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Brainless Recruiters, Part 2

By Too Old For IT ·
I recently updated my resume on Dice, Monster, and CareerBuilder.

While I am waiting on the call from CitiFinancial and Primerica to see if I want to "expand my opportunities" (i.e., sell insurance at 100% commission to people who are sick of insurance salesmen), I received the following in my job-hunting e-mail box:

(Redacted to protect the guilty)

"My name is Susie Secretary, Human Resource Specialist with Ameriprise Financial in Target City. Upon review of your resume, I believe you possess many of the qualities and qualifications needed to succeed as a financial advisor with our company. Therefore, I would like to personally invite you to an Ameriprise Financial Career Orientation with our Target City Field Vice President, Mr. Michael Manager. Mr. Manger brings with him a wealth of knowledge and industry experience.

In this first step of our interview process, Scott will explain the role of a financial advisor, the key activities you would be performing, the different facets of a financial planning career and the training / support / compensation / benefits programs you receive as an Ameriprise employee. "Jobs Rated Almanac" ranked Financial Advisor as the #1 career in the US!!!

I would like you to select one of the following dates/times, best applicable to your schedule, to join us for the first step in our interview process."

Obviously, they didn't read my resume, as there is absolutely nothing in there that screams "This guy is perfect to be a 100% commission salesman to people who are tired of people trying to glom onto their investment dollars."

Does anyone else get these obviously clueless attempts at recruiting?

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by JamesRL In reply to Brainless Recruiters, Par ...

I had Primerica chase me too.

They bascially target mature people who have potentially big networks of people they can sell to.

I actually went to check one out, a financial services company that was renting out hotel rooms to conduct a blitz of interviews.

When they wanted a detailled history of my credit, my driving record and other highly personal information just to conduct the first interview, I decided to leave. Some of what they were asking contravenes the provacy policy in Canada, and if they don't know or don't care, I don't wantto work for them.


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