Should job seekers use sites that charge job seekers, or can you find the job listings you need on free job sites?
The quick answer is no, you shouldn't pay for job listings. The longer answer is still no, with a caveat.
There is a difference between web sites that provide a service i.e. the site searches for jobs for you to apply to and/or applies to them for you.
If you can afford the service, web sites like JobSerf, for example, can be a way to save time and get more qualified job leads. I'm not complaining about these types of sites, because you are getting something for your money and you're paying for the service, not for job listings.
The sites I have an issue with are those that charge job seekers to access job listings. The job seekers, in many cases, don't have a clue that they can find the exact same job listings on other sites - absolutely free.
There are more free job sites than I can count, and there is no good reason to pay a monthly, quarterly, or any other fee, when you can access the exact same jobs posted on company web sites free or on the job search engine sites. Here's more information on whether you should pay for job listings, or not.
If you're not sure about a site, check it out to make sure it's legitimate. Google the company name along the words "scam" "credit card" and "fraud." Check the fine print in the user agreement to see how and when you can get a refund. Check how easy - or difficult - it is to cancel.
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