Comparison between SimplyHired and LinkedIn – Forbes Advisor

Free plan

While employers can post jobs on SimplyHired for free, they have to pay to access applicant information in order to provide contact information. LinkedIn users can post jobs for free but have to pay to sponsor the listing.

Free trial period

SimplyHired does not offer a free trial. All of LinkedIn’s paid plans come with a 30-day free trial provided you’ve never had a paid plan.


Pricing for disclosing a candidate’s contact information varies by SimplyHired. Position, location and market price determine the price. These prices start at $9.99 per reveal. For all paid plans with LinkedIn, you pay a minimum of $120 per month or $1,999 per year. Higher tier plans require you to get a quote from the sales team.

CVs in database

Neither LinkedIn nor SimplyHired disclose the number of resumes in their database. LinkedIn has more than 740 million active members, so as a professional networking site, it’s safe to assume that many of these users have posted resumes.

Candidate Evaluation Tools

Aside from screener questions, SimplyHired doesn’t offer a sophisticated candidate scoring tool that other providers have. LinkedIn has proficiency tests to assess the candidate’s suitability for the job. It has a complete Talent Hub with tools to manage the entire relationship building and hiring process.

Number of job boards to post to

In 2016, Recruit Holdings Co. acquired SimplyHired. This company also owns Glassdoor and Indeed. It makes sense to post jobs on these and several other platforms. LinkedIn will not post your ad on other job boards.

Sponsored Entries

SimplyHired does not offer a way to sponsor your listings, so yours could get lost among all the other jobs advertised. LinkedIn offers sponsored listings on a pay-per-click basis, so you only have to pay if the listing is successful (e.g., when a candidate views the job).

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