Here is something interesting... I was browsing the IT jobs at flipdog.com and tried applying for a job. When I clicked on the link at FlipDog's website it redirected me to the employer's webpage which indicated that the position was no longer available. So I sent an email to the hiring professional and asked them why they post jobs that are already filled. They replied by saying that they never posted positions on that website and that they tried contacting flipdog.com to have them removed many times, which they haven't. So what's behind the sham of IT websites parasiting (if I can use that word) jobs from other websites? Does it have to do with commercial sponsers? Is FlipDog getting paid for every click on their website under the guise that you would expect to possibly get a job offer? This would explain why I've never in 14 months heard back from anyone of which I've responded to job postings on FlipDog.com.
Hello, Remember to marching directly into the company with resumes on hand too. Do it in the old fashion way. Regards, MCao
posted 17 years ago
Thanks everyone for the jobsite links, and Matt for the 'old fashioned way' approach. They will come in handy. Today I got the "there's no money for your dept so we're letting you go" speech today. At least they gave me two weeks pay!
As I understand it, Flipdog has spiders wandering the web and marks pages for collection that have job openings/descriptions. I'm convinced they're cashing those pages and not reviewing them well. I've seen jobs listed under Flipdog pages with a timestamp less than a week old, and followed links to the original page -- which has an "last updated" of 2001. Don't waste any more time with them. Todd Killingsworth
posted 17 years ago
Computerjobs.com and Dice.com also play timestamp games. Amazing how most everything that was new yesterday is new today as well. :roll: Even so, I've gotten real responses back from openings posted on both of these sites. Not lately, Tho. Todd Killingsworth
FlipDog seems to use a pretty brain-dead process to scan employer websites. They routinely show openings for companies that don't even exist anymore. Dice and Computerjobs are fed postings, and many of them are bulk-uploaded daily by recruiters on fishing expeditions.
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