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Buy a Job Reference Service: Brilliant or Baffling?

A rough job market means applicants are willing to take extra risks to get hired, and the job search industry is happy to collect the checks. So it's no shocker that we see services like Buy a Job Reference, which allows you to...wait for it...purchase a fake seal of approval. With package prices ranging from $40 to $76, the service will deliver you a personalized company name, phone number, and address, and pretend to be a reference. Here's more:

Buy a Job Reference allows you to make up any fake job reference, job title, salary, any dates of employment, and any other information you would like to place on your resume or next job application and WE WILL HAVE YOUR BACK...The human resource department of one of our established companies will provide the details of your choice to anyone who calls.

This isn't the first company we've seen that provides a fake reference to make you look good. Do you think the idea is brilliant or baffling?

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pearsbeary pearsbeary 7 years
oops i mean anymore not anyone!
pearsbeary pearsbeary 7 years
wow...don't people have pride in work ethic anyone?!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
The only part of this that's surprising is that it hasn't been done yet.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
This is not only's totally deceitful! Terrible, terrible idea.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
okay let's assume that any product or service you post which has to do with lying on your resume or paying for something that is not true to get a job, we're going to find it baffling this is the same as all those other stupid websites out there to help you lie on job applications and they're all ridiculous if you are useless, not qualified, and have no job history, then you don't deserve the job! point finale
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 7 years
This is horrible --- And dangerous. If someone is so incompetent/immoral/etc. that they can't scrounge up three people (the usual number of references requested) then can you imagine having them work for you? I shudder to imagine the damage someone like that could do to a company.
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