Indeed is a worldwide employment site with over 250M unique users each month. The site allows companies to post job listings and review potential employees. Job seekers can post their resumes, browse job listings, and potentially get scouted for their next career step. The site also functions as a social network of sorts, with professional life at the center of what’s being shared. Do you have a hot take on the world of work or a professional project that you’re excited to share? Indeed is the place.
Here’s a quick overview of how Indeed works and how job seekers and searchers alike can make the most of it.
How does Indeed work?
Employers can create free accounts to share openings in their companies. Want to boost your search? You can also pay to sponsor a job posting to maximize its visibility on the job search engine. Fill out your company profile on the Indeed Company Page, and don’t forget to include:
- Company updates
- Employee reviews
- Work happiness ratings
- Priority roles
For job seekers, start with setting up a free account and a job-seeking profile. Click “Upload your resume” to add your resume to the file you want to upload. You can format and edit it and select your desired privacy setting—useful when you want to keep your searches for new opportunities confidential. To apply for jobs:
- Go to Indeed’s home page.
- In the “What” box, type the keywords of the job you’re looking for, your company name, or your desired industry.
- In the “Where” box, type the area, city, state, or zip code where you’d like your job to be.
Indeed also has skills-based assessment quizzes for job seekers to demonstrate their knowledge and better position themselves as competitive candidates.
How much does Indeed cost?
For job seekers, Indeed is free. For employers, the cost of a Sponsored Job ranges from $5 to $499. Employers are 4.5 times more likely to make a hire when they sponsor a job.
In 2022, Indeed released a new pricing model where you’ll pay cost-per-application (CPA) instead of paying per click. That mean that, as an employer, you’ll only pay for quality applications whose job seeker responses meet your criteria. You can review applications before you receive a charge, and you’ll have the final word on which applications you pay.
Can I retake assessments on Indeed?
With Indeed assessments, employers can find candidates with the skills they want and compare them to others who’ve taken the same assessment. For candidates, Indeed assessments are a chance to showcase your skills. Most assessments take about 10 minutes but Indeed suggests setting aside a half hour. You can choose to share your results or share them automatically.
Regarding retakes, Indeed offers a one-time reset for any assessment the test taker has completed within the last six months. Other than that, all assessment scores are valid for six months, and you can’t retake them until after this timeframe.
Is Indeed worth it?
Indeed is the world’s most popular job board, providing ample opportunities for organizations and job seekers. It’s free and simple for candidates to sign up for an account and upload their resumes. Employers will browse resumes and contact you directly.
It’s also an economical option for employers since you only pay for each quality application you receive. The skills assessments make it easier for employers to narrow down candidates with desirable skills.
Indeed makes finding relevant work opportunities—and quality candidates—easy.