Software Advice conducted a survey of 150 professional recruiters focused on what they consider the best job boards for finding candidates. Conversely, the data can be interpreted as where candidates need to focus their attention when it comes to posting their resume.
Are Monster, CareerBuilder and Craigslist Dead?
Some of the key findings from their survey include:
• Indeed, CareerBuilder and Craigslist were reported as the most effective job boards for recruiting entry-level positions.
• LinkedIn and Indeed were reported as the most effective job boards when seeking mid- and senior-level candidates.
• Over the next year, recruiters are planning to invest more in LinkedIn and Indeed, and plan to spend less on Monster, Craigslist and Glassdoor.
LinkedIn Delivers High Quality and Quantity of Applicants
According to Software Advice, when taking into consideration the quality and quantity of applicants each job board delivers, as well as the cost of these job boards, LinkedIn and Indeed are the forerunners. Recruiters report that LinkedIn delivers by far the highest-quality applicants at a medium cost—as well as a high quantity of applicants, second only to Indeed (and not by much).
The runners-up, CareerBuilder and Indeed, were described as delivering “high-quality” job candidates by only 17 and 13 percent of recruiters, respectively. On the other end of the spectrum, Monster, Craigslist and Glassdoor delivered the fewest “high-quality” candidates.
My take on this report is it is very useful for both candidates and recruiters going forward on where they should spend their time and money.