LinkUp : Job Search Sites Review

 

LinkUp is an internet based jobs board that has been online since 2005. Founded by a group of colleagues in Minneapolis, LinkUp has grown to become one of the largest job search engines on the web. As the fastest growing of its kind, LinkUp crawls more than 20,000 websites of companies every day and pulls their vacancies; listing them on the LinkUp engine. LinkUp’s owners, JobDig, have more than a decade of history in innovating and revolutionizing the job market online.

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Job Seekers:

LinkUp is a very basic and straightforward website, with its sparsely template website disguising well the complexity of the technology behind the job search engine. Jobseekers can instantly see the amount of available jobs on the homepage, along with how many company websites are currently being indexed. The homepage is dominated by the ‘Search Job Openings’ form.

Cost

LinkUp is entirely free for jobseekers. Browsing or searching jobs is done completely free of charge, unlimited and unrestricted across all search functions and methods.

Browsing & Searching

From the homepage, jobseekers can choose to search the LinkUp job openings database through entering keywords and titles, alongside cities and ZIP codes for more refined results. An ‘Advanced’ tab opens up a much more complex search interface which allows users to look for exact phrases or to exclude words from their search, target certain companies, sort of date and select which job tags to look for.

Job Alerts

Users of the LinkUp website can also sign up to automatically receive notifications to their email inbox with any upcoming and newly listed vacancies. Users can choose the search terms for which to be alerted for.

Multi-Device Apps

Fully functional apps for iPhones, iPads and Android devices have been developed with the ability to search and apply for vacancies directly from your smartphone or tablet.

Search History

LinkUp maintains a search history of all their users, allowing them to re-visit their previous search results, check the status of their applications and re-apply to old jobs.

Recruiters

Recruiters have a myriad of tools, options and methods to advertise their jobs on the LinkUp website. Sponsored job listings operate on a ‘Pay Per Click’ basis, through campaigns that are built on keywords, industries or localities to target the market better. Budgets can be pre-paid and pre-set to avoid overcharging.

Recruiters paying to advertise on LinkUp can also choose to user the job board’s Social Media apps. Facebook integration costs $199 per month, as does Twitter. Advertising vacancies through the LinkUp mobile apps comes free with a Pay Per Click campaign.

The pricing structure for LinkUp’s Pay Per Click campaigns is negotiable and flexible depending upon industry, geography and level of detail.

PACKAGEPOST LENGTHPRICE
1 Job PostNegotiableNegotiable
2 Job PostNegotiableNegotiable
3 Job PostNegotiableNegotiable
Nationwide PostingNegotiableNegotiable


Special Features

LinkUp are unique in their promise and ability to avoid scam, fake and duplicate job postings through their website. Being the only online jobs board to solely aggregate their vacancies from official company websites, LinkUp guarantee that their database of roles stay current and relevant, something they promise to update and sweep every single day.

LinkUp are also a very active website with a dedicated team behind the search engine. A frequently updated Blog combines with News Pages and Job Market Reports to make sure that both jobseekers and recruiters stay current with their industry. With automatic databasing, career portals and RSS feeds; LinkUp offers an array of tools to both sides of the interview table.

Support

LinkUp’s support page offers recruiters and jobseekers detailed guidelines on how best to utilize the website and get the best results. When closer assistance is needed, LinkUp is available through email, support tickets, social networking sites and phonelines too.

Bottom Line:

LinkUp is a strong and rapidly growing online jobs board, dedicated to fighting against the fake and outdated vacancies that litter the websites of a lot of their competitors. The company who owns LinkUp are known for making exciting changes to their products so we can expect to see improvement on the already impressive LinkUp model. If you don’t want to sift through outdated or suspect job listings, LinkUp should be at the top of your list.

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