This guide will show you how to open a Free Online Applicant Tracking System as Freelance Recruiter.
What’s coming up in this blog:
Becoming an Entrepreneur/Business Owner is attractive to a lot of people.
It brings with it the ability to be your own boss and work on your own terms.
Not having to answer to anyone, whilst also being able to keep 100% of the money that you make.
To many, the prospect of becoming a freelancer seems great but the reality of setting up can quickly become daunting.
Opening a company,
Building a website,
The list goes on….
We understand that taking the leap can be hard, which is exactly why we’re building a Free ATS for Freelancers.
If we can provide you with a free database where you can track and manage your candidates.
That’s one less thing for you to worry about.
It’s important to keep track of and manage your candidates but a $120 monthly fee can be tough to swallow when you’re just starting up.
I know what you’re thinking!
“Yea this all sounds great Luke, but how can it be free?“
It’s a valid question,
As a business Giig needs to make money to keep the lights on,
Well, lucky for you we have another product that we monetise to keep the business alive.
It’s called the Giig Hire Marketplace
The Giig Hire Marketplace connects Freelance Recruiters to our clients that require external support filling their jobs.
The Freelance Recruiters connect with our clients to fill the jobs and keep the money they make with every successful hire.
Well, not all of the money
The Freelance Recruiters keep 80%
Giig keeps 20%
Which is how we make our money.
When building the Giig Hire Marketplace we realised that the majority of the software could be used by Freelance Recruiters.
So it made sense to offer it out for free,
We do have pay monthly models that you can sign up for, should you be interested.
However, if you head to the pricing page on our website you will see that there is a FREE FOREVER version with no limitations.
This section will be a quick one,
You have unlimited access to the ATS
You heard me right,
After opening an account you can add as many jobs and candidates as you like and there is no trial period.
Add as many jobs as you like and track as many candidates as you like.
We will never restrict your usage.
I’m sure you’ve picked up on the fact that the ATS is free!
However, I thought to make it 100% foolproof I would add a section on the cost of the product just to re-confirm that it’s a free product for you to use.
So, if you’re ready to sign up you can get going instantly today,
Signing up is pretty simple
You start by heading to the Giig Hire ‘Free Applicant Tracking System’ page
I will leave the link for you here: Free Applicant Tracking System
The Free ATS landing page should recap everything we’ve covered in the blog so far and it also contains some snazzy screenshots from the inside of the platform.
Once you have read through the Free ATS landing page you can start the signup process by hitting the ‘Sign Up For Free’ button which can be seen in the screenshot above.
After clicking the signup button you will be prompted to choose between setting up an employer or recruiter account.
Obviously, you will want to opt for the ‘recruiter’ option.
After this, you will then be asked to provide an e-mail address and a password.
When you have completed the above steps your sign-up process is almost complete.
The final step is to confirm your e-mail address so that we know you’re using a valid e-mail.
After clicking the confirmation button in the e-mail you will then be launched into the onboarding process.
After completing the signup process you will then be guided through the Giig onboarding process.
Throughout this process, the system will gather information about your company and the industries that you have experience recruiting for.
When choosing from the industries above you are able to pick as many as you like but you will be asked to provide further detail about your previous experience in those industries when building your profile.
After following the onboarding guide you will then be in a position to launch your ATS.
The final step is a simple one!
When you get through the onboarding process you will be presented with a screen that recaps the fact you can upload unlimited candidates and jobs to the platform.
Once you’ve had a quick read and are ready to go all you have to do is…
Click the ‘Click here to get started button’
after which you can start adding candidates to your heart’s content!
Although I will save that guide for another blog
If you’re someone that finds it easier to follow a video we turn our tutorials into videos and post them on the Giig Hire Youtube channel.
If you’re a Freelance Recruiter or someone interested in getting into the industry, subscribe to the channel to keep up to date with the latest features and improvements to the ATS.