When you build a product, people all too often think that only the lines of code matter. I disagree – everything matters, code, ideas, the people who were kind enough to point out bugs, etc. And this page is a running thank you to anyone who was kind enough to help out. People say it takes a village to raise a child and my version is it takes a village to create a product.
Alexandre Perrin for pushing me on leveraging the power of the community to improve Job Hound. This has resulted in the new Competitive Alert notification when multiple people are interested in a job. Sean Kennedy and Shelley Johnson discussed this feature with me and helped vet the idea. Thanks.
Coraline Ada who had the a great idea for vetting a candidate using the PR review process instead of homework. This isn’t a Job Hound feature but it is an interesting idea for improving the hiring proces in general.
L T who pushed me to put out a full video tutorial on Youtube. No product is ever easy enough to use as the creator thinks so thank you for calling me out on this.
Mahbub Murshed for confirming my experiences; always good to know you’re not alone in a bad situation
Josh Doody, the author of Fearless Salary Negotiation, for providing an absolutely gracious response and encouragement
Sean Kennedy, again, for pushing me to put Job Hound onto Reddit’s /r/SideProject sub reddit as well as a few other places
George Campbell for good feedback on deficiencies in the Terms of Service. Not addressed yet but its on the list. Keep in mind the list is large.
Zaheer Mohiuddin who pointed out the difficulties in comparing career tracks across big tech companies with his site Levels.fyi. This isn’t a feature in Job Hound, nor should it be, but it is a cool concept and relevant to people here so I thought I’d toss it up.
Nicholas McAvoy who pointed out that if this is free, well, why am I building it? That’s a good point and I added that to the faq.
Indranil Bandyopadhyay who pointed out a real bug (wrong domain in a critical point). Thanks man.
Phil Snowberger who caught an http versus https issue on what was probably the single worst place. Ouch. Thank you very, very much.
James Finnigan for letting me know that my concerns about age discrimination are not unfounded. Thank you.
Aaron Rothschild for giving me two absolutely excellent feature ideas; I think these are the first real feature requests from an end user. Neither one is implemented yet but they are on the short list. Great, great thinking. If anyone out there is looking for a product manager, I can tell you that with what couldn’t have been more than a few minutes of analysis, Aaron came up with two great feature ideas for Job Hound. That’s exactly the definition of product management. Contact me for details if you want to talk to Aaron.
Jennifer Vochatzer for giving me feedback from the HR perspective.
Toni Manolache for the second upvote on Product Hunt I ever got. He was also kind enough to reach out to me and let me know. Thanks man.
Winston Kotzan who was the very first person to sign up and the first person to give me a bug. Thanks man.
Sean Kennedy for general encouragement and good thoughts on the nature of interview questions (he contributed quite a few).
As always Nick Janetakis who provided invaluable help on Docker, Let’s Encrypt and general discussion. Nick’s an instructor on Docker and Let’s Encrypt and an awesome consultant (in another life I hired him).
If my thanking you publicly here is an issue, just send me an email and I’ll remove it just as quickly as I can.