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With over 22 million users, over 14 million job openings, and more than 25,000 employers, StartWire attracts a large audience. The site describes itself as a job search organizer with more than 6 million members. Job seekers use StartWire to receive automatic application status updates from thousands of employers.
Less than 2% of visitors to the site are from Canada. The site is not available in French, and pricing is only listed in U.S. dollars. However, the site offers useful hiring tools, such as paid access to the site's resume database and email marketing campaigns.
- According to the site, more than 1.2 million new job seekers join the site monthly.
- Employers can sponsor their jobs and choose between paying per application or per click.
- Paid registration enables job seekers to be directed to employers' career sites.
- Plans include options to email active job seekers and receive alerts.
- The site has a poor reputation among users.
- Employers have to pay per resume to build a resume database.
- Pricing is only provided in U.S. dollars.
- The site is not available in French.
StartWire's reputation on review sites is fairly poor. It has a rating of 1.1 out of 5 stars on Sitejabber, based on more than 25 reviews, and 1.5 out of 5 stars on Yelp, based on six reviews. Users allege that they receive an excessive amount of spam emails and that they're unable to delete their accounts.
StartWire does not disclose pricing on the website. Employers are encouraged to contact them about their job board solutions.
How To Post a Job on StartWire:
To post a job on Startwire, email the company with your XML feed.
StartWire vs. Eluta.ca:
Eluta.ca is a free job board that allows employers to sponsor job posts for more visibility. Eluta.ca aggregates jobs, while employers need to send their XML feeds to StartWire directly. Eluta.ca has a larger local audience than StartWire, offering more visibility for free. StartWire does not make its pricing available online.
StartWire vs. CareerBuilder:
CareerBuilder is available in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Canada, whereas StartWire operates exclusively in the United States. StartWire is targeted more at job applicants, while CareerBuilder offers a job board, a recruiting platform, marketing tools, and career resources, making it favorable to employers.
StartWire vs. Indeed:
Indeed represents a 16.36% market share among job boards and has a massive international audience, while StartWire has a smaller, U.S.-based reach. Although it is free to browse resumes on StartWire, Indeed offers completely free job postings, offering employers more value and functionality.