It's wild how many job listings might be fake

You may have heard of the acronym FAANG, which stands for Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google. These are highly coveted tech companies that represent success in the industry. About six months ago, I quit my job as a Cloud space architect at Google to create an AI recruiting platform to help people land their dream jobs.

Our conversational AI recruiter "Buddy" conducts custom simulated video interviews for job applicants based on the company's preferences, culture, and technical needs. Our vision is to scale "Buddy" to become every job seeker's companion to prepare for job interviews. By adopting this FAANG-inspired name, we aim to empower individuals to achieve their career aspirations, whether at FAANG companies or elsewhere.

So far, we've interviewed over 35 recruiters to learn more about what they're looking for. Based on my own experience going through dozens of interviews at companies like Microsoft and Amazon, as well as insights from speaking with recruiters directly, here are my top tips for excelling in a job interview:

1. Request a call with the hiring manager early in the process. This helps increase your visibility and allows you to build rapport.

2. Start the interview with some casual small talk. This can help the interviewer remember you later on.

3. Be concise in your responses. Avoid getting bogged down in unnecessary details.

4. Weave in your personality when answering behavioral questions. This helps the company get to know you as a person.

5. Don't follow up too aggressively after the interview. Give the company time to make their decision, and don't contact them more than twice.

I hope these tips help you land your dream job, whether at a FAANG company or elsewhere. Let me know if you have any other questions! 

Resume Builder conducted a survey of hiring managers, revealing that 30% of employers post fake job listings. The reasons for this practice include:

1. Easing concerns of overworked employees

2. Signaling company growth

3. Increasing employee productivity and morale

4. Collecting resumes for future openings

5. Indicating willingness to hire externally

Nearly 70% of hiring managers viewed this practice as morally acceptable. However, experts warn it could undermine trust and confidence among current and potential employees.

The survey found that fake listings span all job levels and are often posted on company websites and LinkedIn. Surprisingly, many of these listings lead to real interviews and even employment, with 40% of hiring managers always contacting applicants for fake jobs.

To spot fake listings, job seekers are advised to:

- Verify who posted the job

- Contact hiring managers directly

- Check how long the listing has been active

The article concludes by highlighting concerns about dishonesty in the hiring process and expresses hope that the incoming generation of workers will demand more transparency from employers.

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