Pongo Users Grow to 4 Million Strong as Job Seekers Prepare to Get Hired
Economic Slump Fuels Resume Company’s Growth; Benefits Workforce
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass, February 25, 2008 — Pongo Resume, the premier full-service online resume-building resource that provides a suite of tools to help job seekers market and manage their career lifecycle, today announced the company has experienced record-breaking revenue growth since its inception in 2004. With 13 consecutive growth quarters, Pongo has shown a 450% increase in revenue, and increased its user base to over 4 million registered users. In 2007, Pongo users created nearly 900,000 resumes through PongoResume.com (+42% from 2006).
The recent milestones confirm that job security and stability are top of mind with the nation’s workforce. In January 2008 alone, more than 100,000 resumes were created using Pongo’s resume-building services, making it the highest single revenue month for paid subscriptions – a 21.66% spike over its previous best month, October ’07.
“Despite all the talk of recession, our business remains stronger than ever,” said Michael Neece, Chief Strategy Officer for Pongo. “The trend we’re seeing is one where job seekers want to be prepared for anything as they ponder the uncertainty of the weakening economy and how it will affect their jobs and their futures. Pongo helps them stay ready for unexpected career turns – not just for layoffs, but for hot opportunities, as well.”
Pongo provides a full spectrum of job related services and tools that help users create, distribute, organize, and track their resume and job search activity. 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 to help users optimize their career documents, manage their job search, land their dream job – and beyond.
“Many people don’t realize until they subscribe to our service that they are getting not just a sophisticated way to create and send their resumes and cover letters, but also a powerful tool for maintaining and updating these documents, which are so critical to their career advancement,” continues Neece. “In fact, it’s just as important to keep your resume up to date after you find a job.”
Pongo users can actually use the resume-building tools as a career journal to regularly record their career highlights and accomplishments, making it a quick and simple process to update their resumes again in the months or years that follow.
Pongo users have multiple subscription options, including a free trial account, or for a minimal monthly or annual fee, they can subscribe to the full-service suite of exclusive career tools and resources. For additional information, visit PongoResume.com.
About Pongo: PongoResume is a premier full-service online resume-building resource that provides a suite of tools to help job seekers market and manage their career lifecycle. 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.