Be Taken by These Ploys
I've already written
an article about scams at pitfalls in the employment
jungle. Here is a list of people, companies and other low-lifes
who are actually trying it.
Spinella Nationwide Recruiters
650 University Ave. Suite 109
Sacramento, CA 95825
Toll Free 1-866-577-2470 Ext.107
Someone named BradF
contacted me telling me that he knows how to tap into the "hidden
job market." Of course employers hide jobs from the public,
especially if they are critical positions they need to fill. They
wouldn't want anyone to find out about them, would they?
Brad admits, "There
are so many positions out there that are available which never
make it to the job boards or help wanted ads. Especially the higher
level positions. Most tend to be filled from word of mouth, networking,
recruitment firms and from within the company." What Brad
doesn't tell you is that these people don't know him any better
than they know the average aboriginal tribesman in the Australian
Outback. Brad is smart enough not to say that his company has
actually been retained by any employer to conduct
a search for them. In fact,Sherman Sauvain Spinella Nationwide
Recruiters doesn't really get involved with these companies at
The way this scam works
is you pay Brad your money, and he sends you an exclusive mailing
list of this "hidden job marker" to which you can spam
your resume. Of course everyone in the same carrer field as you
gets this same "exclusive" list. As he says, "Our
Direct Mail Campaigns help you break apart from the pack and tap
the job market you''re not seeing. Instead of your resume being
in a pile with dozens of other resumes we deliver it to the decision
maker of the organization by itself." So, what do you get
for your money? A bunch of mailing labels. You buy the envelopes,
reproduce your resume and cover letter, stuff the envelopes, pay
the postage and burn your gas to drive to the post office. So
who's doing all the work and who's getting all the money?
If you are interested
in sending unsolicited resumes to decision makers who don't know
who you are, you can look up where to send the resume on line
or at the local library. Don't pay Brad. Sending cold resumes
does work, but it's a low percentage shot. Having someone who
actually knows the decision maker present the resume for you increases
the odds almost astromically. That person isn't Brad. In fact
Brad won't even be the one submitting your resume.
Hey, hear it from Mark
Spilnella himself! All he wants is $2,295 to place me!
I am overjoyed that
he failed to place me without my permission in a position that
doesnt exist based on knowledge of me that he doesn't have.
Now he wants to spam my resume to thousands of companies who dont
know him from the southern end of a northbound horse.
1. I believe I can
help you find a new job, but until we talk I cant be sure.
2. I tried placing
you at no expense to you but do not have anything appropriate
at the current time. If you have 3 or 4 months1 we can discuss
pursuing this option.
3. Simple economics
will tell you that the average person earning only $90,000 per
year lost $7,500 not working last month. If you have no current
leads you will lose $7,500 more this month. Those who earn more
will lose proportionally more money.
4. We have a program
to get your resume in front of virtually any potential employer.
It costs as little as $0.92 per lead depending upon how many
companies we contact on your behalf and what other services
we use. Our base package is $795.
5. If you employ
our most popular program you get 1250 companies for $1795.
At this level, if you follow the program, I will guarantee
multiple interviews2 or we will rerun the campaign at
6. We have a program
at $2295 designed to let you look both locally and
nationally. Some clients use this to hunt for the elephant
(that big paying job in your industry), while simultaneously
searching near their homes. Others have used this approach to
search two geographic areas at once. The program delivers 2500
7. I could have this
all working in 2 business days. If we start on Tuesday, by Thursday
your campaign will be in the mail and the faxes will start your
There is much more
to say but that lays out some of the basics. If you are still
interested Id be glad to fill in the specifics. I recently
ran my own resume through the program to audit the process and
received some interesting responses I could share with you.
This is no panacea, but it is a proven way to expand your network
and land the interviews you need to get a job.
1. I am pretty sure
that Mark meant to say "minutes" instead of "months."
However such a lack of attention to detail does nothing to encourage
my confidence in him.
2. If Mark can't get
a couple of his friends to interview you for a minumum wage job,
he's more pathentic than I think.
I'll be posting more
of these scams as I get them. If you have a story for me, click
the email link at the top of this page and send it along.