ZipRecruiter, found online at ZipRecruiter.com, is a job posting website designed for both companies looking for new employees and for job seekers who are hoping to find employment.
People who are currently in a job search just need to sign up in order to get access to daily job alert emails, and the website promises that receiving these emails is completely free. ZipRecruiter earns money through the companies that pay them to distribute their job postings.
The website claims to be the best way for a company to post jobs, and the fastest way to get your job across the web. Once you submit your job post it will be distributed to over 40 different job boards, like Indeed and SimplyHired. They will also submit your postings to Monster and CareerBuilder.com for an extra fee.
Submitting a job post just requires you to provide a job title, company name, location, job category, and job description and can be initially posted for free. In order to get all the benefits of ZipRecruiter, you’ll need to upgrade to one of their monthly paid memberships.
Their most basic plan is the Starter Plan, which gets you 3 active job slots and access to 50 resumes a month for $59/mo, and goes all the way up to the Big Hiring Plan gets you 50 active job slots and access to 1,000 resumes a month for $199/mo, with a range of plans in between.
They also have an Enterprise Plan which gives you unlimited job posting and access to 5000 resumes a month, but you must call them directly for pricing. For any plan that you are interested in, you can opt to have a 4 day free trial.
These plans will get you access to daily job alert emails so you can reach millions of active job seekers, allow you to save time by managing job candidates in one place, and reach job seekers through social networking platforms.
Companies who are unhappy with the service can request a refund of the last month's payment; members who have paid in advance for 6 and 12 month plans must cancel within 30 days of purchase for a refund.
If you have any experience with this job site, please leave your ZipRecruiter review below.
42 ‘ZipRecruiter’ Reviews
The "free" trial period is a scam. They insinuate that you have 2 full days of service, but need a credit card up front so they can charge you on the 2nd day for a month's subscription. Don't fall for this trap! They say it takes a day or 2 to post, but you will have to pay for the service before you can evaluate the result!
Don't fall for this...The requirements make absolutely no sense. Very unrealistic for any employer to use. Verification department will try and limit you to just one posting when they advertise that you can have three. Absolutely no way to verify if your ads have been published! Warning feels like a scam!
I have yet to see the results of using Ziprecruiter. I am a job seeker. You want people to see your job posting, right? Well, do you want people to think that the job YOU are posting is a scam? Well, with Ziprecruiter, it will take the job applicant to other websites and some of these "other" job websites are not really authentic looking to say the least. I have been redirected to other
job boards that don't even work (You click on submit and nothing happens or you can upload your resume). I have used "Glassdoor" and it's weird. Glassdoor sends me to Ziprecruiter (instead of the other way around) and I never signed up for Zip. I also get 25 emails of "job alerts" from Zip. I never signed up job alerts from Zip. Zip has cost me time with phone calls from people that are not offering real jobs, but offering people to go into their own business.
I found a job through Indeed in 2014 and I went directly to Indeed to find that job. If you want to know how frustrating it is to look for work online, ask a job seeker. It is horrible looking for work online! I think Zip is useless to me. And my question is, what recruiter would pay $50 a month for a service that claims to send the job opening to "50 job boards" when half of those job boards are not legit? If I was a recruiter, I wouldn't use Careerbuilder, Monster or Zip. I'd only use Indeed. Indeed is the only one that I truth. All others is like throwing my resume to the wind and have no one call me. That is wasting money and time for both job seeker and recruiter to post to so many job boards. Other than Indeed, I go directly to the company website since I have a list of 20 employers that I apply to over and over again all in mental health. Get the word out about your website and direct people to apply directly on your website that way it is simple for job seekers!
Had good applicant flow at first so I tried it again for another position, the results were bad so I started to wonder why. After investigating I found out that my job was NOT posted to the sites they claimed it would be. I called the help line and they said they can not guarantee that the sites will display may job-I could'nt believe it! They claim to post to Over FIFTY sites and then they don't and won't take responsibility!
They allow you to submit a job with your monster account, but when i searched for the same job on monster, it wasn't listed. there was also no office listed on the company's website for the job that ziprecruiter listed or, even an office in the city the job was supposed to be in. is this a scam on ziprecruiter's part? I noticed "(copy2)" after the title, might this be an indication some 3rd party is using it to collect resumes for data mining purposes?
I left ZipRecruiter for 2 months and went with Indeed. Unfortunately I did not receive any resumes from Indeed that remotely matched the qualifications of the job opening.
Needless to say, I am going back to Zip for better results on my job postings at a very reasonable cost to me.
Good job Zip!!
I have been using ZipRecruiter Job Boards for a couple months and the results and the service have been Amazing, I get more qualified applicants then i have ever got using other traditional methods.
The service is the absolute best i have ever received form company web based or not. I have and will continue to recommend this service to anyone looking for good people to help grow or maintain the business.
YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!
The postings we have done so far look very good. We got plenty of response. However, when we ran into some little glitches (caused by lack of knowledge here), Ziprecruiter (Doug) came to the rescue. His explanations were simple, easy to follow, and worked.
We no longer hesitate to use the service.