Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) February 27, 2014
ContactMonkey (http://www.contactmonkey.com), a professional-grade email tracking service, says an increasing number of its users are turning to the tool to bolster online job applications and to time the perfect follow-up message. As a part of a fresh new promotion, the company has announced it's decided to offer the service to job hunters at no cost.
A good resume is no longer enough.
More often than not, a job-hunter that submits an application and sits back with crossed-fingers waiting for a reply won't get one. And they certainly won't get the job.
With online job boards, employers are inundated with applications and many resumes end up in the dreaded "slush pile," or worse -- in the trash. It's hard to stand out from other highly-qualified applicants and it’s a well-known fact that a properly-timed follow-up can mean the difference between getting the job, or remaining unemployed until the next good opening comes up.
There's a new wave of job hunters that have figured this out and they're using new tools to ensure they get the job. These folks are job hackers and one of the sharpest tools in their kit is email tracking software, like that from ContactMonkey.
Toronto-based ContactMonkey (http://www.contactmonkey.com) offers email-tracking software that lets users see exactly when and where their email has been read, what links have been clicked and even whether their message has been forwarded to someone else. As a part of a new promotion, the company is offering its service to job hunters - no strings attached.
According to research from Behiring, there's only a 17% chance that a submitted cover letter will be read, an average of 250 CV's are received for jobs posted online and a massive 427,000 CV's are posted on Monster every week. http://www.recruitment-views.com/confessions-of-a-recruitment-consultant/1885
"We are hearing more and more of our users are using ContactMonkey to get an edge in their job searching process,” Alex Smith, ContactMonkey CMO said. “It's getting cutthroat out there, so our users track their emails to perfectly-time their follow-up calls to potential employers, and even catch them while they are reading their resume at their desk. With this in mind, we're excited to extend our service to prospective job hunters at no cost whatsoever!”
To take advantage of this offer as a job seeker, head to http://get.contactmonkey.com/jobseekers/ to get started.
Email tracking tools gives valuable information to job hunters because it means knowing exactly when to send a follow up message or to pick up the phone and make a call. Timing is everything in today's job market. There's nothing more embarrassing than making a follow-up call before a submitted resume has even been read, and it's no use to follow up if the employer has completely forgotten about it by the time they're called.
Don't worry about getting caught tracking emails, either -- ContactMonkey allows users to track their emails from Outlook or Gmail and remain completely undetected in doing so.
The concept of email tracking has freaked out some privacy advocates, but it's technology that email marketers have been using for years. The only difference now is that it's available for individual users.
Don't delay, job hunters. Head to http://get.contactmonkey.com/jobseekers/ to start tracking emails today!
ContactMonkey tracks daily sales emails for Outlook and Gmail. It delivers insight to make smarter and more informed selling decisions to close more deals faster. Founded in 2011, ContactMonkey is a venture-backed company based in Toronto.