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It made me want to cry...
I'll be honest, I never gave your RhinoGATOR much thought as there are so many similar sites that all seem to do the same thing. Collect a ton of resumes and flood hiring managers or HR managers email in boxes to the point where it's difficult to be seen, especially in this economy. —AnonymousI felt energy actually drain from my body as I read these words from a colleague. Someone searching for suitable employment. Like so many today, a person with great credentials, but making very little progress in the job market. Let me first say, RhinoGATOR™ is different! Yes, other "job boards" have made this claim. And as many of you know, they lie! The team of entrepreneurs I personally assembled to create this game-changing application all bought into my simple premise:
Let's help get America Back to Work!There are no strings attached. None. Zero. Zilch. You can search our site until the cows come home (or you find suitable employment!) without ever telling us who you are! Honest. I am sick and tired of finding job openings hidden behind "firewalls" that require registration. And that does happen with some of our searches. Remember that we are less than four months old! And already, we beat Monster dot com in at least 80% of the job searches performed on RhinoGATOR™ once you remove the "spam" from the other guy's listings. But I digress... Yes, you can store your resume on our app. But it is not a requirement. And we NEVER send your resume anywhere! Not now, not ever! You alone decide if and when to forward your resume. Plus, when the time comes, you can send a resume stored on your local computer. We simply do not require you to give us that much information. And if you do entrust us with your CV, we NEVER let anyone, recruiters or HR manager—no one, ever search through RhinoGATOR™ looking for employees. Is that clear? Once people understand that we truly are different, and that job searches are free and confidential, they ask, "So how do you make money?" Great question. However, I will not openly share the answer. We are working on 27 possible income streams for our baby, but each must pass a few tests, including the axiom, "First, do no harm." And do not betray any sacred trusts. Is RhinoGATOR™ perfect? Hardly. We went live on December 17, 2009. Do you know any four month old babies that can take care of themselves? Most cannot walk. And yet, in most searches, we make traditional job boards look like the out-dated jalopies they are! Consider Indeed. A "job aggregator" that has been at it for five years... they should pound us into the sand, right? Wrong.
But again, I digress... In conclusion, to get the most out of RhinoGATOR™ today, we do ask for your name and email address in order to create an Account on our server. Why? First, that is the least amount of data required to email you alerts should we find suitable job openings. Without your name, many email spam filters would block any correspondence from us. With an account, you can quickly convert any search into an "email alert" and that is powerful. Why? Once you save a query as an alert, we can "charge" through the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (366 on leap years) searching everywhere for suitable employment aggregating the results for your review. All, without you ever giving us your resume. So, now can you understand why I just wanted to cry? I honestly believe that I and my team are the only job search tool builders that understand all of the ramifications of the disconnect in today's job market. I awake every morning, seven days a week, asking myself one primary question: "What can I do today, to help get America back to work?" Once I solve this challenge, I hope to have enough energy left to tackle the same issue around the globe. But it has to start here and it has to start with a different approach. A systems (or holistic) approach that defines my unique contribution to planet Earth. Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey, Founder RhinoGATOR™ (843) 564-4754 P.S. Yes, I actually post my phone number. Just in case you need help. That is how serious this matter is to me. What other vendors take your challenge as a personal call to action? ©2010 Jeff 'SKI' Kinsey. All rights reserved.