Monday, November 30, 2009

Career Fairs have become SPAM FAIRS! has been sending me job links that lead to other job posting sites that force you to once again register your information so these new job posting sites can once again SPAM you with offers to attend mysterious online colleges.

If you're not already getting spammed by Pyramid Scheme Insurance or Financial Companies who promise you the chance at being a manager, then take all of your leads away from you because you didn't sell enough.

Now I went to search for job fairs and I found one in Chicago through, but here's the catch. In order to see the list of businesses at the fair, you have to register your information.

Well you'll never guess who's going to be at that fair in Chicago on December 2, 2009.

Besides the military and retail, there is another job search company, several universities I never heard of, A real estate investment sales company, a company that offers training to career trainers, a "institute" that offers computer training for those seeking a computer career.

Basically, Everything described in Barbra Erenreich's book "Nickel and Dimed: on (not) getting by in America"

Online Job Search sites make their money by either selling your information, or selling other companies the opportunity to SPAM YOU for them by targeting you with links that offer you everything but a job.

How did I find this crappy Chicago Job fair that turned out to be SPAM TRAP? I searched for career fairs at the site I thought I could trust to keep that garbage away from me.

Start using ".jobs" in your browser search instead of ".com"

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I am the product manager for

    I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience using QuietAgent. Your satisfaction, and the quality of jobs presented to our members is of the highest priority to us.

    We guarantee as a QuietAgent member that you will only get matched to QuietAgent Jobs, a job inside the QuietAgent network, that fits your experience and matches what you say they want (These settings can be adjusted in your career desires section.)

    As a free service to job seekers, we try to match candidates to External Jobs, jobs outside the QuietAgent network, that appear to be somewhat relevant to the candidate - however, we cannot control the quality of the job information of the relevancy as some job adverts are badly worded and published (categorized) by the employers.

    In order to get the best matches we strongly encourage job seekers to complete their profile to 100% and to set their career desires appropriately. Additionally you can opt out from the external job matches at anytime.

    We rely on the job seeker community to assist in reporting bad matches bad matches when they get them, much like you report spam to your email provider.

    I am happy to discuss your experience further and to learn how we can better assist you in your job search.

    Best regards,
    Geoff Weathersby