Who sent me this text? It says they want me to call but it doesn't say who I'm calling.
I haven't called them back yet. I want to know who they are.
This number is a part of Careers Inc, which is a verification service
for employers for hundreds of different job boards. I'm a
representative of Careers and would like to clarify why you're getting
a text from us on this number.
We receive a large quantity of resumes for thousands of positions
across the country, and our job is to verify that your contact
information is correct. Employers use Careers because they get such a
massive response to job postings. It's very hard for any company to
sort through interested applicants - people are not reachable, their
phone numbers are disconnected, or their email is invalid or typo'd on
their resume. This leads to frustration on both ends, where applicants
receive no response and employers get bad contact info for an
otherwise qualified individual.
Careers attempts to contact applicants to confirm that their
information is correct - if it is not, then we help them to correct it
and update the employer on the applicant's status.
We do not ask for any sensitive information such as SSN. We do not
charge for our service. We will never ask you for anything beyond
confirming what's already in your resume on file.
This is a complete scam. They are posting jobs all over Hotmail and Indeed in the attempt to get your information.
One of the many sites that they use is http://www.webdevelopmentgroup.net/. It has something to do with school advertising, but it's really better to stay away from this one.
Wise to "Careers"
When you apply for a job in their network - they ask you if you have any plans to further your education. You can check off Yes, No, or Maybe (ibid).
When they ask you to call back, they do verify that your application is processed and in line to be reviewed. THEN they ask you about furthering your education. (Which kind of sounds like a sales pitch)
It's funny how "Careers" no longer wants to talk with you after they find out you are not interested in furthering your education.
I wonder why that is???
I just received a text from this number and called them back. What is said above was correct. They knew my name by the caller ID, and they just verified my basic information. They then said that my application was sent for review to the company I applied for. It was simple and quick!