Report: #784483

Complaint Review: Expert Executive Recruiters - New York New York

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  • Reported By: Frumpy — Rather not say New York USA
  • Expert Executive Recruiters 244 Fifth Avenue suite R266 New York, New York United States of America

Expert Executive Recruiters Hoax, Scam, Baiter, hook and switch, New York, New York

*Author of original report: Things are going better...

*UPDATE Employee: There's Always One

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While searching for a new job, another website submitted me to "dozens" of recruiter websites.  This was the only one that contacted me.

It seemed impressive at first.  "Linda" e-mailed me and said that they wanted me to have a telephone conference with a member of their team (Why just two people is a conference is beyond me).  They asked me to pick between two times.  I choose the one (8AM), and never got a call.

At 8:45PM, I did get a call from Mike.  He apologized for not calling me eariler, and we had our "conference" which included joining a web session with him wheere he showed all sorts of nice neat things, and then told me that I needed needed to have my resume professionally made over and he just so happened to have a place he recommends.

He told me I was a great candidate and that Linda (The person who first contacted me) would be my actual personal recruiter, and that I should expect a lot from her in the next few days.

What I got from Linda was cookie cutter e-mails asking me questions that I already answered and were found in my resume, and stressing again that I should have a professional re-write.

I answered her questions and tweo days later got another cookie cutter response saying that they are working for me, but while I am waiting she found other jobs  (Not through them) that I should apply for, because they seem a perfect fit.

What she sent were three jobs about as far away from the job I am looking for.

I responded and asked why she sent those to me, and reiterated what it was I was looking for and could she please get back in touch with me.

Two days after that I got the same cookie cutter e-mail with the same three jobs.

As I had Mike's number, I called him and I kept getting runaround answers such as "she's swamped", "She's just busy", "I'm e-mailing her right now and you should hear from her soon".

In fact, it has been 7 days since I heard from her and I've not once received a personal e-mail.

The clincher that I was dealing with rip-off artists is when I decided to go to their website.  They are using FPO pictures from Big Stock Photo.  How do I know this?  Well, their pictures all seem to be low-res, and then their CONTACT US page has the huge watermark for Big Stock Photo.  

To surmise:  They are scam artists who seem only interested in having you buy a professional resume re-written by a website I can only assume is also owned by them.  Both are registered by domainsbyproxy, via godaddy.com, and while that isn't a slam dunk piece of evidence, it's more than coincidence as far as I am concerned.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/04/2011 08:36 AM and is a permanent record located here: https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/expert-executive-recruiters/new-york-new-york-10001/expert-executive-recruiters-hoax-scam-baiter-hook-and-switch-new-york-new-york-784483. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year. Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report. READ: Foreign websites steal our content

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#2 Author of original report

Things are going better...

AUTHOR: Frumpy Jones - (USA)

POSTED: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The biggest problem This company has/had was a total lack of communication.  Until I posted this review, and also all but yelled at my "recruiter", I had not received one e-mail that was personable, nor on track for what I was searching for, nor in the area I was searching.

However, once I did these things they actually started to talk with me and things have gotten better.  I very much do not appreciate being called a "hard case", or someone to take pity upon, but I will chalk that up to them just trying to defend themselves.

Also, while I would love to stay local to where I presently live, I did mention I was open for almost anything on the east coast (But Northeast preferred).  That message was never received or read or remembered.  Again, now that my recruiter actually corresponds with me, it seems we're on a better , more-level playing field.

As I said in my e-mail to my recruiter, I'm all for second chances.  It would have been better for this company to own up to their mistakes, rather than make excuses for not actually dealing with me for three weeks, and see how their lack off communication made the beast that is this report, but, again, I'll chalk it up to feeling like they have to defend themselves.
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#1 UPDATE Employee

There's Always One

AUTHOR: Theotherguy - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The job seeker that posted up  this complaint is an out-of-work customer service manager.  This is a field that is experiencing a severe contraction.  The availability of customer service managers far exceeds the demand for them. We took this particular customer service manager on as a hardship case which proves difficult because he asks that we limit our search to Scranton PA.  Anyone want hazard a guess as to what the job market is like in Scranton? Furthermore he is circulating a resume that looked like it was written by a kid brother or sister.   We select three or four hardship cases per month.  We do not dwell very much on the challenge.  We put you through the same paces that  we put senior executives through.  You are assessed via telephone by an associate of the firm to determine your dedication level to your job search (we do not find candidates "dream" jobs)   We never refer to you as a great candidate but we will tell you so if we believe or question your motives. i.e. we do not consider a bad day one the job,  being mad at the boss,  or feuding with one's spouse sound basis for seeking work through our search service.   If unemployed we may also ask what kind of "less significant" work you might be willing perform while you wait for a job to open up in your field, such as office floater or administrative assistant.  This candidate indicated to us that he might be open to this option but evidently not.   Before he uses such words as hoax or scam he could have mentioned that WE DID NOT ASK HIM FOR ONE RED CENT in fees.  We were going to finance his job search with finder's fees we collect for referring senior executives (hence the name Expert Executive Recruiters) We do not have an impressive web presence because our work is not site specific.  We have a relationship with a resume writing service that charges a flat rate of $169.95.  We like them because they keep their costs down, do not tack on any extra fees and believe it they are not getting rich off of the fees they charge nor are they enriching us. We will not back down from taking on the oocaisonal hardship case - they are usually very content with us - but like the rebuttal says "theres always one".
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