My main goal with this site is to share job-search resources with anyone who visits. That being said, I’m going to take a minute to rant about one of my biggest pet peeves.
Two or three times a week I hear from someone who wants me to feature their site or service on Gradversity. I don’t mind being pitched. Actually, I enjoy it. And while I can’t promise that I will feature everything that comes my way, I do my best to review what I’m sent.
The problem is, many of the pitches I see fail miserably.
Why? There are two reasons:
- The pitch doesn’t immediately grab my attention and let me know how it will benefit job seekers
- The site or service is flawed.
Today I visited a site that was originally pitched to me a few months ago. They were even nice enough to include demo login credentials so I didn’t have to waste my time signing up. Things we looking good until…
I logged in.
Not only did I have a difficult time navigating around the site, but I actually got errors. Apparently the site does not play nice with Firefox.
Needless to say, the site (which will remain nameless) will not be profiled on Gradversity.
So please, for the sake of my sanity (and your future success), make sure that your pitch is bulletproof before you send it out.
This has been a public service announcement from Gradversity. Thanks for listening.