It’s always a good idea to explore your options. But traditional job boards often require you to create an account and post a resume. If you already have job and are just looking to explore options, or you’re really eager to make a change but don’t want to chance possible repercussion to your current job security if you posted your resume on line than the choice was often to spend time surfing traditional job boards, lurking to see what you can find without posting personal information for potential new employers (and the world) to see.
Enter QuietHire. Up and running for nearly a year now, I received their initial press release (Hot New Employment Site Protects Candidate Identity) but decided I’d wait to see how things went on the site before including the press release here or trying it out for myself.
Then I promptly forgot all about it until today when I decided I’d go check it out again. I looked around at the press releases (last one was from last August, 2008) and their blog (a blogspot add-on) and figured I’d create a profile just for fun since it IS totally anonymous and nothing is shared, interested employers send messages to your profile inbox and you then choose whether to follow up or not.
So, we’ll see. I love the concept but I’m not sure it’s taken off as well as the founders planned.
Excellent article. I was glad to see you remembered QuietHire.com, Inc. Thanks for visiting. The website did not originally blossom as we had hoped. We believe there were, at a minimum, two sets of circumstances that affected our kick off – the economy and the lack of sufficient funding for advertising. The former didn’t warrant anonymous posting of information and the latter didn’t get us the wide range of exposure we needed to pull in the critical mass of candidate profiles that would then attract interested clients. Dan Ressler, the original mastermind of QuietHire’s idea, remains as the sole owner/operator and is pursuing other avenues as we speak to spark the company into success. We wish him great success as we continue to believe the company idea is unique and valuable and has the ability to play a role in today’s or tomorrow’s job market field.
David and Kathleen Chilcote
Former – Co-Owners, QuietHire
I’ll join you in wishing Dan Ressler grand success. Thanks for the update!
Dave shared your article with me. Thanks. As Dave said, funding was the difficult part, because without a lot of high visibility it just doesn’t seem to go anywhere. I’ve since decided to niche this into the Healthcare Industry to test market it. I’ve incorporated it and advertise it on my other internet companies, HealthcareMarketplace.net, HospitalEmployeeDiscountCard.com, and HospitalEmployeeBulletinBoard.com
I’m hoping to capitalize on one solid industry though it pertains to all. Need some real good investors to help. Any info from me? Be glad to tell you more…