OfferUp announces new partnership with AI-Agent platform SonicJobs for

AI-Agent platform SonicJobs has partnered with OfferUp, the largest local marketplace in the U.S., to enable SonicJobs clients access to OfferUp’s growing local jobs marketplace. Through this partnership, users applying to SonicJobs postings on OfferUp will go through a seamless Hosted Apply experience powered by SonicJobs.

One of the biggest challenges for employers is the low conversion rate of candidates who begin an application on a job platform compared to those who finish it on the career site. In fact, according to Appcast Recruitment Advertising Benchmark Report 2024, only 5% of candidates who start a job application finish it*.

SonicJobs’ integrated Hosted Apply technology eliminates the need for candidates to be redirected to the employer’s career site to complete their application. Candidates can now seamlessly begin the application process after discovering a job on OfferUp, significantly improving the jobseeker experience and number of applications.

This partnership enables a hosted application flow for SonicJobs’ clients advertising jobs on OfferUp. Early trials have resulted in a 3X higher conversion rate of candidates starting a job application to completing it versus the market average*.

The 3X better conversion rate reduces employers’ effective cost per application by up to 67%. Moreover, SonicJobs’ AI Agent technology ensures that the candidate answers every question that the employer needs to make a hiring decision.

“AI is impacting the recruitment ecosystem significantly. However, what is not changing is that employers want high-quality applications that lead to hires,” said Mikhil Raja, CEO of SonicJobs. “API integrations that take months to go live are a thing of the past. This partnership enables OfferUp and SonicJobs to go live in days and deliver high-quality applications at scale.”

“OfferUp is excited to expand the volume of our job listings, providing job seekers with an even greater selection of relevant and high-quality opportunities directly from employers,” said Scott Greenberg, VP of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at OfferUp. “Through our partnership with SonicJobs and their Hosted Apply technology integration, we provide OfferUp users with a streamlined application experience, ensuring a more enjoyable job-seeking journey.”

About OfferUp

OfferUp is the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S. We are changing how people buy and sell in their communities by providing a uniquely simple and trusted experience on our iOS and Android apps. Our goal is to be the platform of choice for local commerce by connecting buyers and sellers through an experience that makes selling an item as easy as snapping a picture from a mobile device. OfferUp was founded in 2011 and has grown to serve local markets across the U.S., with more than 1 in 6 adults using OfferUp in 2023.

About SonicJobs

SonicJobs helps enterprise clients in the US drive more high-quality applications for their vacancies by enabling integrated hosted apply flows across the most significant job sites, including OfferUp, Jobcase, and SonicJobs’ proprietary AI Agent technology is inherently scalable, as there is no cost or development work for the employer or the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). We support numerous Applicant Tracking Systems, including Workday, Taleo, iCIMs, Greenhouse, Phenom, Brassring, Jobvite, and SAP SuccessFactors.

*2024 Recruitment Marketing Benchmark Report | Appcast