• Report: #1146394

Complaint Review: Career Concepts Inc.

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  • Submitted: Tue, May 13, 2014
  • Updated: Tue, May 13, 2014

  • Reported By: Proman Live — Birmingham Alabama
Career Concepts Inc.
Birmingham, Alabama USA

Career Concepts Inc. A complete Ripoff Birmingham Alabama

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I saw this report as I was searching career opportunities. I am familiar with Career Concepts Inc. and have used their services in the past. The concept is noble, but the individuals that are working in the company are not certified to provide these services. I will simply state that following statements below are true:

Career Concepts Inc. surfs job posting sites such as CareerBuilder, Monster and the Ladders for resumes that supposedly fit the company’s services.  The claim is that Career Concepts has Contacts within the business arena that can better assist you in a successful search for employment.  At that time that they ask you for an exurbanite fee for these supposed services that vary from $3000- $5000, without first producing any evidence or sample to you of any successful candidate that used the company and received a better paying job than they would have by doing the work themselves. The owner, Marlene Wallace, claims a 95% placement rate, but has no figures to back it up.  None of the individuals whom I have met through Career Concepts had landed a role within the 5 month contract I signed with them, and many of those encountered had been with the company numerous months prior to my joining. 

 Once Career Concepts has your money you will be assigned a career counselor for weekly meetings via phone (no Skype) or in office on your progress. The information provided to you in the handouts (most over 2 years or older) and manuals is the same that you can readily access at your local library or a web search. The one on one meeting are scheduled for an hour a week, but in many cases last less than 30 minutes on average, thus the total cost per session can be averaged out between $150-$300 an hour depending on the length of your contract.  For much less a price of about $100, you could get the same information on Amazon from career guidance books and software.  Career Concepts really only has ONE counselor.  My experience provided only 1-2 meeting availability each month.  The business only has two employees, consisting of the owner  and one receptionist/researcher.  I rarely encountered any of them at networking events as to introduce me to contacts.    

 If you have been already approached by Career Concepts , do yourself a huge favor  and save your time and money, and run not walk away from this company immediately.


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