I got an email to apply for an online stay at home receptionist job with interview questions. Is this legit?
I've attached the entire email I received below, let me know if you think it's a legit job or if it's a scam. They don't ask for money, just basic info. like name, address, etc; but I gave that to them when I emailed me resume to them). Here's the email: Dear Applicant, Your application for the open position Office Assistant/Receptionist has been received in response to our listing/posting on Craigslist. However this is a whole new innovation for working independently from home with a Real Estate Agent. Kevin Brown Realtor is California's largest family owned real estate company. Kevin Brown Realtor is a company that maintains a large base of offices throughout Southern California in Orange County, San Bernardino County, LA County and Riverside County. Basically we have highly esteemed clients, home owners, home buyers, home sellers and rentals whom we need to keep their purchases and information records up till date. Our website is currently offline because we are updating it with some of our new houses for sale, and making some design changes too. You will be working with us from home as our Office Assistant/Receptionist. Job Duties: * Professionally administer all incoming calls, ensuring calls and messages are redirected accordingly * Type, format, proofread, and edit correspondence and other documents, from notes or dictating machines, using computer * Schedule and arrange meetings and conference calls * Perform general office duties, such as ordering supplies, maintaining records management database systems, and performing basic bookkeeping work * Perform a variety of secretarial duties and other responsibilities as assigned to meet business needs * Open, sort, and route incoming mail, answer correspondence, and prepare outgoing mail. * Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software We have a large network of clients with huge loads of unprocessed paper work and customers/clients. This position offers full equipment and facilities for you to work from home pending the establishment of our new outlet in your location. The pay for this position is $18.00 per hour for a start. You would be attached to a supervisor whom you would report to on daily basis for your log duty. 6 hours Maximum daily, Mon-Friday. IMPORTANT: Respond to the following Interview questions below via email, this would be used to evaluate your knowledge of the position in question. INTERVIEW QUESTIONS 1. Have you ever worked Online at any Capacity? 2. Ever worked from home? 3. What do you understand by Business Ethics & Customer Relations? 4. Tell us why you feel you are the right person for this Job? 5. Are you taking this as a primary Job? 7. Do you have any experience in working as an Office Assistant or Receptionist? 8. Do you know how to operate a Printer/Fax machine/Scanner/Photocopier perfectly? 9. Describe yourself? 10. Do you have knowledge on how to use Spread Sheet, Excel and General Microsoft Office tools? 11. Are you willing to give your best working online with our company? This is the end of the interview process. Our email conversation would be recorded and reviewed by the Management Desk. We will be contacting you back via phone or email to let know if you did get the position. Kindly check your email for updates. You are also required to fill your information: Full Name: Physical Address (Not P.O box please), City, State and Zip code Home Phone: Cell Phone: Current Job: Regards Mandy Manchester Hiring Manager
Asked By: Sharice - 10/20/2012
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100% scam... More
Answered By: Buffy Staffordshire - 10/20/2012
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You will receive another email that will more clearly let you see the SCAM... More
Answered By: Go with the flow - 10/20/2012
This might actually be legit; not all Craigslist jobs are scams. If you google the realtor's name you find several realtor profiles and information about them. I would answer the questions and send the information -- they have not asked for anything is not included on a standard resume. IF you get another e-mail... More
Answered By: Starlight - 10/20/2012
i would ignore it sounds like a prelude to a phish
Answered By: kemperk - 10/20/2012
You are being set up for a scam. Ask for a face to face meeting and I know they will find every excuse not to. Do this and you WILL be scammed.
Answered By: John - 10/20/2012
There is NO receptionist position in the world that hires someone without a single interview... More
Answered By: Kittysue - 10/20/2012
How sad, the language skills of the scammers is improving. They are finally integrating stolen text (from legitimate ads) without it being so obvious. Stilted English was an easy giveaway that the emails were fake... More
Answered By: Quick Answers - 10/20/2012
most likely a scam. The first 2 sections sounds pretty legit, but a scammer could just have lifted a real job add from another site and append some of their own text (they are known to do that). The ad should have a link to the company website and or phone contact information. cross-reference whether those are actually... More
Answered By: Erik - 10/20/2012
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