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Should You Pay for Job Listings?

By July 20, 2011

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Should you pay for job listings? The quick answer is no. 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 this 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 to access jobs.

The sites I have an issue with are those that charge job seekers for 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 is no need to pay a monthly or quarterly, or any fee, when you can access the exact same jobs posted on company web sites free on the job search engine sites. Here's more information on whether you should pay for job listings, or not.

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