Have you been following our job search and hiring manager horror stories? I wanted to share these because they are good reminders to job seekers that “buyer beware” applies to them while out on the hunt. Have YOU ever experienced a scenario like this? Share in the comments!
This story from Doug a job seeker:
I was laid off from a job and had been offered a job earlier that week. Didn’t really check the new agency out. When I sent out an email saying you now can find me at this new agencies, I instantly started getting phone calls and emails saying, “You should have talked to me about them!” The owners was nuts. She had a ton of lawsuits against her, did things like grab her staff, buy plane tickets and rent limos to fly to another city on a cold-call, and make promises she couldn’t keep. I was there three months, most of that time spent trying to find another job, which I did and left gladly. That three-month period does not even appear on my resume.
From Chuck, a job seeker:
I was working in the Furniture industry several years ago. A company I had known for a long time asked me to interview for a position. I did interview and was given an offer. I accepted on the condition we (wife and self) had a successful real estate visit to the company location. After looking at real estate for two days and dining with the president and my new boss, I was told that my new boss had a friend who had come on the job market and he wanted to interview that person before he finalized things. (Things had been finalized before we ever left our home, except for a few details). I left, went home and told the company to take my name out of the hat. A week later they called me and offered me the job a second time. I politely declined. I tell youngsters new to job hunting to expect anything in a job search environment.
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