Fast and Simple Recruiting for Your Small Business

Our hiring software helps over 10,000 small businesses attract,
evaluate, and hire the right applicants. Schedule a personalized
demo to learn how CareerPlug can make hiring easier for you.

Create Your Job Posting in Minutes

Save time writing job descriptions with our starter templates. Choose from our library and customize as needed. You’ll have an attractive and professional job posting ready in minutes.

Don’t have a careers page to publish to? No problem. Create a branded careers page with your logo, company pictures, and links to social media. And with our mobile-friendly application forms, your future employees can apply easily from their phone.

Automatically Publish to Indeed, LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter, and More

Stop publishing to multiple job boards manually. With CareerPlug, you can automatically distribute jobs to all the major sites and instantly promote open positions to potential candidates.

“CareerPlug has allowed me to cast a net that is 2-3x larger into the job posting arena… In one month, I had over 325 applicants.”

– Rally Deleon, Chick-fil-A Operator

NEW Get Free Sponsored Content on ZipRecruiter

CareerPlug and ZipRecruiter have partnered to offer 30 days of free sponsored distribution after you become a CareerPlug customer. 


Quickly Find and Connect With Qualified Applicants

Save hours reviewing the resumes of unqualified applicants. With customizable prescreen questions, CareerPlug helps introduce you to candidates that meet your requirements and weed out unqualified applicants.

We’ll also immediately notify you by text or email when a great candidate applies, so you don’t lose top talent to competitors!

“The prescreen questions and scores has substantially reduced the time it takes my managers to go through resumes, call candidates and make job offers!”

– Ana Ortiz, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Find Qualified Candidates

Simplify Interviews With Structured Guides

A structured and well-organized interview process helps companies make better hiring decisions. CareerPlug makes this easier with pre-built questions and scorecards, providing a consistent experience for your hiring team and candidates.

Of course you can still add and modify questions, to ensure candidates meet the unique requirements of your open positions.

“CareerPlug helped us create a system around our hiring process. Being able to post jobs and move candidates through the process in one location really helps make finding and hiring good people much easier.”

– Travis Reed, The Grounds Guys of League City

Related Research and Resources

2020 Recruiting Benchmark Report – CareerPlug analyzed hiring activity from over 10,000 companies and 10 million job applications to establish recruiting benchmarks for 10 different industries (e.g. education, healthcare, and retail). Some of the key findings from our research include the following:

  • Employers should aim for a job view-to-applicant conversion rate of at least 10%. Though companies that perform well with this metric achieve a 15-20% rate.
  • The number of applicants it takes to make one hire varies by industry. In education, it’s as low as 46 applicants. At the other end of the range, it’s 185 for cleaning services. The top performing industries in our benchmarks need 64% fewer applicants to make a hire than the worst performing industries.
  • The time of the year that a job is posted is a major predictor of the number of applicants the job will receive. The best months of the year to post jobs are January, June, and July. The worst months are November and September. 
  • Job boards are the most common source for applicants producing upwards of 80% of applications. However, the percentage of applicants hired from job boards is 0.22%, whereas referrals and career pages contribute 19.17% and 5.18% respectively.

To learn more about hiring benchmarks, download the full report or read our summary at 2020 Recruiting Metrics: Benchmark Data by Industry.

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Steve Fowler

Manager of Partner Growth

Christina Waite

Platform Engineering Manager

Taylor Coleman

Tier 2 Manager

Al Foote

Consultant Manager

Sydney Kidd

Tier 1 Manager

Nicolle Gatlin

Manager of Partner Success

Aiden Kinney

Consultant Manager

Joe Lepis

Engineering Manager

Polly Schandorf

Engineering Manager


Hiring is hard, but partnering with us makes it easier. From posting jobs to scheduling interviews, CareerPlug allows you to automate certain parts of the process to improve your results and save you time.



Once you think you have found the right person, use our reference and background check resources to verify them. Then, send an electronic offer letter from CareerPlug to close the deal!



Use our prescreen questions and assessments to identify the best applicants. Then use our interview questions and scorecards to evaluate for the right things consistently.



Use our notifications and automations to be the first to respond to qualified applicants. Send texts and emails from directly from CareerPlug to convert applicants to scheduled interviews.



Use our templates to create an attractive careers page and job posting. Then promote it through our job board partners, as well as directly with your employees, customers, and social network.


Brandy Lee

Business Intelligence Manager

Eric Morales

Manager of Account Executives

Kirsten Penaloza

Director of Client Experience

Zach Garcia

Senior Manager of Operations

Tulay Solak

HR Manager

Tyler Berndsen

Manager of Partnership Account Executives

Ashley Johnson

Senior Manager of Partner Services

Originally from small town in central Texas, Ashley Johnson graduated from Texas State University in 2013 with a degree in Business Administration. She was hired by CareerPlug as a Talent Specialist in 2014, and moved up to ultimately lead the Recruitment Services team. From there, she pivoted to Implementation, and is now the Implementation Manager.

As the Implementation Manager, Ashley and 3 direct reports function as a transition between Sales and Partner Success in helping our clients get set up and established in our software. She spends her free time raising her 2 dogs, playing cornhole, and perfecting the art of charcuterie.

Kate Sensmeier

VP Marketing

Ashley Garia

Director of Product Marketing

Canaan Davis

Director of Engineering

Teresa Hall

Director of UX & Product Design

Brad Pilot

Senior Director of Sales

Leslie Chamberlain

Senior Director of Client Experience

Natalie Morgan

Senior Director of People

Andrew Robinson III

Vice President of Product and Engineering

Chris Igou

VP of Business Development

Chris accidentally started a 20-year career in franchising when he was 18 years old and took a job painting houses for College Pro Painters. That job turned into the ownership of his first franchise (a house painting franchise). While at Monmouth College in IL, he operated his business, played on the varsity football team, and studied to become a teacher.

The taste of entrepreneurship and desire to coach others led Chris deeper into franchising, working with a few franchise brands helping them grow their businesses. He lived in the Chicagoland area his entire life until recently moving his family to Austin, TX.

In his free time Chris coaches youth sports, especially youth football, and spends as much time as he can with his wife and 2 children.

Jenny Leman


Native to Texas, Jenny graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and joined CareerPlug in 2017. She retired her first career path as a Registered Dietitian after 10 years, and has found her true belonging in business operations.

As CareerPlug’s President, Jenny leads all teams to an aligned effort toward achieving our vision. She works to build healthy and scalable internal systems to equip and empower the CareerPlug teams to bring their best for our clients. She loves contributing new ideas and rethinking the status quo. Jenny really connects with the company’s core values, but especially with our intent to “Keep Growing.”

In her non-work life, Jenny enjoys time with her family, playing drums and performing with the Austin Samba School, and finding excuses to be on the lake.

Clint Smith

Founder & CEO

Clint founded CareerPlug in 2007 with the simple idea that there was a better way to help employers connect with quality applicants. Today Clint works every day to fulfill CareerPlug’s mission: Make Hiring Easier. Leading by example, Clint loves spending his time developing new ideas and teaching others.

After graduating from the University of Florida, Clint worked in investment banking and strategic marketing; both experiences influenced the development of CareerPlug. He also spent a year away from the business world teaching 5th grade in Boulder.

Clint is passionate about helping others succeed and is involved in numerous mentoring programs. He and his wife, Sarah, are also foster parents. Clint enjoys family time, beach volleyball, and outdoor adventures.