Kendra’s job search was frustratingly slow until she received an offer that seemed impossible to refuse. The company wanted to interview her the following week, was extremely encouraging based on her resume alone and assured her this was an incredible opportunity. The catch: the interview had to be in-person and in Boston (she was in MN) and she would have to appear at her own expense. She came to me because she was having trouble finding information about the company.
Another candidate, Cyndi, approached me recently with similar concerns about a company in Michigan. She said the company wanted to run a credit check on her prior to the job interview, that she was required to use their credit bureau to run the check and that if she refused, they would move on to another candidate. Like Kendra, the position was for an administrative assistant and the company was hard to discover online.