One of Australia’s most popular jobs websites, SEEK, has recently confirmed that the Australian employment market ended 2017 on a high with new online job ads up 15% year on year. According to the Australian Department of Employment, New South Wales has been the largest employing state of Australia during 2017, employing over 3.8 million workers.
These stats clearly show that not only work opportunities but also online job ads are on the rise all over the country. When you have a small business, deciding where and how to advertise your job openings can be daunting.
To help with your recruiting process, we have put together a list of websites to advertise jobs in Australia – most of them are free to use. We have divided them by type of job search – whether you want to reach people all over Australia or whether you’re looking to hire someone in a specific region or industry, there’s something for you.
Adzuna is a search engine for job ads. Once your ad is added to their database, Adzuna’s search algorithm will give possible candidates the best-matching job opportunities based their salary expectations and professional profiles. This means a higher possibility of finding the right match straight away. Visit the website at www.adzuna.com.au
A major Australian job website, on CareerOne you can post and search jobs by location, category, company and popularity. In this way, you can set guidelines and filters to your job ad right from the beginning. Visit the website at www.careerone.com.au
According to their website, Indeed is the world’s #1 job site and more people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed allows you to post jobs for free with the option to pay a small amount and boost the visibility of your ad. Visit the website at au.indeed.com
The world’s largest professional social media network with over 300 million members in over 200 countries, LinkedIn is a must-have to access the online job market. Creating a LinkedIn profile for yourself and your business will allow you to evaluate the skills of possible candidates easily and connect to them without any middleman. Visit the website at www.linkedin.com/job/home
According to their website, SEEK is Australia’s number one jobs site, spanning 16 countries and offering over 4 million job opportunities a year. Whether you need to advertise a job in hospitality, sales or retail, you’ll be sure to have a high visibility in here. Visit the website at seek.com.au
Specific Industry Jobs
Australia’s leading portal for professionals working within the arts industry. This is the go-to website if you’re looking to hire someone or find professionals in the creative arts field – whether it’s visual arts, architecture or design. Visit the website at www.artshub.com.au/jobs
Careers in Recruitment
Have a recruiting business and need to expand your team? Careers in Recruitment is the dedicated website for advertising and finding jobs in this sector. Visit the website at careersinrecruitment.com
This website focuses on community, environmental, not-for-profit and social work jobs in Australia’s main cities. Whether you have a not-for-profit or community business, use this website to meet candidates willing to make a positive impact on the society. Visit the website at www.ethicaljobs.com.au
Need to hire staff but only for few days per week? OneShift specialises in part-time and casual jobs as well as one-off shifts, connecting small and medium-size businesses with job seekers. Visit the website at au.oneshiftjobs.com
Started back in 2006 by the owner of a beauty salon, Salon Staff is now Australia’s #1 website for advertising jobs in the hair and beauty industry. Visit the website at www.salonstaff.com.au
Established in 1996, Sportspeople was the first agency in Australia to offer a specialised sport recruitment service. Use SportsPeople if you’re looking to recruit within the sport, fitness and aquatic sector. Visit the website at www.sportspeople.com.au
Gumtree is famous for being a local buy and sell platform but it also has a very strong job board. Use Gumtree to advertise jobs within your local community and reach people leaving nearby. Visit the website at gumtree.com.au/jobs
Impact HR Job Board
Did you know we have our own job board? Check out Impact HR’s ‘Join Our Clients’ page to see what kind of jobs we’re advertising at the moment. Our focus is on the Northern Beaches and Sydney – if you’re struggling with recruiting new people, we can help.
Local Facebook Groups
Social Media channels are also a great way to post and share job ads. If you’re looking to advertise jobs within a specific area or community, make sure you join the local Job Boards and Facebook groups and stay up-to-date with what’s happening locally.
Last but not least, don’t forget to use your personal connections and work network to look for possible candidates. Sometimes a colleague’s or friend’s recommendation is the best way to find a new team member.
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