The “Interview” That Turns Into a Seminar
This is usually one employed by companies in the financial services sector (an area that is rife with false promises) but the surprising thing is that they’ll put a large, well-known company name out there. So people bite!
The job description in the help-wanted ad sounds like it is a solid entry level position into a major company. You get the call to schedule an interview, and you’re excited! You head to a large, shiny glass office building in the heart of the business district.
Upon exiting the elevator and checking in, you realize you are about one of 20 “interviewees” who was told to show up at the scheduled time. You’ll be herded into a conference room, and the pitch begins. It is usually a commission-only sales job. You might watch a video on how successful others have been, rah, rah, rah.
Just leave this thing as soon as you can. It is solely a means to lure people in to listen to their pitch about what a great opportunity they have in selling stock, insurance, or whatever the scam du jour is. I guess they can’t use a carnival barker with a sandwich sign anymore so they have to resort to this.
These companies are actually not the major companies they pretend to be, but independent “sales” companies operating under their umbrella. If they can lure enough people into one of these seminars, they can usually count on hooking a few of the folks who are most susceptible to their brand of self-helpy, positive-thinking harangues. And by not REALLY being the large, brand-name company that they claim to represent, it gives the brand-name company plausible deniability, as the CIA would put it.
It amazes me that there’s this parasitic relationship out there, but it exists.