I believe that the price increase was justified by the greatly increased value that Beyond was delivering to the vast majority of its clients, but I did not feel that it was in the best interests of CollegeRecruiter.com or its clients to increase our prices at this time
Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 24, 2007
CollegeRecruiter.com, the leading career site used by students and recent graduates searching for internships and career opportunities, announced today that it has left the Beyond.com network in order to have more control over its products and pricing. CollegeRecruiter.com will continue to use the job search and resume bank software provided by Beyond.com and the two organizations will continue to work together to provide products and services for candidates and recruiters but by mid-November resumes and jobs posted to CollegeRecruiter.com will no longer be accessible to visitors using sites in the Beyond network and vice versa.
"We've enjoyed working with Beyond since we moved to their network 4.5 years ago," said Steven Rothberg, President and Founder of CollegeRecruiter.com. "We're leaving the Beyond network primarily because the employer clients who we work with have markedly different needs than many of the clients who use the vast majority of the sites that Beyond powers. Beyond has had to walk a bit of a tightrope in order to help us properly service the needs and wants of our employer clients yet also properly service the needs and wants of their employer clients. This evolution in our relationship will allow CollegeRecruiter.com to continue to grow and deliver the world class customer service that its clients demand and deserve."
In the short term, the biggest change that employers will see is that CollegeRecruiter.com is free to set its own pricing and publish the pricing for all of its job posting, resume searching, targeted email, cell phone text messaging, direct mail, and other products. On September 15, 2007, Beyond implemented a network-wide price increase that clients of CollegeRecruiter.com will now be immune from. The price increase, for example, led to a jump in job posting prices from $125 a little over a year ago to $175 to $250 for those posting jobs to any of the sites in the Beyond network. "I believe that the price increase was justified by the greatly increased value that Beyond was delivering to the vast majority of its clients, but I did not feel that it was in the best interests of CollegeRecruiter.com or its clients to increase our prices at this time," added Rothberg. "By opting out of the network, we're able to maintain our prices at a level that I feel is more appropriate for a college job board. We're also able to offer new products which aren't available through other sites in the Beyond network, such as an unlimited job posting package for $9,750."
Another significant change that employers and candidates will see is that resumes and jobs posted to CollegeRecruiter.com will no longer be accessible to users of the other sites in the Beyond network and vice versa. To ensure a quality user experience, CollegeRecruiter.com is in the process of implementing a number of strategic partnerships with other career sites. "These partnerships will result in a significant improvement in the quality of resumes and job postings for our clients," said Rothberg. "Employers and candidates will now have to look hard to find resumes from experienced candidates or job postings targeted to candidates with experience. When we were part of the network, those experienced resumes and postings were hard to avoid even though we are and always have been a college job board."
CollegeRecruiter.com is the leading career site used by job-hunting students and recent graduates and the employers who want to hire them. Three million visitors per month use the CollegeRecruiter.com network of career sites to find part-time positions, summer jobs, internships and career opportunities. CollegeRecruiter.com features tens of thousands of job openings and thousands of pages of employment-related articles and Ask the Experts questions and answers. Further information about CollegeRecruiter.com is available at http://www.CollegeRecruiter.com/pages/press-room.php.
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