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Old 05-12-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Craigslist is OK. But I've had better luck using more industry-specific job boards as they are somewhat less likely to be bombarded with 200+ resumes per job ad.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:46 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Found my current job off craiglist as i approach my 1 year anniversary
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:01 AM
 
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I found a job in another state that was legit. I was hired and worked there for 2 years. You can usually tell in the bad spelling, vague description or @gmail.com emails. Maybe set up a special email address for your Craigslist findings.
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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That one posting I applied for a few days ago just called. Got an interview for next week. I can not say that has EVER happen when apply on monster or careerbuilder.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:55 PM
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That one posting I applied for a few days ago just called. Got an interview for next week. I can not say that has EVER happen when apply on monster or careerbuilder.

Monster and Careerbuilder has always been overrated
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:06 AM
 
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Monster (and others like it) are CHOCK FULL of what I call "vapor jobs" (named after the legendary vapor ware products, hehe), as in most of the jobs on those sites don't actually exist. In fact, I'm going to go as far as saying that a lot of those job ads are REALLY just scam attempts at getting your resumes to the person behind the ad can write HIS (or her) resume for the same type of job. I just can't see how something like that wouldn't be the normal way of scamming these days.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:22 AM
 
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Hmm. I find this interesting. Most of the jobs I've been looking for all seemed legit, but on second thought, may not have been. I'll have to go back through the ads and see.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:51 AM
 
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Lots of good leads there as well. The only ones that are scams are the dead give-a-way ones with the "work from home!" "make tons of money with no experience" and to the like
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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You'd be better off the job boards (unless they are company boards) and target the industries directly.

I have heard over and over job boards are scams.
Sometimes my husband and I use Indeed.com.
But I recently listening to a job podcast by a job expert (whatever that is) and he said 80% of the jobs on boards are taken before you see them up.

Now, Craigslist may yield results, but I am skeptical how many 'major companies' advertise on there. Maybe in bigger parts of the country (larger cities) it works but mainly you see dishwasher jobs or scams in this part.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Lots of good leads there as well. The only ones that are scams are the dead give-a-way ones with the "work from home!" "make tons of money with no experience" and to the like
I think all the obvious giveaways have been pointed out with the two above being the most obvious.

Also helpful is being industry specific and detailed. I don't know how one becomes certified as a soil tester but there's a huge boatload of those jobs "NICET Level II Soils, ACI Grade I or ORMCA Concrete technician ... L" on craigslist and all appear legitimate to me.
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