Not all job ads are about jobs

02/17/2009 | Wall Street Journal (free content), The

Some employment ads on the Web are not offering jobs but are surreptitiously promoting costly career-services companies or job-training materials. Recruiters also have been observed posting the same job under multiple descriptions to corral more applicants. Job seekers should take steps to verify the authenticity of available positions before sending personal information in response to job ads, this article says.

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