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Monster.com / fake jobs - scam

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I have been out of work for over two months now and am at the end of my rope regarding these so called online job boards. I've applied for hundreds of jobs using this "service" and not received one call for an interview. I understand we're in a recession, but that should affect the number of jobs listed on the site. It does seem like slim pickings, but after awhile it's insane I'm not getting called back to interview for jobs I'm perfectly qualified for.

What I do get is spam. Lots of it. Everything from buying insurance to the stupid University of Phoenix. (By the way, I already have my masters and I promise if I want to buy a new degree without having to actually earn it, you'll be at the top of my list). That's all Monster seems good for: getting spam.

These are terrible times. People are desperate for work. Monster should be doing all it can to help people get jobs, not line it's own pockets with spammer's money.

When I complained to Monster about this, the response I got was that I should upgrade my resume to a gold account or something so employers notice it better. Of course, it's a service Monster charges for. You know, because being out of work means I have PLENTY of spare money to do that.

Who are these people? Have they no souls? How do they sleep at night knowing that they are making matters worse for millions of unemployed people?

Ja
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  • Ja
      11th of Feb, 2008
    +1 Votes

    Monster.com sux, they don't have any HighEnd Jobs...

  • Jo
      11th of Feb, 2008
    -1 Votes

    Try searching for the key word "High End Jobs" on Yahoo or Google...

    John.

  • Am
      10th of Mar, 2008
    0 Votes

    I found a site with ur name, www.HighEndJobs.com...

    good luck on ur job search...

    :-)

    Amy

  • Ta
      10th of Mar, 2008
    0 Votes

    notice is free too :-)

  • Ta
      15th of Mar, 2008
    0 Votes

    like the name HIGHENDJOBS.com

    :-)

    tammi

  • To
      15th of Mar, 2008
    +2 Votes

    OK COKIES

  • Ka
      15th of Mar, 2008
    +1 Votes

    cool, was cooling for some new job site... hope i find somthing there...

    thanks,

    kathy form philli :-)

  • Ru
      8th of Oct, 2009
    +1 Votes

    Totally agree with you. I will warn my son who will graduate from college soon about
    not using a service like monster. I knew one individual that worked for them. She is
    one of the biggest scam artist I know. Great fit for her.

  • Ks
      19th of Sep, 2013
    +2 Votes

    SAME EXPERIENCE. MOST "JOBS" EITHER DO NOT EXIST OR, WORSE YET, "MONSTER" DOESN'T SUBMIT ANY APPLICATIONS TO THE PROVIDERS. I THINK THAT MONSTER IS JUST "TROLLING" AND DESEMINSATING CONSUMER INFORMATION TO "SPAMMERS"

  • Ja
      13th of May, 2014
    +1 Votes

    I've applied for hundreds of jobs on Monster and I have never received ANY notifications from the jobs I applied for. How do they get away with this? I am sure they are selling our information and the only phone calls I received were from schools wanting my business? I finally caught on to their scams and read the fine print. Also, I find it very disturbing they are in with Facebook!

  • It
      16th of Oct, 2014
    +1 Votes

    hi i got a call thrught of monster, com she is offerring some job service and she told me you will pay the amount... when i said that i am not intrested in paid service then she is abusing ... Monstor candidate name: Umma -E- Hani Email ID is :- ummae.hani@monsterindia.com and number is 01207106000 and also she told me my current location is Hydrabad ... so its a fake

  • Ha
      26th of Nov, 2014
    0 Votes

    Monster.com is awful. They have jobs for ups drivers . Are you joking ? They need to separate the white from blue collar jobs.

  • Ur
      6th of Aug, 2015
    +1 Votes

    Billions United considered your resume& InCell Pvt Ltd considered your resume in monster. Please check it.

  • Ra
      3rd of Jun, 2016
    +1 Votes

    I am with you John, Monster.com is a scam & i am being victimized all this while . There are plenty of fraud recruiters out there using the Monster.com as a platform to perform phishing activities

  • Ch
      20th of Jun, 2016
    +1 Votes

    so which site is real. I need a realiable website to get a job for

  • Su
      30th of Jun, 2016
    0 Votes

    Even i got the call today at afternoon about the job he gave me all the details that my profile is been selected for accenture company . He gave me the details about my salary package and all the stuff and then he asked me to pay 1600rs for getting my employee id activation . He told me to deposit that money to bank of India or maharashtra by today itself within 2hrs. I thought it might be a scam and didn't responded him back. Please let me know whether it was a scam?

  • Pa
      17th of Jul, 2016
    -1 Votes

    How could they have good jobs. When none of the good consultant stay with their package, when they scam with companies & fool them why would anyone take interest to post good jobs on it. Any genuine & good consultants are getting scammed by monster.com. So this way they would never have any kind of good jobs for sure.

    Please avoid monster.com, Monster.com is A CHOR Company.

  • Ro
      11th of Dec, 2016
    0 Votes

    I got a call from Ms Shreya Paul introducing herself as a recruter from Monster.com India saying that she is having contacts from Dubai Hospitality Industry and my resume got shortlisted but to conduct Interview I have to deposit Rs 2499 as registration to one account of her accountant details are as follows...

    Required Seat Confirmation by the company:-
    You have to deposit the (Registration fees) as an initial amount in favor of company for Rs.2499/-INR (Two Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-nine Only) any PNB, ICICI, SBI, HDFC, AXIS Branch from your home city to our company. You have to submit this amount as a Registration purpose.Your job profile, salary offer, and date-time of interview will be revised in your telephonic interview round. Your telephonic interview would be conducted shortly after receiving your confirmation.
    As per the conversation payment mode would be as follows!!
    NEFT
    IMPS
    RTGS
    NETBANKING
    Below is the account details of our Company CA plzz send the payment slip as per our confirmation so that we would send you REFERENCE NO.The AMOUNT submitted would RS.2499 INR . AS per the conversation we would schedule your interview for the details provided!!

    Account Holder Name-Akangsha bora
    Bank Name -Axis Bank
    Account no -915010044562807
    Ifsc Code -UTI 0001263

    We wish you the best of luck for the subsequent and remaining stage.

    Congratulations on your continuous success.

    Thanks & Regards
    Shreya Paul
    (8447873588)
    Recruitment Team
    Monsterindia.com
    Email: hrshreyapaul@mail.com
    Website: www.monsterindia.com

    Is this a scam or true kindly reply...

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