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|Notice to the scammed: you can officially blame the job boards!|
|Tuesday, 20 February 2007|
Well…I made my Monster.com resume private on February 13 and have YET to receive a job scam message.
To be absolutely sure though, if I don’t receive a job spam by this Friday, I’m going to make my resume public again and see how long it takes before they start coming back in. Should be interesting.
I would like to hear from you if you did NOT post your resume on a job board and are receiving these emails.
I would also like to hear from you if you successfully made it through the interview process and “got the job.”
One reader sent me a private message letting me know her experience, but she didn’t mention which company (fortunately we have info that might trace the scam company, if anyone has the time to check into it). In a nutshell here’s what happened:
I don’t know how long she stuck it out, she didn’t say.
I’d like to leave you with this: Monster is well aware of this problem (source: http://help.monster.com/besafe/email/) and CareerBuilder doesn’t even address it (source: http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Info/Fraud.aspx), basically just placing the onus on you to make your resume private, used for applying but not visible.
CareerBuilder admits in writing that they don’t really screen every employer before they post an ad, and they are also completely clueless: these unscreened “employers” aren’t there to place ads. They’re more than happy to pay money to get your email address and reel you in with their fake job.
Well hey, I guess that’s the level of quality you get for free service. I wonder if paid members on the job boards are getting these spams. Anyone? Anyone at all?
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