CareerPlug Review

Austin, TX
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CareerPlug At A Glance

Good: A user-friendly interface makes the solution simple for HR professionals and non-HR professionals alike.
Bad: Some customers have mentioned a desire for more customization with features like reports.
Bottom Line: An all-in-one ATS that has easy-to-use features for the whole hiring process, from talent sourcing to onboarding.

Product Overview

CareerPlug is an all-in-one applicant tracking system (ATS) that takes you from sourcing talent to onboarding a new hire. It also provides you with brief evaluations and interactive calculators to help clients understand how well their current efforts are scaling and identify their company’s hiring needs.

The key benefits to using CareerPlug include:

  • Improving process standards and consistency when onboarding a new hire
  • Improving efficiency by streamlining hiring processes in as few clicks as possible
  • Driving better hiring results by reducing errors in reports and easily tracking hiring goals


CareerPlug’s features can be categorized into five main functions: Attract, Communicate, Evaluate, Hire and Automate


  • Career pages – Use a career page to showcase your company and its job opportunities in an attractive way to gain more interested applicants.
  • Job board posting – Easily share your job opportunities with one click on popular job boards, like Indeed and Glassdoor, to gain visibility.
  • Mobile-friendly applications – All job descriptions posted through CareerPlug are automatically optimized for mobile devices.


  • Text messaging functionality – Reach out to candidates via text to schedule and confirm interviews via the CareerPlug platform. Frequently sent text messages can be saved as templates.


  • Prescreening assessments (including role-specific assessments) – Use prescreening questions and assessments to evaluate a candidate’s skills. The results can help you compare candidates, and benchmarking tools can assist you with narrowing down your search.
  • Interview guides and scorecards – Improve consistency in interviews with CareerPlug’s in-depth interview guides and scorecards. These can be tied to role competencies for a more accurate evaluation.


  • Integrated background checks – Verify a candidate’s background with an integrated reference and background checking tool, such as Verified First and Universal Background Screening.
  • Electronic offer letters – Send electronic offer letters (and reference verification) that can be reviewed and signed from any device.
  • New-hire checklists – Make onboarding more consistent across the whole company by creating new-hire checklists that include forms, orientation materials and training items.
  • Paperless forms – Electronic forms can easily be signed, reviewed and stored to ensure they’re completed correctly and accessible when necessary.


  • Autopilot – Autopilot, an automated interview scheduling tool, that lets recruiters set their availability and then automatically sends links to candidates to schedule interview.
  • Fast Track – With this feature, recruiters can indicate their desired skills and other criteria for a specific role and CareerPlug  then contacts applicants that meet those skills.
  • Candidate review automation that lets the hiring team rate candidates with thumbs up or thumbs down
  • Auto Reject that automatically rejects applicants that don’t have qualifications for role
  • Express Post (one-click job postings)

Target Market

CareerPlug has helped organizations of all sizes meet their hiring goals. Its all-in-one system has been used in industries such as health and fitness, retail, insurance and financial, and hospitality.

We’ve listed 10 of its notable customers:

  • Sprint
  • Handyman Connection
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Gold's Gym
  • Two Maids
  • Soccer Shots
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Planet Fitness
  • Gymboree
  • Wireless Zone

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CarrerPlug assigns each customer a dedicated account manager for supports during the implementation process. This includes assistance in customizing job postings, hiring workflows, interview guides and careers pages. Ongoing training webinars are offered throughout the process, providing group-training for end-users, such as hiring managers, administrators, etc.

Customer Service & Support

CareerPlug has a Help Center on its website with resources on topics such as modifying account information and settings, best practices, creating reports and more.

Its support center also provides customers with daily webinars that explain how to use CareerPlug’s features to streamline hiring efforts.

CareerPlug’s support team is available via email or phone.


CareerPlug doesn’t publicly release their pricing information. Please contact the vendor directly for a quote.


Some customers have mentioned a desire for more customization with CareerPlug’s features, such as reporting tools.


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Since it was founded in 2007, CareerPlug has been working to make hiring easier by designing a recruiting and software solution that’s simple for any company owner, manager or team member to use.

Headquartered in Austin, TX, it’s improved the hiring process for over 16,000 organizations worldwide.

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on 2021-01-05 15:38:56

CareerPlug is awesome and easy to use, very user friendly. My job was posted to several job boards at no additional costs and applicants started coming in quickly. Still new to it and watching to see how long my job posts stays relevant. I'd recommend it.