Best Places to Post Your Startup Job

October 5, 2011

Many startups get to a point where they need to kick their hiring into high gear in order for the company to grow any further. However, very few of these startups have any sort of human resources department or recruiting manager to lead these efforts.

Using an outside search firm could be an option, but that usually makes more sense at the executive level. But for all other positions –if headhunting isn’t an option — posting the job online and reviewing inbound candidates is a solid route to take.

This then begs the question: Which online job boards should I use? There are hundreds of options on the web and I’m not sure which ones yield the best results. But in terms of cost-efficiency, quality of candidates and general ROI, I have a few suggestions to share:

Linkedin: This is a social networking tool and a job board combined into one site. With over 100 million users, not only does Linkedin provide one-stop-shopping, it also makes it easy for connections to discuss and pass along job opportunities among themselves. Posting jobs here is on the pricier side, but there are discounts for buying in bulk!

Craigslist: Everyone and their mother uses Craigslist. The site gets over 20 billion page views per month, so I’d imagine, especially in this economy, a lot of those views are within the employment section. Sheer volume is on your side and, on top of that, posting is dirt cheap at $25 per job (at least in Boston)!

Startuply: This site has become my new favorite. Not only is it TOTALLY FREE to post as many jobs as you want, but this niche site was specifically created to advertise job opportunities at startup companies across the country! I couldn’t think of a more perfect site that both addresses my needs and saves my team money.

I’d love to hear about other hidden gems out there that I haven’t come across. If you’ve had similar positive experiences with these sites, I’d also love to hear them.


Director of Recruiting

Victor Mahillon is the Director of Recruiting at <a href="">Kamcord</a>. Previously he was a Talent manager at OpenView.