Pongo Resume Records 17th Consecutive Growth Quarter
1.1M Resumes Generated in 2008; Healthcare Workers Among Top Users
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass, February 5, 2009 — Pongo Resume, the premier full-service online resume-building resource that provides a suite of tools to help job seekers market and manage their careers, today announced the company recorded its 17th consecutive growth quarter since launching in 2004. The milestone signifies an increase in 2008 revenue of 39.3% and an increase in profits of 26.6%. In 2008, the site received over 6 million unique visitors (+43% YTY) and Pongo users created over 1.1M resumes—with each quarter posting in excess of a quarter million new resumes.
"Our business continues to achieve record growth despite today's recessionary times," said Michael Neece, Chief Strategy Officer for Pongo Resume. "Online career tools have become essential to securing a great job during periods of economic uncertainty. We remain committed to providing and expanding our suite of powerful tools at a low cost so that individuals can advance their careers or prepare to get hired during the toughest job market we've seen in 27 years."
With Presidential initiatives shining a light on several industries—among them healthcare, alternative energy, education and construction—Pongo has seen a trend of users focusing their resume-building efforts on those industries. Last year over 700,000 trials (resumes) and nearly 100,000 new subscriptions were created in 2008 (+25% increase over last year)—a large share of which were in the healthcare industry—and January 2009 posted two record days in both trials and subscriptions.
Pongo™Resume provides a full spectrum of job related services and tools that help users create, distribute, organize, and track their resume and job search activity. Users are given the tools they need to allow the flexibility required to target and tailor their resume to multiple industry-specific jobs—a must in today's competitive hiring environment.
Unlike other resume-builder services, Pongo creates a custom resume template for each individual based on their user profile, which takes into account career level, educational status, gaps in employment history, frequent job changes, etc. Professional resume writers are on hand to offer resume advice and guidance throughout the entire online process, along with live support.
For additional information and subscription options, visit https://www.PongoResume.com.
Pongo Resume is a premier full-service online resume-building resource that provides a suite of tools to help job seekers market and manage their career. Pongo generates over 100,000 resumes per month through its 4+ million registered users and has in excess of ½ million unique visitors per month. The company is privately-held and headquartered in Northborough, Massachusetts. For more information, visit https://www.PongoResume.com or call 1-866-486-4660.