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Old 07-13-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I was just looking at jobs on craigslist and there was one for a bartender..they gave no address of the place, yet want you to send a picture and resume. No thanks.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Defender of Craigslist here. Might be the fact that I'm from Nor Cal and have used it since Newmark started it back at the start of the dot com craze, but I have found jobs, bought/sold tickets, bought furniture, rented my condo, found roomates, filled jobs , etc all on Craigslist. As with most things, common sense must prevail but it's a great tool.
I agree w/ you on all the above, except w/ resumes, I would want to know the business is legit (such as has a website I can examine) b/f I would send a resume.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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funny thing is...there are so many people working in jobs that they just don't appreciate. There are a few people, that I currently work with, that just don't get it. They complain all day long, they bring their personal problems to work, which affects the entire work environment in a negative way. They are just such a "downers". These people think they aren't dispensable. Some are downright lazy and useless!
I really wish some of these firms would take advantage of the fact that there is so much overqualified talent out there, ready to do what it takes. What is preventing them from getting rid of all the dead weight that is negativity and just a drag?
You have to have a lot of documentation when you fire someone. Unless someone is keeping a close track on every infraction, calling the employee in and discussing it, having him/her sign off on every infraction about wh/ they are counseled . . . it is hard to just fire someone w/o repercussions. If they are a minority, gay, qualify under ADA or are elderly, then discrimination suits are fairly common, so people hesitate to get into that situation, as well. In any case, a good manager just needs to document if there are real issues w/ performance and carrying out job duties.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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I agree w/ you on all the above, except w/ resumes, I would want to know the business is legit (such as has a website I can examine) b/f I would send a resume.

That's why I say common sense must prevail. When I filled jobs, I would include the company website and job description. These were IT jobs though so maybe there is a greater understanding or ability to weed through the nonsense.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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That's why I say common sense must prevail. When I filled jobs, I would include the company website and job description. These were IT jobs though so maybe there is a greater understanding or ability to weed through the nonsense.
Yes, and that makes total sense.

I have replied to jobs for freelance writers in years past and not one was actually legit. However, I actually got a new client from replying to one ad regarding writing food reviews (1999). Turns out they were a start up company and what they really needed was a lot more than a writer.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I don't think I ever got a response from a company when I sent my resume through craigslist. It seems like they are all scams.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: location, location!
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Serious companies with good jobs to fill rarely post them on Craig's List. Think of it from the employer's viewpoint -- you have a good paying job at a respectable company. What kind of response are you going to get from Craig's List? This is the online version of the Penny Saver sort of classified ad newspaper. That's not to say there arent some OK jobs and applicants on CL, but your odds are lower than more serious job-posting sites.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I'd be curious to know how many jobs on CL are actually legit and pay a decent salary.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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You are so wrong about this......

Again, use common sense when replying to anything.

Here are a "few" of the local companies that have used craig's list to fill positions(that I have interviewed with). Why did they use CL? They felt the received a better QUALITY applicant. Again, this may be IT related, but I've also filled non IT positions. In Charlotte.

UNC Charlotte and Greenboro
BlackLion
Lowes


Companies outside the area
SBC Pacific Bell/ATT
Google
CNet
Bali
LeMystere
Comcast
Various call centers, data centers
Sirius Networks
Sybase
BioRad

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Serious companies with good jobs to fill rarely post them on Craig's List. Think of it from the employer's viewpoint -- you have a good paying job at a respectable company. What kind of response are you going to get from Craig's List? This is the online version of the Penny Saver sort of classified ad newspaper. That's not to say there arent some OK jobs and applicants on CL, but your odds are lower than more serious job-posting sites.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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I also want to say that I believe employers pay to list job postings with craigs list(this may be in major markets only). If you find a scam, report it. They don't want scammers using their bandwidth any more than you want them wasting your time with fake jobs
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