Monday, October 20, 2008

DON'T postresumehere

According to my statistics, nearly a quarter of my blog hits are to a post I wrote in August about my consternation with Craigslist ads that direct unsuspecting people to So I thought I might take a moment to delve a little deeper into the mystery of that website in order to enlighten the masses:
  • is a site that proposes to aid you in finding a job by matching your resume to job openings. Unlike other job search sites, PostResumeHere uses nefarious tactics like posting misleading "job opportunities" to Craigslist.
  • PostResumeHere has no "about us" page like you find on other job search sites.
  • Also unlike other sites, you must register before you can even view any opportunities--and the registration links send you either to the registration page at or (though nothing else on the home or security pages mentions any connection to these sites).
As if three strikes isn't enough . . .
  • In addition to an overabundance of ads by Yahoo, the site pimps a resume-writing book called Resume Magic.
  • Several other "links" on the site either aren't functional or are big blocks of text (instead of individual links) that don't link to anything but that registration page.
Bottom line: unless you're looking for advice on improving your resume, stay away from this site. Beyond any value it might offer in that capacity, it doesn't appear to be anything other than a back-door to other job search sites.


Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks for the heads up. Cannot stand sites, people, organizations, etc. that take advantage of us lowly writers and hard workers just trying to do our jobs.

bob.os said...

Whoooohooo!!! Strike back at the spammers!