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Posted on: 2021-11-05
In the job search, you will have seen that a company has posted a job, but it looks like that the job does not really exist. “Fake job” can mean different things to different people. These are the different problems you might have.
In this situation, the company has posted a job, but they never wanted to hire someone. There can be different reasons why a company would do that. In general, the employer might want to hire for this job in the future (but just not right now). Posting a “Fake Job” can bring the company a lot of information.
You have applied to the job but during the interview, you find out that the salary is much lower, the location is far away or you have to work a lot of overtime. Many jobseekers see this as a “Fake Job”. Companies will post “Fake Jobs” like this because they know that very few jobseekers will apply when they give the correct salary information in the job post. The company posts the job with the fake salary to attract many candidates and during the interview process the company will try to convince you to accept the real salary. It is up to you to decide whether you think the salary is enough. You should be careful: companies who do not give the real salary in the job post, might cause you even more trouble after you have started working there.
You have sent your application, but the recruiter has never contacted you. It looks like as if the job never existed. There can be many reasons why you did not hear back.
You went for an interview and the everything went well. Now, the company is silent and has not called you in 2 weeks. It is normal that companies change their mind in the very last moment when they have to sign a contract with you and pay money.
Searching for a job can be tough and some jobs are even fake. If you don’t hear back after your application, it does not always mean that your application was bad. There can be many reasons why a company might not hire for this position at the moment (such as budget issue, business problems that cause hiring freeze and other reason). As a jobseeker, you just have to keep on applying for similar jobs at new companies. Sooner or later you will hear back and land your dream job.
Sum Ting Wong
Digital Marketing Executive
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