I love the internet. Some of my most rewarding employment opportunities have come from online sites. So now when I search for employment, I research a prospective employer as thoroughly (if they are considering employing me) as they research me.
So I find myself posting today out of frustration! As I mentioned earlier some of the best employment opportunities I have had have originated from employment sites on the internet with online postings on CL for "help wanted" for actual jobs. In the past, the prospective employers I was connected with were 100% LEGITIMATE & REAL. The ability to use my skills & talents to enhance their companies was very rewarding. I am now finding that predators are lurking in "cyberspace" seeking honest job seekers to lead astray and are offended when you call them on their "shady" postings. BE WARY!
When you receive an e-mailed reply to a job posting, be wary if anonymity is the only constant. The e-mail reply I received from Career Network, Inc. also listed as Synergy Careers Today is listed below:
"I've sorted through the resumes people have posted on the Internet. I recently put yours aside for future reference. I think your administrative background and training are exactly what my company needs. I'd like to extend an invitation to you to apply for our Executive Assistant position. I have included some facts about the opening below.
$60,000 - $80,000: Competitive Salary
Candidates should be self starters with excellent organizational skills. If the position interests you or if you would like to learn more about it, please click on the link below. You can also copy and paste the link into another browser and access the Web site that way. The application page will display detailed information about the opening's duties and responsibilities.
Please allow a couple of days for your application to be processed. A member of our human resources department will then contact you to set up an initial interview.
Sr. Recruiter, HR Division"
Legitimate employers will list a street address & a contact phone number as well as a point of contact for the position listed. So I am not replying to this invitation.
If you do your homework & utilize sites such as this one - Ripoff Report - you will save yourself many hours & a great amount of frustration as you chase the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Good luck!
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