I just found a terrific post from Jeff Dickey-Chasins that explains some of the behind-the-scenes logic of fake job postings.
I HATE FAKE JOB POSTINGS.
I REALLY, REALLY HATE FAKE JOB POSTINGS.
But they are there, and apparently they are there for a reason.
Jeff writes his post from a job board perspective. He gives a logical reason why companies might do it (to harvest resumes, especially if they have to put up a certain amount of postings before a certain date).
He offers a BRILLIANT alternative (to label the job as “future hiring,” so you know it’s not a current, open job.
The comments offer great insight, also. Go check out his post and then let us know what you think.
For me, fake job postings are a slap in the face to job seekers. And job seekers don’t need one more slap in the face.