Unlike other job search sites, SimplyHired doesn’t charge you to post a job on the site. Instead, we charge to reveal the contact information for the applicants you deem qualified. We find that our platform works best for hard-to-fill roles that may receive fewer, but typically more qualified applicants. If you post on job boards that charge you for each job post, click, or response, you often end up paying fees for little value in return.
For each applicant who responds to your listing, you will see all of the information that they provide, allowing you to review their experience, qualifications, and more. After you read their responses, choose the applicants who seem like the best fit, then pay to unlock their contact details. In this way, you will pay only for those applicants who have the most potential to be a good fit for the job you posted.
When you submit your job posting, you will receive a quote for the per-applicant cost. Per-applicant prices start as low as $9.99 and may vary depending on the job type, location, and other market factors.
Here are three scenarios to show how this works:
Scenario 1: No responses
You submit a job posting and are quoted a $20 per applicant fee, but no job seekers respond.
In this case, you will not be charged anything for the job posting. Your best next step now is to rewrite your job posting and submit it again! Take a look at this article for some pointers: What should I include in a job description?
Scenario 2: Unqualified responses
You submit a job posting and are quoted a $20 per applicant fee. There are multiple responses, but none of them meet your needs.
As you do not need to contact these applicants, you will not be charged anything for this job posting. What should you do with those responses? Carefully look through them to see what you may need to improve in your job posting. For example, try to determine which of your requirements the job seekers seem to have missed in your job posting, or which ones you need to make more clear are hard requirements. Then edit your job posting and submit it again!
Scenario 3: Qualified responses
You submit a job posting and are quoted a $20 per applicant fee. There are multiple responses, and some are qualified.
Whether you get five responses or fifty, your first step is to look carefully through the responses to determine which of them meet your requirements and may be qualified applicants. Of the potential applicants, decide which ones seem the most qualified. Pay to reveal the contact information on the best ones at a rate of $20 each.
In this scenario, the price will depend on how many of the responses you decide to pay to unlock.
Example A – Fifty job seekers apply for your job. You determine that only five are qualified, and you pay to reveal their contact information. You will be charged $100 for these five reveals: 5 x $20 = $100
Example B – Ten job seekers apply for your job. You determine that only two are qualified, and you pay to reveal their contact information. You will be charged $40 for these two reveals: 2 x $20 = $40
At SimplyHired, we make money only when you choose to obtain contact information for an applicant. Delivering true value drives our day-to-day product decisions and helps to ensure that employers on our platform are successful.
Last updated: June 20, 2022
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