TheLadders Q1 Metrics: Taking 2013 by storm

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

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April 9, 2013

TheLadders is the leading job-matching service for professionals. As a privately owned company, we do not disclose our financials. However, because we are constantly asked about our growth and performance by our outside stakeholders, we have decided to share with the outside world – for the first time -- selected company metrics on a quarterly basis.

First Quarter 2013 Highlights:

    • Jobs Posted by an Employer: In the first quarter of 2013, we have seen the number of jobs posted by employers on our site increase 116% year-over-year and 21% quarter-over-quarter. Jobs postings soared in Q4 2012 with our move to a free search and post model.
    • Targeted Hiring Alerts (THA): THA are jobs sent via an alert from employers to a select group of professionals that matches the requirements of that specific job. This metric represents growth in both jobs and candidates. Since revamping that product in Q4 2012, we have experienced explosive growth.  THA have increased by 368% year-over-year and 47% quarter-over-quarter.
    • Number of Employers using TheLadders to find the best candidates has increased 86% year-over-year and 21% quarter-over-quarter.
First Quarter Benchmark:

    • At TheLadders, we serve the entire market of career-driven professionals, but today, we are best known for helping candidates and employers find and fill jobs that are $80K and above.  At this salary level, we mostly compete with LinkedIn. Our benchmark analysis highlights our performance vs. LinkedIn Corporate Solutions Customers.
Strategic Announcement:

    • With the anticipated launch of our native iPhone app for professionals, we expected to release data in Q3 about our app downloads and, later, about our monthly mobile active users.

Alexandre Douzet is the CEO and Co-founder of TheLadders, the premier mobile career network for career-driven professionals. In this role, Alex is responsible for the company strategy, global business operations, and product development. Follow Alex on Twitter at @ADouzet.

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