From the FAQ page:
Why are you charging the job seeker? Shouldn’t the hiring managers be paying for everything?
When hiring managers search through CVs, they want to know that they’re looking at active, serious job applicants. If it were free to file a CV, a lot of applicants that weren’t looking for jobs, or who knew that they had no reasonable chance of getting a job, would post them, making it harder for the employers to find serious applicants.
That’s why we charge a nominal amount to file a CV. It is, however, absolutely guaranteed, and if you’re unhappy or don’t get the result you want, just let us know, and you’ll get your money back on the spot.
- If you’re a student, a 1 year filing is free
- 1 year filing is $19
Since everyone can claim to be a student, and that students can sign up for free, doesn't that completely defeat the "serious applicants only" reasoning?
Or maybe there is something I'm missing? For example an option for employers to only search non-students applicants. But then it would be unfair for students, especially since (if that's the case) they aren't informed about this (as far as I know).
I think it's better to have either everyone or no-one pay. Making only some people pay defeats the reasoning for which you are asking the payment. Again, unless I'm missing something.