May 3, 2012

ZipRecruiter – A Faster Way to Hire

ZipRecruiter is a tool that HR managers and business owners can use to post job openings on multiple online directories and job boards with a single click. In addition to posting open jobs, ZipRecruiter also helps its users screen candidates and collaborate with team members throughout the hiring process.

The fastest way to start finding a new employee is by posting your job online with the free tools offered by the ZipRecruiter site. Enter a job title, company name, zip code, category, and a description. Within seconds your position will be posted on more than 25 popular online job boards. Once you’ve signed up for a paid account, you’ll be able to access some of ZipRecruiter’s more innovative hiring tools. The web-application helps you spread the word about your open positions via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and offers up its database of more than 500,000 resumes in cases where you aren’t finding the right candidates from job board postings alone. ZipRecruiter even offers the tools to create hosted company job pages, where users can post all the positions they’re looking to fill in one central location.

As resumes and applications from qualified applicants begin flowing in, managers will get more use out of ZipRecruiter’s embedded resume viewer and online interviewing tools. The application even offers team collaboration features that hiring committees can use to share notes and rate candidates who seem like they’d be a good fit for the job.

Practical Uses:

  • Post job openings at your company online
  • Create a hosted website with details about career opportunities at your company
  • Search through a database of 500,000 resumes from qualified job seekers
  • Keep track of the best resumes to come your way

Insider Tips:

  • ZipRecruiter posts to more than 25 online job boards
  • Lists of candidates can easily be exported to Excel
  • ZipRecruiter does not limit the number of candidates a user can view or the number of times a resume can be viewed
  • Users can share job openings on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook with one click

What we liked:

  • New users can post an initial job for free
  • Posted jobs start showing up online in less than 24 hours
  • Managers can rate and review candidates from within the ZipRecruiter app
  • Users can create branded Careers pages that link to their own business websites

What we didn’t like:

  • ZipRecruiter limits the number of times an employer can view its resume database each month


Company Info:

  • Launched: March 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Santa Monica, California
  • Founded by: Ian Siegel, Will Redd, Joe Edmonds, and Ward Loulos
  • Web site:


  • Starter plan is $59/month
  • Team plan is $99/month
  • Company plan is $149/month
  • Big Hiring plan is $199/month

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