Career builder is a Fraud and a Scam
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Bdu

Ballwin, MO

#22 Dec 3, 2011
CB is so full of shit. I mean, they have these STUPID, bullshit "jobs" in places like "TOP Consulting" or "Catalyst In-Store Solutions." PLEASE! Obvious SCAMS! But CB doesn't give a f*ck, so long as they can get "companies" to keep paying them exorbitant fees to post jobs or keep jobs posted for god knows how long. I actually applied for TOP, Catalyst AND OfficeTeam, among many others through "Quick Apply" all in the same night (Sunday), and then NOT EVEN 12 HOURS LATER, I got contacted by ALL THREE. HOW THE FUCK does a legit co. go through resumes THAT QUICKLY and decide to call you within less than a day? THAT was red flag number 1.
Then I looked up all their addresses and info on Google, and I was NOT impressed at all. TOP apparently "shares" a suite (what kind of big "consulting firm" ONLY has a suite in an office building with plenty of others?) with Empire Execs. or some shit. They also have the SAME ADDRESS as "Base Media", for some reason. Catalyst was no less disgusting. And OfficeTeam is run by Robert Half, if I recall, and it is THE WORST of them all.
This is insane! Why can't CB just police its own FUCKING LISTINGS?? YOU ARE THE ONES WHO APPROVE AND ALLOW THIS SHIT TO BE POSTED ON YOUR SITE; ergo, it's incumbent upon YOU to make sure that scammers don't prey on desperate job-seekers with false listings. To be any less thorough just shows how LITTLE you care about job-seekers and wanna fatten your company's pockets for listings. Pathetic. Truly pathetic.
CB is like a HAVEN for scammers, and it's so sad that the people who run the site don't seem to give a shit. They've become complacent. It seems like JUST ABOUT ALL of the major job boards are full of this crap! You just can't get away from it no matter WHERE you go these days, esp. on Craig's List's "job" listings. What a joke THAT is...
Guess what? I actually got called for an 'interview' by American Income Life for an insurance agent position, and you wanna know where they 'found' my resume? CRAIG'S LIST! I apparently sent them an email with my resume from a good-sounding listing! They DIDN'T EVEN IDENTIFY THEMSELVES IN THE LISTING AS AIL. How can a BIG, "prestigious" insurance company like AIL pull this nonsense?? If they're good enough to attract the right talent, why do they need to fish for resumes via Craig's List, of all places? Just randomly looking for candidates wherever they can find them. Looking for dupes.
*facepalm* And Herman Cain wants to bitch at the Occupy Wall Streeters?? FUCK YOU, Cain and all the other Republicans (save Ron Paul, perhaps) who blame the job market on US, rather than Wall Street and the businesses who have LOTS OF CAPITAL BUT REFUSE TO HIRE, some explicitly due to partisan, anti-Obama fervor.
NathanOnline

Naperville, IL

#23 Jan 5, 2012
How about some culpability on CareerBuilder's part.
http://www.nathanonline.net/1/post/2011/12/fi...
Upset

United States

#24 Apr 10, 2012
I got an email from Careerbuilder stating that a job that I had applied for was not from a real company and that it was a scam. Now how does that happen when they are screening prospective employers?? I have removed my profile and will never use them again.
None Ya

Memphis, IN

#26 Oct 18, 2012
Beware of careerbuilder! They cater to scam artists all the time. I use special email addresses for them and it isn't long until the money laundering jobs disguised as "administrative assistant" or "account manager" offers in bad spelling and grammar come streaming in from overseas. Change the email address, new such offers come to that address.

Last week i got called from a local co. in response to a resume i sent a few days ago that turned out to be a bait and switch. Reported to tsst@careerbuilder.com and they defended the employer, of course..the employer's paying!

I never see any of the above behavior through monster!
onmyown

United States

#27 Oct 27, 2012
Careerbuilder itself is a scam. I tried twice to remove myself from their mailing list, but still get emails for bs life insurance, or find they just scraped the classifieds of my local paper. Even Craigslist sux now, I still use it, but NEVER respond to ads that don't mention the name and location of the company who posted it.
Common Sense

Aurora, CO

#28 Dec 11, 2012
You should always use common sense when applying to jobs. There are thousands of employers using CB and Head Hunters use CB as a resource.It would be pretty to weed out all scams. No need for insults or foul language. CB gives advise on how to protect yourself againse scams and it is sound advice. FYI: Insurance agencies send out request to people who have resumes on Monster and CB. They are not selective.
Bres

Jeffersonville, IN

#29 Apr 29, 2013
Have any of you paid them? I determined that no cash no job. My niece pops up for CFO position and does not know a debit from a cookie. I on the other hand have served as CFO of a public company but I do not show up? Try it, I think you will agree.
Ron

West Palm Beach, FL

#30 Sep 17, 2013
Bdu wrote:
CB is so full of shit. I mean, they have these STUPID, bullshit "jobs" in places like "TOP Consulting" or "Catalyst In-Store Solutions." PLEASE! Obvious SCAMS! But CB doesn't give a f*ck, so long as they can get "companies" to keep paying them exorbitant fees to post jobs or keep jobs posted for god knows how long. I actually applied for TOP, Catalyst AND OfficeTeam, among many others through "Quick Apply" all in the same night (Sunday), and then NOT EVEN 12 HOURS LATER, I got contacted by ALL THREE. HOW THE FUCK does a legit co. go through resumes THAT QUICKLY and decide to call you within less than a day? THAT was red flag number 1.
Then I looked up all their addresses and info on Google, and I was NOT impressed at all. TOP apparently "shares" a suite (what kind of big "consulting firm" ONLY has a suite in an office building with plenty of others?) with Empire Execs. or some shit. They also have the SAME ADDRESS as "Base Media", for some reason. Catalyst was no less disgusting. And OfficeTeam is run by Robert Half, if I recall, and it is THE WORST of them all.
This is insane! Why can't CB just police its own FUCKING LISTINGS?? YOU ARE THE ONES WHO APPROVE AND ALLOW THIS SHIT TO BE POSTED ON YOUR SITE; ergo, it's incumbent upon YOU to make sure that scammers don't prey on desperate job-seekers with false listings. To be any less thorough just shows how LITTLE you care about job-seekers and wanna fatten your company's pockets for listings. Pathetic. Truly pathetic.
CB is like a HAVEN for scammers, and it's so sad that the people who run the site don't seem to give a shit. They've become complacent. It seems like JUST ABOUT ALL of the major job boards are full of this crap! You just can't get away from it no matter WHERE you go these days, esp. on Craig's List's "job" listings. What a joke THAT is...
Guess what? I actually got called for an 'interview' by American Income Life for an insurance agent position, and you wanna know where they 'found' my resume? CRAIG'S LIST! I apparently sent them an email with my resume from a good-sounding listing! They DIDN'T EVEN IDENTIFY THEMSELVES IN THE LISTING AS AIL. How can a BIG, "prestigious" insurance company like AIL pull this nonsense?? If they're good enough to attract the right talent, why do they need to fish for resumes via Craig's List, of all places? Just randomly looking for candidates wherever they can find them. Looking for dupes.
*facepalm* And Herman Cain wants to bitch at the Occupy Wall Streeters?? FUCK YOU, Cain and all the other Republicans (save Ron Paul, perhaps) who blame the job market on US, rather than Wall Street and the businesses who have LOTS OF CAPITAL BUT REFUSE TO HIRE, some explicitly due to partisan, anti-Obama fervor.
Great attitude - you are just the kind of clown I would never hire!
Banger

Greenwood, IN

#31 Oct 1, 2013
Career builder has full of fake jobs posted by Staffing agency. There could be a few real job, thou. But 98% of jobs posted are not genuine - actual existing jobs but something made up by staffing agencies to reap the job hunters off.
alani

Reading, PA

#32 Feb 28, 2014
looking4job wrote:
I made the mistake of posting my detailed resume on Careerbuilder. I had it posted there for one full month. The objective on my resume clearly stated opportunities in healthcare and in addition to receiving a ton of spam and scam solicitations, the only responses to my posted resume were for insurance sales and franchising.
If you value your time, I strongly recommend not wasting it on career builder. It's full of scams. Haven't looked much into monster, but wouldn't doubt that's just as much of a waste of time.
I just remove my acc with them as well. All I ever got from career builder is invitations to pyramid scams, more scams and insurance sales. I believe they knowingly sell our info to scammers..Thank you for taking the time out to warn others and I wish you the best with your searches..
alani

Reading, PA

#33 Feb 28, 2014
Ron wrote:
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Great attitude - you are just the kind of clown I would never hire!
You are part of the scams..ur not even a real employer and if u are nobody wants to work for scumbags like u
jay hicks

Stuart, FL

#34 Mar 18, 2014
If you live in America..you are being scammed every way you turn.."SCAMerica" as I call it..
Bdu

Ballwin, MO

#36 Feb 23, 2015
The saddest thing about all those scam listings?

They almost NEVER tell you right off the bat a FULL, honest description of the position! They try to glamorize it to a ridiculous extent, when, really... it's more or less door-to-door sales crap, from what I hear. I mean, if you WANT to do that, be my guest. Of course, if I hadn't done my research online beforehand, I probably wouldn't have even *realized* the true nature of such a position until, say, the first or 2nd interview. And on the 2nd 'interview', from what I hear, they have you shadow a current employee for eight hours or so. And THAT'S when you'd learn that it's door-to-door stuff.

Why do the companies feel the "need" to NOT be fully-forthright with prospective employees? who knows! Seems VERY fishy based on that fact alone

If the employer can't be completely truthful *in the beginning* when discussing the position, why should anyone waste their time?? Or TRUST the employer... If you can't trust me, I can't trust you. I wouldn't be caught w/ that nonsense. Luckily, though, I have a GREAT career right now! way better than any door-to-door, 1950s-style nonsense

And why do we still have companies doing RANDOM-ass door-to-door sales anyhow? I mean, in this high-tech, digital age, aren't there MORE-EFFICIENT ways of attracting customers and getting loads of sales?? You would think... How is knocking on 100s of people's doors a day and annoying the hell out of em for, say, 5 or 10 "bites" really worth it, in the long run? Seems like such a waste

Of course, all these "marketing firms" really are usually little more than undisclosed subsidiaries of CYDCOR, which partners w/ loads of actually-legit companies to sell their products and increase *their* revenues, like AT&t. Of course, the heads of these small "marketing firms" will likely never ADMIT they work for Cydcor, heh. But if you do enough research, you'll find out the truth.

and listing Avon as a "job" on CB? Or mystery shopping? lmao
what a joke! So glad I"m done w/ that job board crap, at least for a long while.
Bdu

Ballwin, MO

#37 Feb 23, 2015
And the way a lot of those firms feel the incessant need to say, "We're a marketing firm for sure!" by having the WORD "marketing" in so many of their names?
Big red flag, if you ask me. Wouldn't a TRUE marketing firm already PROVE ITSELF and wouldn't necessarily "need" to shout, "We're a marketing firm! Believe it!" with the word "marketing" actually IN the company name?
It's like company owners who put the TYPE of company or their name followed by the WORD "company." bugs the hell outta me... It's like, "Either these guys are really uncreative, or they don't have much faith in CUSTOMERS to see for ourselves how 'good' their products and that they're legit, so they have to shout it by being super-specific." Which kind of indicates how little faith they have in the product and how undedicated they are
or possibly a scam
LMNOP

Saint Petersburg, FL

#38 Sep 1, 2015
Cydcor is just one tentacle of the global direct sales cult known to some as Devilcorp. With just a brief Internet search, you will find thousands of complaints from former employees, customers and clients who were unjustly treated by this organization. If you go to https://thedevilcorp.wordpress.com/ , you will find a blueprint for their business along with links to news reports, government rulings, lawsuits and video footage showing how they operate. It's amazing that they've been able to get away with it for so long.
whistle blower

Streamwood, IL

#39 Nov 17, 2015
CareerBuilder is a scam for the end user - this is their revenue model: to generate money from temporary and staffing agencies. There are "some" companies that use careerbuilder but they are few. If you doubt what I say, go and try to do an advanced search and list the temp and staffing agencies you want excluded from your list and see if it happens. they don't because those agencies pay money for clicks and careerbuilder is only interested in getting your data, storing it, and selling it to private agencies, and in generating money from the temp and staffing agencies and very few companies actually post on there except for maybe larger corporations which will only have you go to their website anyway and register there. huge waste of your time. be smart.(er)
dontpostyourresu me

Lancaster, PA

#40 Aug 29, 2017
I posted my resume last week and have received two scam calls saying they saw the resume I submitted on career builder and state they are from HR but do not mention what company or position they are calling about.. SCAM. I'm pissed! I deleted my resume. One number starts with 814 on my phone but when I call the number starts with a 439 according to the CELL mail box. Its a scripted "i'll be in and out of meetings" message when they leave a message on your cell.

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