Post # 1
I found a position on Craigslist and sent an e-mail with my resume and cover letter. I received an e-mail the next morning stating that they are in the finalization process of selecting a candidate and think that I would be an ideal employee. They stated that they wanted to set up an interview this Thursday. However, the interview would take place via Yahoo Messenger. There was no specific time, just go onto Yahoo Messenger at anytime when I am ready to interview. The recruiter stated that the interviewer is an extremely busy person. I sent an e-mail thanking the recruiter for setting up an interview. I asked if there was a specific time that was best for the interviewer since I understand that she is extremely busy.
Well…I get an e-mail back from the recruiter that says exactly this: “no but you were told to follow instructions.”
I responded by apologizing and stating that I completely understood the instructions, but the reason I asked about a specific time was so that I could accommodate the interviewer and her busy schedule. I re-iterated that I am extremely flexible and there are no time constraints on my end. I haven’t heard back since. I am going to sign onto Yahoo Messenger tomorrow since I have nothing to lose. Also, the online interviewing works for me as I am in NJ and I am interviewing for a position in PA.
I should also mention that the name of the company was not provided and wouldn’t be provided to me. I googled the names of the recruiter and interviewer and even googled the e-mail address which they e-mailed from. I figured this would work since most company e-mail addresses include the name of the company. I was unable to find ANYTHING on any of the searches I conducted.
What would you think? I mean, let’s say I am offered the job, I am going to be extremely wary as the recruiter was rude in her response to my question.
Post # 3
I would say this was a phising scam
Post # 4
This sounds like a total scam-a-roni. I would definitely NOT do that “interview”.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t go any further with this if I were you. It sounds like a total scam to me. No legitimate company would be unwilling to provide their company name to you. I personally wouldn’t even sign on to yahoo messenger.
Post # 6
I believe you are all correct. I had applied a few days ago to a position and received an e-mail immediately asking me to click on a link and the position would be mine. Of course I didn’t do that and I deleted the e-mail. In the beginning, this position seemed to be legit, as both the recruiter and interviewer names were provided to me. My husband even stated that this sounded shady. I just hope something legit comes along soon so I can finally move and live with my husband. The job situation is what’s keeping us apart now.
Post # 7
It sounds like it is probably a scam. I got something like that back, and I couldn’t find an address by googling it. or company info, so I ignored it and deleted the email, even though it said to not send any personal information, I had a gut feeling that it was probably not legit. 🙁 I hope you (and I) find our positions soon! BTW-Does anybody know what they are up to? What are they after? 🙂
Post # 8
I am a recruiter and I can assure you… we do not operate this way. it is a scam!!
Post # 9
It sounds really fishy. And what busy executive would agree to any time of day, they should have at least lied and made up a time..
Post # 10
while it sounds totally sketchy I got a job as a contractor through a hiring agency. Excuse me a “staffing agency”. whatever but I had some phone interviews and had previously sent my information not knowing who the actual employeer was. They typically don’t put that information out or else you could just to them and the staffing agency wouldn’t do any business. I ended up passing the staffing agencies’ phone interviews (while I was on vacation) and got an in person interview with the real company locally. Its a major power company here.
I say go for it until you see another red flag.