Career Experts Fraud / On Craigslist.com
The original complaint posted here is absolutely correct. I was on craigslist.com looking for available jobs. I came across this posting:
Admin Assistant (Fresno)
Reply to: job-[protected]@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-12-03, 2:14PM PST
Administrative Assistant at Elevator Company
The ideal candidate for this position will be a person with a professional demeanor and presence who will exercise a high level of discretion, both in confidential company operations and patient information. This position requires someone who has the ability to deal with diverse groups of individuals and situations with a high degree of tact and good judgment.
As the Administrative Assistant, you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient operations of this organization in a friendly and precise manner.
-Demonstrate ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with administration and staff in a team-oriented environment.
-Maintain a neat and organized office.
-Provide patient database reports.
-Ordering/maintaining office supplies.
-Provide general Administrative support.
-Assist with payroll preparation (we train).
-Positive and energetic individual with the ability to work in a highly demanding environment.
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (we train).
-Detail oriented with a methodological approach to problem solving.
-Outstanding attendance and punctuality.
-Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
-Willingness to learn new applications.
-Capacity to assume responsibility for own professional development.
Comprehensive benefits available.
Salary $54, 500/year.
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
THEN HERE IS THE EMAIL I RECEIVED:
Re: Admin Assist 12/4
From: Career Experts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Thu 12/04/08 7:36 PM
Hello, how are you? One of my clients sent me your resume and we want to follow-upwith you. Are you ready for a career change? Are you free for live or phone interviews this week? My name is Sister Mary Joseph. I am the CEO of Career Experts (helping people find top level careers in the "hidden job market" since 1995). I am really impressed with your rich workexperiences. I can tell from your experiences that you are very good working with the public, a "people person" which is exactly what we are looking for. I have spoken to a few companies about your background and the feedback has been very positive so far. Now they wish to meet you this week. Are you available for an interview with the companies? What is your availability? Do you prefer mornings, afternoons, or evenings/weekends? Could you be available as early as tomorrow for phone interviews? We will be working together on your job search so I would like you to know who we are and how we operate. We are a 15 year-old recruiting firm hired by many large companies who only want tohire the best candidates at the best salary (usually $50, 000 or more) and they pay us a commission to help them find staff. The commission DOES NOT come from your salary. What you make, you keep. We do not charge you anything to find a job. I am your agent and you can ask me any questions in order to feel more confident prior to your interviews. We will setup the interviews for you and prepare you with full job descriptions and company information but it is your responsibility to show up for the interviews and get the job. We have an 85% successful placement rate within the first week and I am confident the companies will want to meet or speak to you this week subject to your availability. I will confirm the interview times once I know your schedule. Please look at the following list of jobs and let me know which offers interest you by number. The full time permanent positions with benefits I have for you now near your home:1) Sheraton Hotel & Ritz Carlton Hotels: Administrative Assistant $55, 000 or more.2) Pediatrician Office Manager at Children’s Hospital $55, 000.3) Airport: Administrative Assistant responsible for customer service $52, 000 or more.4) Law office: Administrative Assistant $55, 000.5) Administrator at a Plastic Surgery Clinic $52, 500.6) Psychology Office Manager. Excellent benefits $52, 000+.7) Chiropractor Office Manager. $54, 000 + benefits.8) University Admissions Office Administrator. $55, 000.9) Bank – Customer Service. $47, 000.10) Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeon – Office Manager. $52, 000.11) Administrative Assistant – Elevator Company. $55, 500.12) Hospital Admissions Department – Administrative Assistant. $57, 000. 13) Law Office: 2 Administrative Assistants $22 per hour (negotiable).14) Optometrist Office: Office Manager – $52, 500.15) Full-Time Administrative Assistant / Office Music Producer. Salary $52, 500 annually + benefits.16) Administrative Assistant. Exxon Mobil. $55, 000 + health benefits. 17) Public Relations/Customer Service. Google. $57, 000 + health benefits.18) Accounting Clerk. Pediatrician. $57, 800 (Interviews this week!) 19) Administrative Assistant for Asian Export Company. $58, 000 + benefits. (Interviews this week!).20) Maternity Ward Administrative Assistant. General Hospital. $55, 000. Training Provided.21) Administrative Assistant/Office Manager Ice Cream Company. $57, 500. Interviews this week with 2 weeks paid training.22) Mail Room Manager at Law Firm. $47, 000-$57, 000. I have told the employers to please wait one more day and I will get back to them shortly and let them know your availability for the first round of interviews whether they be live or by phone. Then I will send them your revised resume best suited for the jobs for which you are applying. Please have a look at the resume samples on our website (www.careerexperts.org) and then let me know which style you wish us to make for you. It is safe to say we are on the same page in wanting you to get the interview and get hired this week. Good for you and good for us. I look forward to managing your career search with you. The sooner, the better. Many of my clients were hired yesterday. I am recommending we work together so that you are not rejected in favor of someone else and each application has the most positive effect. Thank you and congratulations on your new career. God Bless You. Sincerely, Sister Mary Joseph, CEOwww.careerexperts.org
THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP! Sounded too good to be true!