CareerBuilder.com

CareerBuilder.com

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CareerBuilder.com

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Overpromised, Underdelivered!

1
February 23, 2022
Our firm signed a 5-month contract with Careerbuilder to source office support candidates ranging from entry to executive level. During …

CareerBuilder.com Review

1
January 21, 2022
In my opinion, CareerBuilder.com was once a strong job board, but it is no longer. We contracted for a three-month integration that took …

No ROI with Careerbuilder

5
October 18, 2021
Used for resume sourcing in the recruiting department. The entire department was using it to find candidates throughout the United States.
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Career Builder Rocks

10
May 26, 2021
It is used to place ads for open positions we need to fill on a permanent and/or temporary full and/or part time basis. Just the hiring …

CareerBuilders lacks quality applicants

1
March 16, 2021
We subscribed to CareerBuilder's to help us locate senior level candidates for loan processing after not receiving very good results …
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Great market data, fewer candidates

6
April 21, 2020
We use CareerBuilder.com to source candidates & for market data. It mostly solves the problem of setting expectations for market …
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CareerBuilder.com Pros and Cons

7
March 11, 2020
Our organization uses CareerBuilder.com to source potential candidates for our clients' open job requisitions. CareerBuilder is one of a …
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Good as a backup to primary career boards

6
March 10, 2020
Our recruiting team used CareerBuilder to post jobs and source candidates. Typically, we used it when hard-to-fill jobs needed candidates …
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What is CareerBuilder.com?

CareerBuilder headquartered in Chicago allows employers to post jobs and search resumes on their online job board and candidate database, available at careerbuilder.com. Paid plans support targeted candidate emails, high volume resume search, and AI-driven candidate - job matching.

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  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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What is ZipRecruiter?

ZipRecruiter is a cloud-based ATS platform. It offers a basic set of features typical of ATS, including job board posting, a mobile format, candidate screening, integration with social networking sites, white labelling, and unlimited users. Ziprecruiter is targeted at SMBs.

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Indeed is a job board and job search engine, available globally.

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What is CareerBuilder.com?

CareerBuilder headquartered in Chicago allows employers to post jobs and search resumes on their online job board and candidate database, available at careerbuilder.com. Paid plans support targeted candidate emails, high volume resume search, and AI-driven candidate - job matching.

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What is CareerBuilder.com?

CareerBuilder headquartered in Chicago allows employers to post jobs and search resumes on their online job board and candidate database, available at careerbuilder.com. Paid plans support targeted candidate emails, high volume resume search, and AI-driven candidate - job matching.

What is CareerBuilder.com's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.7.

Who uses CareerBuilder.com?

The most common users of CareerBuilder.com are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Staffing & Recruiting industry.

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📞 Matthew Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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We used CareerBuilder to try and source a large number of candidates for positions throughout the USA. The goal of using it was to increase our application flow and try to find employees willing to work in the office. However, we did not meet either of those goals by using CareerBuilder.com and as a result, stopped using them.
  • System is easy to use
  • You can reach candidates across the USA.
  • We did not see a large amount of applications in comparison to Indeed.
  • The applications did not turn in to actual employees. We were more often than not ghosted by the candidates, even though the team followed up with them in a timely manner.
We did not get a large number of candidates. Indeed.com outperformed career builders in every category. CareerBuilder also increases our cost per hire because it did not translate to actually new hires. We spent money on leads that didn't turn in to employees even though my team followed up in a timely manner.
Zada Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Our firm signed a 5-month contract with Careerbuilder to source office support candidates ranging from entry to executive level. During the 5 month term, I received two qualified candidates, neither completing an interview.
  • no success.
  • Customer Support is awful and nonresponsive
  • User experience is awful
  • Huge lack of qualified candidates
  • Employer portal is difficult to navigate
I would not recommend CareerBuilder. The customer support from beginning to end is lacking. CareerBuilder charges for services the day you sign the contract but it takes weeks to get services fully up and running. We reached out to our accountant manager for support several times and his go-to response was, " I don't know or I'm not sure." The employer portal is not user-friendly. We did not successfully interview a qualified candidate from CareerBuilder.
January 21, 2022

CareerBuilder.com Review

Jeff Payne | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
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In my opinion, CareerBuilder.com was once a strong job board, but it is no longer. We contracted for a three-month integration that took one month for them to figure out how to make happen, yet they began charging us on day one. The resumes we received from them were not up to standard. We received thousands of resumes that were out of date, from out of the country, and unrelated to our jobs' qualifications. We found ourselves having to block the flow of what CareerBuilder.com was sending us. I tried diligently to work with our account manager but he ultimately ignored us. I escalated through management to legal only to be ignored by them too. If you're looking for a job board with a strong service mentality and good/active candidates I recommend you go elsewhere (ZipRecruiter or Indeed).
I feel there is nothing positive about this company.
Score 5 out of 10
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Used for resume sourcing in the recruiting department. The entire department was using it to find candidates throughout the United States.
  • You can search degrees
  • You can choose industries
  • Have a lot of entry level candidates
  • Job postings are not worth it, no ROI compared to other sites
  • Too expensive for what they offer
  • Customer service is poor, you never know who your rep is because it changes frequently
Good for entry level but not for more specialized areas. Not worth the cost.
Amy Love | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It is used to place ads for open positions we need to fill on a permanent and/or temporary full and/or part time basis. Just the hiring department uses the site and each office has two hiring managers. It assist[s in] getting the word out about open positions in the community.
  • Gets the word out about open positions.
  • It is an easy tool to get resumes in.
  • It offers a resume search tool.
  • The match up could be stronger.
The only issue is [the same as] all employment sites [where] some people unfitting for positions get their resumes through to you anyway. And although it is a waste of your time, it is still worth using the site to get the good ones. Many more worthy candidates come through than unworthy [ones].
Sue Kwon, MBA PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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CareerBuilder.com is being used across the whole organization. The company uses it for employment advertising and to post jobs. It also has a talent network feature where candidates that are passively looking at your job postings can apply at a later date when the right opportunity is available from your company. You can also search candidates in your talent network when there is a position you need to fill.
  • Talent network.
  • Resume database.
  • Job postings.
  • Analyzing desired compensation for positions.
  • Sending the same candidates during a targeted search.
  • Reps offering training.
I would say 6 on recommending CareerBuilder.com to other colleagues only because the price is not as competitive as ZipRecruiter when I feel that they offer the same employment advertising benefits. My company pays about 13,000 per year and we get a set amount of job postings along with one resume seat that is able to search resumes on CareerBuilder.com.
Score 1 out of 10
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We subscribed to CareerBuilder's to help us locate senior level candidates for loan processing after not receiving very good results over indeed. It was clear with the first week the candidates were significantly less qualified, and I am sorry to say, fraudulent. There were multiple 'baristas' that applied in addition to wildly made up names with skills that were copy pasted from the internet (and even repeating the same list). I interviewed one gal and who was reading off her other screen. Loan Processing is a skilled position. This young lady had no idea what she was talking about. Zero. And she was one of the better applicants in terms of resume. I would have passed on leaving a negative review, except that I had checked the account not to auto-renew, and after what felt like a month the applicants kept coming in. I contacted their customer support for help and they were unwilling to rectify the billing. So I recommend you steer clear of CareerBuilders on multiple fronts. I could copy/paste a list of applicant names - you would be astonished at all the fraudulent antics. An interspersed use of ALL CAPS with foreign sounding names (clearly fictitious, not the real names of foreign people) and people who have neglected to capitalize their own last name? This does not happen. I've been searching talent bases a long time and never seen such a blatant example of automation trying to look like people. I guess they don't have enough real applicants to justify their fee, and are now willing to grab money where they can. Perhaps at some point they had quality applicants. Not so today.
  • Nothing was done well, I am sorry.
  • Applicant Quality
  • Policy
  • Service
I wouldn't give them a zero, one yes - but zero no. They were polite when I cancelled the account.
Score 6 out of 10
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We use CareerBuilder.com to source candidates & for market data. It mostly solves the problem of setting expectations for market compensation info & candidate availability in a given market.
  • Supply & Demand is amazing
  • Candidate search is a good tool
  • CareerBuilder.com doesn't have the same quantity of candidates that it used to
  • Higher-level candidates don't post their resumes on CareerBuilder.com like they did 5 - 10 years ago
CareerBuilder.com does great with its market data tools. It loads quickly now, where a year or 2 ago it was very bulky. I don't think it functions well as its own standalone ATS. Some serious improvement is needed on that side.
Tech support is very quick to reply, very knowledgeable on the products, & they know what's going on with the entire system. They also typically offer an ETA for resolution, which most job boards will not commit to.
Sean Pennel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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Our organization uses CareerBuilder.com to source potential candidates for our clients' open job requisitions. CareerBuilder is one of a handful of resources we currently use for this function. It provides additional candidates and applicants that may not be found on some of the other major job/resume databases. The functionality allows our firm to communicate, create lists folders, and share candidates internally.
  • Advanced keyword and Boolean search options
  • Sourcing and identifying candidates by geographical location
  • Contacting potential candidates directly through the CareerBuilder platform
  • Creating original and generic email and job posting templates
  • Functionality can be more user-friendly for beginners.
  • More options to integrate with other platforms and Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Make it easier to create candidate lists, and send mass emails--while this feature is available, CareerBuilder.com does not make it easy for users to perform these tasks.
  • Add an option for the user to be notified when candidates in saved folders have removed their resume or are no longer available.
CareerBuilder.com is well suited for mid-level and lower-level recruitment. I have noticed that it does not target/attract the C-level or executive-level candidates. Therefore, it is not always resourceful when working on higher-level searches. I have also noticed there are many duplicate resumes that come up on searches, which can create some frustration during the sourcing process.
I have had a positive experience with CareerBuilder's support. When the platform has been updated throughout the years, CareerBuilder's account managers have always provided our team with helpful live tutorials and demonstrations to help familiarize our users with new and upcoming features, as well as older features that will no longer be offered. Support team makes themselves available on an ongoing basis.
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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Our recruiting team used CareerBuilder to post jobs and source candidates. Typically, we used it when hard-to-fill jobs needed candidates and we would search through candidate profiles and reach out to potential hires.
  • Easy to post jobs - Intuitive and painless process.
  • Good dashboard with candidate information provides a great picture of what candidates are applying and helps us shape targeting.
  • Could use more search functionality - Including additional search parameters would help make finding the best candidates easier.
  • Not as many people in candidate pool as other job boards.
CareerBuilder is a decent job board but I would typically suggest it as a backup option to other boards. It holds a decent amount of candidates and has good functionality to shape up your posting and who you are targeting, but lacks in search parameters and this makes it a little less valuable than other tools.
We did not end up needing to utilize CareerBuilder's support.