I would post a zero if I could .
The reps totally lied to me about how many candidates they had in the data base, then convinced me I needed to spend $400 for a monthly ad (one ad)
He told me, Darryl Reynolds, that there was hundreds on licensed state inspectors in my immediate area looking for a job asap ( I explained to him thoroughly in detail that this was a licensed position that needed to be licensed through the Virginia state police. He still insisted he had hundreds of people in my immediate area looking for immediate employment.
I wanted to just run the ad for a couple days and he aggressively pursued the monthly option. I explained to him that we were a brand new business less than three months and that a $400 expense just wasn’t an option. He then said he would add on the $60 urgent ad option at no charge.
I reluctantly agreed because I needed somebody for the position, and he assured me that he would get me multiple qualified candidates. I had already written an ad but he insisted that he rewrite it. So after it’s all said and done the next day I go to check my account and guess what, I was charged the $60 for the urgent ad. After contacting him it took two emails to get that credited.
After 10 days and not one applicant, another representative reached out to me and told me that it was because the way the ad was written, lol. I guess he didn’t get the memo that they wrote the ad!. He then tried to sell me $400 more of useless product.
He actually wanted me to spend more money for product and zero results for me. I asked for the account to be prorated and canceled immediately of course I was denied. He told me some tweaks to make to get more candidates.
After making those tweaks I was matched with one person whom never even responded or answered the phone. I’m not even sure this was a real person. I had mentioned numerous times on the phone that I hadn’t gotten even one candidate, after that one candidate magically appeared him ghosted me. I don’t know why somebody would post on a job site and then not answer when people contacted them.
I contacted and told them I wanted it canceled at the moment that month ended. I did not want to be billed one more cent .
The next week I was contacted again and tried to be sold more product, more useless product!. Once I explained everything to him and I think he realized I wasn’t going to buy he tried to end the conversation. I had mentioned to him that it was already supposed to be canceling and guess what, lol he said it was set to renew no cancellation was ever put in. And I would’ve been billed another $460! So after a few choice words on my part it was canceled.
Today was the cancellation date and not one candidate. Not one application or resume. Not even one match with a good phone number who was even licensed. I’d sure like to know where these hundreds of people were.
They were nowhere in the database that they promised. I don’t know what he was looking at or what numbers he was going by, I don’t think there was a need to be totally honest with me. I think it was just a totally made up Sales speech. I think that it is awful that they take advantage of new businesses like that. He knew how desperate I was and how bad I needed somebody and totally took advantage of me.
But I know better for next time. I think at the very least if they can’t live up to their promises that the money should be prorated. I’ve gotten much better results out of a $25 craigslist ad. One $25 craigslist ad got me 10 applicants three of which whom were actually qualified one of which I hired.
Close to $500 with zip recruiter got me absolutely nothing but headaches. I don’t know what kind of industry this is good for but automotive mechanic or licensed state inspector is not one of them. And then the fact that they try to blame me and the way the ad was written when they are the ones that wrote the ad it’s just the icing on the cake! Beware if you don’t get the results that they promise they are going to try to sell you more.
If you really really feel like you need to spend close to $500 or get rid of $500, you would do much better using it as toilet paper instead of giving it to this company!!!