Basics: is a job site that appears to simply shill for other dubious job sites

Expected pay: NA

Husl$core: $

Commissions & fees: NA

Where: Nationwide (remote)

Requirements: NA Review:

When we first reviewed several years ago, the site promised to help seasoned professionals find work. If it landed you a job that you kept for more than 90 days, it even promised to pay you a bonus.

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When we revisited the site in January of 2023, however, there was no sign of this offer — or of any real job listings.

They say….

When you go to the site, it promises “a path to more opportunity.” Supposedly supported by artificial intelligence, it says it works to match your skills with appropriate opportunities. And, if you plug in a job title and city, you’ll get a long list of what appear to be appropriate jobs.

Shilling for other sites

But, click on the “apply now” tab and instead of going to the company that you think you’re applying to, it sends you to another job site.

For instance, we searched for “logistics manager in New York” and then clicked on the supposedly open job listing with Halliburton. The site redirected and said “This employer is currently not accepting applications in your area.” But, suddenly, we were now on GetGreatCareers, which prompted another job search. We repeated the process, clicking on a supposedly open position, and got redirected again. This time it was to “MyWorkdayJobs.”

When we tested job listings for “editor, Los Angeles,” we clicked on a listing for a “Lead Editor” at Sony Pictures. But when we clicked on “apply now,” we were redirected to a site called “Lensa,” which is apparently another job search site.

Other red flags

It’s worth noting that when we did our first review in 2019, we found a raft of complaints on TrustPilot. They all said roughly the same thing: links to affiliates that may bombard you with pitches for resume and education services if you fill out their forms. And you might not realize you’re filling out a third-party form because you got “redirected” in the application process.

At the time, officials said they had changed their management team and the complaints had stopped.

But, the bad experiences those users were griping about seem strangely familiar to editors.

Recommendations has a great name for a job site. But it’s a miserable place to look if you want a job.

If you’re a professional looking for work, we recommend an established and ethical staffing company like Robert Half. 

You also can find copious job listings on free job boards like Indeed and Glassdoor.

If you want flexible, part-time or remote work, you can search SideHusl by job category. Or you can sign up with FlexJobs, which vets job listings to make sure they’re legit, but charges a membership fee. (You can sign up with FlexJobs here.)

What users say: (from Trust Pilot)

[The site] seemed to pull info out of my resume and fit it into a format that was very limited. Also, a lot of steering to school ads, etc. Was looking for a straight job search experience. Haven’t received one response, either. We’ll see.

When you click on a job and it wants your phone number for telemarketers to call about getting more education, you tell them you’re looking for another job and they hang up on you. So you can’t get to the application, which is why I don’t like your site.

I’m sure there might be some benefit, but I’m too busy battling the spam to find out. I regret signing up.

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