Have you come across Find Dream Jobs on your job search? Wondering if you should give out that personal information or if it’s just some type of scam site?
The truth is, not every job search website is of equal merit, so you should be a little cautious when you’re applying for jobs online. You need to know if you’re giving out your information to a legit company or just selling your information for profit.
I did a little investigating to find out if Find Dream Jobs is a scam or a real job site.
Summary: Located at finddreamjobs.com or signup.finddreamjobs.com (for “Amazon” jobs), this is not the best source for finding work. You’re going to find yourself in a never-ending redirect loop to different shady looking job sites that all make you sign up with your personal information, including your phone number. By the time you find a legit job posting, you’ll have sold your email and phone number to tons of different people! If you’re looking for a legit Amazon job posting, go directly to amazon.jobs.com
I first came across Find Dream Jobs from a posting over at Jobs2careers.com. This Amazon job posting caught my eye as being shady because I knew we don’t have Amazon jobs available here.
Here’s a listing for an Amazon position found at Jobs2careers.com:
Jobs2Careers is actually a job listings aggregator – it just pulls a bunch of jobs from all over the web. Many of the jobs here are real and link to well-known websites, but what makes it a bit shady is there is also a ton of fake listings and spam.
I decided to click to see where it’d take me.
Inside Find Dream Jobs: How it works
There are some different entry points to this website, depending on how you find it. Here’s the main website at finddreamjobs.com:
One of them makes it look like they’re really connected to Amazon in some way, which is signup.finddreamjobs.com. This is where I was redirected from the Amazon ad on Jobs 2 Careers.
In order to access this website, I had to enter quite a bit of personal information, including a phone number. After that, I had to answer a lot of survey type questions, some of which didn’t even seem to be related to a job search at all (what does being a homeowner have anything to do with it?)
Now I was finally able to see the job listings they had available. This whole time, I’m expecting to see Amazon jobs since that’s what was advertised.
I only see one listing entitled, Amazon Work From Home Program – Now Open!
After clicking, I’m just lead to another job site – higherincomejobs.com. This job site is telling me there are 1,500 Amazon jobs available in my zip code! Wow, that’s incredibly suspect especially considering we have no Amazon warehouse near me! (And even if we did, that number is crazy)
Ah but another site where I am again prompted to enter some personal info. Higher Income Jobs actually took it a bit farther and even needed my exact STREET address to locate jobs for me? That isn’t necessary.
Another site I kept getting redirected to was myjobresource.com, jobaccept.com, and a few others.
The redirect loop
What I found was these websites kept sending you in this back and forth loop – I’d click a job from finddreamjobs.com, but was then led to myjobresource.com, only then to be led back to finddreamjobs.com.
This happened a lot, and it happened with other websites too.
Consent to endless spam and robocalls
These job sites also make you consent to turn over your personal information to their “representatives” which basically means you’re agreeing to get a ton of spam robocalls and texts.
While you technically are legally consenting to this, there are a lot of people who don’t read or consider what they may even be agreeing to when they hit that checkbox.
I would highly suggest you don’t give out your phone number to Find Dream Jobs or any of these types of job sites that require all this info just to view their job board listings.
The jobs behind them aren’t special and are just pulled from various places around the web, so you could go somewhere legit like LinkedIn, Indeed, or Career Builder and see the same type of jobs.
Read this review from Scam Guard about someone who was so harassed by these phone calls, he had to change his phone number!
It’s really no joke. I made this mistake years ago where I gave out my number somewhere on the web. I’m pretty sure it was to one of those car insurance quote ads. I haven’t stopped receiving endless spam and robocalls ever since! I don’t even answer my phone now unless I know who is calling.
Are any of the jobs legit?
Many of the listings from Find Dream Jobs are actually real, but they are all pulled from elsewhere on the internet. You’ll find that some will take you directly to the company website to apply, or to a better-known site like Career Builder.
But you’re going to have to give out your phone number and personal information to even look at these job listings and you can find them directly from other places which don’t require any information upfront in the first place!
In addition, you’re going to be sifting through a ton of crap. It’ll redirect you to tons of other job posting sites that all ask for your personal information like your phone number and email address. By the time you hit a real job listing to apply for, you’ll have already given out your phone number to multiple lists.
Legit Amazon jobs
Through all the crap, I was actually able to find a legitimate job listing for Amazon on one of the sites I was redirected to that took me to amazon.force.com.
The job was for a warehouse position. HOWEVER, the job listing came up as telling me the job was available in my city but then the actual listing was in Tenessee which is very far away!
By the way, amazon.force.com is an official place to apply for Amazon jobs, since if you visit jobs.amazon.com and click to apply for any job, you’ll be taken to amazon.force.com. (I was a little skeptical at first but I tested it out)
The Bottom Line
Be leary of giving out your phone number, address, and any other personal information to websites like this. If you’re being forced to give it directly upfront before you can even see jobs, head the other way.
Always make sure you’re giving out your info to the actual employer, not anyone who is going to sell it for profit. Listings from places like Indeed, Career Builder, LinkedIn, and others are more thoroughly vetted.
If you’re trying to find actual job listings for Amazon, make sure you’re going directly to jobs.amazon.com.
If you’re specifically trying to find work from home opportunities, you might consider checking out Flexjobs.com. It’s more geared toward people who have a 4-year degree and experience, but it’s a pretty good place to find legit work at home stuff because you don’t get any scams.