Name your favorite online board, network or service for posting job openings and why.
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
“StartUpHire is an excellent up and coming service (and easily overlooked by the larger options) for finding employees who are looking for a startup environment. They have what they call their talent vault, which contains resumes and profiles that you can browse. You can look specifically for those at the executive, junior or senior level and also filter by experience, skills and location.”
“I use LinkedIn over open job boards because I get much more qualified candidates. You can easily target your ads so specific people with a specific set of criteria (such as those with a certain number of years of experience) see them. Always go with quality, not quantity when interviewing for job postings. You‘ll save time and are more likely to find the right choice.”
“In southern California we still find a ton of talent on Craigslist. It’s economical and for many job functions/levels it provides a nice variety of candidates.”
“There’s nothing better than posting a Facebook status announcing an open position at our company and receiving dozens of resumes in my inbox from former college classmates who I admired and had no idea were interested in tech startups. Because I might have taken a class or two with them, I have a general sense of their work ethic. Facebook’s my favorite recruitment tool — and it’s free!”
“We’ve used Indeed for ZinePak’s most recent job postings and have been very impressed with the results. It’s much more affordable than LinkedIn and MediaBiestro because you can set the amount you want to spend on candidates. The interface for reviewing and responding to candidates is fantastic as well.”
“Their pool of tech candidates is always impressive. When we’re looking to hire a really strong and experienced developer, we always turn to CyberCoders first. If you want the best, you have to go through the best.”
“Putting a listing on an internal job board and tweeting a link is surprisingly effective. What makes Twitter one of my favorite services for posting job openings though, is that I can see how a listing reaches a particular applicant. If someone I know and trust sent a connection to my listing, I’m a little more confident about hiring that person than an unvetted candidate on another platform.”
“The culture here is specific to startups, so you get a very focused talent base with explicit interest in helping companies grow.”
“We’ve used Resumator for years now, and found it to be an invaluable tool. It allows you to set different permissions for each user, but also collect all job applications in one centralized platform. Plus, you can just post Resumator links to job boards, and it drives applicant traffic right to your website.”
Shawn Whisenant | StartupCollective