ZipRecruiter and CareerBuilder are big names in the online recruiting business. Both sites connect employers with open positions to people looking for work, but they do it in different ways. For more on how ZipRecruiter compares to CareerBuilder, keep reading.
ZipRecruiter For Employers In A Nutshell
Founded in 2010, Santa Monica-based ZipRecruiter is one of the largest job search sites out there. The platform lets employers post to over 100 online job boards with just one submission and offers over 500 customizable templates for faster job descriptions. Plus, the ZipRecruiter dashboard allows employers to manage jobs and candidates in one place.
Burger King, Netflix, Ford, Dell and PayPal all use ZipRecruiter to find job candidates.
ZipRecruiter offers three plans: Standard, Premium and Pro. All come with a free, four-day trial.
|Reusable job slots per month||X||X||X|
|Find candidates using Resume Database||X||X|
|Add multiple users to your account||X||X|
|TrafficBoost credit bundle||X|
|Recruit for multiple companies||X|
|Send candidates your ATS (external apply URL)||X|
Pricing varies, depending on how many job slots you need, but ranges between $249 to $375 per month.
CareerBuilder For Employers In A Nutshell
CareerBuilder has been connecting employers with job seekers for over twenty years. The site boasts AI-powered candidate matching as well as job listings that can integrate with ATS software. Getting in touch with the right candidates is made easy with advanced keyword and Boolean search options, along with the ability to source and identify talent by geographical location.
Hilton, The Home Depot, Accenture and Advocate Health Care all use CareerBuilder to recruit candidates.
CareerBuilder for employers has three plans to choose from – Lite, Standard and Pro – as well as a Build Your Own Plan. All packages feature resumes and social profiles searches, resume match notifications, application alerts and custom lists for candidate management.
|BUILD YOUR OWN||LITE||STANDARD||PRO|
|$375 for 30 days||$219/month||$299/month||$599/month|
|1 job posting*||1 job/month||3 jobs/month||5 jobs/month|
|–||500 resume views/month||500 resume views/month||500 resume views/month|
*Each additional job costs $250.
ZipRecruiter vs. CareerBuilder For Employers: Similarities
Both ZipRecruiter and CareerBuilder offer the basics when it comes to recruiting candidates, including:
- Resume database
- Resume search
- Activity dashboard
- Social advertising
- Customizable branding
- Real-time notifications
- Phone support
- Online support
ZipRecruiter vs. CareerBuilder For Employers: Differences
While ZipRecruiter posts jobs to over 100 online job boards, CareerBuilder only posts on its own platform. That said, CareerBuilder provides far more integrations with existing HR management systems. Overall, CareerBuilder offers more robust features and tools, and their plans are priced competitively.
|Free trial||Free demo|
|No communication management||Communication management|
ZipRecruiter and CareerBuilder are both great solutions for employers who want to find top-notch candidates. ZipRecruiter lets you post to more job boards, so you’ll get more eyes on your listing. However, we’d say CareerBuilder is the better option for finding the right candidate for an open position.