👻 Ghost Jobs Are Hurting Job Seekers!

Plus: Job seekers don't want you to know this secret!

Work It Daily

Hello Everyone and Happy Tuesday!

It’s nice to see you… If you love what you read today in this newsletter, and aren’t already subscribed, you can sign up below. If you’re already subscribed, enjoy!

In today's email:

  • Ghost Jobs! What they are & how they’re hurting job seekers.

  • In the news: United is asking pilots to take unpaid time off, Citigroup layoffs, & fast food minimum wage in California.

  • What’s a job seeker brand? And why it matters!

  • Job seekers don’t want you to know this secret! But we’re going to tell you anyways…

A ghost job = a job that isn’t real.

Unfortunately, employers will post these “ghost jobs” online and on job boards all the time. The worst part? They never intend to fill the advertised position.

You’re probably thinking, “WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT!?”

And as crazy and frustrating as it seems, there is some method to the madness. The majority of the time, hiring managers leave these fake job postings up to make it seem like the company is growing, hiring, and doing well. Sometimes, they post these jobs to give the appearance that they are hiring to help alleviate some stress for their overworked staff. So unfortunately, the reasoning behind these ghost jobs is to create a false sense of hope for both job seekers and current employees. (Which by the way, is so not cool)

While we can’t change employers minds on this, (they are going to continue to post fake positions to make themselves look better) you shouldn’t let that affect your job search!

What can you do to combat falling victim to applying to a “ghost job”?

There’s no way to detect “ghost jobs” among others on a job board, it’s pretty much impossible. However, there is an alternative solution.

Learn how to conduct a proactive job search!

A proactive job search will make it so you never have to worry about a “ghost job” ever again. This job search method encourages you to reach out directly to employers about working for them instead of blindly applying to jobs online. Click HERE to learn more.

Good luck!

The LaunchpadLiftoff your career with weekly strategies delivered straight to your inbox! 25,000 subscribers and growing!

Here’s what’s going on in the news (related to careers of course):

What Is A Job Seeker Brand & Why It Matters?! 🙌 

Did somebody say FREE? Yup, we did. We’ve got live events, instant access resources, and quizzes all for FREE!

Remote jobs are highly in demand right now! If you’re in the market for a new job and want to work from home, we have some ideas for you.

Found job you like? Apply directly though their website using the links above. But remember, LinkedIn is your friend, we always suggest using backchanneling to give yourself a better shot at lading a job. To learn more about connecting with potential employers click HERE.

In the video above, J.T. explains a secret about job search that’s going to help you get a better paying job.

You know that person in your life who just got a new, better paying job? And you’re like, why them? How did they get that job? I could do that job!

And when you ask them how they got the job, they don’t really give you an answer. You just want to know what it takes to get a better job!

Lucky for you, J.T. shares the secret that other job seekers aren’t going to tell you about job search. Click HERE to watch the video.

If J.T.’s video resonated with you, and you would like some additional help with your job search. You know what to do! Grab a 7-day FREE trial and come join the Work It DAILY community!

We can’t wait to help you find a new, better paying job!

1. Was this email forwarded to you? SIGN UP HERE to get the ONLY career advice newsletter you'll ever need. (Yep. We're THAT good!)

2. Want to be featured (paid sponsorship) in our newsletter? CLICK HERE to send us your information and we'll be in touch!

3. Are you OBSESSED with our newsletter format and want to build your own? We use a tool called beehiiv and love it. You can use it too. CLICK HERE to learn more!

4. Love Work It DAILY? We love ourselves too, which is why we decided to create some merch. You can click HERE to access our store or click on the images below to go right to the products. We hope you love it as much as we do!