Save quite a bit of cash by taking advantage of these free ways to advertise your job openings:
Writing a blog is free (we recommend using WordPress.com
), and allows you to put your message on the web without involving your IT department.
With TwitterFeed, you can easily setup your jobs to auto-post on your Twitter site - just follow these easy instructions
is a free job posting site that also powers the career sites of popular sites such as MySpace and US News.
accepts free job postings, and also optimizes your postings for search engines. Quite a few of our clients get the majority of their online candidates from Indeed.com, because the jobs rank highly on Google. myStaffingPro has a free add-on
that will post all your jobs to both Simply Hired and Indeed automatically.
6. Linked In
is a powerful way to source new candidates. Even though many of the recruitment features built into Linked In require cash, recruiter Erin Campbell wrote an informative blog
on how to leverage the power of Linked In, without spending a dime.
5. Business Cards
For a very small investment, you can print business cards that advertise your career site. Hand these out to your employees to encourage employee referrals, and keep a stack at the front desk to pass on to walk-ins.
SEO, or search engine optimization, is the art of creating a career site and job descriptions that are ranked highly on popular search engines like Google and Yahoo. If your jobs show up on search engines directly from your career site, you may never have to pay for a job board again! (At myStaffingPro we build SEO right into our customer's career sites. For more information, download the myStaffingPro SEO checklist
3. Your Organization's Career Site
You'll want the careers section of your organization's career site to be easy to find. The candidates most interested in working for your company will get there first. So lean on the web site designers to put Careers somewhere on the home page - better yet, include careers in your main menu.
2. Your employees
Employee referrals are still the most popular source for new hires. Encourage more referrals by creating an employee referral portal, communicating new job openings with your employees, and designing incentives for employees when a referral is hired.
1. The reputation of your organization
The number one free way to attract applicants is the reputation of your organization. If your employees enjoy their job, they will recommend more applicants. As the word gets around, you'll have too many candidates to handle for some of your jobs!
Julia - Great post. However, I was not aware that Simply Hired provided free job postings. The site I am aware of costs $69 per posting. Can you elaborate on how to take advantage of the free posting???
Our applicant tracking system, myStaffingPro, has a partnership with SimplyHired where they scrape and post all of our clients' openings for free. If you do not have an ATS, or they are not a partner, you can manually post your opening for free at http://free.simplyhired.com/a/jbb/sponsor-job. The other option is to pay for a sponsored listing and receive top of page placement.
We do have an ATS and will talk to our Systems team about partnering with Simply Hired to scrape our postings.
Thanks for feedback