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Old 07-07-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: California
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I got three jobs through Monster, including 1 post college job. I also had several other interviews which I either blew off the the interview or turned down the offer through Monster.

Then again that was over six years ago.
I also have had good luck with the jobs listed on the site. However, I use it a little differently than most. I think. I go to careerbuilder, or monster, or whatever. I find jobs that interest me or meet my qualifications. I click on it to see the name of the company if it is disclosed (I do not bother with the name withheld ones) and then I go to the website for the company and apply there. If the job is posted on their internal boards, I apply. If the job is not posted, I fill out their application and I ask that it be directed to the person in charge of hiring for the region I am in. Usually pretty easy as they often ask for you to give that information on the application. So, I use it for leads but try to somewhat protect my information by applying directly on the company's site.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:08 PM
 
Location: USA
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If you know how to weed through the BS on Craigslist, it's the better job board to use if you want to find work.

I've found legit work through it. I know other individuals that have too.

Granted, I'm in Detroit where employers can list job postings free of charge.
I agree, and I agree with thebunny about applying on the company's own website.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:25 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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Job boards like Career Builder do try to weed out scams, and sometimes it takes reporting the sketchy ad to call it to their attention. Just use caution with job ads anywhere, if it is too good to be true, then it probably is.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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Have had the same problems with online job searches. You don't know who is behind it.
Just curious, lately I have heard and read that the newest trend ( I loosely call it that...) and the best chances of getting employment is through networking and the best bet is Linked In. I really don't want to deal with that mess. Any thoughts on this anyone?
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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This is why I hate when job postings don't even have the name of the company.

This should be the minimum information for any job posting.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: USA
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Just curious, lately I have heard and read that the newest trend ( I loosely call it that...) and the best chances of getting employment is through networking and the best bet is Linked In. I really don't want to deal with that mess. Any thoughts on this anyone?

Never got a thing through LinkedIn. It is good if you are employed and have an in-demand skill and tons of contacts. Then people will pay attention to you.

Networking can work, but a lot of people pretend they have power and tell you things, and you feel you're getting somewhere, so always take it with a grain of salt.

You get the same scams networking as online...pay us $XXX and you can get the tools to apply to this job!
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: USA
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This is why I hate when job postings don't even have the name of the company.

This should be the minimum information for any job posting.

I agree. If you ARE employed, you don't know if you are applying to your present employer.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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Thank you for helping spread a word of caution. For more information about Online Fraud, or if you come across a suspicious or questionable posting on our site, and/or an email that you’ve received we do offer a Fraud Page for Jobseekers: http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Info/Fraud.aspx

Thank you.
CareerBuilder’s Trust and Site Security Team
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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This is why I hate when job postings don't even have the name of the company.

This should be the minimum information for any job posting.
Thank you. Company Name, Website, and Address should all be mandatory. If those cannot be presented then they should not be allowed to post.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: USA
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Thank you. Company Name, Website, and Address should all be mandatory. If those cannot be presented then they should not be allowed to post.
Agreed. I am so tired of seeing ads for "a major engineering company" that only lists the state and some vague job description at best. Oh, sure... you can apply, and you won't hear anything back. Or, worse, you WILL hear something back and end up being annoyed regularly by temp recruiters who don't have any real work, but sure want to chat with you about silly "jobs" that won't even pay your bills and which usually don't exist!
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