Free Job Boards in 2024

Updated May 17, 20244 min read

It is always a struggle for recruitment agencies to find the right candidates from a sea of people applying for jobs on multiple job boards.  Anything that can make the hiring process easy is a welcome aid, and that’s where recruiting software can play magic for you. Job boards simplify the job search and hiring process by bringing recruiters and prospective employees all under one platform.  

Here are our top picks of job boards that are light on your wallet.

  • Indeed
  • Glassdoor
  • Ladders
  • Simplyhired
  • Google for jobs


Indeed is the highest traffic job board in the U.S and is a top choice for recruitment agencies who are looking for a free platform to list job openings on. The website has over 250 million monthly users which give you a large pool of prospective employees to choose from. All you need to do to list jobs on the platform is to go to their employer’s page and click on the “post job” button. Recruiters can spare a small amount of money to boost applications for their listing by putting up pay-per-click advertisements on the website. The costs for these pay-per-click advertisements can range from $5-$499 a day. The platform tends to create company pages when pulling ads from various job boards, so make sure you check whether there is one for your company. You can claim that page and then use it to list jobs to add more authenticity to your listing.


Glassdoor boasts over 1.9 million employers as well as about 100 million company reviews. These reviews contain detailed information about what the salary is like for a particular role, the kind of benefits a company provides, and the work culture you can expect there. The platform lets you post your first job without creating an employer account but creating one can help you respond to reviews on your company’s page and streamline your listing process. While you list jobs using the free account, Glassdoor also has a premium account plan which allows you to enhance your company’s branding and show up your page at the top of search results. The average cost for Glassdoor premium is $17k a year.


If you are looking for a candidate with highly coveted skills like knowledge of data science, finance, and software engineering among others, then Ladders is the place for you. The platform advertises itself as a site where you can get jobs that pay $100k a year so naturally, you would find serious candidates who have the skills it takes to apply for your listing. It allows you to list 20 free job listings and unlimited free resume searches. Ladders have four pricing plans a basic plan (10 listings) which is free, a lite plan (50 listings) for $159 per month, a full access plan (unlimited job listings) for $499 per month, and an enterprise plan (for unlimited posts) which you would have to get a quote for.


If you are a recruitment agency that is tired of listing the same job again and again, then you need to check out Simplyhired. Simplyhired collects job listings from all across the internet. If you post your listing directly on SimplyHired, the listing will then be dispersed across hundreds of job boards. It is a publishing partner of Indeed, and while it is free to list a job on the platform, you would have to pay at least $4.99 to get a candidate’s contact information. The price varies depending on the job title, the industry sector the job falls under, and the market competitiveness for recruits in a particular role.

Google For Jobs

What do you do every time you don’t know something? You Google it. So of course, it is a smart choice to have your listing show up on Google. Google scours through job listings all across other job boards and gives job seekers a curated list of jobs. Google for jobs is free and jobs listed on any job board show up here.

While all of the job boards on this list are trying to make the candidate-recruiter relationship more active, the easiest way to accomplish this is through recruitment software.

Recruiting software can be used to reach passive candidates who might be interested in the opening but might end up missing your advertisements or listings.