Application Status

April Cowan
Voice Over: English

With everything being removed from what was a good site, I've now just noticed a note on the Application Status saying this is going to ge removed in a few days!!! What??? Why??? So apparently we will still be able to see what we have applied for, but won't be able to see if our application has even been viewed??? Why would you do this? It makes absolutely no sense!
I'm seriously thinking about whether or not to continue ..... :(

Editorial Comment Hi April, thanks for posting!

The Mandy platform resides on an aging codebase and is extremely difficult to maintain. We are in the process of migrating our existing codebase so that we can quickly start to implement improvements and product features our users are demanding. In this process, we are temporarily removing some of our legacy features to make space for newer exciting additions to our service, leading to improved privacy for casting directors and employers, which should lead to even more applications being viewed and shortlisted behind the scenes. An improved version of these tools could be relaunched in the future.

Our goal continues to be to provide a platform with the best job opportunities to help our talent grow their careers and become successful. We can assure you we're not going anywhere and the core of our service is remaining the same.

All the best!

The Mandy Team.

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"Our goal is to provide a platform with the best job opportunities to help our talent grow their careers and become successful".

I got this from Backstage in an e-mail too.

We're here because we're professionals - when I joined, many years ago, it was called 'Casting Call Pro and Voices Pro.

We are already "successful" we don't want to "grow our careers" - especially when your interpretation of that is inundating us with wholly inappropriate 'job' matches which show no knowledge of the industry or your client base,


  • 2 weeks ago
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April Cowan
Voice Over: English

Exactly that Ian! It just doesn't make any sense!!


  • 2 weeks ago
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Liz Pain
Actor

Being able to see if your application had been viewed by a potential employer was one of the things I liked about using Mandy. In an industry where we get very little feedback, if any, it was good to have at least that assurance. A bit disappointing really.


  • 1 week ago
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Ruth Urquhart
Voice Over: Scottish

OK, I'm done now. taking the profile views away was bad enough but this is ridiculous. Cancelling.


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Jane McIntyre
Voice Over: English

Oh.....and now.... no more 'most viewed profiles'. And just empty lists of jobs applied for, with no indication of whether anyone's heard your work, or whether it was even worth getting out of bed to record that audition. Mandy....you're falling apart. Serious question--can I get my money back?


  • 1 week ago
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Claire Driver
Voice Over: English

just done to make it as simple and cheap to run as possible rather than provide a quality platform for willing and serious actors - who are paying for it btw!


  • 5 days ago
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April Cowan
Voice Over: English

This really is all so disappointing. I'm really not sure this subscription is worth it any more?!:(


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Shelley Anderson-Tahiri
Voice Over: English

As many have said, knowing if someone has actually looked or listened to our applications is helpful. I saw 'under consideration' for a job last week and now it has vanished from the screen. Have noticed another saying the same today. It's helpful for us to know if we are anywhere close to landing a role. To cut off the slightest morsel of feedback is incredibly disheartening.


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