There isn't a picture of a person's face, but there is a picture there. No gramatical errors, has first and last name both in the email and the salutations, not asking me to download anything, the website linked actually has webinar in it and looks legitimate...interviews will be over zoom, has the disclaimer at the end...
Totally legit right?
The email #domainname ends with "Applytojob.com" which no company in their right mind would use.
The webinar link may very well be legitimate - but I'm not going to click on it until the company #verifies the employee works there (she does not). Sarah Garcia seems like a #legitimate name and isn't foreign (not that all foreign names are fraud!!! It's just a trend I've seen in scams and one that I keep an eye out for).
There's no telephone number - not a deal breaker but most #professionals have them.
No department name but a title is there.
The biggest flag in this case is the domain name. The company uses AILLife.com and this simply doesn't match.
American Income Life Insurance Company will not contact you with an email domain of "applytojob(dot)com"
I was contacted about an interview with this legitimate company by a scam artist posing to be from their facility. Upon calling the company, this person could not be verified as an employee and the email domain was not a match.
If you are looking for a job with American Income, please be sure that to go to their website: https://lnkd.in/d4wie8Zu and apply directly there.
Any incoming emails from AIL will have the domain "AILlife.com "
As always, if you are the victim of a scam or believe you have encountered a scam artist, please report it to ReportFraud.ftc.gov/#/ and notify the company they are posing as.
You met MANY people at the job fair, have a stack of business cards....so, what do you do now?
So, whether you jotted the employer’s email address down in a notebook or have it on a card make sure to reach out. If you did neither don't worry, you can go to the company's website and look for the hiring manager's email. Once you have found their email (or address) follow up with a friendly email, or even send a quick thank you card in the mail. Don’t laugh, it’s the little things that can set you apart. Ideally, you should follow up within two-three days after the job fair, but no later. So now is the time!
Remember that employers have met and spoken to MANY people at the fair, so it’s unlikely they will automatically remember you. If you had a good conversation, make note of something you discussed. Perhaps you both love and own Golden Retrievers or you enjoy going snowboarding. Whatever you can say to make that personal connection in their brain is worth mentioning again! I am a huge believer in making things personal : )
Just be careful not to make your follow up too casual. Go to the employer’s website and find specific positions that you could apply to or you know you are interested in and mention that in your follow up as well. Be sure to tie your skill sets to match the open position's qualifications.
Here is what a sample follow up could look like:
Hello Mr. Santos,
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you at the job fair this past (insert day of the week) at (the location)! I can’t believe that we both went to the same high school and had Mrs. Belmont for third grade! What a small world, isn’t it?
I would love the chance to speak to you a bit more about the (name the title you’re interested in) position. I feel that I would make an outstanding candidate for that role because I (link your qualifications to the role and mention at least 3 things that support why they should hire you).
I look forward to doing great things for (company name) Mr. Santos. I have attached my resume for your convenience and hope to speak with you soon.
Please have a wonderful rest of your week!
Best, (Your name)
We here at Jobcase wish you the best of luck landing the job! : )
How long should I wait for a background check? I interviewed May 30, 2017, last week with a company the manager said that she liked everything and will send my documents to do a background check. She did not give me offer letter and said your offer is after you a complete background check. She mentioned the start date which happens to be two weeks after today. How should I approach this should I send a follow-up asking the situation?