Hiring 716: What to know about Craigslist job posts

Posted at 6:09 PM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 18:19:51-04
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Consider it Kimberly Horton's "go to" for job postings. “I actually found my current job on Craigslist,” she explained. The 24-year-old from Buffalo prefers Craigslist over other job boards like Monster and “It's easy. You just have to hit the reply button and send your resume.”

Employment experts warn though; some posts can seem suspect. For example, take one by Door Dash. The food delivery service claims to pay up to $19 an hour while allowing you to be your own boss. But, after clicking on the post, we noticed the pay had been lowered twice on the same page.

We reached out to the company for clarification. A company representative is still working to answer our questions. We also reached out to Craigslist to find out if, or how it checks a post's authenticity. We didn't hear back.

Lauren Lewis is with Staff Buffalo. It’s an employment agency that connects companies with qualified candidates. She said it's best to avoid posts that claim you can make money from home. She also recommended to avoid vague posts that don't entirely identify what the job is or its location. “You really want to make sure you can find a company name, or contact person so you can do your own research.”

Horton agrees, and those are details she looks for in any job post. After all, scams can happen anywhere. “Even looking on Indeed and and stuff like that, I’ve noticed a lot of scams. So, it's going to be where ever you look.”

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