Alternatives to Craigslist for Posting Jobs

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There are many jobsites out there for people looking for work. I am going to be doing some executive recruiting....placing job listings for a referral fee and am looking for alternatives to craigslist where I would have to pay
$25 per ad to begin collecting resumes.

There are plenty of sites out there that allow you to post ads without any charge, I was just wondering if anyone out there might know what the best of these sites might be in terms of overall traffic to maximize my ads' exposure.

appreciate any advice you guys can offer.
#alternatives #craigslist #jobs #posting
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  • Profile picture of the author Evan H
    I also use backpage as a secondary site...Although most of my traffic comes from craigslist.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victor Edson
    A slightly different method I've used is going through the submitted resumes on indeed which can be searched by keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author TerryX
    I've seen local newspapers sometimes run online classifieds.
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  • Profile picture of the author masterqif
    I have heard of Gumtree, but never tried it..
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    • Profile picture of the author djhickory
      try some smaller cities, it should work, the trackers i put in those ads got the most clicks then any ads ive done
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      • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
        sorry to add some question here,

        I saw in craiglist
        for an example big countries like united states...

        as a foreigner how I know which states , will attract more visitors looking at your ad?
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        • Profile picture of the author todd40fla
          Originally Posted by Devilfish168 View Post

          sorry to add some question here,

          I saw in craiglist
          for an example big countries like united states...

          as a foreigner how I know which states , will attract more visitors looking at your ad?

          the larger the population in the area you post in.....typically the more traffic you will get. do a google search for u.s. population by city and go from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author marquisman
    I know you are looking for free ways to post job ads but in my experience of using job sites you can get some great deals with the big online job sites if you go for a 12 month deal. The reductions compared to posting a one off job are huge. Plus whatever they offer for 12 months you can normally barter them down.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Gumtree is great...and free. What country are you in?
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    • Profile picture of the author todd40fla
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      Gumtree is great...and free. What country are you in?
      I am in the usa. but can post about jobs located in major cities throughout the world.

      the majority of my postings however will be dealing with jobs located in the u.s. or Canada.
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  • Profile picture of the author mgsmith
    Try backpage or kijiji! But I heard backpage started ghosting ads too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      actually I hate to register in order to post

      wonder any free ones no need to register and can just straight post
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  • Profile picture of the author creztor
    The only ones I can think of have already been mentioned, Kijiji, Gumtree and Backpage. Doubt they'll get the kind of traffic Craigslist does though.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterwalt
    My vote is for Backpage as it is slowly becoming the go to classified ad site behind Craigslist do to all of the restrictions that they put in place when posting outside of your own city as well as how many times a day that you can post.
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