Are you looking for a job? Have you found, researched, and applied to what seems like your dream job and yet you are seeing the same company repeatedly posting the same position(s) for months while you have no news about your application? If this sounds familiar, then you may have been dealing with a “ghost job” at some point. And I’m sure that we all understand, these postings can be seen as misleading and unethical to eager job seekers, not to mention time-consuming. A “Ghost job” refers to a position that is posted by a company, but there is no intention of hiring anyone for that position. Companies use ghost jobs for various reasons such as: Collect resumes for future openings, create the appearance of growth and expansion (to boost their reputation and attract more clients), keep their current employees motivated (or scared), or hire internally (Or someone they know) to meet legal requirements. Here are some interesting takeaways from Clarify Capital study 📊 👉 68% of managers had job postings active for more than 30 days 👉 1 in 10 managers has had a job posting open for over 6 months 👉 1 in 5 managers don’t plan to fill open job positions until 2023 (Survey conducted between August 31, 2022 – September 1, 2022) 👉 50% of managers keep job postings open because they’re “always open to new people” Identifying a ghost job posting can be difficult, as these positions are designed to look like real job openings. However, there are some red flags to look for that may indicate a job posting is a ghost job. Here are some tips: -Vague job descriptions: The job description is vague or lacks specific details about the responsibilities and requirements of the position. -No clear application deadline: A real job posting usually has a clear deadline for applications. -Unrealistic qualifications: If the job requirements seem too high or unrealistic, it may be a sign that the company is not actually looking to hire anyone, but rather to collect resumes. Also, some less-than-scrupulous companies will post positions with outlandish salaries with no better intention than to cast a wide net and gather hordes of resumes by sheer volume and have no intention of hiring for that or any particular position. -Repetitive job postings: If you see the same job posting from the same company repeatedly over several months, it may be a sign that the job is a ghost job. -Lack of response: If you apply for the job but never hear back from the company, it may be a sign that the job posting was a ghost job. There are those unprofessional companies who will simply never respond to your application, but for the most part, you will receive some type of  ‘rejection’ letter, if not chosen for the position. Before applying for a job, research the company to see if they have a history of posting fake job openings. Check online reviews or job boards to see if other job seekers have had similar experiences.

Posted by LeMareschal at 2023-04-22 01:45:28 UTC