I received a phone call from "Bethany" at Oldham Group AIL. I was told my resume was found online and that she wanted to have me interviewed for either an Benefits Administrator or Management position.
When I asked for more details, Bethany told me that the position deals "with benefits for labor union members". With Wichita being a big aircraft town, this sounded plausible. However, she wasn't able to give me more information and said her hiring manager could explain it much better than her - first red flag. The human resources individual who contacts you should be able to thoroughly explain the position(s). She also never said what AIL stood for. When I saw complaints online, I rationalized maybe AIL didn't stand for American Income Life. She told me that my interview would be at 10AM with "Tina".
After confirming an interview date for Wednesday March 7, 2012 I received an email from "Roger Smith" a couple of days before my interview. The email said I was being contacted through email because American Income Life hadn't been able to set up an interview with me - already had an interview - 2nd red flag.
The interview was in the Co-Bank building in town. When I get to the interview, I see many people walking out less than a minute apart. I tried to reasure myself that maybe they worked there.
I get into the AIL office and the room in full of people waiting for an interview. At the front desk, everyone has signed up with their interview time of 10AM with Tina - just as I was told.
I was asked if I had my resume and was given a clipboard that asked for my "birth name" and about if I had committed any crimes. I sat down and saw each person get called by a different interviewer - most were not interviewed with "Tina". Each person was gone a few minutes before they walked out with a folder.
However "Tina" was one of there interviewers. She introduced herself to the individuals she did "interview". I noticed for a Hiring Manager, "Tina" must not have been able to afford dental work as she had missing teeth.
I gave the clipboard back to the receptionist (with no personal information on it that they wouldn't already have from my online resume) and left.
Do yourself a favor and look up the company before you interview with them. I did this the night before my interview and was just too hopeful that this was a different company.
I have no idea what happened in the few minutes that each person was interviewed (not much could have happened in that time). I also didn't want to find out and didn't want to give personal information on the form given to me.
Pay attention to red flags and get out as soon as you can!