On Tuesday, March 16, 2010 I talked with New York Public Radio (WNYC 93.9FM) host Brian Lehrer about bogus and misleading job advertisements. Brian has been following a group of his listeners as they try to land new jobs — and in this segment we discuss some of the scams they have encountered.
This audio clip (12:41 minutes) is from a longer segment in which listener “Jim” described a service that wanted to charge him $5,000 for “exclusive job listings.” We discuss that scam and we also talk about:
- The success rates of the job boards
- TheLadders’ misleading “Only $100k+ jobs” advertising
- Whether you should ever pay a recruiter or “consultant” who says he’ll find you a job
- The value of using personal contacts
- “Education” scams that cost thousands of dollars but deliver nothing
- Common sense: the importance of checking references before spending money on “help”
- Identity theft
- The CareerXroads “source of hires” surveys
Listen in and add your comments!
The entire radio segment can be found at WNYC: Help Wanted.