Recently I got this e-mail from what appears to be a promising job opportunity:
Employment Opportunity Admin Assistant - Customer Service - Data Entry An Equal Opportunity Employer Hot Jobs Job Interview Hello Michael We are looking for talented clerical and office professionals for administrative assistant, data entry and customer service positions. These opportunities are full and part-time If interested, please respond for immediate consideration. Relevant experience is required. Office equipment and major software package familiarity is preferred. Qualified candidates must also be able to use MS Word software program. As a recruiter for Healthcare Employment Inc. (a national healthcare provider), I am seeking full-and part-time, administrative assistants, customer service, data entry and medical transcriptionists. We are committed to providing a work environment where you can grow and be respected for the professional you are. After reveiwing your resume we are interested. We are extending to you a Job Interview. If you are not yet qualified, we'll provide tuition FREE training that you'll need to become qualified. Once you meet our criteria, which will be defined for you before you begin, you will be certified and can begin to work for us. The pay is good. After completing the program, people seem to do quite well and as you get more experience, people seem to earn $1,000 to $2,000 a month working about 20-30 hours a week. Some make $3,000-$4,000 a month, full-time 40-48 hours a week (This does not happen overnight). If you want to work more, you'll earn more. If you want to work less, you'll earn less. The choice is yours. We will provide to you a great working environment where you can make a difference. Our applicants can start entry level and are eligible for frequent raises. Whether or not you have experience, you can find rewarding work as a customer service, data entry or medical transcriptionist. If you are interested in a job interview please reply to this email. We are looking forward to working with you. Thank you! Nancy Klune Human Resources Our clients have come from the following backgrounds: part-time, receptionist, medical assistant, medical transcription, sales, driver, customer service, administrative assistant, manager, data entry, healthcare, retail, dental assistant, marketing, medical receptionist, part time, customer service representative, medical billing, clerical, executive assistant, call center, entry level, dental, office assistant, full time, administrative, cashier, part-time job, analyst, health care paralegal, medical, store manager, security, office manager, college, payroll. Opt-Out: If you are sure you do not want additional mailings from us please insert your address to send us an email removing you from our future mailings. Email Address: Opt-outs may take up to 7 days to take effect. Please disregard any emails you see from us in the interim.
I fell for this one as I’m so desperate for a job that I’m willing to take anything that comes my way. I actually responded to this e-mail indicating my interest but one day later, I get the exact same e-mail, and whenever that happens, it’s most likely a scam in progress. I didn’t respond with any personal information so I should be OK. I’ll just ignore anything they send back.
From now on I need to start looking up these e-mails to make sure they’re not scams. This is only going to add more time to my daily job hunt routine but it’s better safe than sorry. I have a hunch there are going to be plenty of more scams coming my way soon and that means plenty of material for future blog posts.