#1
Hey UG!

How are you fellas?

There is a TDLR at the bottom

Basically I graduated over two years ago. Since I graduated I have been working in Sales, i essentially went along with it as I was desperate job.

Anyway, around 3 weeks ago I practically submitted my CV to hunders of jobs that were advertising for HR/PR roles which I could find on reed/indeed/monster (all decent job websites).

To my surprise, 2 weeks ago I had an email saying: (Note, I have replaced certain things with xxxx)

'Dear xxxxxxxxxx (My name)

We want to thank you for having applied for the full time role of HR Assistant. Compensation for this role is xxxxx , and the role is based in the xxxxxx.

After reviewing your CV we hereby confirm a job interview appointment for you as follows:-

Day:
Friday
Date:
April, 2016
Time:
11 AM
Location:
xxxxxxxx

Please confirm your attendance and walk with a paper copy of your CV to the interview.


Regards
xxxxxxxxx (Her name)
For and on behalf of
Union Global Management ltd.
xxxxxxxxx (Her number)
www.unionglobal.co.uk'


Now ofcourse, this sounded a bit dodgy. With all interviews that I have had I have always got an email or a phone call which initially looks into what I am doing or try to set up a date and time for us to speak. This rang my first alarm bell.

Anyway, I tried calling them up because I couldn't make the time, so long story short I did manage to get it re-arranged for last Monday.

When they did re-arrange for Monday they actually changed the address of the building. Which was my second alarm bell.

When I went to the interview place, it was not really in a conventional office, like it did not really have any signs or logo outside their office. And the interview lasted no more than 3 minutes. In which the woman just asked what do I do and if I have any business experiences. She also said that I would have to pay for a test if I do pass (£200) Which was my third alarm bell.


Anyway, last Friday I got this email:

'Dear xxxxxxxx (My name)

We are pleased to inform you that after a thorough review of your CV, our selection panel has agreed to make you a full time job offer as an Human Resource Assistant.

Be advised that someone from our HR department will contact you soon to review the terms of our offer prior to us sending it to you in writing.

We recommend at this point that you prepare (2) references for use so that we may complete our authentication process as we will be requiring them when we speak with you next.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Regards
xxxxxxxxxx (Her name)
Union Global Management Ltd.
xxxx-xxx-xxxx (Landline)
xxxx-xxx-xxxx (Mob Phone)
www.unionglobal.co.uk

She actually then called me later on asking me to come to the office where she can hand me the contract and was asking for 2 references.

I am not sure whether I should go and take this job as it does sound too good to be true. And most interviews which i have had I normally am invited back for a second round interview.

TDLR: I went into a job interview which lasted 3 mins and got the job. There is nothing online about the company.

Please let me know what you guys think?
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#3
A company that asks you for money as an interviewee? Get right the fuck away from it, m8.
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#4
I didn't read the whole thing but I have learnt the hard way that if you think you're getting scammed, you probably are.
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#6
100% guarantee it is a scam. No reputable employer would demand hundreds of dollars from potential employees for "testing".
#7
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I didn't read the whole thing but I have learnt the hard way that if you think you're getting scammed, you probably are.


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#9
Yea if it was an actual company they would definitely pay for whatever test you had to take. Although this lady is going through quite the trouble to get 200 bucks. But if you can't find any trade of them online then that's weird
#11
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100% guarantee it is a scam. No reputable employer would demand hundreds of dollars from potential employees for "testing".

Unless you are working in public education
#12
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Unless you are working in public education
where do they do that? or am missing an inside joke?
#13
If you have to ask the question then chances are, yes. This is a scam.
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#14
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Report it to the police.

Yeah, that's the best move.
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#15
I was gonna compare this to another situation where if you have to ask, you've got your answer. But it'd offend certain UGers

But that sounds like a scam.
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#16
Yes that is a scam my friend,

I however am the Real Nigerian Prince and if you send me the dollars $200 you will get $1000000 (One Million Dollars cash) This is urgent tomorrow please

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#17
Allow me to impart some wisdom:

As a rule of thumb, any company with the word "union" in it is a scam.

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#18
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where do they do that? or am missing an inside joke?

Teachers typically have to take 2 or 3 certification tests. In Oklahoma, 3 of them are required, and each costs about $150. No refund if you fail.
#19
By the way, you should probably do the world a favor and report this to the police. If it wasn't clear enough, yes this is 110% a scam.

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#20
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Teachers typically have to take 2 or 3 certification tests. In Oklahoma, 3 of them are required, and each costs about $150. No refund if you fail.

From a certain perspective, that seems fair. Spending money on a failed candidate would be a waste of money, and would allow candidates to potentially waste as much of the state's money as they want, unless you have to be approved for the cert test or something.
#22
Quote by TobusRex
100% guarantee it is a scam. No reputable employer would demand hundreds of dollars from potential employees for "testing".


This. Full Stop!

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Unless you are working in public education


Nope. There's a (huge) difference between requiring a certification/license prior to employment, and some nebulous "testing fee" after a cursory interview.
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#23
I do quite a bit of interviewing and hiring for our department. Once I qualify someone I pass them back to our HR department for additional drug testing (required in our industry) and a few standardized test that the company requires. There are no charges to the applicant ever.

Sounds like a total scam.
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#24
Quote by Rickholly74
I do quite a bit of interviewing and hiring for our department. Once I qualify someone I pass them back to our HR department for additional drug testing (required in our industry) and a few standardized test that the company requires. There are no charges to the applicant ever.

Sounds like a total scam.

Actually come to think of it when I did security I had to pay for my guard's license thing, and my uniform. But I would only have had to pay for the other testing if I had failed, so I agree that this is scammy.
#25
did the interview room look like this?

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#28
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