Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fakelist

In my hunt for a job, I have found myself perusing Craigslist for job postings. I have come to the conclusion that 75% of the jobs posted on Craigslist are fake. My favorite so far is the following Cincinnati job posting:

Personal Assistant
Date: 2010-08-19, 9:14AM EDT
Reply to: job-nekmn-1907132015@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Dynamic, diversified Interior Designer seeking hip, energetic full time assistant to help manage amazing life and business. Ability to juggle, text, work wonders with travel reservations and choose great music a plus! Small office environment with great family vibe. Microsoft Office vital and a design background would be glorious! send your resume to: askingresume2010@hotmail.com

* Compensation: $400
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 1907132015

I think it looks suspiciously like this Central New Jersey job posting:

Personal Assistant
Date: 2010-08-19, 10:51AM EDT
Reply to: job-uj3dr-1907293230@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Dynamic, diversified Interior Designer seeking hip, energetic full time assistant to help manage amazing life and business. Ability to juggle, text, work wonders with travel reservations and choose great music a plus! Small office environment with great family vibe. Microsoft Office vital and a design background would be glorious! send your resume to: askingresume2010@hotmail.com

* Compensation: $400
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 1907293230

2 comments:

Caitlin said...

just found the same posting in Annapolis,MD !!

Mk said...

A Google search now shows the same posting in a number of cities. Absolutely ridiculous!