Well I'm not a previous employee, owner, or anyone affiliated with these companies. I'm just a job hunter that is looking for something more solid than part time minimum wage. So while on careerbuilder.com, I noticed a lot of jobs that were posted under a few company names that had listings in categories they didn't belong in. I thought they were just trying to get exposure, so I applied.
These two- Momentum Inc. and Logistics Advertising- caught my attention because they both emailed me about jobs, they had different contact names and addresses, and yet are at the exact same address. Here are the emails that I received from both of them:
RE: CareerBuilder Job Application :dist
Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:32 AM
"Chris James, Logistics Advertising, Inc."
Congratulations! After considering several candidates, we would like to
invite you in for a preliminary interview with one of our managers. I'd
like to thank you for your general interest in our company, Logistics
Advertising, Inc., and after reviewing the resumes, we feel as if yours
exemplifies many of the qualifications that we are looking for in our team.
Our managers would like to meet with you within the next few days to begin
the formal interview process. Below, you will find our contact information
as well as address to our office.
Please call Chris James at 916-362-6400 in order to schedule a definite time
to meet with you and discuss the opportunities that are available at our
firm. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Logistics Advertising, Inc.
11305 Sunrise Gold Cir., Ste D
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
"Natalie Scott, Momentum, Inc."
RE: CareerBuilder Job Application :energ.enth.csr
Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:53 AM
Hello ***** ,
I'd like to thank you for your interest in our company and the positions that are currently available. After considering several candidates that have applied to our openings, we would like to invite you in for a preliminary, one on one interview, with our directing manager. The management team and I have reviewed a large amount of resumes and we feel as if yours exemplifies many of the qualifications that we are looking for in our team. We would like to meet with you within the next few days to begin the formal interview process.
As soon as you receive this email, please contact me at 916-362-6400 in order to schedule a definite time to meet with you and discuss the opportunities that are available at our firm. Below, you will find our contact information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
11305 Sunrise Gold Circle, Ste D
Sacramento, CA 95742
P: (916) 362-6400
F: (916) 362-8900
Not only are they the same exact addresses and phone numbers, note the times they were sent! Now it's understandable that there could be employers out there that are that prompt about a job application that was just literally put in, but two emails from two different people from two different company names at the same address within 21 minutes of each other? Well that gives me pause. And anyone else that uses their brain regularly.
Of course sales positions never pay out the way they say, especially when you're first starting. But there is a line to be drawn. If you go to an interview for a job where the interviewer won't specify job duties and pay, or where they want to "train" and "evaluate" you for a week without pay, commission only, so that they can see if you're going to get the job, you are definitely being used for your manpower.
Do yourselves a favor, and research your jobs! If this company is legitimate, they sure do have some strange practices! (Professionalism excluded.)