1. Quick Summary
  2. Is Geebo Legit for Jobs?
  3. Key Takeaways
  4. What if a Job Posting Doesn’t Have a Company Name?
  5. How Does Geebo Work?
  6. How Does Geebo Earn Money?
  7. Where Do Geebo Jobs Come From?
  8. Geebo Redirects to Other Websites
  9. Information Goes to Third Parties
  10. Does Geebo Vet Job Ads?
  11. Is Geebo Legitimate?
  12. Alternatives to Geebo for Jobs
  13. Fake Postings on Job Sites
  14. Frequently Asked Questions
  15. Conclusion - Geebo Is Legitimate but Not Necessary

Looking for a job is a job in itself. So when you take the time to scour job boards you want to find legitimate jobs. One job board is Geebo. But are all the jobs on Geebo legit? And how do you spot the bad ones?

Is Geebo Legit for Jobs?

Yes, Geebo is a legitimate job board that has been around since 2000. However, it primarily aggregates job listings from other sources, leading to many outdated listings. It's better to use major job boards directly for more up-to-date and legitimate job postings.

Key Takeaways

  • Geebo is a legitimate job board, but it primarily scrapes and aggregates jobs from other sources, leading to outdated listings.

  • Applying through Geebo may result in your personal information being shared with third-party entities for marketing purposes.

  • It's better to use major job boards like Indeed, LinkedIn, and Monster directly, as they source jobs directly from employers.

  • Be cautious of potential job scams on any job board, such as those promising unrealistically high pay or requesting payment or sensitive information up front.

What if a Job Posting Doesn’t Have a Company Name?

A job posting may not have a company name because the business doesn’t want competitors to know they’re hiring. Or they may be using a staffing firm. 

Research the staffing firm. If it’s not legitimate, it may be a scammer. Scammers try to get your email so they can spam you.

Geebo has been around since 2000. But just because it has been around a long time, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s legit for job seekers. We’ll look at Geebo to explore whether it's a good place to find a job or a waste of time.

How Does Geebo Work?

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Geebo is a community classified store. It advertises numerous items, including:

  • Jobs
  • Apartments
  • Homes for sale
  • New/used cars

New jobs appear online immediately. They don’t restrict the amount of space for job descriptions. This means you’re given a lot of details about the position.

When you go to the Geebo home page, you're given employment options. The options are conveniently broken down into categories to easily find the industry you're interested in applying for.

At the bottom of the home page, it is broken down into cities. When you click on the city you once more have the employment categories.

How Does Geebo Earn Money?

Geebo doesn’t charge the job seeker to use their job posting site. Instead, they make money in other ways. These include:

  • Display advertisements
  • From people posing for jobs
  • Affiliates

All three of these forms of revenue are pretty common on job sites. Most employers are charged to list their jobs. Advertising is common as well.

Where Do Geebo Jobs Come From?

Geebo has many jobs, from paying customers to. But that's not the only source they use. Geebo also scrapes and aggregates from the internet, looking for job openings.

Scraping and aggregating is the practice of gathering jobs from external sources. They build their web page around it, usually to sell advertising.

This is not an uncommon practice, both Google and Indeed use this process. But one problem with scraping is the job’s availability. Many jobs have expired on other platforms and have been scraped by Geebo.

Companies have taken down the job on the original job board they advertised, unaware that Geebo had scraped the job. This leads to confusion.

Geebo has a disclaimer regarding this. They have a form that you fill out to set up your profile. The form states that they cannot guarantee the job is still available.

You can waste your time applying for a job that no longer exists.

Are Geebo Jobs Legit?

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You may see senior-level jobs advertised on Geebo. Positions like V.P. of sales or managing editor show up and tempt you to apply.

However, recruiters and companies don't advertise positions on platforms such as Geebo. Geebo is more suited for:

  • Entry-level jobs
  • Warehouse jobs
  • Accounts payable positions

One position we saw advertised on Geebo was for a senior wealth manager in Santa Barbara, CA. Another was for a specialty representative. 

The position advertised that the candidate would discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health problems.

These positions would not be advertised on Geebo and were probably scraped from other sources.

Given the low advertising spend on Geebo, companies won’t attract the high-level talent they need to fill senior positions. There are more viable platforms on which to get results.

Whether you are a stay-at-home parent or not, you’ll easily find a job on this one.

Job Postings from Small Organizations

Mom-and-pop organizations or small businesses primarily use a platform like Geebo. Geebo has major corporations listed. Some that were listed included:

  • Delta Airlines
  • Capital One
  • GE

These corporations wouldn’t advertise on a platform like Geebo. And the positions were most likely scraped from other job boards.

Geebo Redirects to Other Websites

Geebo frequently redirects inquiries to other sources. For example, they might direct you to the company’s website. This is a good thing when it happens.

But most of the time it directs you to other career sites like Indeed or CareerBuilder. Other redirects will send you to lesser-known job boards.

The point is, why not just go to the original source and use the large job boards? Then you know that the jobs are fresh and available.

Information Goes to Third Parties

Unfortunately, not all the redirects lead to career or company websites. Some lead to a page where you fill out a profile.

The profile makes it look like you’re directly applying for the job advertised. The information requested is standard like:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • City and state
  • Zip code
  • Mobile phone
  • Salary expectation
  • Desired job

The top states they don’t guarantee the job is available as mentioned earlier. But at the bottom of the requested information, a red flag starts waving.

The terms and conditions you must click to submit your form say you're giving permission to receive job alerts from Geebo partners. It also allows them to send you “similar jobs” if the one you’re applying for is not available.

But the troubling part is you agree to be “co-registered with Resume-Library” and for your resume to be searchable.

You’re basically sending your personal information, complete with an email address, out on the web. It opens you up to spam emails instead of job opportunities.

Does Geebo Vet Job Ads?

Geebo doesn’t police their job ads. That means some of them could be scams. That means the fake employers will try to steal your personal information or money.

But in all fairness, you’ll find this on the big job boards as well.

Is Geebo Legitimate?

Geebo has been around for a while and does have jobs available. They aren’t trying to scam people. But you run the risk of them having outdated listings. So, you waste your time applying for nonexistent jobs.

The best bet is applying to the big career boards and getting job listings firsthand.

Alternatives to Geebo for Jobs

Geebo redirects most of their listings. And since you’re being directed to other job boards by Geebo, might as well just go to the source. There are many available. Here are the major job boards.

1. Glassdoor

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Glassdoor has a company reviews feature that helps you when searching for a job. Although reviews can sometimes be skewed, they can give you an idea of the company’s culture.

Glassdoor has really made strides as a job search website, mostly because of these reviews. Besides the reviews, Glassdoor shows jobs and salaries similar to what you are looking for.

But unfortunately, they’re getting salary information from those who sign up and that can sometimes be skewed.

Also, Glassdoor now asks for personal information like name and email address, but it claims to keep it confidential. Many users have deleted their accounts out of concern for privacy.

2. Indeed

Indeed is the largest job search website worldwide. It has over 225 million job seekers and resumes. Like Geebo, it is also an aggregator. It scours the internet looking for job postings. Finding jobs without the effort of searching the internet makes it an easy source.

But they also have employers listed on Indeed. Employers list for free. This encourages many employers to use them.

The con to Indeed is that everyone uses it. There’s a lot of competition. Those looking for a job are on weekly.

One benefit is you can sign up for job alerts, so you don’t have to go on Indeed every day.

3. LinkedIn

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LinkedIn can be a competitive place to find a job. Some openings receive 1,000 resumes on the first day they are posted.

Look at how they break down job functions for employers posting jobs. Look for the category that best suits your desired job.

The odds are high, but many professionals find jobs on LinkedIn.

4. ZipRecruiter

ZipRecruiter is the second-biggest job board. Unlike Indeed, which requires employers to bid for space on the board, ZipRecruiter charges a flat fee.

There are roughly nine million active jobs on ZipRecruiter. This is a great place to start an effective job search.

5. Monster

Like ZipRecruiter, Monster also charges employers a flat fee. They’ll also run a posting for 30 days. There’s a variety of openings. These openings are posted directly by:

  • Companies
  • Staffing agencies
  • Recruiters

Once faltering slightly, Monster has done a great job in acquiring new employers.

I have also shared some apps to find Odd Jobs near you on our site.

Fake Postings on Job Sites

Fraudulent job listings can appear on any job site. These scammers take your personal information and sell it to companies for marketing purposes.

But some fakers dig deeper trying to steal identities and money.

Some fake ads on sites require applicants to agree to receive marketing contacts from other companies when they apply.

Keep in mind, scammers may use legitimate company names or even government entities, to entice you to apply.

There are several ways to tell if the job is a scam.

Quick Job Offer or High Pay

If you receive a job offer and you haven't applied for that job, it’s probably a scam. Likewise, if you receive an offer based on your resume and you haven’t been interviewed, it’s a scam.

Everyone wants a high-paying job, but if you notice that the pay is particularly high for a particular position, it's probably a scam.

For example, if it's a part-time job and they're offering $80,000 annually. Don't bother; it's a scam to get your information.

A job that promises you’ll get wealthy fast, is also a scam.

Company Requires Payment

No legitimate recruiter or company is going to request a payment from you. You should never pay for the opportunity to interview.

Company Contact Information is Missing

The correspondence may be unprofessional, and the company information may be missing. If you notice that there isn’t any information, do an internet search and try to find the company’s website or email address.

If you can’t find any information move on.

Company Requires Confidential Information

No legitimate company is going to require confidential information before you are hired. They will not ask for:

  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Bank account information

If a company requires this, end the interview and walk away. It's a scam.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve covered information about Geebo and other career boards. But in case you need additional information, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions.

1. What questions should you ask a recruiter or company?

Some questions you should ask during an interview are why the position is open, what is the interview process and timeline and what are the most important qualities of the position. Asking about the company culture is also important.

2. Are job boards a good place to find a job?

Job boards could be an excellent place to find a job. But be warned that only three percent of job seekers on job boards receive employment. If you want a job, it's better to go to a company's website or network with professionals in the industry. A job board could give you an idea of what types of jobs are available.

3. Do recruitment services cost money?

Recruitment services should not charge potential employees for their services. Recruitment services earn money by charging the company. If a recruitment agency is trying to charge you, it's a scam.

Conclusion - Geebo Is Legitimate but Not Necessary

Geebo is a legitimate job board, but it is secondary to the bigger boards. Since Geebo scrapes jobs from the bigger boards and then sends you back to them, it defeats the purpose. Why not go to the big career board in the first place?

If you fill out a job profile through Geebo, you risk your information being given to third parties. They are honest in telling you this.

The best course of action is to always read the terms and conditions of all websites that require personal information.

Watch out for fake ads; they can appear on Geebo and on any job board. Look for the signs to avoid them.

Bob Haegele

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Bob Haegele, your personal finance guru, draws on years of experience to simplify complex financial concepts and offer actionable advice.

Dedicated to helping you achieve financial success, Bob is here to guide you through every step of your journey to financial freedom with expertise in areas such as investing, student loans, and credit cards. His work has appeared on Business Insider,, and other nationally recognized outlets.

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