Pricing Info)
Free $149-449 $649+ No
GetHired N/A $299-399 Request a quote No
Facebook Free N/A N/A Yes (Sponsored Ads)
Google Hire
*Will shut down Sept. 1, 2020
N/A $100-400 N/A No
LinkedIn Free N/A N/A Yes

 

Alternatives to job boards

If you are hiring for positions that don’t require a degree or certification, job board websites often aren’t the best solution because they might not be reaching the right people. The steep competition and focus on resumes makes job boards a tough place to find lower-skilled workers.

Job search groups, such as those on Facebook, are a great alternative. These groups often allow businesses to post their opportunities for free to a specific audience. Most cities have multiple job search groups, which can be an excellent place to find a lot of workers. Social media can also be used to share opportunities. Having current employees share new openings can allow you to reach a larger audience.

Another alternative is making use of new technology to do the work for you. Apps like tilr allow you to post jobs for free and you only pay once a worker is hired. tilr finds the right workers for you, saving you from reviewing resume applications and conducting interviews. tilr is a great solution for when workers are needed fast, like when you are understaffed.

It’s important to save time and money whenever you can. Every business has different needs and no single job board or alternative will work for each situation. Take the time to find what best suits your needs and your budget.