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Advice on working at an "iffy" agency

John Shepard
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Joined: Sep 24, 2012
Posts: 1
Hello,

New user here, signed up looking for advice on a potential new position.

I sent my resume to a listing on craigslist, and the company name wasn't listed in the job listing. Afterwards they email me to set up an interview, and I found out I had previously applied to this company a year earlier.

The last time I applied, everything seemed to be going well, until they stopped all communication. No replies to my follow up emails, no call back, nothing. I know this isn't particularly unusual but it is unprofessional compared to most other agencies I've dealt with.

Anyway getting to the main point, I decided to check the company out a little more. I find they have a facebook, but with no posts and over 500 likes, all of them coming from a foreign country. They obviously bought those likes, which is kind of understandable? Not sure, the real agencies tend to have a strong and engaged following. They are primarily a web design/development/SEO agency, but when I search them on Google I see hundreds of backlinks and spam on other pages. The only reviews I could find were obviously fake, and most of the spam had been very obviously outsourced as well. What's more, when searching for their services on google in the small town they are based from, they aren't even close to the front page, so the crappy SEO obviously isn't working. I did go searching back through all the spam and links, and found a few negative things about the company, which tells me they were trying to bury their reputation.

However, the listing did list a salary, which is unusual for a typical scam. Do you think it is even worth my time? Is this sort of thing common, or should I steer clear from this company?

Thanks for any advice.
chris webster
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Joined: Mar 01, 2009
Posts: 1851
    
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Sounds deeply fishy to me. If you end up working for them, presumably you would want to feel you could trust them to pay you, so ask yourself how you feel about that right now. And is there really no better source of work in your field than Craig's List?


No more Blub for me, thank you, Vicar.
Luke Kolin
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Joined: Sep 04, 2002
Posts: 336
Considering that one gives one's employer more than enough information for serious to fraud to occur, I would be careful. Echoing Chris, you have no better choices?

Cheers!

Luke
 
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