<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=452280238771595&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Hiring Recruiting

3 Strategies to Hire Your Next Marketing Leader

Veronica Feldmeier avatarVeronica Feldmeier • 13 Feb 2020

Companies that start with a great idea but end up failing is often because they lack a go-to-market strategy. Or they don't have a marketing leader who can execute.

Without the right marketer or team in place to respond to changes in the market or enact effective strategies to compete, it puts good businesses at risk of going bad.

Today, hiring marketing leaders to drive this has become increasingly difficult. Growing businesses need experienced marketing direction. Established companies need to keep up with the latest changes and trends without putting their brand at risk.

As digital continues to evolve at break-neck speed and reshape the pathway to consumers, marketing leaders have it tough.

In fact, according to VentureBeat, no other C-suite member gets fired faster than the chief marketing officer.

Why hiring a marketing leader is difficult

Digital is taking over and changing how people live, work, and consume.

In business, the number of more nuanced and specialty marketing roles is growing, and by 2022, the BLS predicts the number of new available marketing jobs in the U.S. will reach over 224,000.

In parallel, the marketing world doesn't come with set guidelines or formal resources on how to hire a marketer. Or how to evaluate candidates during the hiring process.

For any business, it's hard to know where to begin.

As Viviana Faga, operating partner at Emergence Capital, writes in her Inc. article, "I advise executives to identify their company's big goals, prioritize them, and then map out the marketing expertise they most need to support them."

It's an essential step because marketing is a broad discipline — it's not a one-size-fits-all field. In most cases, a marketing professional's expertise usually focuses on one of four areas: performance and revenue, corporate, product, and brand/creative marketing.

It's critical to ensure the type of marketer you hire has the skill set and the superpower that best aligns with your organization and can help you reach your business goals.

Let's first look at what defines a marketing leader, the roles and responsibilities, and if you're considering a marketing leader for your business, three strategies to help you evaluate candidates in the hiring process.

Hunt Club leverages referrals from our network of subject matter experts to source, qualify, and hire talent for you. Let us find your next marketing leader. 

What is a marketing leader

Marketers–they come a dime a dozen, and in all shapes and forms.

At the core, a marketing leader is different than a marketing doer. Doing marketing is different than leading marketing.

Doing marketing is all about enacting the "four P's": price, product, promotion, and place. This marketer will get their hands dirty and use critical tools to master a plan and execute a go-to-market strategy.

A marketing leader will know how to synthesize this data while dedicating the time to learn their customers' needs. Marketing leaders engage with their customers to promote and sell products and services by providing the right features and data.

A marketing leader needs to build the strategy and messaging behind why they are the best, and above all competitors.

Since customers' needs change all the time, marketing leaders need to be on top of the fluctuations at all times.

Marketing leaders have a deep understanding of their business's needs, and creating exceptional customer experiences is on the top of their minds, day in and out.

They know their customers, and they know the other leaders (e.g., CEO, VP of Sales) in their business and know how to arm their teams with the right information to mobilize them in the market.

A marketing leader can also mean very different things across different-sized businesses.

A marketing leader at an early-stage startup compared to one at well-established companies has different roles and goals, and this means there isn't a one-size-fits-all hiring approach.

Regardless of size, if you're looking to hire a marketing leader, the first step is knowing what will significantly move the needle for your business and drive results. Then find a marketing leader who can build a strategy and process that aligns with this information.

Common types of marketing leaders

Marketing leaders look different at various stages of a business.

Keep in mind, someone can be a fantastic marketer but won't drive the right impact or strategy for your business if it's the wrong type of hire for the stage of your business. Here are two distinct ones we'll use to compare and contrast the differences:

Founder-led marketing leaders

At the beginning of a venture, it's often up to the founder or founding team to pile on the hats and become the sales/dev/ops/comms/person for their product or service.

At some point, customer acquisition becomes a key initiative for the business and can leave founders desperate and reactive in looking for someone to take this over.

"Perhaps the biggest difference between most first-time founders and most second-time founders is how long they try to do it all themselves."

–Jason Lemkin, When to Stop Doing it All Yourself

There will always come the point in your business where you can't do it all anymore, and you need to bring someone who can step in, specifically for the customer acquisition need.

Mid to senior-level marketing leaders

Hiring a mid-level or senior-level marketer is a great option, but they need to have the skills and tools to drive revenue and keep the company alive.

An interesting point, millennials makeup over half of today's workforce and have different values than of the generations before. In marketing, they want to move forward in their careers. They want constructive and direct feedback and to develop their strengths.

It isn't enough to sit in on marketing meetings–they want the chair at the head of the table.

In business, this is excellent news because this generation of marketing leaders is hungry to learn and succeed.

When to hire a marketing leader and what to look for in candidates

There are three key questions to consider when hiring a marketing leader. It's essential to ask:

  • What does the business need at this stage?
  • What are the projections and business goals in the next 6, 12, 24 months?
  • Who are our buyer personas?

Once you've figured that out, there are a few critical characteristics to consider in your marketing leader candidates and improve your recruiting results.

Here are the advanced leadership skills to asses at-a-glance:

  1. Initiative
  2. Creativity
  3. Data-driven & results-oriented
  4. Strategist
  5. Team-player
  6. Superpower strength

How do they show initiative?

You want to be able to give your marketing leader the room to spread their wings. It's fine to work together and figure out what needs to happen. What's even better is if the person can anticipate this and do it on their own.

You can assess how they show initiative by looking if they share their ideas freely. Whether it's in interviews or as you get to know them, find out how they've contributed their thoughts in their previous roles at other companies.

Is it clear that they share their ideas and have looked for ways to contribute while in their previous roles? What were those ideas, and how did they help the business? Dig in.

What is their level of creativity?

Not every marketing leader needs to be fully proficient in design tools like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. They do need to know how to build a company's brand as well as address challenges coming from competitors or customers in new and different ways–and it requires creative strategy.

Are they more of a grab a napkin and draw stick figures to get their point across, or can they story-tell on stage and command an audience? Creativity comes in all forms. Importantly, can they inspire others to pull creativity out of their team?

Do they get data?

Google Analytics, PPC campaigns, email metrics, Salesforce, and HubSpot–the list doesn't stop there. Today's standard marketing tools require the person using it to be able to identify, manipulate, and understand data. There is no way around it.

Find out how they take data in, interpret it, and use it to make informed decisions about marketing campaigns. What successes have they had, and how did they use data to influence any decisions coming out of it? Conversely, how have they used data to course-correct when needed?

Are they real strategists?

And, do they have the grit to be tactical–and do both? As an example, for young or high-growth companies, the ideal marketing leader is someone who can:

  • Develop a high-level strategy while also execute
  • Build rapport with department leaders and tactically prove the value of marketing
  • Experiment and iterate quickly
  • Delegate work, hire and manage people, and effectively scale marketing for the company's growth.

Are they team-oriented?

If you're looking at hiring a team leader, be transparent upfront on when you might start to build out their team and what milestones the company would need to hit to expand the team.

Ask them what roles they think their first two hires would be—marketing designer, marketing ops analyst, content writer, etc.—and why. You want to get an idea for where they see their expertise, where they would want to double-down, and where they would like or need to augment their capabilities.

Finally, what is their "superpower"?

As Tim Kopp puts it in The 7 Personas of the Modern CMO:

"Unlike other company functions, marketing has grown to encompass multiple specialties, touching everything internal and external, from prospects and customers to employees and investors.

While this diversity of responsibility gives marketing a seat at several different tables around the company, it also makes it extremely difficult to find leaders who can "do it all."

Today's CMOs must be both a brand pioneer, analytics warrior, and an operator. They must be both right-brained and left-brained. Plus, because they are usually the face of the brand, they must also have strong presentation skills and be exceptional at building teams.

It's overwhelming clear the CMO [or marketing leader] is no longer a one-size-fits-all hire. It's critical for CEOs to determine the real imperatives of the role as well as the areas they're willing to sacrifice. It's also essential to match the needs of the business to the skillset of the CMO."

It's very rare for one person to "have it all," and for your business, it's vital to uncover their superpower upfront and early in the hiring process to make sure it aligns with what your business needs.

Let us manage the whole recruiting process for you. Hunt Club becomes an extension of your team to help you grow your organization. Click here to learn more.

How to hire your next marketing leader and three strategies to use:

Now that you've decided it's time to hire a marketing leader and you know what to look for, here are three timeless strategies to help ensure that you attract the right level candidate, get them interested, and close them.

Deliver an exceptional candidate experience

It comes down to treating others as you want to be treated.

When you put in the effort to make sure all candidates are valued and rewarded, it is empowering, whether someone is hired on or not. It leaves a lasting impression on anyone who interviews and speaks volumes about your brand to people outside the company.

When you bring the person in for an interview, have the person meet several people from your company, not just an immediate supervisor or team members. Ensure that they know they have full support in their role, and they know what success is.

Show them you care more about their needs

The number one reason people change jobs is an opportunity, and the factors that influence this are compensation, work-life balance, and professional development.

Spend your first interactions with a candidate by getting to know them. Ask them questions to understand what they want, what they need, and where they are in their job search.

In these early conversations, clearly communicate why it would be beneficial for them to join your business and how your organization can help their long-term professional goals.

Knowing this right from the start can help them realize all the things they are probably missing. Seeing an upward path and career development, and having the information upfront, can also speed up their decision to accept a role once offered.

Always provide value

Talent makes their decisions based on information, interest, and excitement. As a business owner or founder, your job is to give the candidates as much information as humanly possible.

When you approach any conversation, take a 360-degree view of the role, so when the time is right, you can communicate everything as possible about the position. Have a great read on what this person will be doing day-to-day and what it will take to be successful.

Then take what you know and match the needs of the role to the candidate's skill set and interests. Getting this right will ensure the person feels understood and will be more receptive to talking with you to learn more a role.

Reach more marketing leaders today

If you need access to better candidates, or simply want a professional recruiting team to guide you through the process, let Hunt Club help. With our pool of over five million candidates and proprietary recruiting technology, we can help introduce you to your next marketing hire.

Start Hiring With Hunt Club

 

hunt-club-logo-dark hunt-club-small-dark-logo
Terms of use/Privacy policy

Last updated: September 26, 2018

Terms of use

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) carefully before using the www.huntclub.com website (“Site”) owned and operated by Hunt Club, Inc. (“Hunt Club” and sometimes also referred to as “us”, “we”, or “our”).
Your access to and use of the Site is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Site. By accessing or using the Site you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you do not have permission to access the Site.
These Terms, together with our Privacy Policy and any other agreement you may have been provided as part of your use of the Site, form a binding agreement between you and Hunt Club (the “Agreement”). Your access to or use of the Hunt Club Site or any of the services provided by Hunt Club (the “Services”) indicates your acceptance of these Terms. You are agreeing to use the Site at your own risk.
Content We collect data and information through our Site intended to provide Services to individuals seeking employment, for employers, their stakeholders or recruiters seeking candidates for employment, and for individuals seeking to become referrers of eligible candidates for employment. Any individual or entity that uses any aspect of the Site is a “User”. The data and information provided by Users along with the Site, its contents, and any updates thereto is collectively, the “Content”. All Users of the Site, including but not limited to Experts, recruiters and employers, are responsible for the information and Content that they post on or through the Site, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.
By posting Content on or through the Site, you represent and warrant that the Content is yours (you own it) and/or you have the right to use it and the right to grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and that the posting of your Content on or through the Site does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. We reserve the right to terminate the account of anyone found to be infringing on a copyright.
We take no responsibility and assume no liability for Content you or any third party posts on or through the Site. However, by posting Content using the Site you grant us the right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through the Site. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make your Content available to other users of the Site, who may also use your Content subject to these Terms.
Monitoring Hunt Club reserves the right to view, monitor and record activity on the Site without notice to or permission from you. We may disclose any Content, records, electronic communications, information, materials or other content of any kind if we believe in good faith that applicable law, regulation or legal process requires it, if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate this Site, or to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of our users and business partners.
In addition, Content found on or through this Site is the property of Hunt Club or used with permission. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, download, repost, copy, or use said Content, whether in whole or in part, for commercial purposes or for personal gain, without express advance written permission from us.
Accounts When you create an account with us, you guarantee that you are at least the age of 18, and that the information you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, including but not limited to the restriction of access to your computer and/or account. You agree to accept responsibility for any and all activities or actions that occur under your account and/or password, whether your password is with our Site or a third-party service. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you, without appropriate authorization. You may not use as a username any name that is offensive, vulgar or obscene.
Services You acknowledge and agree that Hunt Club may provide the Services using third party providers, including subcontractors and consultants. We use LinkedIn, and may use other social media platforms to inform potential candidates about employment opportunities and our Services. Users will always be asked to consent to any Content shared through LinkedIn or any other social media sites.
Nothing within the Site or the Services shall be considered an endorsement, representation or warranty with respect to any User or third party provider, whether in regards to its identity, website, product, services, hiring, experience, employment or recruiting practices, or otherwise.
Communications When creating an Account on our Site, you will be automatically signed up to receive messages through emails, newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information we may send. If you wish to “opt-out” of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us, you may use the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send, or contact us at privacy@huntclub.com.
Intellectual Property The Site and its original content (including Content provided by users), features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of Hunt Club and its licensors. The Site is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Hunt Club.
The look and feel of the Site, proprietary content and software code and other intellectual property associated therewith are owned by Hunt Club and subject to and protected under intellectual property laws. You acknowledge that Hunt Club owns all rights, title, and interest in and to the Site (including all improvements, updates, modifications or enhancements, whether made, created or developed by us) and you agree not to take any actions inconsistent with such ownership interests.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we hereby grant you a personal non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable, limited license (without the right to sublicense) to access and use the Site, subject to these Terms. We reserve any and all rights not expressly granted to you pursuant to these Terms. The limited rights granted to you to utilize the Site constitute a limited license and is not a sale of any software program or other intellectual property. By using the Site, you agree to not, directly or indirectly, (a) distribute, sell, assign, encumber, transfer, rent, lease, loan, sublicense, modify, time-share or otherwise exploit Hunt Club in any unauthorized manner, (b) copy, reproduce, adapt, create derivative works of, translate, localize, port or otherwise modify the Site or any part thereof in any form or manner or by any means, (c) remove or alter any copyright or other proprietary rights’ notice or restrictive rights legend contained or included on the Site, (d) decompile, disassemble, reverse compile, reverse assemble, reverse translate or otherwise reverse engineer any part of the Site or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law), (e) circumvent any functionality that controls access to or otherwise protects the Site, or permit any third party to engage in any of the foregoing. Any attempt to do any of the foregoing is a material breach of these Terms. If you breach these restrictions, you may be subject to prosecution and damages. The proprietary content, information and other materials provided by Hunt Club are protected under intellectual property laws. You acknowledge and agree that Hunt Club (or its licensors) own all right, title and interest in and to information posted on the Site or otherwise provided by Hunt Club (including all intellectual property rights therein or related thereto) and you agree not to take any action inconsistent with such ownership interests.
If you are an employer or a recruiter using the Site, you hereby grant Hunt Club a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to display the job description along with any graphics or other information provided, and to hyperlink to the website provided in connection with the Services.
Copyright complaints Hunt Club’s policy is to respond to claims of copyright and other intellectual property infringement. We will promptly investigate notices of alleged infringement and take appropriate action under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of a notice of alleged infringement under the DMCA we may remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing, including links to material claimed to be infringing.
To provide Hunt Club notice of an infringement, you must provide a written communication to the attention of Hunt Club Legal at privacy@huntclub.com that sets forth the specific information required by the DMCA (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512). Please note that if you materially misrepresent that an activity is infringing upon you copyright, you may be liable for damages such as costs and attorneys’ fees.
Links to Other Web Sites Our Site may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Hunt Club. Hunt Club has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites. You acknowledge and agree that Hunt Club shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party websites or services that you visit.
Termination We may terminate or suspend your account and bar access to the Site immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms.
If you wish to terminate your account, you may email privacy@huntclub.com requesting your account be deleted.
All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Indemnification You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Hunt Club and its licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), resulting from or arising out of (a) your use and access of the Site, by you or any person using your account and password, (b) a breach of these Terms, or (c) Content posted on the Site.
Limitation of Liability In no event shall Hunt Club, nor its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (a) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Site, (b) any conduct or content of any third party on the Site, (c) any content obtained from the Site, and (d) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the limitations set forth in the preceding paragraph may not apply to you. If any are held inapplicable or unenforceable for any reason, then Hunt Club’s maximum liability to you for any non-direct type of damages shall be limited to U.S. $100.00 in the aggregate. In no event shall Hunt Club, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any direct damages in excess in the aggregate of U.S. $100.00.
If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”
Disclaimer Your use of the Site is at your sole risk. The Site is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Site is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.
Hunt Club its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that (a) the Site will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location, (b) any errors or defects will be corrected, (c) the Site is free of viruses or other harmful components, (d) information on the Site is accurate, complete, or current, or e) the results of using the Site will meet your requirements.
Hunt Club is not a referral service and does not recommend or endorse any particular employers or recruiters. Hunt Club acts as an intermediary that provides access to employment opportunities and selected information about potential candidates for employment. We do not offer advice regarding the quality or suitability of any particular job, candidate, employer or recruiter, and no information on this Site should be construed as employment advice. You should obtain any additional information necessary to make an informed decision prior to accepting a position with any employer or recruiter.
You assume all responsibility in connection with choosing an employment opportunity, whether or not you obtained information about such employment opportunity on or through this Site. Hunt Club and its licensors, suppliers and affiliates, and the managers, directors, officers, agents, and representatives of each, assume no (and hereby disclaim all) responsibility or liability of any kind, for any disruption of your employment relationship, services rendered by any employers or recruiters, or for any equal opportunity claims, employment discrimination claims, and other claims that may arise directly or indirectly from any such services.
All Content and any and all materials, including without limitation job postings and resumes and other materials disclosed or provided to Hunt Club on or in connection with this Site are submitted by you without any restrictions or expectation of confidentiality. You hereby assign to us without additional consideration or further obligation, all rights now known or hereafter existing to use, allow others to use, or assign the right to use, the information so provided. You further agree that the Content and information provided to Hunt Club may be used without restriction for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you, including the right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, transmit, publicly perform or display, translate, create derivative works from, or otherwise communicate to the public the Content and other information on the Site or elsewhere by us, our assigns or others we have allowed to use the Content and other information provided. You will not assert any proprietary right or moral right of any kind with respect to any Content or other information given to Hunt Club.
Hunt Club expressly disclaims any and all responsibility and liability with respect to agreements made with recruiters, employers or with other third parties who offer products or services on the Site, and you will look solely to such recruiters, employers and third parties with respect to any and all claims related to such products and services.
Exclusions Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.
Governing Law These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Illinois, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Site, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Site.
Changes We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. Your continued use of the Site after we post any modifications to the Site will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Terms. By continuing to access or use our Site after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Site.
Contact Us If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at privacy@huntclub.com.

Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us. Hunt Club, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Hunt Club,” “we,” or “us”), understand your concerns with regard to how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will use and share information about you carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how we use it, with whom we may share it, and what choices you have regarding it. This Privacy Policy applies to your use of our web or mobile site, or other application (the “Site”) and any other means by which we may collect information about you, including information you may provide to us other than on the Site. We encourage you to become familiar with this Privacy Policy. By accessing and using the Site, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you accept and consent to the privacy practices (and any uses and disclosures of information about you) that are described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other websites. We are not responsible for, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to, the privacy practices of other companies or other websites. We encourage you to seek out and read the privacy policy of each website that you visit.
What information do we collect, and how do we collect it? We and our third-party service providers (“Contractors”) may collect certain information from or about you in connection with your use of, or your submissions to or via, the Site (together, “Collected Information”), including, but not limited to, name, email address, and any information that may be publically available through your social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook. In addition, we may retain the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us or our representatives, regardless of the mode of communication by which such correspondence was made. This information helps us to improve the Site and the online content, materials, and services that we make available on the Site, and to more effectively and efficiently respond to both current and future inquiries.
In order to gain access to certain portions of the services on the Site, Hunt Club may require you to register to create an account. To register, you will be asked to enter your email address and select a password. If you so choose, you may upload your LinkedIn contacts whereby you will be directed to the LinkedIn website and you may be asked to verify your LinkedIn password. We do not collect or store your LinkedIn password. Once you register, you and your LinkedIn contacts (if uploaded to our Site) become part of our candidate database and are stored on our servers. If you refer a candidate and earn a commission, you will be contacted by email and may be asked to provide us with a current address where we can mail the commission check.
As part of your participation on the Site, you may post user generated content in certain areas of the Site. You acknowledge that posting user generated content on the Site is at your own risk. While the Site may provide features that permit you to limit access to some of your information on the Site, you acknowledge that these security measures are limited and could be circumvented. Hunt Club has no control over the actions of other users of the Site with whom you choose to communicate and share your Collected Information with. Accordingly, user generated content posted by you might be accessible to unauthorized persons. Hunt Club is not responsible for any actions by third parties to circumvent the privacy and security mechanisms contained in the Site. You further acknowledge that, even after user generated content might be removed from the Site, copies of such user generated content could still be viewable through the Site if other users of the Site have copied and stored your user generated content or if individuals have access to archived or cached versions of the pages before the user generated content was removed.
As with many other websites, the web servers used to operate the Site may collect certain data pertaining to you, including data regarding the equipment and communications method that you use to access the Site, and your activities on our Site. For security reasons and to confirm the integrity of the Site, we and our Contractors may combine components of this data with Collected Information, which may identify you. Unless otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, such identifying information (which is deemed “Collected Information” hereunder) will be used solely for our business purposes.
In addition, the Collected Information may reveal such things as the Internet protocol (“IP”) address assigned to your computer, specific pages that you access on the Site or prior to or after visiting the Site, and the length of time you spend at the Site. We and our Contractors may use this information to help administer the Site and the servers that provide the Site, generate statistical information, monitor and analyze Site traffic and usage patterns, and improve the Site’s content and content delivery, including any online content, materials, and services that we describe or make available on the Site.
In addition, our Site may send one or more “cookies” to your computer to improve the utility of the Site by storing user preferences and tracking user trends (also deemed “Collected Information” hereunder). Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please note that you may not be able to access the full functionality of our Site if cookies are disabled on your browser.
We may collect your information through our use of Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site. The Google Analytics tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the Site and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Company. For more information regarding Google Analytics please visit Google’s website, and pages that describe Google Analytics, such as http://google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
We may use “pixel tags,” also known as “web beacons,” which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of our websites. A pixel tag is a type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites, or when emails are opened or accessed, and is often used in combination with cookies. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that fetched the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server.
How will we use the information you provide to us? We may use the information we obtain about you to register, manage and maintain your account on the Site, and provide products and services you request. We may also use the Collected Information to inform you of relevant job postings and matches to your LinkedIn contacts, message you with offers to reach out to your LinkedIn contacts should they be a good fit for the job posting, and provide you with notices or communications about your use of the Site. In addition to the uses described above, we and our Contractors may use Collected Information to analyze and improve the content, materials, and services that we make available on the Site, to notify you of changes made to the Site, to evaluate user needs and improve the Site content, to send you promotional materials, and support our continuing efforts to offer users the information and services we think they want most. If you contact us for support or assistance, we may use Collected Information to provide service and support to you. We may also use Collected Information and the associated statistical data we and our Contractors generate to deliver targeted advertisements to you and other visitors of our Site.
We may also contact you to confirm registration information and regarding changes to Hunt Club’s Terms & Conditions and this Privacy Policy. As part of your registration on the Site, you shall receive a user profile. Your profile information, as well as your name and email may be displayed to other people on the Site, when you allow us to contact one of your LinkedIn contacts for example.
Hunt Club may send you, and third parties identified by you, service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the Site, such as to indicate that you have received a message from another user or to alert you of an event for which you have asked to receive alerts.
Hunt Club may use information you submit to the Site in a non-identifying fashion (unless otherwise permitted by you) in order to provide aggregate statistics regarding user membership and service hours completed from the Site and to provide personalized service opportunities to you.
We and our Contractors may store Collected Information for as long as needed for the purposes indicated in this Privacy Policy, which may be indefinitely. Hunt Club reserves the right to disclose, without your prior permission, any Collected Information if we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of Hunt Club, employees, other users of the Site, or the public; (b) enforce the Terms & Conditions; (c) if required by a legally valid request from a competent governmental authority; (d) respond to claims that any content violates the right of third-parties; or (e) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
Except for the above, we will not share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of the Company unless we have your affirmative (and informed) consent to do so. We do not collect or share any sensitive personal information. Sensitive personal information is a particular category of personal information relating to racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs or sexuality.
With whom do we share the information we collect? We may share Collected Information with certain of our Contractors (e.g., our web hosting provider) in order to provide the Site to you. We may also share Collected Information with some of our third-party service provider partners (e.g. social media sites such as LinkedIn) in furthering our mission or delivering the content, materials, and services available on or through the Site to you and any complimentary services to the services provided on or through the Site. We and our Contractors may also produce reports on Site traffic, usage patterns, and similar data generated from Collected Information, and we may share these reports with our third-party service provider partners and others.
Access to Your Information and Choices If you have questions about personal information we have about you or need to update your information, you can do so in your User Profile, or contact us at privacy@huntclub.com. If you would like to request to review, correct, restrict or delete personal information that you have previously provided to us, object to the processing of personal information, or if you would like to request to receive an electronic copy of your personal information for purposes of transmitting it to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you can contact us at privacy@huntclub.com. We will respond to your request in accordance with the applicable law that governs the collection, use and deletion of your data and information. The requested deletion will be as comprehensive as possible but is always subject to issues outside of our control, including applicable regulations and laws, your actions and the actions of third parties. You can opt-out of receiving marketing and promotional e-mails from us by using the opt-out or unsubscribe feature contained in the e-mails. You can opt-out of receiving our newsletters by using the opt-out or unsubscribe feature contained in the e-mails. It is important to note that we may retain a copy of the information for archival purposes and to avoid identity theft or fraud.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes applicable law. A list of EU data protection authorities is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.
How Do We Protect Information Collected About You? We have put in place certain security measures to safeguard Collected Information, but the storage and communication of Collected Information can never be completely secure. Hence, we do not guarantee that information that you transmit or otherwise supply to us, or any communications conducted on or through the Site, is or will be totally secure. If you become aware of any breach of Site security or this Privacy Policy, please notify us immediately. To further protect yourself, you should safeguard your account user name and password and not share the information with anyone. You should also sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit to our Site. Note that we will never ask you for your Hunt Club user name and password over email.
When providing information to Hunt Club or its Contractors, DO NOT put sensitive information such as your social security number, national identification number, tax identification number, or any other local, state or regional identification number in any communication or on your resume. Use your best judgment about whether and what information to provide. If restricted or prohibited by the local laws in the jurisdiction where you reside, do not provide us or otherwise include in your resume or profile sensitive information that reveals racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, health information, genetic or biometric data, the commission of criminal offenses or proceedings or unlawful or objectionable conduct and any associated penalties. Be cautious when dealing with contacts outside of your own country, and never provide personal information or financial information such as credit card or bank numbers over the phone. Please report any abuse or fraud to us immediately.
Interactive Areas We may provide areas within the Site that allow users to post commentary and other materials. If we do, these interactive areas, such as discussion forums, are intended to enhance the user experience and build a healthy community around the products and services available through the Site. Hunt Club is not liable for information posted in interactive areas of the Site. You acknowledge that, should you participate in such interactive areas, the information you voluntarily post about yourself and third parties in such areas might be accessed, collected and used by third parties other than Hunt Club or our Contractors.
Access To and Correction of Information Most of the Collected Information about you on the Site is directly accessible by you through the Site’s features and you may modify or edit such information at any time by logging into your account and using the Site’s account editing functions. Please note that information you remove through such means may still remain in backup copies for a reasonable period of time.
You acknowledge and are aware that personally identifiable information that you have shared with other users of the Site through one of the communication channels on the Site generally cannot be removed by you.
If you would like to review any of the other personally identifiable information we have retained about you in our database, please send us an e-mail request for this information at privacy@huntclub.com. To help us address your request, please specify which information you wish to review. Once you have reviewed this information, at your request we will correct personally identifiable information about you that you state is erroneous. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.
Choice/Opt-Out If at any time you would like to stop receiving notifications or opt-out of a feature, you may email privacy@huntclub.com to terminate your account. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.
We may change this Notice From time to time, we may change our privacy practices, and this Privacy Policy, because of changes in relevant and applicable legal or regulatory requirements, our business practices, or in our attempts to better serve your needs and those of our other customers. We will try to notify you of any such changes, and a revised policy will be posted on this Site. We encourage you to regularly review the current version of this Privacy Policy on the Site.
Location of this Site This Site is hosted and operated in the United States. However, we and our Contractors may, in our effort to provide the Site, store Collected Information in the United States, or we may transfer it to, and store it within, other countries.
Those who access or use the Site from jurisdictions outside the United States do so at their own choice and risk and are solely responsible for compliance with local law. If you are not a resident of the United States, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your personal information outside your home jurisdiction, and that we may store your personal information in the United States or elsewhere.
International Privacy Practices Company’s websites, including websites directed to residents in countries and jurisdictions outside of the United States, are operated and managed on servers located and operated within the United States. If you are using our Site outside of the United States, your data and information is collected in the country in which you are located and is transferred to the United States or another country where our servers are located. By using the Site, you hereby affirmatively consent to processing of your Collected Information in a country which may not have the same level of privacy protection as your country of residence.
Some countries that are not members of the European Economic Area (EEA) are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards (the full list of these countries is available here). For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place adequate measures, including by ensuring that the recipient is bound by EU Standard Contractual Clauses, to protect your personal data. You can find a copy of these measures at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_en.
Third Party Service Providers Service opportunities appearing on the Site may be delivered to users by Hunt Club or one of our third-party service provider partners. Our partners may set cookies or web beacons or use other technologies that allow the partner’s server to recognize your computer each time they send you a service opportunity or update. In this way, third-party servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their service opportunities and determine which opportunities are clicked on. This information allows a service provider network to deliver targeted opportunities that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies and tracking technologies by Hunt Club only and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any third-party service providers. Our Site does not respond to web browser “do not track” signals.
Our Site may contain links to other websites. These websites may be operated by companies other than Hunt Club and may have their own privacy notices which you should review if you visit those sites. We are not responsible for the content of any sites not owned by Hunt Club, any use of those sites, or those sites’ privacy practices.
Privacy of Children We understand that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realize that they may not understand all the provisions of our policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult users. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.
We prohibit registration by children under the age of 13 for the Site and no one under 13 may provide any personally identifiable information to Hunt Club or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register on the Website or send any information about yourself to Hunt Club. You agree to abide by these restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions. If Hunt Club learns that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent verification, we will delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we have any personally identifiable information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at privacy@huntclub.com.
California Privacy Rights California “Shine the Light” law permits its residents to request and receive information about our disclosure of certain catCBdgv egories of Collected Information to other companies for their use in direct marketing. If you are `a California resident and a user of the Site, you can request a copy of this information from Hunt Club. To obtain this information, please send an email message to privacy@huntclub.com with “Request for California Privacy Information” on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.
Changes to Our Privacy Policy Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your consent in accordance with applicable law. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.
Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes or we otherwise transfer assets relating to our business or the Site to a third party, such as by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy proceeding or otherwise, we may transfer or sell your personal information to the new owner. In such a case, unless permitted otherwise by applicable law, your information would remain subject to the promises made in the applicable privacy policy unless you agree differently.
Questions and How to Contact Us If you have any questions, concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy or otherwise need to contact us, please, email us at privacy@huntclub.com.