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Old 07-31-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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Hi,

I have recently posted that I had 3 opportunities, the first one I am almost hired, I went to an interview to the employer offices and that's ok. For the second one, I have been contacted by email and then by phone, I am waiting, no avail. The third one... Need advice please. I have been contacted through Linkedin, the person who contacted me tells me general statements for a very specific engineering job position in a good company, but this would be a third party company looking for candidates. I have been researching in Linkedin, there is nobody with this name. This person told me to do a course in an engineering software to prepare the interview (red flag). I have been contacted by phone to "reserve a day to practice" and I don't know why, probably I was busy at this time I "reserved" for monday. I don't like this, I don't like this at all and I am feeling bad, trully bad and trully stupid, why I am so stupid? I should never do this...

Give me advice, this is turning to be a serious issue.
It sounds like a scam to get you to pay for a course on their website. Was there payment information required on the course website?
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:04 AM
 
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Hi, just an update... Today I got a call from them: why you did not take the course? Congratulations... we will give you an offer, at that moment I was thinking the worst scenario, a job offer without even a job interview with one of the best engineering firms here? I don't know if I handle it well, I told them I can't accept, I am no longer interested, the person who contacted me started to reply in a rude/angry mood, that I am turning down a good opportunity, that I can't do it with this company, that I am closing doors... I don't know if I did well but I didn't like all of these...
It's a scam.

A respectable employer would respect your wishes.
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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EDITED/UPDATE: Anyway I've just got the confirmation with the first employer, I will start on 6th August as planned, I don't care about that thing then...
Congratulations!
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Petaling Jaya
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It sounds like a scam to me.
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