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The Pros and Cons of Using ZipRecruiter for Your Business

The Pros and Cons of Using ZipRecruiter for Your Business

There are tons of recruiting software solutions out there, and ZipRecruiter is just one of many. It’s also one of the newer ones, which means that it doesn’t have as much experience under its belt as some of the others on the market right now. Still, in terms of features and ease of use, it’s hard to beat ZipRecruiter when you first sign up to try out the service. This review takes a closer look at some of ZipRecruiter’s best features while exploring some potential drawbacks as well.

What is ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter is a service that streamlines the process of finding the right candidate. It has been hailed as being a godsend for hiring managers, recruiters, HR professionals, and anyone who’s ever spent hours combing through resumes or searching job boards with little to show for it. Basically, ZipRecruit wants to make it easier to find your perfect hire in a cost-effective way.

How it works

ZipRecruiter offers a diverse array of recruiting tools that could help your business, but there are some drawbacks. It’s important to consider these cons before signing up for the service, as these pros are what make it stand out from other recruiters. With ZipRecruiter, you get access to a talent network of hundreds of thousands that you can browse through in order to find your perfect candidate.


All our plans offer a free trial, but here are the prices of our subscriptions:

– Personal account: Free ($20/month thereafter)

– Basic account: $29/month (2 inviters, 5 connections)

– Professional account: $99/month (10 inviters, 20 connections)


ZipRecruiter simplifies the process of finding the right talent by providing a variety of tools that allow you to search through tens of thousands of profiles at a time. You can either upload your own resume or use the express apply button in order to speed up the process. It also includes many features that are not offered by other recruiting software such as career advice, salary negotiation advice, jobs updates, job videos, 360-degree feedback, and more

Customer support

ZipRecruiter has an excellent customer support team available 24/7 via phone, chat, or email. I was able to contact a customer service agent who gave me advice about what best to do in my situation and even followed up with me after that to make sure I didn’t have any other questions. The team was knowledgeable, easy to reach, and helpful!

Alternatives to zip recruiter

There are other programs that can be just as effective and efficient, like Bullhorn. Bullhorn will allow you to post your job openings and collect applications all in one spot. This is a great time-saver because you don’t have to have an open position up on five different websites.


ZipRecruiter does have some benefits in terms of finding great talent with their algorithm and for the relative ease in which you can go through job applications. However, I would recommend using it as a supplementary tool to your own recruiting methods. Some of the cons are worth mentioning, such as the fee structure. At times, it may be best to focus on other aspects before hiring an applicant using ZipRecruiter.