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I applied for a job on Snagajob.com..The position was Marketing Coordinator for Uno's Pizzeria. After asking a few times about getting newsletters and marketing emails from them, and then would I be interested in the University of Phoenix..it says that the application process has been 'deactivated'. Then I get a confirmation email saying I applied. Yeah right! Then I go to Uno's just to see if there is such a job as Marketing Coordinator. Nope! What a shameful thing to do given the state of our economy, to use people's desire for a job as a means to execute non so subtle marketing.

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  • Bo
    bolt37 Jun 23, 2017
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    Many jobs listed are for the wrong cities. Tipton, Indiana does not have a Tipton street
    Nor do we have a Sonic Drive In within 15 miles of Tipton. CHECK YOUR FACTS OR
    JUST REMAIN UNRELIABLE.

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    Juan Villalobos Apr 22, 2016
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    You have to give the website, permission to spam you other wise you can't even apply for jobs on their site. If that's not reason enough to know that they are a scam.

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  • Sp
    spiralnotes Oct 03, 2015
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    Total Scam
    http://spiralnotes.com/snagajob-com-review/

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  • Ba
    babybear202030 Jul 03, 2014

    I have my own complaint. hopefully snag a job reads this


    I was filling out the profile page to create an account. however, you kept sending me error messages// you must know that I have used this password for at least 6 years and therefore I have no intention of changing anything about it whatsoever in order to give you the privilege of assisting me with my job search.. I do not have to point out
    that there are dozens of others out there


    caio


    patkrt

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  • Qi
    Qinguile Aug 21, 2013

    I applied for a job on snagajob for a fast food restaurant. I am more than qualified to work fast food but times are hard. I filled out the application and completed the assessment test. Problem is the employer could never see that I completed it. I did this three times each time having to create a new profile and use a new email address. Employer told me I didn't know how to use a computer and that he has never heard of such. I called snagajob and explained what happened and was told my assessment went through but I was not qualified for fast food. I was then given another number to call. I called that number and the phone just rang and rang. I sent an email to snagajob and no reply from them. I sent another email, called the number I was given to leave voice messages. I also included my name, email address and phone number to where I could be reached. This is a scam to get desperate peoole, whom they know want to work, then exploit their personal information to gain profit from third parties

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  • Wi
    William T. Paul Jr. Oct 04, 2012

    I have used snagajob for 2 years, and I have gotten an interview call but, they didn't call me back.I also keep getting predatory lending calls everytime i filled out an app.And when i complained to them and told me not to call me.My password mysteriously doesn't work.Coincidence i think not, I'm using Indeed.com for now!

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  • Th
    thereal216 Sep 25, 2012

    Does anyone know anything about bilcare on snagajob.com? I got hired but the interview was online through yahoo chat. Does this seem legit or normal to anyone? It is a work from home position by the way

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  • Sh
    shaquitabadonkydonks Jul 16, 2012
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    35 million registered jobseekers?! This is the TOTAL number of jobseekers who’ve registered since the company’s inception in 1999, right? Even if they’ve already found a job, is EVERYONE who’s ever registered since 1999 included? YES.

    A more useful stat for me as an employer is the number of registered jobseekers ACTIVELY seeking employment. 35 million people registered on your site in 13 years, SO WHAT?
    -Shaquita LaWhora, Arts & Crafts Talent Management

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  • Pa
    PamelaJean Jul 16, 2012

    I went on and filled out an on line application. When i was finished with tax credited and i clicked next. The next page was SYSDINE ( SnagAJob) sign in page. I never have sign in to SnagAJob before so i thought it was to create a account with them for the job i was applying for. S i put my user name and password in and clicked sign in. Nothing happen stays on same page and there nothing there to help me.

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  • Va
    VaBusiness Jul 03, 2012
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    Snagajob sells an automated software interface to their customers. The customers fill out criteria for what they want from a job applicant. Each criteria they assess a certain value to. They can assign things like race, age, availability a preset manner of importance. Based on you passing or failing what's essentially a personality test for employment, the software then notifies the employer of any applicants that fit within their point values. In no way, shape or form does anybody working at Snagajob go over any applications or interview or call anybody. The only time they contact people is for "success" stories of working at Hardy's for minimum wage or sweeping trash in back of Dollar General. They don't take down a listing once it has been filled. This is left strictly to the customer's discretion. Despite their name, Snagajob, alluding to an action taken to get employment, they don't actually get anybody employment themselves. They have nothing to do with it except for cashing a check once the customer agrees to use their service for $700 a year per location. As for the third party spamming, there are settings to negate this but let's be honest; Snagajob lists bottom-of-the-barrel hourly jobs and most people looking for these are either inexperienced, heavily stressed/poor or just aren't the sharpest tools in the shed to begin with. It's terrible, but their system is designed to take advantage of the unfortunate and unemployed people which internally Snagajob refers to as "product". My company recently decided to start using them and all of the same people we were getting as candidates have been the same people responding to our Craigslist ad. I urged my superiors to let me interview people in person to avoid wasting more money and we found a personable, intelligent, able new hire in a few days. All of these qualities you can't get a good grasp on using automated software.

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  • Kh
    khughes1 Apr 02, 2012

    I've gotten multiple interviews through SnagAJob.com. Kohls, Sears and some waitress positions. As for them giving out phone numbers. Back when I first made my account, I did get a phone call from a university, but I told them I was already enrolled somewhere. It's been 3 years now and I haven't been bugged since. So, I'd say, if you got spammed, it's just bad luck. It doesn't happen to everybody. I have friends who use the site too and they've never complained. It's definitely not a scam.

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  • Un
    Unhappy camper001 Jan 07, 2012
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    I agree; SNAGAJOB is a scam!
    After they obtained my email I can't get rid of their spam and the jobs that they are posting don't exist.

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  • Pa
    paulsborogirl Jan 04, 2012

    I have been using Snag a job since 2010, I have not gotten a job yet. What I have gotten is a lot of no responce, and not hired. Now I get an E-mail that said my application was not even submitted. I am very tired of this B.S. I've been getting. I really don't want to end up on the street, but I think this is where I am bound. I thought that Snag a job would help, I am sorry to say that I am wrong.

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  • El
    Eloise-1234 Dec 01, 2011

    Started to fill out form- unfortunately got past the phone number contact page, and decided to do some research on snagajob. Found out most people are unhappy and you will be spammed with calls and emails. About 15 minutes after I closed the screen I got my first call from a telemarketer.. WARNING unless you want your email and phone to be spammed do not use snagajob.

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  • Bo
    Bowenup Sep 08, 2011

    http://www.snagajob.com/

    http://www.snagajob.com/terms
    Your License to Us
    By submitting (e.g., uploading) any message, information, data, text, software, images, or other materials ("Content") to the Website, you automatically grant SnagAJob.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully paid up, transferable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, translate, communicate to the public, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide, or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed (for the full term of any rights that may exist in such Content), without restriction or compensation, and to grant and authorize sublicenses thereof. In addition, you warrant that you have waived all so-called "moral rights" in the Content. SnagAJob.com and its designees shall have the right, but not the obligation, in their sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any Content posted on the Website that violates these Terms of Use or is otherwise objectionable. By providing Content to the Website, you represent and warrant that (1) you own the Content, (2) you are entitled to submit it to us and (3) the Content is accurate, truthful, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights.

    I do not like this at all . . . .

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  • Sn
    snag a job snagged me good Aug 31, 2011

    Forgot to add that when I went to the real target site there were ZERO jobs in my area with target... Snag a job said there were so many.

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  • Sn
    snag a job snagged me good Aug 30, 2011

    I applied for a job at Target Stores. After realizing you sent an email to me with a very bad link to their site ...I started looking on your site for information regarding this situation...YOU say on your SITE:

    "Did I click the link while applying to a job on Snagajob? We do our best to check every employer on our site and make sure that they’re trustworthy. We are careful to keep all of your personal information secure and verify employer information. If we feel that a job posting is suspicious or have proof of past account problems, we will not post the job on our site. Your safety is very important to us and we do everything we can to keep your information safe. If you ever see a post you think is suspicious, please contact us and we will investigate the post for you."

    I did contact you yesterday with the link you provided to me in the email to me about this site as but I will post again from your email to me:

    "If you had any problems completing the application on the employer’s website the first time, click here http://targetcareers.target.com/talentcommunity/apply/1364418/?utm_source=snagajob&utm_campaign=storeshourlyseasonal so you can complete it now. You do not have to resubmit your application on Snagajob!"
    It is a very very bad link and you sent me to a very bad site.

    Why is it that I have not heard from you yet??? I contacted you yesterday 3 or 4 times to alert you about this very bad site. Please call me!!! I have called our County Attorney about this and the 4 credit bureaus putting a fraud alert on my account. I will be posting this complaint on: SnagAJob.com — Online scam) if I do not hear from you today. AND HERE IT IS>>>they do not care. Oh also their site said they had lots of jobs in my area and it redirected me to the fake target site.

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  • Ri
    Riakon Jul 28, 2011

    I applied for 6 management jobs on snagajob.com and i made sure i unchecked all the stupid boxes about emails and the next day i get a phonecall from a snagajob employee trying to talk to me about education at some online college. I NEED A JOB - I AM EDUCATED! stop spamming my damn phone and email with nonsense that i purposely opted out of wtf?

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  • Im
    imakemap Jul 12, 2011

    Snagajob is NOT a place if you are looking for a job. They will ask you hundred questions, and offers they make, you have to uncheck one by one, after you spend an hour and hit submit application, all you see, "your application can not be submitted". But interestingly you will receive thousands of different offers just because you forgot to uncheck one of their hundred offers. I have serious doubts about the number of opening they show on the search results. If you go to the stores they show there are openings, most of them will tell you "No, there are no openings here". STAY AWAY FROM SNAGAJOB.

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  • De
    Debramonsterkitty Mar 24, 2011
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    I had just called to delete my account and make sure that i no longer recieve emails from your company (the woman i spoke with was very nice and assured me I would no longer get any). Not 5 minutes later i recieved an email requesting feed back on the applicaton I had just completed. I have not completed any applications in quite some time because I find this website to be a scam. On several of the applications that i had sent out in my area it stated not to contact the employer, i would recieve an email back saying i was not quailfied for the postion. Hard to believe that a Food and Beverage Manager of 5 years is not qualified to be a barista at Starbucks! So, i decided to go to the Starbucks, at the location that Snag a job assured was hiring baristas and management, only to find out that they WERE NOT hiring nor are they affiliated, in any way, with Snagajob.com. I then decided to visit some of the other companies that i was deemed not qualified, and recieved the same answer. I find it rediculious that in a time like this, when so many people are fighting to find and keep a job that this site just wastes your time with 45 minute applications for jobs that don't exist! Shame on you Snagajob.com for wasting the time of people that just want to work!

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  • Ci
    CINDY CIERI Mar 21, 2011
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    I HAVE ALSO APPLIED TO MANY JOBS ON SNAG A JOB, TO FIND THEY DONT REALLY EXIST OR THE COMPANY JUST ADVERTISES, EVEN THOUGH NO POSITIONS.WHAT IS THAT ABOUT ANYWAY?A WAIST OF TIME!

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  • Ri
    rick0307 Mar 14, 2011

    I have been submitting applications for available jobs that were posted or I was notified of in my email for over 3 years now with no success, everytime I submit a application I get a response telling me my application has been received and that HR will review it and I will be notified well have never been notified for any of the jobs applied for. I worked at a large company for 16 years with a excellent work record until the warehouse closure so I would say that I have plenty of experience its funny that some 20 year old with no experience can get a job but I can't. I probably have over 200 applications out there with no job as yet and did I mention that you can only submit once every 90 days for that company that you applied for its nothing buyt a scam I have never had this kind of trouble getting a job and some company's say you have to submit through snagajob.com I think its their way of not hiring but at the same time be able to say they have jobs availabe for the economy what a joke

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  • St
    StupidMistakes Feb 16, 2011

    I applied for some Kmart job and a few 20 other jobs on SnagAJob.com. Each application took more than half an hour then it would say that I now needed to apply at the company's actual website.
    Then last month I received a letter saying that I oppened a bank account at Florida and that I now owe six thousand nine hundred dollars. I live in Texas and I have never even been to Florida!!! How in the world can I have a bank account there! Now thinking back I ask myself why would snagajob want my ssn if they weren't the ones that were going to hier me. PLEASE DONT GIVE OUT YOUR SSN ON SNAGAJOB.COM. Stupid mistake...

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  • Ba
    bamaboy108 Feb 16, 2011

    It's a sad state of affairs that you have to wade through a dozen unwanted solicitations for all kinds of junk just to apply for a job. I realize employers are looking for an inexpensive way of posting their ads and accepting applications, but they really should think about how frustrating it is for a job seeker (and how many might be turned off by the experience) to have to go through all this crap just to apply for a job.

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  • Ju
    justgin77 Jan 25, 2011
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    Just want to set the record straight here...I manage a retail location and see many applicants in our recruiting system that were referred by snagajob.com. I have to say that in today's economy as an employer, I think many employers are just being MUCH more picky than we used to...people are seeing what it really means to have to QUALIFY for the job you are applying for.

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  • Tb
    Tbone43 Nov 24, 2010

    I have filed complaint with FTC and intend the same with Virginia State Attorney General for deceptive, , misleading and false advertising in relation to job openings, many of which are not current openings, rather companies using SnagAjob site for year round application gathering for possible future openings without designating such on the web site, leading people to believe these are immediate openings. Don't just complain, follow up with the same action! I don't need their web site to put in applications, that I can do going directly to the company web site.

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  • Gr
    GrAvItY Nov 24, 2010
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    Going through the prosses of giving the site my e-mail, name, phone number, and city, SnagAJob.com tells me that I have to fill out an applacation on the employers site. I just gave snagajob.com all of this information about me and all they do is redirect me. I already know I'll be recieving calls on my cell phone from BS companies that SnagAJob.com has sold my information to. If you want to use snagajog.com, use them to see who's looking. Then go to the EMPLOYERS site to apply. Don't let these phishers make money off of you.

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  • Hr
    HRGirl Nov 10, 2010
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    Every time I click "apply" for a job I am directed to a general page for more of my personal info, then to another and another; the job listing is NEVER seen again. Definitely a scam. I KNOW how to recruit AND apply for a job online; it's the snagajob website that's causing the problem, not you!

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  • Fa
    Falada Nov 03, 2010

    I used snagajob to get my first job in 2005 and got a call and was hired the very next day, however a friend of mine applied for a job that was no longer available. I'm assuming that the employers have to take the ads down and many won't bother doing that once the position is filled. Perhaps they should start putting expiration dates on these things or let you know when the ad was posted. I would like to add that things obviously may have changed since 2005. Keep in mind that if you are looking for work, there are never any guarantees, and showing up in person always makes the strongest impression.

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  • Em
    eman1973 Nov 01, 2010

    i ma split in this issue, i have gotten the run around quite a few times. i saw the ad was calling for help right away, and never got a call back even though my qualifications were way above their expectations. however i have also been told by the employer that my qualifications were way over the head of this job. and then i got a job through snagajob...not the greatest job ive ever had, but look at the economy people. jut keep trying you will get there, after all it is seasonal work time.

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  • Sp
    Spike NYC Aug 30, 2010

    By the way, click on the users that are saying how great this company is. They have one or two comments. Coincidence? You decide. Oh, and I see where the Snag a Scam guy is saying just change your preferences on their site. Guess what, I've unsubscribed from their emails three times and am still getting them over a month later.

    SCAM is what we have here.

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  • Sp
    Spike NYC Aug 30, 2010

    I looked on Snag a Job for over 4 months and got not one acceptance in that time. I was in a job center with a friend and the same thing happened to them. I saw hundreds of people go there looking and not a single one got hired by Snag a Job. Although they had many job listings I could never get hired. They got my telephone number though and within 5 minutes I would get scammers calling me for jobs in other states even while I was still on their site looking for work. I also got tons of spam emails which took forever to get rid of.

    At least 2 or 3 times my pre-paid cellphone account was emptied by the people who relentlessly called my about 'jobs' in Texas, Arizona even Alaska.

    The hardest one of all to get rid of? Snag a Job! I have just emailed them for the third time to stop sending me jobs. I had to move because there weren't any jobs where I was at. In fact, I'd get emails saying there were jobs in my area and they'd send me information on jobs over 100 miles away. I even applied for those and was turned down.

    Want a job or a site with real listings? Don't go to Snag a Job. Spam Your Phone or Spam Your Email is more like it.

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  • Ze
    ZeeZee Aug 12, 2010

    Does anyone know SnagaJob location. They don't seem to know anything about NYC or metro area. They constantly confuse Long Island City, Astoria locations of Queens with Long Island counties like Suffok or Nassau. I keep getting these stupid job offers. It's a disservice even to companies who are hiring.
    In a traffic its like oner an hour trip driving. Don't they use technology to see maps...
    ZZ

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  • Se
    seexf Jul 22, 2010

    i agree, i have not got any email saying i got a job or anything like that . whats the deal ? peolpe really need jobs and if this is a scam you should let peolpe know so WE arent wasting are time on [censor] .

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  • St
    Still Unemployed Jun 30, 2010
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    I have applied to over 150 job "openings" as posted on Snag-a-Job. I have yet to hear from anyone. I am more than qualified for the jobs for which I have applied, so it's not as if potential employers just had a good laugh at my expense, then tossed the app. I spend hours each day filling out this stuff, for nothing more than "application confirmed, Thankyou for applying."
    I am really beginning to doubt that these openings actually exist. The same ones are there week after week...same employers, same locations. Seems to me that if all these applications are not actually getting to an employer's screen.
    Another thing that burns me up is that I am denied entrance, if you will, to company sites to which I had previously applied, but a different position is now supposedly available. I am told I have already applied for this position (NOT) and I must wait 60-90 days before reapplying. What hiring manager actually keeps applications for that length of time? NONE! 30 days MAX!
    And just to tweak me off...my customized job search results are for jobs I am in no way qualified for-ie: Senior Financial Analyst, Director of Nursing, etc. OR they are jobs for which I have long since applied.
    My profile is complete, my resume in order.
    It seems to me the best use of Snag-a-Job is to look through the search results for possibilities (Oh, that company operates in this area!? Cool) and then apply for the position directly through the company's own website; if, indeed, they accept online apps at all.
    Thanks for wasting hours and hours and days upon days of my time, SnagaJob!

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  • St
    Still Unemployed Jun 30, 2010
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    Over the past 6 weeks, I have applied to over 300 job "openings" as posted on Snag a Job, most of which I am more than qualified for. I have yet to receive an offer of employment. My profile is complete, and my resume up to date and correctly formatted.
    My "customized" job alerts are either for jobs I in no way qualify for, ie: Senior Financial analyst, Director of Nursing, so on; or are jobs I have already applied for. One other thing that irritates me is that Snag a Job will deny me 'passage', if you will, to apply for different (new) jobs/ positions opening with a company I've previously applied to. You have to wait 60-90 days! What employer keeps applications that long?? NONE!
    And if Snag aJob had indeed given the applications to the hiring companies, how can they still have the same jobs supposedly open for so long? I think Snag a Job is best used by looking at their site for possibilities, then going straight to the company's OWN website to apply, if indeed, online applications are what they look at.

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    StefSnag May 26, 2010
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    I'm sorry you keep running into that problem and I want you to know we are trying to figure out the best way to prevent situations like yours from happening.

    What you're running into are evergreen postings. That is, companies who are accepting applications, even though they're not hiring at the moment.

    Companies do this because they want to be prepared in case someone quits or is fired. That way they can hire someone like you quickly; after all, they already have your application on hand. Unfortunately, sometimes a store manager will tell you they’re not hiring, even though their corporate headquarters has posted jobs for that location. We do our best to make sure that all current job postings match the positions that are currently accepting applications.

    Our website is not a scam - we find thousands of people jobs. Just keep applying and something will come along soon!

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  • In
    in desperate need of a job May 24, 2010

    I have applied for several jobs on snagajob website. When I actually go to the jobs and ask about my submitted applications I'm usually told...No we're not hiring...did u apply online at snagajob.com? I honestly believe the website is a scam and its main purpose is to make use of the info that people submit so that they can ring your phone off the hook with college offers rather than job offers.

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  • Ms
    msindallas Apr 20, 2010
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    Dear Stefsnag,

    I appreciate your explanation and thoughtful response. Thank you.

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  • St
    StefSnag Apr 20, 2010
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    msindallas - I apologize. I did not intend to be condescending in tone. I am simply attempting to explain to you what happened.

    I've been in your boat before. I have applied for many jobs that I knew I'd be great at. And for a great majority, I didn't even get a call back. It stinks.

    So here's the deal with what happened to you. You applied for two jobs and faced screening question on both of them. For whatever reason, you didn't meet the requirements that the employer set forth. This could be because of any number of things. Perhaps they wanted a full-time person and you checked part-time (or vice-versa). Perhaps they wanted someone who could work overnights and you checked daytime hours. I honestly have no idea. One missed question get's you thrown out of the running.

    The screening questions have nothing to do with your experience or degree. You didn't get thrown out of the running because of your experience. You got thrown out because of the employer's questions.

    I just want you to know that everyone here wants you to get a job. Everyone. We know there are problems with our site. We know that ads can be annoying. And you know what? We are changing. But we are only human. And it takes time.

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