I created a profile on Hired and I went through all of the work to complete my profile. I redid it so it wouldn't be another copy of my resume. I tried to tailor it to the companies I thought would be on Hired.
I've never received any response from Hired other than....another email asking me to invite more friends to their platform. When I responded asking about my status on the site the CEO basically said, "Yeah, sorry about that but you're still on the waitlist".
Tip for Hired: Don't ask for referrals from a user if you haven't taken care of that user first.
We value your feedback and we're sorry to hear you had a bad experience. User experience is a top priority for us, and it definitely sounds like we fell short here. We've looked into your profile and if you fill out the intent survey on our platform we should be able to get your profile up and running again for review. We hope you consider giving us a second shot and thanks again for your feedback.
Couldn't agree more. The one time I tried Hired (a couple years ago) I spent upward of a couple hours making my profile - I really invested in it.
At the the end, I submitted, and within 5 minutes received an email that they didn't have any jobs listed suitable to my profession (product design).
A few weeks ago I got a super obnoxious growth-y email from their CEO about sharing it with my friends. Is their CRM team that dense?
Now we work in the same office building in SF... awkward.
I had the exact same experience.
I created a profile on Hired about a month back, spent some time entering details. I got an email telling me my request for an invitation had been received and my profile would be reviewed to be added. Since then, haven't heard anything back.
Anyone had any luck getting value from Hired? Seems like a great idea in theory, although my feeling is that it's geared a lot more towards developers.
Developer here. Nope, took a great deal of time formatting an application into an appropriate format. Decent background in the founding startups, worked in enterprise, 'hot-topic' front-end skills, etc...I only receive marketing emails.
The first time I created a profile on Hired I wasn't accepted to the "marketplace." I didn't spend much time on it beyond importing my information straight from LinkedIn, so I went back and invested a little effort into the details of my application. After that, I was immediately accepted and went on to interview with 5 companies with 3 full time offers for design positions.
Once my profile started to get traction, Hired paid me a great deal of attention. They assigned me an agent (who objectively was very helpful), gave me Uber credit to travel to my interviews, and lots and lots of swag. They treat people nice.
While their adverts exaggerate claims of how easy the process might be, it is definitely possible for non developers to find something great on the site within a few weeks.
I don't understand why Hired lets you submit your profile as anything else than a developer when all their listed jobs are for developers only...
Great company though.
I also don't understand why Hired let's you sign up in Atlanta when they're not available here and haven't been for years.
I've actually had a not-so-bad experience with Hired. After applying a second time, immediately got set up with 4-5 interviews in the first week.
Haven't had too many more since then, but I've found prospective freelance clients from some of those interviews.
I heard a lot about Juiiicy a couple of years back. It was supposed to be a closed designer-only job site. Is that still popular? Their Twitter appears to be silent as of 2014.
I found my current job through Hired. This was 2 years ago the whole process went very smoothly.