You Can Benefit From Hound's Stupid Marketing Problem
MARKETING PROBLEM #1—HOUND COSTS MONEY
The biggest marketing challenge we have at Hound is convincing people that our job board is something they should pay for. The best things in life, and in anything, usually are not free. You can go to a soup kitchen tonight for a free dinner if you want, but the food and the company will probably not be very good. Alternatively, you can dine at the finest restaurant in town and have an enjoyable evening and be waited on hand over foot.
Hound is not free because it does something no other site does: It shows you unadvertised jobs that employers are not receiving a lot of applications for. This is something that can give you an incredible edge.
We do not charge employers to advertise on Hound. Instead, we go out and find employers, and then we program their job site into Hound. This costs us a lot of time and money. This is why you do not see jobs on search engines when you do a search. It is an incredible amount of work. Also, since we are not charging employers for postings we can show you their jobs whether or not they are paying us to post their jobs.
Here is the "Hall of Shame" of job boards that charge employers to post listings and only show jobs employers are paying to post:
The list goes on and on and on ... These job sites then drive huge amounts of traffic to themselves through massive amounts of advertising. We do not do this. You will not see Hound advertising during half-time at the SuperBowl.
-CraigsList (in most cities)
-Every other job board we are aware of
You need to take a leap of faith to use Hound. To overcome the "HOUND COSTS MONEY" problem, we offer a 72-hour risk free trial. Virtually everyone who joins Hound when looking for a job finds a job through the site quickly. Additionally, most of these people stay members even after getting a job, because they enjoy knowing what is REALLY GOING ON in the market. Hound can show you that.
MARKETING PROBLEM #2—HOUND ONLY SHOWS JOBS FROM EMPLOYER WEBSITES
Many people think that a job site should also show them a bunch of recruiter jobs as well.
"I want to see recruiter jobs as well ..." some people write us after not completing the sign up process. That's fine with us.
If we had recruiter jobs on our site there would certainly be a lot more jobs on Hound. However, most people do not understand where most recruiters get their jobs anyway: From employer websites. That's right. The "inside information" most recruiters have is just from employer websites. Unless you are looking for a job as the Chief Executive Officer of a Fortune 500 company, the odds are incredibly slim that any recruiter is going to have a "secret job" that an employer has not posted on their website.
In addition, most companies will only accept resumes from recruiters for the most difficult to fill jobs. We would like to let you in on an incredible fact:
We estimate recruiters can help you cover about 3% of the market; however, probably 90% or more of the ads on most job boards are for recruiters.
If you are worried about recruiter jobs, you are wasting your time on most job boards.
MARKETING PROBLEM #3—I CAN GO SEE JOBS ON EMPLOYER WEBSITES MYSELF WITHOUT PAYING HOUND
This is true! You could do this. You would have to search over 50,000 websites a day in order to this; however. This is what we do on Hound. Each of these 50,000+ websites can change any day. In addition, many companies have small branches in hundreds of cities where they are updating jobs daily.
Monitoring these websites is no easy task. Consider:
-At Hound we spend tens of thousands of dollars a month on bandwidth just crawling sites for information for you. We use so much Internet bandwidth, we had to get special permits to dig up the street in front of our office and redirect traffic for over a week so we could install an Internet cable larger than an average arm in our server room.
This is a huge task and it is not something any human could do alone. It would take a human working 24 hours a day around 20 years to do the work we do in 24 hours if they were doing the work we do manually.
-We have over 40 servers crawling websites 24 hours a day.
-We have over 100 employees fixing the URLs of the employers each day as they change.
You need to try Hound today and complete the registration process right now. Not tomorrow and not next week. Now!
I would like to help you in your career and I am confident Hound is going to be the change you need.
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