In addition to a few other job boards, I check Careerbuilder frequently– sometimes twice daily. The job recommendations feature is fairly accurate enough to make my visits quicker but I often spend some extra time diving deeper to see if any opportunities are escaping my filters. Sure enough, I typically net one or two extra listings that way.
But when I was first tossed back into the unemployment pool, I noticed a great many garbage listings on Careerbuilder. Most were mere advertisements for training, with vague assurances of possible jobs after completion of the programs but no tangible opportunity.
Fortunately, Careerbuilder has a Report feature we can use to identify suspicious listings. I personally put in good time looking for and reporting many improper listings and advise everyone who uses internet job boards to do likewise.
I tried to find at least one example to illustrate but despite clicking through numerous pages I did not find a single one. Looks like the feature has been effective! That helps all of us, as it improves the signal-to-noise ratio. Ironically, it is also an exception to a point I made in this previous article about compounded individual acts working against the whole. In this case, at least, they work for us. 😉