Rob is the COO of Jobfox. Basically, what happened is in February, Rob ran out of capital. HE KNEW that...
This web site does not allow you to cancel your account - only "inactivate it." Additionally, once you upload your resume you'll never be able to delete it and clear their system of your personal information. They also have someone without your permission, review your resume and send you personalized feedback trying to get a large sum of money from you to rewrite your resume. This is a privacy invasive company with lecherous business practices.
Jobfox refused to continue to work on my resume as well. I only paid them two payments and told them I needed results before I would pay another cent - which I never got. Like everyone elso on this board I got ripped off - now I am dealing with their collection agency who states they are a law firm which they are not - Brown & Joseph who states I just have to pay or they will continue to post a key derogory on my credit report for the balance of $297. I consider Jobfox guilty of internet fraud and I intend to pursue this - if they have really done over a 100, 000 resume then they have probaly ripped off over $400, 000, 000. We need to band together to stop this company from continuing their scam. There are numerous complaint boards with this same situation - there must be well over 1, 000 complaints. By the way Jobfox is owned by the same guy that owns Careerbuilder - guess we know why he has two sites. Email me at suzanne.[protected]@yahoo.com and I will update you on our we are proceeding against this scam - I am a second year law student and this is not going away Jobfox until you do the job you stated or refund all the individuals you have ripped off.
I was a main party to a class action lawsuit - go to https://www.google.com/#q=suzanne+werden+jobfox They were stopped from continued action.
I've opted out several times over the last few months, and no matter how many times I do this, JobFox won't respect it. Instead of leaving me alone, they continue to send emails-- no matter how many times unsubscribe. Ironically, they advertise themselves as knowing what it takes to help you land a job. Considering they don't even understand how to *not* alienate potential customers, I find this a little on the hard to believe side. Honestly, it is a little on the annoying side. There should be a place in *** reserved for companies that do this.
JobFox seemed like a good idea. Initially it worked well getting the information on available jobs and the "eye candy" associated with my resume. Unfortunately as of late, the site has slowed to a crawl, the leads have become advertisements, and it seems as though they are becoming awfully picky about what you are allowed to see with your subscription. I have read the complaints and I agree with many of them. The site is not worth the investment. Moreover the "resume' re-write" is also not worth the investment. here I thought I could have a "Pro" do something for me that maybe I wasn't doing right - they basically stripped my Vitae down to nothing and asigned me the task of re-writting my cover letter - something they offered to 'throw in" at no charge. After sending them a pile of information I was turned lose to fend for myself. Thanks but no thanks. The site ranks right up there with "Career Builder" - oh yeah that's right same people developed both sites from what I heard. What a surprise. SUBSCRIBER/BUYER BEWARE
I became a JobFox member during my search for a job in the technical field. However as I found them to be not useful, for quite some months now I have been trying to contact them to stop my subscription. I managed to talk to one person who said that they would be contacting me to cancel the account. But noone called back and they continue to debit my account every month for $29 automatically from my checking account.
JobFox's "privacy notice" and "terms of service" notations do give a telephone number to contact them, but several attempts over a 6 month period have resulted in just one contact with this company and silence after that. When I call, I am told by an automated voice that no one is available to take my call and that if I leave a message, someone will call me back as their answering service mailbox "is checked regularly" and my call will be "treated with the utmost urgency" and I will "received a return call within the next business day." 'Silence of the lambs or should I say wolves here !
I have no alternative now other than seek legal help to sue Jobfox.
I am wanting to cancel my Advantage account, as I am effectively receiving NOTHING for my $29 per month charge, but I am unable to cancel this automated draw with JobFox. I am also talking to my bank to blacklist this unscrupulous business entity that is preying on job seekers.
The government should definitely send out a squad to hit these guys hard as they are predators in this current economy.
Lately I got a resume critique from Jobfox. The resume robot ripped me a new one about my resume. I am so upset by the way they criticized me so I called up the number of my resume writer. That was 10 days ago and all I have been able to get is an answering machine. But lately I got tons of emails from Jobfox trying for me to have a resume writer. Now I know why they were so critical of my resume.
I think that sort of tactic is not very nice for people out of a job. I don't got $400 to have a resume written even if I get the private service and cover letter.
Jobfox scams people. On the internet all of the sites that are positive for Jobfox are from Jobfox people created web sites to make them look good. It's funny that there are so many complaints out there about Jobfox but all of the websites that are created by Jobfox have good reviews.
I do not like it when I feel I have been scammed and I feel like I have by Jobfox.
As a professional jobseeker I am well acquainted with the good and bad in the jobsite universe. Lo and behold, I went to apply for a position from Indeed and was redirected to Jobfox. Some poor employer paid Jobfox to advertise their position; or Jobfox has scraped the jobs as was mentioned in an earlier post. I was forced to create an account to apply for the position.
The profile is remarkably similar to linkedin. (Anyone know of affiliations there?) At any rate I now have a profile and am solicited for their premium services regularly. I also receive listings of "New High-Matching Job Opportunities".
After ten minutes research I found that two of the jobs listed in the email did not exist. In fact I had applied for the positions some six months ago.
Thus, Jobfox is advertising jobs that do not exist tosolicit out-of-work people into spending their money into their fake service.
There are no Help, Site Search, or Support links readily available to unpaid accounts. After a brief dig I ran across the FAQ page (available only when not logged in) with their support email - [protected]@jobfox.com where I am requesting removal of my account and deletion of my information.
*HINT* - if you ever want a job site, or any other site for that matter, to delete your account and data, it is highly recommended that you first log in, change every piece of information you can to false data, and delete everything you can as well.
Change your name, address, zip code, telephone, and any other PII so that if they keep and sell your information later it is unusable.
What is it with job boards, like JobFox? They, and others like CareerBuilder, have a pay-to-play program in place that urge you to cough up a hefty fee, or a monthly recurring fee. They claim that your resume will be pushed to the head of the line, or that their resume-writing service will up your chances of getting that job.
Just how many pay-to-play participants can you support before the fee is just a waist of money? And what happens to those who refuse to pay? Do they fall by the wayside? Are their resume's even seen? I know CareerBuilder does forward your resume and cover letter, due to acknowledgements direct from prospective employers. JobFox, however, serves as the middleman, and you hear nothing from the prospective employer - just a generic e-mail stating that the job opening isn't there any longer.
As for JobFox's resume writing service, they're persistent in pushing their $400 - $700 service, with claims that vast improvement are just around the corner. Professionals, in my neighborhood, have only seen minor changes that were needed.
Job hunters beware.
Ok I was looking for something else, and then I find out somebody complaining about Bakos.com, and saying that Resumeedge.com is better... yes, you are right is better. Avoid jobfox.com also. I paid up to 350 dollars for a resume and a cover letter, mediocre job, they didn't have any idea of my market Architecture, they added so many things I didn't said I did or knew. After complaining, because they have a policy of non returning the money to unsatisfied costumer, I finally got at least something decent. And then three months later.. jajaja... the same woman that sold me this service, send me an email telling me that she has review my resume, and she found a lot that need it to be change, she actually copy and pasted them in the free review she did for me. And what a coincidence... is the same crappy resume you guys wrote to me, and the same crappy lines you added to my resume... Awful group of people. I always has done it with resumeedge but this time I wanted to try something different, bad idea.
The use of this recruiting tool seeks profit above service! I caution all to avoid the Jobfox organization based on a service that cannot perform and yet they are allowed to continue charging unsuspecting consumers!
The jobfox resume writing service is pitiful.
The writers seem uninterested and is very disconnnected from their "sell" of reviews.
Jobfox has a "Get Hired Center" once you login. On the left side of the page you will see
"Apply to Matched Jobs (50)" indicating the number of job matches for your profile.
When you click on the hyperlink
"Apply to Matched Jobs" you will see
"Review Matched Jobs & Apply"
You will see a button
below the job description.
Upon clicking the "Apply Now" button you are taken to a screen that states in big letters
"There are two easy ways to apply for this job" …the Basic or Advantage way.
I choose "Standard Resume Submission: We send your resume to the employer."
I click on the "apply Basic" button at the bottom of the screen, upon which a confirmation note displays:
"Your resume has been successfully submitted. "
I am very proactive in my job search. A few days later, allowing time for transmission and processing, I call some employers and find out they are unable to verify receipt of my resume. Jobfox did not provide much more than the:
Company name and "About the Company"
"Job Title" and "About the Job"
City and state
I had to Google to obtain company address and phone number. Has anybody else had a similar exerience?
I expect my resume to be submitted 100% of the time. I am disappointed.
I became a JobFox Advantage member during my search for a job in the technical field. According to JobFox...