Career Solutions / Scam Employment Agency
These people are at it again under the name of Career Solutions, but, with the same players...How interesting, I had similar experience with Mr Vargo. Before joining Chandler-Hill as a client Mr. Vargo stated that they have the Fortune 1000 companies in the Houston area as corporate clients as well as other major companies. He stated that they would be able to place me in a career position in 30-45 days making $600, 000 plus per year, easily, especially with my experience and educational profile. My 'profile' results showed that only 1% of the people in the country matched my educational qualifications and profile and that I would be in high demand for executive position. He stated that they were charging me the standard $13, 000 fee possible based on how quickly they would be able to find me a position. He stated that my profile/resume would be sent to all their corporate clients however when asked for proof of this I was given none.
Chandler Hill teaches/trains its' â€˜employeeâ€™ clients NOT to use the job placement websites or to send your resume to the HR departments, they claim it is a waste of time, yet that is all they do. I first started working with Alex Luingas for 12 month with zero result (not even one telephone interview) and after complaining due to lack of results Jon Vargo stated that he would personally get involved and 'reach out' to his contacts and corporate partners on my behalf. After few weeks he failed to do so or prove otherwise. In fact he would not respond to ANY of my emails asking what companies he spoke to on my behalf.
Their 'professional resume writers' donâ€™t really do anything. They make you fill out all kinds of 'assignments' and the software automatically fills in a word document to write the resume. If you ask to have them â€˜spice upâ€™ your resume with industry key words they tell you â€œno, we donâ€™t do thatâ€. Your campaign manager really only has meetings with you to get you to sign paperwork stating that they are doing their job. If you question them on how they are assisting you they makeup excuses and tell you that they canâ€™t move to the next step until you sign the paperwork saying they are doing their job. When I asked to see a list of their â€˜Corporate Clientsâ€™ or a list of non-search engine positions that they knew about, my campaign manager (at the time Alex Luingas and later on due to a lot of complains Bruce Clagg) got VERY mad at me and YELLED at me and tried to terminate my contract with them. They do not actively assist you in finding a job. Their website and paperwork states one thing but their sales people and campaign managers verbally tell you anything to keep you coming back and paying them until your two years contract is over.
They rush you through the process and in and out their door as quickly as possible. After nearly 2 years with them I have yet to receive a call from anyone that Chandler-Hill supposedly submitted my resume to nor have received a legitimate lead from their 'exclusive client list'. The only positions that they have submitted my information for have been found through job search engines, not through their 'exclusive client list'.
I have followed up with all of the companies that Chandler Hill stated that they submitted my resume/information to and half have responded back to me. Half of them responded back to me and have never received my information nor heard of me or Chandler Hill. The positions and companies that they claimed to have submitted my information to have never received anything from them. These were valid positions that I could have applied for but since Chandler Hill said that they were submitting for me I did not apply.
I am unemployed and I wasted $9, 500.00 of what was left of my savings with this firm based upon verbal promises of employment. Someone needs to expose them and stop other people from falling for this scam!