ZipRecruiter is a popular online job board and recruitment platform that was founded in 2010 by Ian Siegel. It has become the highest-rated job-seeking app and is popular with both employers and job seekers.
Companies like ZipRecruiter’s online employment marketplace because they can connect with more candidates. Employers and recruiters can review resumes, candidate profile information, and manage candidates on ZipRecruiter’s dashboard.
For employers and businesses posting open positions, plans start at $299.00 a month, and new users get a free 4-day trial. Employers can get customized plans based on their requirements–such as additional account users, the number of job ads they want to post, how many resume downloads they need, and their industry. ZipRecruiter’s different pricing plans fit different business needs. Employers can set up monthly or yearly payments and adjust their plans as needed.
When an employer creates a job ad, ZipRecruiter posts the job listing to multiple job boards. The platform has a TrafficBoost feature that allows employers to send their job postings through email and reach more applicants (3x more, according to ZipRecruiter). They also have the option of getting top page placement for their posting.
Candidates who apply appear on the employer’s dashboard. Employers can also see which candidates are applying in real-time. ZipRecruiter also has a basic applicant tracking system (ATS) that scans resumes for specific keywords to determine if they should be passed along to employers.
Job seekers have to sign up and create a profile they can use to apply for jobs. A job seeker can search for jobs by location, keyword, or salary. They can add things like their desired salary, references, and even social handles to their profile.
Once an employer posts a job ad on ZipRecruiter, candidates with relevant skills receive an email about the job post. Those with a public profile can get contacted by employers even when they don’t apply.
Indeed is a traditional job board. Once employers create an account, they can post job openings for free and promote them as ads. ZipRecruiter limits the number of job openings employers can post at a time (based on their plan). However, Indeed is more popular, so its job posts rank higher on Google search results.
ZipRecruiter’s rates are higher than Indeed’s, but each of its 3 tiers comes with a free trial. Employers on ZipRecruiter pay $299 per month for 1 reusable slot and up to $1,569.00 for 50 reusable slots. The Standard subscription on Indeed costs $100 per month and gives employers 30 new contacts, while the Professional subscription costs $250 per month and comes with 100 new contacts.