It has become quite common to look for a job at classifieds over the internet. Even people around me has used them. For instance, a friend of mine has been complaining about the large amount of scams going on at websites where people post ads offering job positions that are not true and he badly has been part of that negative circle, where people who need a job waste more time when looking for one, due those elaborate and well-thought ads to get people. For me, it has become even difficult to listen the constant complaints of my friend about the numerous job interviews he has been attended over the first months of 2012.
Scams and fake jobs offered at those public classifieds has made him lose his time going to different parts of the city to have interviews where people are just looking to make job seekers believe they will be hired if they perform previous tasks like bringing a certain number or clients for the business, or offer a partner position in a company that does not produce profits in exchange of future benefits, just to take advantage of free job that the job seeker can perform.
It is becoming a problem for people in Toronto, because we are noticing how there are not many job opportunities available, and in the other hand there is people trying to take advantage of other to benefit themselves or their businesses.
He also complaints how many job offers are fake, just to make people believe that there are openinigs in certain areas like security guards and below those ads they offer school and training to obtain certificates and then apply for the numerous jobs offers that in the end are just a scam to take the money of people.
My friend’s experience has taught me to be more careful and really analize what I see and I read over the internet. Not everything is true. But then, you can get many sources and learn which ones are reliable or just garbage. This experiences in the end, will make us more aware and smart about taking decisions.