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Gumtree is great for hiring people living in the U.K. It attracts a million job seekers every month and is cheaper to use than other popular local job boards like Totaljobs, Reed.co.uk, and CV-Library. The platform has a built-in applicant tracking system, has 35 job categories for employers to advertise in, and offers email and phone support. Almost 95% of web traffic to Gumtree.com is from the U.K.
Gumtree is an excellent alternative to other sites such as Indeed, Locanto, and Jora for hiring people living in Australia. Millions of job seekers visit the site every month. The platform has a built-in applicant tracking system, dedicated account manager, third-party posting, and dozens of job categories.
However, other job boards offer far more features such as candidate matching, screening, and access to a resume database. And if you need to reach an international audience, there are better options than Gumtree.
Reviews of the platform are largely negative but these have mostly to do with buying and selling goods.
- U.S. businesses can use Gumtree to hire people in the U.K. and Australia.
- The platform attracts millions of job seekers in both regions.
- It has a built-in applicant tracking system.
- You can boost ads to improve reach and impact.
- You can save job posting templates.
- The platform is easy to use.
- Registration is quick and simple.
- Gumtree in Australia offers a free option.
- It is not helpful for hiring locally.
- There is no accessible resume database.
- The platform does not use its considerable social media following to promote jobs.
- There is no candidate matching feature.
- There is no candidate screening.
- Indeed reaches more people and can be used for free.
There are thousands of reviews of Gumtree on Trustpilot and just over half of them are positive and about a third are negative, but they deal mostly with buying and selling goods on the platform, not with advertising jobs. We were unable to find any independent online reviews of Gumtree as a job board.
How to Post a Job on Gumtree:
Six easy steps for posting a job on Gumtree.
Posting a job on Gumtree.
Click on "Post ad."
Navigate to the Gumtree home page and click on "Post ad" in the top-right corner.
Create an account or sign in.
Log in to your Gumtree account or sign in with Google or Facebook. If you do not have an account and do not want to use social login, you can create a new account on Gumtree.
Click on "I'm new." Then click on the "REGISTER" tab.
Enter your first name, last name, and email address along with a password.
Click on "Register."
Verify your email address by clicking on the link in the email you have received.
Select "Post an ad."
Once you've signed in to your Gumtree account, click on "Post an ad" and select "Post a job on Gumtree" on the following page.
Choose a job posting package.
Review the different pricing options and select the package that best suits your needs.
Enter the job information.
Follow the prompts and enter the job details to create your listing.
Purchase and publish your job ad.
Once you've completed the job post, you can choose to add any upgrades and link to your website. Thereafter, click on "Save and continue."
On the checkout page, review your order and click on "Continue to payment."
Choose your preferred payment method (credit card or PayPal).
Click on "Purchase."
Gumtree vs. Indeed:
Indeed is the better option for reaching an international audience. If you need candidate screening and access to a database of resumes, Indeed is the way. If you need to reach local audiences in Australia and the U.K. then Gumtree is a better option.
Gumtree vs. Craigslist:
Craigslist is the far better option for hiring locally, and it is worth exploring for hiring in the U.K. and Australia. The London Craigslist jobs section is fairly busy. Gumtree is more established in Australia and the U.K. and will reach more people in those regions.
Gumtree vs. LinkedIn:
LinkedIn is the go-to platform for hiring today. It offers a number of options, reaching millions of professionals, and is trusted worldwide. Gumtree is also good for reaching people in the U.K. and Australia, but not the U.S. So, LinkedIn might be the better, more practical option.
Is it free to post a job on Gumtree?
No. You can't post a free job ad on Gumtree in the U.S.
Is Gumtree in the U.S.A?
Yes, the classifieds website expanded into the U.S. in 2007.
How much does it cost to post an ad on Gumtree?
It costs between £14.95 and £99.95 +VAT to post a job ad on Gumtree.
How can I edit a Gumtree job posting?
To edit your Gumtree job postings, log into your account and find the job posting in your list of ads. You can click the "edit" option to start editing and then click "save" when you are done.
How can I delete a Gumtree job posting?
To remove a posting, click the delete icon next to the posting in your list of ads.
How do I create a Gumtree account?
Click "Login/Register" on the homepage and fill out the online registration form to create an account where you can manage Gumtree job postings.
How do I edit my Gumtree ad on an iPhone?
Deleting a Gumtree ad on an iPhone works the same way as a normal ad removal. Go to the My Ads tab, select the ad you wish to delete, and click Delete.
How do I change my category on Gumtree?
You cannot edit a category on a Gumtree ad once it is created. If you want to change the category, you will need to post the ad again.
How long does an ad stay on Gumtree?
Your ad will be live for 30 days from the date of posting. If your ad is in the categories of Services, Property, or Jobs, it will be live for 60 days.