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Pricing:

Plan

Pricing

Part-time, Freelance, Paid Internships, and Remote Role Postings

Free.

Charities and NPO Job Posting

Free (Upon request and approval).

Recruiter Pro Plan

£75.00 /mo.

Single Job Post

£195.00 /post.

3 Jobs Pack

£525.00 /post.

5 Jobs Pack

£775.00 /post.

Review:

The Dots is a job board for creative and design-related job seekers that promotes diversity and creative roles in general for the U.K. market. They host a job board, virtual upskilling opportunities, user-generated content, online advice, and community assistance for both employers and job seekers.

Highlights:

  • Free and paid options for job postings.
  • Customisable search and browsing, including bias-free browsing.
  • Employers can create candidate lists and utilize applicant tracking.
  • Employers can message applicants and potential hires.
  • Easily extend job adverts for up to 3 months.
  • Free postings for freelancing, remote and part-time positions.
  • Online forum for both employers and job seekers to ask for advice and assistance
  • Free job posting credits for charities.
  • The Dots has a strong diversity profile and following.

Shortcomings:

  • Complicated signup process for employers to post jobs.
  • Charities are offered free job credits at The Dots' discretion.
  • Limited website traffic and job board use outside of the U.K.

Reputation:

The Dots has received positive reviews from users, with a 4.9 out of 5-star rating by 60 users on ProductHunt. The site has worked with well-known brands such as Facebook, Condé Nast, Buzzfeed, and Universal Music. Forbes has dubbed The Dots as the creative industry's answer to LinkedIn.

How to Post a Job on The Dots:

£195.00 GBP
10 Minutes
How to Post a Job on The Dots:

Nine easy steps for posting a job on The Dots.

1. 

Posting a Job on The Dots.

1.1 

Select "Hire talent."

Select "Hire talent."

Navigate to The Dots, find "Hire talent" at the top of the page and click on it.

1.2 

Click "Post a job."

Click "Post a job."

Scroll down the page and then select "Post a job."

1.3 

Select "Join The—Dots."

Select "Join The—Dots."

You'll have to register an account with The Dots. To do this, click "Join The—Dots."

1.4 

Enter your details.

Enter your details.

Fill in your first name, last name, and email address. Select the Terms and Conditions/Privacy Policy box and click on "Sign up."

You'll then be asked a couple of questions to personalise your account. Select "Next" in the top right corner to move forward after each section.

Choose your goals.

Enter your location.

Describe your job title and level.

Add your client list and experience.

Choose some companies to follow.

1.5 

Select "create a free company page."

Select "create a free company page."

Before you can post a job, you will have to create a company profile. You can do this by selecting "create a free company page" in the fine print next to "Continue."

1.6 

Fill in your company profile form.

Fill in your company profile form.

Fill out the form, upload your company logo and select "Continue."

1.7 

Enter your job post details.

Enter your job post details.

You'll now be able to post a job to The Dots' job board. Fill in the "Post a job" form and select "Buy Credits & Publish."

Remote, freelancing, and part-time roles are free to post on The Dots.

1.8 

Choose your job posting package.

Choose your job posting package.

Select your job posting package and click on "Add to cart." Scroll down the page and select "Continue" at the bottom of the page.

1.9 

Confirm your purchase and pay.

Confirm your purchase and pay.

This is the final step. Make sure your purchase is in order, enter your payment information and then select "Place Order" to purchase and post your job on The Dots.

The Dots vs. Behance:

While Behance offers free and paid-for job posting, its core offering is as a portfolio exhibition site for creative professionals around the world. The Dots is a U.K. networking site for the creative industry that offers job postings as a service to businesses and employers.

The Dots vs. 99designs:

99designs offers specific tasks versus jobs to employers and is focused on freelancing as opposed to the job posting market. Unlike 99designs, The Dots does not charge a percentage fee to match job posters and job seekers. Although the company has a presence in the U.K. it has only recently expanded to Europe from Australia.

The Dots vs. Gigster:

Gigster does not have offices or employees in the U.K. but offers online job posting services to British companies and job seekers on their website. The Dots is based in London and focuses primarily on the U.K. market, making it a better choice for companies who do business there.

Key Information

Legal Name

The Dots Global Limited

Founder

Pip Jamieson

Founding Date

May 01, 2014

Address

31 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EY

Email

help@the-dots.com

Website

https://the-dots.com/

FAQs:

What is The Dots?

The Dots is an online creative job board and professional networking site that showcases user-generated content, events, and online workshops.

What does it cost to post a job on The Dots?

The Dots' pricing starts at £195.00 per job post for full-time positions. They also offer free job posting for part-time and remote work.

How do I create an account on The Dots?

Select "Join now for free" in the top right corner of the home page. Select the platform that you would like to sign on with. Enter your personal details in the registration form and select "Sign up."

How do I delete a job post on The Dots?

Hover over your company profile icon at the top of your account page. Click "Your Job Posts" then go to your "Open" jobs, click the button next to "Applicants," and select "Expire."

What are some alternatives to The Dots?

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