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Discover the Right Fit: 5 Platforms for Hiring the Perfect Candidate

Posted by Kanika Sinha

December 12, 2023

The ultimate resource for finding your next star hire.

Hiring the right people is crucial for the success of your business. After all, the people you bring on board make or break your company, so it’s essential to ensure you choose suitable candidates.

But knowing where to look for talent is a difficult decision. We’ve compiled a handy guide to help you seek the right candidate. 

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Here are the top five best online platforms to help you find your next star hire.

1. Indeed

This is a non-specialized, generic job website boasting a unique monthly visitor count of 250 million. It is primarily a job post aggregator that displays job listings from job boards, agency, and company career sites.


  • Its database has over 200 million resumes, providing a large pool of talent to draw from. 
  • Low-cost options are available for promoting job listings.
  • Offers the opportunity to integrate employer’s existing HR processes with their Indeed dashboard.


  • Placing large volumes of jobs on the platform can be expensive. 
  • Subscriptions depend on how many times you contact candidates on the platform monthly. The more users you reach, the higher your bill.

Who is it for? 

Small and medium-sized businesses with limited recruiting budgets looking to fill generic, non-specific job roles.

2. PostJobFree

This platform enables employers to search for candidates and post jobs for free. At the time of writing, the firm reported over 1.3 million job entries and 9,126 resumes posted in the last seven days – for a snapshot of how active the website is.  


  • The platform eliminates some biases in the hiring process. The candidate’s contact information is locked, allowing employers to focus on their merits.
  • Free to use for searching and posting jobs.


  • Unlocking candidates’ contact information requires a paid subscription.
  • Purchasing promoted job listings is mandatory as part of the paid subscription.

Who is it for?

It is an affordable option for businesses of all sizes that want to spend less on recruiting or have a low turnover. 

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3. LinkedIn

It is the most popular social media platform for professionals, with over 900 million members across 200 countries worldwide. LinkedIn’s extensive user base makes it a valuable resource for companies looking to connect with a wide range of professionals.


  • It has the largest professional network, enabling employers to cast the widest net.
  • Premium subscriptions offer advanced features, including 20 search filters and automated recommendations to help recruiters quickly find suitable candidates.


  • The free version caps some features and doesn’t support others, which limits its efficacy.
  • Subscription packages can get quite expensive. 

Who is it for?

This option may be expensive for small businesses and startups. However, it’s a good option for global companies looking to reach international talent outside their region; over 75% of LinkedIn users reside outside the US.

4. Ladders

Ladders connects companies with six-figure earning professionals and is particularly useful for filling executive team positions.


  • It offers an extensive database of over 10 million blue-chip professionals.
  • Provides subscribers with a robust toolkit for refining search results and contacting candidates directly from within the platform.


  • Paid plans can be expensive.
  • The platform’s focus on high-earning professionals may be less helpful for companies seeking to fill positions with lower salaries.

Who is it for?

It is an excellent option for recruiters seeking candidates for high-level executive and managerial positions.

5. MightyRecruiter

This job board offers free access to a database of over 21 million resumes.


  • Enables users to post jobs across 29 different platforms through a single service.
  • Provides valuable tips to help employers find the best candidate possible.


  • Lacks some of the advanced features available on similar platforms.

Who is it for?

Suitable for businesses of all sizes across a wide range of industries that want to take advantage of an applicant tracking system but have a limited budget.

The final word

Remember, there is no best place to look for the right candidate. The best platform comes down to the one that aligns with your budget and has an ample supply of users who are seeking the job you want to place.

It is advisable to expand your search beyond one platform. If you’re filling a wide range of roles, finding all that talent in one place will be difficult.

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Want to know more about setting up the perfect HR processes? In addition to HR, benefits, recruiting, and payroll through its PeopleOps, Escalon’s Essential Business Services include FinOps (CFO services, taxes, bookkeeping, and accounting) and Risk (business insurance). Talk to an expert today.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only. Escalon and its affiliates are not providing tax, legal or accounting advice in this article. If you would like to engage with Escalon, please contact us here.


Kanika Sinha
Kanika Sinha

Kanika is an enthusiastic content writer who craves to push the boundaries and explore uncharted territories. With her exceptional writing skills and in-depth knowledge of business-to-business dynamics, she creates compelling narratives that help businesses achieve tangible ROI. When not hunched over the keyboard, you can find her sweating it out in the gym, or indulging in a marathon of adorable movies with her young son.

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