Advertise a Job

Best Free Job Advertising Sites, How to Advertise a Vacancy, and FAQs

Advertise A Job

April 1st, 2020

Advertising a job online is a great way to fill it fast. Job boards give companies access to huge audiences, as well as the ability to fine-tune a job advertisement and reach the people most likely to have the skills and qualifications necessary.

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Where to Advertise Jobs:


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Free and paid advertising.


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Google for Jobs

Free job advertising.


Free job advertisement site.

UK Recruitment

Free job postings.


Starting at £140 for an advertisement.


Offers free and paid ads, depending on location.

CV Library

Starting at £75 per advert.

Universal Jobmatch

Free posting on government site.


Paid job posting.


How long should I advertise a job for?

Two to three weeks seems to be the standard practice. Some job posting sites keep ads live for 30 days, after which they expire or are extended.

See a list of where to advertise.

How do I advertise a job on Google?

You can post a job on your website's career page or use Jobs for Google. See our guide for using Jobs for Google.

How do I advertise a job opening on Facebook?

You can post jobs directly to your company's Facebook page.

See our guide on how to do it.

Do you need to advertise a job vacancy?

There is no law that says you must advertise a vacancy, but doing so does improve your chances of recruiting the best talent for the position.

See a list of where to advertise.

Do you have to advertise a job internally?

No, but it is good practice to notify existing employees of an opening to give them the opportunity to apply for the position if they'd like to.

How To Advertise A Job

How do I create a job advertisement?

  1. Create a title that defines the job and includes a detail that's attractive to candidates.
  2. Write an opening paragraph that sells the best aspects of the job.
  3. List only qualifications and skills that are absolutely necessary.
  4. List the salary and benefits offered.
  5. Include a short paragraph about the team they'll be working with.
  6. Include a short paragraph about the workspace.
  7. Recap reasons candidates should apply.

See a list of where to advertise.

What is a job advert?

A job advert is used for advertising a job vacancy. It is different from a job description in that it focuses on attracting applicants for open positions, rather than just describing the job for internal use at a company or organization.

See a list of where to advertise.

What is the relevance of a job advert for my business?

A job advert not only provides details about an open position, but it also describes your company and the benefits you offer, supporting your employer branding.

How much would posting a job online cost me?

It can cost as much as £265.00 per posting or more. There are several websites where advertising a job is totally free, and this may be fine for some job vacancies.

How should I decide where to place a job advert?

Try talking to your best hires and asking where they and their friends prefer to look at job advertisements. That's usually the best clue as to where you should advertise for jobs. Beyond that, you may want to try big general job boards, like Indeed, and any niche job ad sites that are important to the position you need to fill.

See a list of where to advertise.

Is it possible for me to advertise a job outside of my country?

Yes, you can advertise a job online in just about any country you choose. Indeed, Monster, Craigslist, and others allow you to advertise a job vacancy in the country of your choice.

Can you give me some tips on how to post job ads with a small business budget?

Start off by using free job advertising. There are several top sites, including Indeed and Universal Jobmatch, that allow companies to advertise jobs online for free.

Which job board can you recommend if I'm having trouble filling a vacancy?

It depends on the job. Check in with your best hires and find out what job ad sites they would go to. Also, look to niche job boards that people in your industry use. Post to all the free job posting sites you can find. Finally, you may want to consider an alternative like a Facebook job posting to reach candidates who aren't actively looking for a new job. "We Are Hiring" images are particularly effective.