What is Trade Hounds?
Trade Hounds is a mobile website that is creating the first online blue collar community. Trade Hounds entertains tradesmen and also finding them jobs by connecting them with contractors. We’re not just any job board, we have video resumes so businesses can vet workers faster, and find high-quality talent!
Who uses Trade Hounds?
We have two sides to our website:
- Job listings
- Entertainment, industry resources, and news.
For the job website, both tradesmen and employers use it. Tradesmen can either be actively looking for jobs or just browsing. Employers tend to be either general contractors, subcontractors or recruiters looking to hire workers.
For the entertainment and news site, our content is created for our blue collar community, our tradesmen. We share resources, industry articles, and videos about careers, industry, sports, and everyday life. Users on this site are our hardworking tradesmen from all trades such as construction workers, electricians, painters, architects, and etc.
How does it work?
For the Tradesmen
Tradesmen create their profiles for free. All that’s necessary to sign up is a valid email address and a password. After creating a profile on TradeHounds.com, the tradesmen can now start building their online resume(s).
This process takes only 2 minutes to capture their unique skills, project experience, travel preferences and more. One feature that will help tradesmen get jobs and differentiates themselves from the competition is our Video Resume. Tradesmen can upload a quick video of themselves with their smartphone, talking about their experience in their field and past project, giving employers a better picture of the applicant.
For the Business:
Employers also create their profiles for free. All that’s necessary is their company name, company description, logo, and website. While it is free to create a profile, posting a job is separate and they can choose from different pricing packages.
Once a company chooses a package the company can start posting their job openings. As they start receiving applications a match is made. Both the employer and the job seeker will get a notification on their dashboard and they can message each other directly via our platform.
What is the cost?
There’s no cost for job seekers. It’s absolutely free to create a profile and resume.
Employers can post on our job site for $195 per listing. If you are a large company and would like to discuss multiple listings, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do you mean by anonymous profile?
We understand that tradesmen are usually employed when they’re looking for their next job. Because of this, we ask the tradesmen up front if they’d like their profile to be visible to employers. If they say no, your profile is viewable to all employers or no employers. If they say yes, we try and ensure their current employer cannot see their profile. It’s a safe and reliable way for tradesmen to continue look for their next job.
Do you have job listings (or companies) in this specific city?
We’re new, so our network is still growing. Thousands of new job seekers are signing up every month. So, if you don’t see the people in the city you need, keep checking back. If you’re a job seeker and you haven’t heard from an employer yet, be patient.