Employee Referrals & Hot Dog Eating Contests

This year and for the past 98 years, Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest will take place in Cony Island  


Nice, but what's been around longer than Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest? Why employee referrals of course. Referrals have been one of the most useful ways to find top talent. So as you hang out with your crazy family and friends to eat hot dogs or a veggie burger...ponder this:

  • ESPN will televise the Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4th at 1PM Eastern
  • Referrals have a high applicant to hire conversation rate--very few actually apply, while many actually get hired. My point is, you are top talent and I bet you have a talented network of friends and business relationships.
  • Joey Chestnut holds the world record for eating 68 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes. He will seek his seventh straight title this year – a world record. 
  • Candidates hired from referrals start with us quicker. Chances are, they heard you bragging about work and have already bought into our mission and vision.
  • Female Champion Sonya Thomas will defend her title. She consumed 45 Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes last year, setting a new women’s world record.
  • Referrals tend to stick around longer because they start with strong social ties within our company. They strengthen those social ties and quickly expand their network.
  • 40,000 fans will make the trek to watch Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest in Cony Island, NY. 
  • Sales hires are frequently hired via referrals. But it can happen in other areas like engineering and customer success, to name a couple. 
  • Cost. Hot dogs cost less, but destroy your health. Referrals cost less, save time and won't clog your arteries like hot dogs. 

In short, refer people from your network. Get the word out. Watch people eat hot dogs or eat some hot dogs or veggie burgers. Tell your hot dog and veggie burger eating friends about us. Do this over the 4th of July and you might change someone's life!