The Best Places To Post Your Job Openings

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You have the perfect job description ready to go and you are ready to hire your next employee. Where is the best place to post it? How can you reach as many potential employees as possible? This article will walk you through our best tips for selecting the right job board for your ideal employee.

If you're looking to expand the reach of your job posting, take a look at our guide featuring the best job posting sites.

The Best Places To Post Jobs Online

How Do I Start Posting My Job Openings Online?

  • Research your competitors. Where do others in your industry, country or city post jobs?
  • Track your recruiting metrics. Take a look at your recent job postings and measure their performance. Which job boards did you use? How many candidates did you get? Did you get enough candidates? Did you get qualified candidates? Tracking this information will help you when you go to post future job openings. For more information, check out our guide on how to build an effective recruitment process.
  • Determine your budget for recruiting. Do you want to post your jobs for free? Are you willing to pay for a premium posting?
  • Research your ideal candidate. Where do they spend time online? You can use this information to target your ideal candidates.

Reviews Of The Best Places To Post Jobs Online

Job boards for all industries


Founded in 2010, ZipRecruiter allows an employer to post one job to multiple online job boards at the same time. The site claims that you can post your job to over 100 job boards, one of which is their own. Your first job post on ZipRecruiter is free. After that, you will have to choose a pricing option that works best for your company and exactly how many positions you’re trying to fill. ZipRecruiter claims that “80 percent of employers who post a job get a quality candidate through the site on the first day.”

Read our full ZipRecruiter review for more information.

get started with ziprecruiter


HomeBase is a great option for employers looking to post hourly job openings for positions like retail or waitstaff. HomeBase also provides you with a career page for your website and pushes your job opening out to multiple job boards. The basic plan is free for one location.


Indeed is the largest job posting site based on monthly traffic. It is free to use for employers. Employers can also choose pay to have their postings at the top of the page and sent out through emails. As of this writing, Indeed has amassed over 200 million reviews, is represented in 60 countries, and accounts for 16.36 percent of market share among job boards.

Read our Indeed review for more information.


LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with 706+ million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. As an employer, you can post job openings on LinkedIn for free. You can also post a job using pay-per-click advertising to boost your listing or scale up to a recruitment package through the LinkedIn Talent Solutions program.


Craigslist was founded 1995 and is a classifieds site, not a traditional job board. Though Craigslist isn’t a traditional job board, Craigslist is one of the world's most popular job boards, with millions of jobs posted each year across hundreds of different cities. Craigslist costs anywhere from $7 to $75 per job posting in the U.S. depending on what city you would like to post your job opening in.


Monster has been around for over 25 years. Features of their platform include candidate matching, precision filters, job description templates, and team collaboration tools. Monster is a great choice for employers looking for a flexible posting platform. At any time, you can pause, cancel, upgrade, or downgrade your plan. Monthly fees start at $249.


CareerBuilder has job platforms in the US, Europe, Canada, and Asia. CareerBuilder has a background screening feature that can make your hiring process easier. Subscription pricing ranges from $199 for a single active job post to $499 per month for up to five active CareerBuilder job postings.

Tech job boards

Stack Overflow Careers

Stack Overflow Talent is one of the world's largest job boards and online communities for developers. The company partners with numerous employers to help them engage with top developers and IT professionals around the globe. At this time, Stack Overflow Talent does not disclose job posting pricing on their website.


Dice has a variety of ways for employers to search for applicants who are searching for IT-related jobs. The site is easy to use and is well-known within the IT niche. Pricing ranges between single posts that cost $395 to managing 5 -10 posts for $250 each. Dice promotes your job post to 3,000+ partner sites and has 1.5 million visitors stop by monthly.

Design job boards


Behance is a platform for professionals in the creative design field. This platform allows individuals to show off their design portfolio. Employers looking for creative talent in the design field can browse through portfolios to outsource their work.

Behance charges $399 for a single job listing that runs for 30 days. Employers can subscribe to a $1499/month plan, which allows an unlimited number of jobs every month.


The online Dribbble community has been around since 2010. Designers can mark their profiles as available for hire and employers can also post specific job listings. Dribble job listings cost $299.00 a month, and their plan that allows you advanced search options and job listings costs $399.00 a month.

Authentic Jobs

Authentic Jobs connects recruiters to creative professionals. Authentic Jobs is the leading job board for designers, developers, and creative pros. Prices range from $149 to $199 USD. Jobs packages are subscription-based and renew every 30 days. You will be able to edit your listing or cancel your subscription at any time. Additional services are available for increased job exposure.

Remote and flexible work job boards

We Work Remotely

WeWorkRemotely is a job board where companies can pay to list remote job opportunities. The site is a great resource for employers who hire remote teams and companies that are looking for individuals with specialized skills. The base price for a job listing on We Work Remotely is $299 per month.


On Upwork you’ll find a wide range of freelancers and agencies, from developers and development agencies to designers and creative agencies, copywriters, campaign managers, marketing agencies and marketers, customer support reps, and more, according to their website.

Employers can get started searching for freelancers by posting a job. As a client, there’s no charge to sign up on Upwork or to get quotes from freelancers. Pay only an additional 3% for payment processing.

get started with upwork


Flexjobs is the #1 job site to find remote, work from home, and flexible job opportunities. FlexJobs is different from other online job boards in many ways.

You won’t find job scams, too-good-to-be-true business opportunities, ads, commission-only jobs, or junk jobs on FlexJobs. You also don't have to spend hours browsing through job listings looking for keywords like "flexible" or "remote." Flexjobs does all the legwork for you, so all you have to do is log in to find the best, most current, remote, part-time, freelance, and other flexible jobs available.

Flexjobs has a subscription-based membership priced at $225 per month, or $2,699 annually. The membership has many benefits, including unlimited job posts and resume searches, and more.

Related: How To Hire Remote Employees

Additional places to post job openings 

Your Company Website

If someone wants to work for a specific company, they often visit the company’s website to check for job openings. If you are able to, adding job openings to your company website is always a good practice.

Your Company Blog

Your company blog is an excellent way to drive traffic and to engage your audience. The people who visit and read your blog do so for a reason, which means they may be the type of person who would apply for your job openings.

Internal emails

Many of the best hires come from within your company. Send an email to all of your current employees letting them know about the position. They may want to apply or they may be able to pass on the job details to someone in their professional network.

Local/regional publications

Send your job openings to local newspapers or regional magazines. This is a great way to tap into the local market of job seekers.

Professional organizations and associations

Your company may be associated with professional organizations and associations. If so, share your hiring information with these organizations. They may be able to share them in their newsletter or on their website. This is a great way to recruit individuals already in your niche and profession.

Bottom Line

There are many places that you can choose from to post your job opening. If a paid job board isn’t in your budget, check out our article on the best free job posting sites.  Most of the sites we reviewed allow free job postings for a select number of jobs or for a trial period.