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(Wired)   Job listing sites have bogus listings to get hits   ( divider line
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1413 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Jul 2001 at 12:01 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-07-30 12:25:01 PM  
I am outraged.
2001-07-30 12:31:12 PM  
That sucks.
2001-07-30 12:53:45 PM  
what's worse is the headhunters who place ads for jobs that don't exist, wait for resumes to come in, then use those resumes to peddle their services to companies

they bootstrap themselves into business
2001-07-30 02:59:35 PM  
I can verify this all firsthand. I've been laid off now for 75 days, and have sent out at least 15-20 resumes a week over the past 10 weeks. Of about 200 resumes, I've gotten back exactly 3 replies - 2 were automated replies, and one was an indication that the job had been filled. I can't even get the recruitment agencies and temp agencies to call me back.

Basically, the entire Silicon Valley area is farked. Anyone hiring? Have pen, will travel.
2001-07-30 06:52:30 PM  
What's just as bad are the job fairs ... companies post fake jobs that they know they'll never fill, and blow smoke up your butt at the job fairs ... If you can move to a different area, that's probably the best advice.
2001-07-31 01:35:49 AM  
Aeonite: well, since you got skillz, you MIGHT just be able to find something around here...

o'course, if you're fresh out of the uni like me, yer farked.

I know this tune if resume paper just wasn't so damn expensive!

and then there's the local Kirby dealership, which is looking for salespeople, but that's the LAST thing they'll ever advertise for. They have 3-5 ads in the paper at any given week, all dancing around any mention of it being a sales position...
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