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Terrible experience. As soon as I signed up, literally hundreds of email for unrelated jobs all from people who had Indian names. Literally hundreds of emails, phone calls (multiples in a row from the same number) and texts. Bots. Do do it unless you like to be harassed for no reason. Complete and total garbage site.
I have used CareerBuilder for job search purposes and for researching companies for years. I recently updated my resume and information just to keep things current. Within a few hours I began to be bombarded with emails, texts, and calls from scammers offering clearly fraudulent and fantastical "opportunities", that were neither listed within my sought fields nor remotely targeted at my experiences or skills.
My listed email account suddenly became flooded with spam and porn, as well. I looked for some means of contacting CareerBuilder with the goal of notifying them of this critical and severe privacy breach, but it seems the only resolution they provide against these criminal invasions of privacy is to direct you to make a complaint with the FBI.
As I searched for a contact point, I found a very large number of similar complaints from people. Some who unfortunately gave these scammers the benefit of doubt and lost money to them. From the numerous examples and having experienced the same level of fraudulent contacts in such a very short time, I deleted my CareerBuilder account a few minutes ago. It's beyond unacceptable to find that CareerBuilder informs you it will take them 30 days to completely delete your data. (Is this to facilitate broader marketing of personal data?)
CareerBuilder has lost any credibility as a legitimate job board. I strongly suggest that any job seeker look elsewhere for employment services. Companies that are using this scam-infested platform to seek candidates for legitimate positions should realize they are simply providing "chum" for the sharks that are feasting on people looking for job opportunities. CareerBuilder appears to be profiting off of people's private information first and foremost; this is NOT a legitimate job board.
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As soon as I signed up, I started receiving countless emails for what appears to be fake or totally unrelated jobs. Like LegalShield, Ughh! Even after I deleted my account the garbage emails keep coming in. I would never recommend signing up or submitting your resume-especially with your phone number. Who knows where your info is really going?
I have used CareerBuilder.com on and off for 20 years in my recruiting business. It used to be a decent job board but not anymore. I renewed my subscription for a 1 year in March 2021 because they gave me a great deal and if I made one placement that would more than pay for itself. Every year I have had to agree to terms for that year and sign a new contract. I was told that 2021 was no different and signed it. Fast forward to 2022... I received an email in February from my new representative at CareerBuilder.com and it said renewal is coming up in March. I responded saying that I was very disappointed in the lack candidates that use CareerBuilder.com in the skill set I am recruiting for and on my job posting I am getting candidates that do not have the skill set required, even though there is a function that is supposed to stop that. I will not be renewing.
On March 18th. 2022 I tried to log in and received a message saying contact CareerBuilder.com to buy services. I thought, "OK my service was up for the 2021 package." A month later I got another invoice... I replied to AR asking why am I getting this. There was no answer and assumed it was a mistake. The next month I get another invoice and again I ask why am I getting this. My contract was up in March. This time my new representative replied saying that I was set up on Auto renew and I had to contact their contracts department 90 days before contract was up to remove feature, telling her I wasn't going to renew in February didn't matter... She never said anything about it auto renewing then.
I asked for my contract and hidden in the fine legal print it disclosed this new auto renew scam. NONE of this was disclosed to me by either representative I have worked within the last year. So I had two months of my account frozen and still obligated to pay invoices. I WILL NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH THEM AGAIN!! If you are considering it RUN.
WAY too many scammers allowed on this website. (Jokes on them. They're targeting people looking for a job so we don't have any money.) A woman claiming to be with World Vision straight up asked for my driver's license? I didn't even interview with her at all. Too many jobs on the site that overpromise. Red flag. Zero vetting process. Not legitimate at all. Waste of time. If I am a victim of identity theft, they will be the first ones I will contact. Negligent.
Bad Company, they overpromise and don't deliver! Don't waste your time or money and stay away from them! Crooks and liars! Very deceptive business, the worst job board ever...CareerBuilder is a misleading and fraudulent company!
Careerbuilder.com used to be a decent job board-- about 20 years ago. However, if you value your privacy, time, and sanity, do not use it. There are better job boards out there: ** (the best in my opinion), **. While I am now gainfully employed (and not through Careerbuilder.com), I used careerbuilder.com along with other job sites to look for work during the height of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
Unfortunately days after applying for a few jobs on careerbuilder.com, I received several messages from people claiming to be recruiters or HR but using email domains from free consumer email hosts like Yahoo (the largest of all offenders), Gmail, and Hotmail/MSN. These emails were full of contradictions, errors, and typos. They all seemed to use the same email template too and offered vague titles like package handler, hr professional, customer service rep, etc. The only things that changed were the names of the companies. Even the pay was the same for all of these jobs.
In addition, I have a master's degree in the physical sciences from a tier 1 research university, why would I be interested in a job posting for a high school diploma only position for something as unrewarding as customer service? Also I had several people text me for positions and give me links to Zoom using personal, consumer email addresses. They all claimed that they saw my resume on careerbuilder.com. After reporting some of these scams to careerbuilder.com, what was even worse was that the security team was quite lazy and incompetent and asked me why I thought that these emails were scams. I had to point out all of what was mentioned in the paragraph above none of which requires expert security training to identify.
And the final nail in the coffin is that after I chose to stop receiving communications from careerbuilder.com and deleted my entire profile off of the site, I still occasionally get messages from careerbuilder.com--wait for it: advertising the same scams I just described. Funny thing is all the other job boards stopped sending me employment messages after I took my profile down. I became employed full time as six months ago and received a scam suggestion from careerbuilder just last week.
I know that there are job real postings on the site and they likely outnumber the fake ones, but the company has a poor vetting system and doesn't seem to take consumer complaints seriously. Also their technology is seriously outdated and seems to be in its final stage of life. I want to think well of careerbuilder.com since I got my first financial analyst job at the age of 22 using careerbuilder. However, a lot has changed in 16 years. It's become greedy and hasn't keep up with the times and will likely pay the price for its hubris.
They keep sending me jobs and when I try to apply the site goes to another site that doesn't have the job I'm trying to apply to. It's usually a survey or ad. I be been trying to find a job for 8 mos. and these websites are nothing but scams that are selling my info to marketers and harass me with phone calls all day. Just why!
CareerBuilder is not a business anymore and they are link to scammers requesting erroneous job positions to get personal information from the customer. They are crooks!! No one monitors who accessing people personal information. Do not use them!!
Since using Careerbuilder in Jan 2022, I get TONS of porn spam, and repetitive scammers that go the distance texting me with legit conversation. Today's 2/7/22 was a company named HOMESTEAD RECEPTION CENTER in Tallula, IL. They wanted me on Skype for an INSTANT MESSAGE interview which seemed odd to me - No face-to-face. I went along with it, and they asked me about 18 pretty legit questions. Once finished she had to "verify it with the Head Department" which seemed odd to me because what's the "Head Department?" I waited the 7-10 mins for her to return, and she said I was perfect. Her next message asked my full name, address, email & direct cell #.
During my 18 questions she asked for my cell phone company which I did provide. She wanted to get me "registered in the database" with the last 4 questions. I didn't answer those, and instead wrote: OK, but will there be a standard face-to-face interview? She wrote: Not really... They have a 1 page website & while answering questions I looked for them on BBB but found nothing. I also called the number on the website: 217.502.0019 which had a homey husband & wife outgoing message. I blocked my number when calling, and the call was "DECLINED." (This company says they do events/weddings in IL & the only things clickable are email addresses.)
I then wrote: I would like to ensure this is valid by having the standard interview if possible. At which point she never wrote again. I screenshot entire convo while waiting the 10 mins for the "Head Dept" to approve me even though never meeting me. ugh... I'm reporting to FTC & my local police station per online directions. Has anyone else heard of this scam, especially with this particular company Homestead Reception Center?
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