Recently in my university research group (scientific fields: computer science and bioinformatics) we had some open positions for PhD students and PostDoc. For the hiring phase, we decided to insert some announcements on many free websites. We avoided pay websites, such as IEEE Job Site or others.
Now, the hiring phase has just ended up. We've found some good applicants, but not so good as we expected. So I am wondering what would have happened if we had chosen the pay way.
I searched for some prices for a 30 days announcement on some popular job websites, and here are the prices I've found:
- Linkedin: 140 €
- ACM Careers: 380 €
- IEEE Computer Science Society job board: 400 €
- IEEE Job Site: 212 €
Do you think that these prices were worth to find better PhD or PostDoc candidates?
Do you think that next time we should pay one of these announcements in order to get better candidates?
Have you experienced before with them?