Have been seeking employment for 2+ years after being laid off after 25 years. Received this e-mail today, 10/7/12; and, while I suspected it might be a scam, I researched Starlight Children's Foundation and learned the e-mail I received was, in fact, a scam. First and foremost... it is illegal for any prospective employer to ask for your age - big tip-off. Here's the e-mail....
Considering your application and resume received as regards to the Executive Assistant/Receptionist Job Posting. Our HR Managers have gone through your CV and it has been reviewed, I had personal interest in it, so I will give this a GO! I'm looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well and with good understanding.
This position is home-based for two weeks till I am back in town where am setting up an office in your area, I run a Children's Foundation, working with me requires flexibility, transparency and confidentiality. Basically, you will be given instructions and your duties will be to following them accordingly, my only fear is that I may call at you impromptu sometimes, so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my irregular timings. As my new employee, your activities amongst other things will include;
1. Running my personal errands.
2. Overseeing all aspects of general office coordination.
3. Maintaining office calendar to coordinate work flow and meetings.
4. Maintaining confidentiality in all aspects of client, staff and agency information.
5. Interacting with clients, vendors and visitors.
6. Answering telephones and transfer to appropriate staff member.
7. Opening, sorting and distribution of incoming correspondence, including faxes and email.
8. Signing for and distribute UPS/FedEx or similarly delivered packages.
9. Preparing responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries.
10. Performing general clerical duties to include, but not limited to, bookkeeping, copying, faxing, mailing and filing.
Basic wage is $600 weekly. I'm sure you'll understand I run a very busy schedule at this point, as I am presently in Canada, I will be back in Three Weeks. I think you're the right person for this position, Please note that this position is not office based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules, it's a part-time work from home and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it's a little difficult judging the exact number of hours you'll be doing per week.
If you can manage your time properly, this job may even give you some extras while you do something else on the side.
As I have said, I'd want us to get a head START with things as soon as possible. I do have lots of works piled up presently and a number of unattended chores which you can immediately assist me with, I hope we can meet up with the workload eventually. Permit me to use the coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and fit it to mine.
I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I'm confident you can take up the challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship. I'm online most of the time as I am hard of hearing so I prefer we contact each other through E-mails, and SMS Messages but if there is need for me to call, I will be glad to do that. I will be glad to know if you are willing to work with me and I promise to be a good boss. I will also be highly delighted on the level of commitment you place in work. I have been checking my files lately and what I would want you to do for me this week are to run some errands out to some of the orphanage home, which comes in every month.
Your job for the Orphanage is to get donations on our behalf, a donation payment in form of a Check or Money Order will be sent over from one of our clients.
I will get you more information on that. If you are interested, I will like you to get back to me with your Contact Details such as:
Address (Include Apt Number if Available):
Residential Phone Number:
The employee, acknowledged the Detailed Job Description
And signed _______________
(First Name and Last Name of Employee)
Ensure you fill this form and send it to our company email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed employment forms sent here (into this box) would be processed... All Completed Employment forms should be forward to the email above...
Should you have any question, contact me through yahoo messenger where we can chat so I can answer all your questions.
If you dont have yahoo id, its quite easy to get one. Simply create a yahoo mail account and download yahoo messenger software from yahoo as well. Once you have that, we would be able to chat and I would be able to answer all of your questions.
Just in case you sign in into yahoo messenger and I seem not to respond to you, it might be because I am not online or probably I am not on my sit as at the time you tried to IM me. Kindly wait for a few minutes and I would get back to you.
Only Serious employees who are ready to work should contact me.
Here is my id: email@example.com
Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task for this week, Understand you will also be paid as well as its important for me to make the necessary steps before I get back from my business trip back to the states. Hope I am clear with that.
Congratulations and I do hope that you would not disappoint me by giving me your support, hardwork, sincerity and accountability. Get back to me as soon as possible.
Dr. Stacey Bernstein