LinkedIn reviews from startup founders

112 reviews by founders
April 22, 2018

We’ve used LinkedIn and AngelList, but none of the more robust recruiting platforms. We’ve found that posting jobs on our site or on social media has worked better for us because the candidates who find the posting that way are already rabid fans of the brand.

Rachel Cohen

Co-founder & CEO - Snowe

April 8, 2018

We used LinkedIn’s HR solution. There’s a plan and you can have 3 or 4 positions on at all times that you can advertise. Back to Bamboo, the cool thing with it is that when you publish a new position it gets published across sites -- they do multi-posting. LinkedIn gives us jobs and gives us a live page to make it easier to tell our story to candidates and increase brand awareness.

Victor Sanchez

Director of Inside Sales - ForceManager

April 1, 2018

We post things on LinkedIn and Craigslist, but haven’t done any high-level headhunting yet.

Fran Dunaway

Co-founder & CEO - TomboyX

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LinkedIn - Best Job Boards Tools for Startups

LinkedIn is a professional social media network that helps you connect to a massive pool of potential employees and recruiters. For the individual user, it’s a wonderful way to build a network in your industry and hunt for new opportunities. For companies, it’s a way to find new talent. Many businesses subscribe to the LinkedIn Recruiter package, which helps them navigate the vast ocean of candidates with advanced searches, automatic candidate tracking and unlimited profile views. The network itself contains 300 million members in over 200 countries, which makes it easily the largest pool of talent there is.

How startups use LinkedIn?

LinkedIn’s massive talent pool is a great resource for companies of all sizes, but the Recruiting tool itself can be a little expensive--particularly if you need to purchase multiple licenses--making it a better fit for larger companies with more resources.

How much does LinkedIn cost?

LinkedIn itself is a free service, and they offer a free month of their advanced LinkedIn Recruiter Lite package, but once the trial expires it costs $119.95/month or $1,199.40/year. The full LinkedIn Recruiter is even more powerful but doesn’t publicize its pricing.

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