Job seekers, if you were excited that this was going to be your dream job where you'd make bank doing not a whole lot do I have some sad news for you...
I dont care what anyone says; this sham operation is a pyramid scheme. Plain and simple. I havent been blessed with any special sort of revelation here; any third grader could point this out. (YES, Ive read ALL the rebuttals and Im still positive this is a sham)
1.) When Im told that Ive been selected for an interview, that means Im expecting to
speak to a Mr. Charles Fields; and Charles Fields ONLY. Not some canned,
recorded blurb (And yes rebutters, the blurb is not live, its RECORDED lets
be real here please) where theres dozens of us like a cattle call. SUPER SHADY
2.) 5 minutes into this monstrosity of an interview I quickly realized that this
was more of a sales pitch for US, the CANDIDATES to purchase the product and
not just an explanation of the product we would be selling. SUPER SHADY
3.) Any situation where you have to pay to work or further your knowledge for a fee
is a sham. Recruiters for a company should be seeking out candidates who are
ready to go to work NOW. SUPER SHADY
The reason Ive made my own posting about this as opposed to just commenting on an existing one is that theres power in numbers. Ive reported Miss Jill Barnes to Monster and hopefully Monster will mandate more truthful recruiting or revoke her ability to recruit through their site entirely.
Let me be perfectly clear here, Im not here to rain on Harvards parade, I am content on letting them continue this business as they chose; but when they recruit employees, they need to call it for what it is:
1.) A vocational opportunity where one can gain marketable skills.
2.) Independent contracting.
3.) 100% commission based.
4.) Most of the day on your feet peddling businesses to allow you to speak and where the financial reward does not outweigh the legwork.
5.) Initial start up investment on the employees end.
NONE of these four listed facts about the company are mentioned by Jill in her email about the open position with the company. Actually Jill, you should make that open position(S), because everybody knows Harvard will take anybody with a pulse who is stupid enough to think theyre going to make any sort of commendable income off of this.
In the recruitment email, she asked basic questions about my ability to speak in front of others and asked for a resume (making the opportunity seem as if they are very selective over whom they choose). She then sets up an interview where you need to call in and speak with a gentleman named Charles Fields. The interview was a complete joke from the beginning. Its recorded and its a group conference call with multiplecandidates (all of whom think theyre going into a legitimate opportunity for employment)
Five minutes into the recorded interview I realized that this car salesman was trying to talk us, the
candidates, into buying the product ourselves. I still listened thinking maybe I was mistaken. Nope, at the end of nearly a 40 minute recorded sales pitch this sham became crystal clear. You need to buy the pre-paid legal services and Identity theft protection first, in order to properly market the product. AND on top of that, after you become an agent, it is YOUR responsibility to go to the employers and set up the meetings. The contacts are not derived from Harvard itself.
Jill, sweetheart, I know its hard filling interview spots when you arent 100% truthful, but the truth hurts.