Shyamsunder Panchavati

Shyamsunder Panchavati
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Job posting frauds, jobseeker woes, The database sale????

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IF YOU ARE AN HONEST RECRUITER WITH SINCERITY OF PURPOSE AND HONEST TO YOUR PROFESSION, THIS ARTICLE IS NOT ABOUT YOU. BUT I KNOW EVEN YOUWILL AGREE, THAT DISHOENST RECRUITERS ALSO EXIST.


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On LinkedIn, updates....



Recruiters, job Ads, the applicant’s complaint that there is no response/acknowledgement, or lies from them, or not lifting the phone. 

Why this sudden spurt in job advertisements??? 

What happens with the Data collected?


Motives, Seen/Unseen, Ulterior/Bonafide.

There are many ways your profile is used.

SOMETIMES IT IS EVEN USED TO GET YOU A JOB.....


The main reason for this spurt is the value for the database. A recruiter having large volume gets good value from the organizations. And the one having high value data base is adored by the organizations.


Second angle :  The recruiters take money from a jobseeker and while presenting his profile to the HR also present 25 to 30 (or more) other less attributed ones. These are from the database they collect from sources like LinkedIn updates. The HR obviously gets a large data base to select from. In all fairness the HR selects the best among the available. No guessing needed to know, who gets the job.



Third angle:  

When a recruiter makes a business call on an organization, the first thing the HR asks is the available data base for the available positions in the organization. He proudly presents the huge data base with him and the recruiter is hired as official recruiter for the organization.  He gets a nominal retainer and gets money, whenever he provides candidates for the vacant position. The payment is about one percent or half percent or one month salary, depending on the position and the salary package and has to provide alternative candidates in case people leave earlier than the stipulated time. 

Fourth and unfortunate angle:

This data base is sold on demography basis to the Insurance companies, Real Estate companies, mobile companies, Finance companies marketing shares, mutual funds and fixed deposits. Loans, mortgage, and credit cards.  

There are many start-up service providers, super markets, online stores who buy this data, send you a mail offering a promo code that gives a huge discount for a product or service. They make you register you email id, include you legally in their database, and send promo mails regularly.

Fifth angle:

You now have a new breed of professionals who do the profile whetting or profile check for people. These people buy large databases or sometimes these people write to these recruiters for the details including the addresses and phone numbers of the specified people. They search such people on social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Whats App, Google+ and others. They become your contacts and mail you a fake job requirement and when they get the data, they hand it over to the profile whetting professionals. Sometimes private recovering agencies working on behalf of banks also get the details of the defaulters. It is heard that some people working for the gas companies are selling city wise Adhar card details bank details to these agencies.

How to discern between good and bad.

It is bad........  
When the compensation package looks too good to be true. (It is actually not True)
When you get a job offer through email, where the job requirements are an exact match of your qualifications and experience.
When someone says that you are shortlisted directly for the final interview and asks you to send a CV with detailed address mobile and landline numbers, alternate contact numbers.
When you have not contacted them, still you receive a communication that they have seen you profile somewhere and shortlisted you for an interview.


Then what is safe?

The safest is when you apply

Through organization’s website

Through reputed recruiter’s website

To the jobs directly posted by the organizations

Sometimes, an employee from the concerned department asks you to directly apply to his personal email id. He forwards your profile with his reference to the HR, and the one selected from the list is considered his reference candidate. He gets a commission, once the candidate completes a certain period of time with the organization. Sometimes the purpose to get relevant candidates for the job. Most of times these are genuine honest and safe.  

In conclusion, I would like to state that not all recruiters are fraud. There are good recruiters doing extraordinary work. You need to discern between the good and the bad. Please visit their websites. The good one will definitely have one. See their work, view their client list. See the people behind it their qualifications, work experience, and the type of organizations they have been associated with. And send the profile to the trustworthy ones only. It does not take more than half hour to verify a recruiters. 

If you find this article useful, please share this with your friends’ followers, and fellow jobseekers. You can also help me in improving the article by sending your inputs on this subjects via comments. 



Best Wishes,

Shyam




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