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26.04.2024 Talent acquisition

The best free job boards and job posting sites in 2024

Free job boards let you advertise your job openings on their platform for no cost. We collected some of the best free job posting sites out there to boost your job ad reach. Here's what's included:

16 best free job boards and job posting sites in 2024

Recruiting can be expensive, so any part of the process you can save some money is a win. But when it comes to talent attraction, you do still want your job ads to reach the widest possible audience.

That’s where these job boards come in—grow your ad reach, 100% for free!

Especially if you’re an SMB with a limited budget, posting jobs for free can be a game changer! So, where to publish those ads for free?

Below, we list the best free job posting sites (all international) to cost-effectively improve your talent attraction efforts in 2024. All job portals offer free job posting solutions for employers, meaning that you can start recruiting talent straight away, regardless of your budget.

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1. LinkedIn

As the world’s largest professional social networking platform, LinkedIn offers the chance to reach a vast audience of potential candidates. With over 1 billion members, this free job board offers the biggest possible talent pool.

LinkedIn is a generalist job board, meaning it offers a high reach and the ability to attract candidates regardless of the job role you’re hiring for.

As an employer, you can post jobs on this job board for free or you can further promote your job postings using the premium bundles available with JOIN.

LinkedIn job posting

2. Indeed

Unlike LinkedIn, which is technically a social networking site, Indeed is a dedicated job search engine that aggregates job listings from a wide range of sources.

Indeed’s site is available in 28 different languages with job postings listed in more than 60 countries across the globe.

Job posting is available for free on this job board, although they do also offer premium listings (called Indeed Sponsored Job ads) that help you gain better visibility for your job adverts.

Indeed job posting

3. Arbeitnow

This Berlin-based free job board helps you attract talent from all over the world. Arbeitnow is primarily aimed at posting job openings for the German and European markets. However, since they also have a strong focus on remote job posts potential employees can be attracted from across the globe.

Aside from both local and remote jobs, the platform has a further focus on hybrid work and roles that offer a 4-day workweek as well. That said, Arbeitnow is still considered a generalist job board where you can post any type of job opening.

With more than 117,000 monthly visits this free job board can help you significantly increase the reach and visibility of your job ads. With JOIN, you can benefit from both free and premium job placements on Arbeitnow.

Arbeitnow job posting

4. Talent.com

The fifth site on our list of the best free job boards for employers in 2024 is Talent.com. This employment platform is another aggregator, like Indeed, collecting job posts from across the web.

Globally, the website boasts some impressive figures, with 35+ million jobs posted monthly and 60+ million users accessing the platform every month.

There is the option to post job ads for free on Talent.com and you can easily target different international audiences. Moreover, when further sponsoring the ad with JOIN you can increase the visibility of your job ad and reach even more qualified candidates.

Talent.com job posting

5. XING

XING offers the perfect solution If you want to target (German-speaking) candidates in the DACH region specifically. With 19 million members it is one of the largest professional social networking sites in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.

Although most popular in the DACH countries, XING is not just restricted to this region as it is available in 12 different languages and used by professionals in over 200 countries. Since it’s a generalist job board, you can reach a varied audience of both active job seekers and passive talent within any industry.

Note that XING itself isn’t free for job posting. But with a JOIN subscription, you can still post your job ad on XING for free while simultaneously multiposting the same job ad across different free job portals as well!

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6. Google for Jobs

Google for Jobs is a bit different from the rest of the free job sites on this list. Not only is Google for Jobs a free job search engine rather than a job board (like Talent.com), but since it’s part of Google, your job will show up directly in the search results of the search engine.

This means that, technically, your job ads have the potential of reaching 4 billion users in the world. However, optimising your job ad for it to rank better on Google can be a difficult and time-consuming task, for which you might need additional resources. For example, you need to optimise your job posting with structured data (unless posting through JOIN).

But the fact that Google for Jobs is free of charge and offers the largest audience in the world does make it an important job board to post your jobs on.

Google for Jobs job posting

7. Jooble

Jooble operates as a global job search engine available in 67 countries and supporting multiple languages. It aggregates listings from thousands of sources across the web, providing a comprehensive view of the job market for users.

Employers can publish for free, with premium options for increased visibility. Jooble is particularly effective for quick hiring across varied industries.

8. Careerjet

Careerjet is a job search engine that scans more than 70,000 websites daily. This free job board is available in more than 90 countries and in 28 languages.

It is designed to simplify the job search process by bringing many listings into one place. Employers can post jobs directly on Careerjet with options for premium listings to improve visibility on the job site.

9. Jobrapido

Jobrapido operates globally, providing job listings in over 58 countries and serving millions of users.

It works as a job search engine that collects listings from multiple sources, making it easy for job seekers to find opportunities. Employers can post jobs directly on Jobrapido with options for targeted advertising based on user search behaviour and location.

10. Remotive

Remotive is a niche job board specialising in remote work opportunities, particularly in the tech sector. It offers free posting with optional premium upgrades that include features such as job ad highlighting and access to a resume database.

Remotive’s targeted approach makes it a favourite among startups and tech companies looking to hire remote workers globally.

Remotive job posting

11. JobLeads

JobLeads is a global, free job posting site focused on mid-to-senior level positions worldwide. It offers unique services such as salary benchmarks and insights into the hidden job market.

JobLeads requires membership to access the full suite of features, including detailed company insights and direct applications to high-paying positions. It’s an excellent resource for experienced professionals seeking a significant career move.

12. Working Nomads

Working Nomads curates remote job opportunities, focusing on digital nomads and professionals looking to work from anywhere.

It offers jobs primarily in tech, marketing, and customer support. Employers can post jobs to access a global pool of remote workers, with options to highlight their listings for greater visibility.

Suggested read: Job board comparison – Remotive vs. EU Remote Jobs

13. Business Insider

Although primarily known for its news coverage, Business Insider also offers a job board that features positions mainly in business, tech, and media.

The job board is an excellent resource for those looking to work in dynamic and rapidly evolving industries. Employers can post jobs directly on the site to target its large, engaged reader base.

14. Jobted

Jobted aggregates job listings from thousands of job boards, company websites, and recruitment agencies.

Available in several countries including the UK, Germany, and Italy, Jobted offers users a comprehensive search platform with job opportunities across various sectors.

Employers can post jobs directly on Jobted’s free job board to reach a large audience.

15. JobiJoba

JobiJoba (part of the HelloWork group) collects listings from many websites. It’s available in France and several other countries, with over 1 million Europeans using JobiJoba every month.

JobiJoba gives job seekers lots of options for job ad promotion across different industries. JobiJoba also offers career advice and tools to help users in their job search, including CV analysis and personalised job recommendations.

16. WhatJobs

WhatJobs launched in 2019 and offers job listings from employers across more than 60 countries worldwide.

It’s designed to help job seekers find opportunities through advanced search filters and alerts. WhatJobs offers a range of tools for employers to post jobs and track the performance of their listings, making it a versatile option for global hiring needs.

How to use these free job posting sites

The list above highlights the best free job posting sites for employers in 2024. But to make the most of these job sites and to ensure your job advertisement perform well, you need to know how job posting works.

To find out how to actually post to these sites using JOIN, check out our dedicated multiposting page. Or, sign up for free and start posting with JOIN straight away!

Free job board alternatives

The free job platforms mentioned above offer a great starting point. You might be an SMB without a budget for recruitment. Or maybe you’re not in a hurry to find a candidate, and you just want to test the waters.

But if you need to fill a position sooner rather than later, you might want to use the benefits of premium (paid) job listings. By paying for your job ads—whether on dedicated paid job boards or by paying to promote ads on free job posting portals—you can give your listings a significant boost.

This helps you attract the right talent faster and—when in a hurry—more efficiently. At JOIN, we offer premium listings on a range of job posting platforms to help you better promote your job ads:

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