Pros and Cons
March 11, 2020 Pros and Cons

Sean Pennel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with

Our organization uses 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, 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.
  • I would say our organization's ROI with is about break-even. We have not seen a substantial increase in productivity as seen with some of the other products in this category.
  • Good source for reaching a larger candidate pool in a variety of specialty trades and geographical areas.
  • Has hit the mark for finding the right candidates to fill lower-level and mid-level positions. is a different animal than LinkedIn Jobs. LinkedIn pulls candidates who are passive, whereas targets more active candidates in the market. LinkedIn has served as a much more viable resource for sourcing higher level candidates, who are not typically found on such resume listing sites as LinkedIn Jobs also has more flexible options in terms of pricing.
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.

Do you think delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with's feature set?


Did live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of go as expected?


Would you buy again?

Yes 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.