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What kind of job is this?

DrakeonDrakeon Registered User regular
edited April 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
So I just got contacted out of the blue (I think I have a resume posting on monster.com that they got my info from?) by CulverCareers. They want to take to me about being an Entry Level Executive Recruiter, what exactly does that mean? I can gather it's a sales position (which the prospect of, doesn't thrill me, but im reticent to turn down job opportunities). I guess I'm asking if anyone has any experience as a type of position like this or what I could expect if I decided to go after it. It almost looks like a headhunting job (not sure why they'd target me for that). Or does anyone have any experience with Culver Careers?

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    It is a headhunting job. You'll work on commission.

  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    I don't know the specific company, but you pretty much have it right...they want you to come in and be a head hunter. As an "Entry level" that likely means you'll be doing a lot of the cold calling, trawling for resumes, etc. You'll be doing the annoying, uncomfortable, dirty work.

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  • DrakeonDrakeon Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    It says they have a base salary, but I've got the assumption that its probably not a whole lot (without commission). Granted I don't make a lot right now (slightly above minimum wage at a grocery store), but unless this was a significant pay bump, I'm really not interested in a sale position.

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  • L Ron HowardL Ron Howard Registered User regular
    You gotta figure out if you want the money more.
    When I did some contract work, I went through a younger dude who was pretty cool, who was the junior account rep. The senior account rep I met with once, and was fortunate enough not to go through.
    The junior could barely afford a piece of shit Ford Escort from 1993. The senior, a brand new BMW 5 series every year.

    Take that as you will.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    I have multiple friends who do it at a high level, and you can make money. The thing is, you have to work your ass off to build your network of contacts, so that YOU are the one they call when they're bored, or when their company needs someone new. Generally, you deal with educated people, but it still can be long hours and a grind. If you like talking with people and figuring out who would fit where, you'll probably enjoy it. If you don't enjoy social interaction or any shadiness (you sometimes have to basically bribe people to meet with you), it's probably not for you. You get a piece of the salaries for people you place, so the longer people stay and the more people you place, the more money you make.

  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    At any rate, if the company is legit (I have no idea), and you think the social and networking part of it would be interesting, it probably doesn't hurt to try. You're doing grocery store work at a tad more than minimum wage you said, and that's a job you can come back to relatively easily if this whatever didn't work out. If it does work out, it could be a pretty nice step up and a lot more interesting work. Nothing ventured, nothing gained and all that...but check out the company first, make sure it's not a sham or a pyramid or something.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Any job. Any. Ever. Period. That recruits you to do work totally dissimilar from what you're doing now and has something like "executive" in the title is a scam.

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  • InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Any job. Any. Ever. Period. That recruits you to do work totally dissimilar from what you're doing now and has something like "executive" in the title is a scam.

    This. You can add anything that has "insurance" in there as well.

    But doing a short search shows that a lot of people have had bad experiences with them and multiple claims that they're a scam.

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  • Colt45Colt45 Registered User regular
    I just googled "Culver Careers Scam" and got two websites that are official Culver websites, and the rest are whistleblowing sites about scams. Googled "Culver Careers performance" and found a website with anonymous employee reviews. Averaging a 2.7 out of five, the best review says "This is a very difficult company to make money with unless you are in management" the worst review? "The only pro I can say about working for Culver is that if you are 22, fresh out of college, and still live with the parents, it's a great job to knock you down and show you what it's like in the real world". But three reviews isn't quite enough to go on. Maybe do some more research and even take an interview or two and talk salary. If it doesn't feel right don't do it.

    It does seem too good to be true, but maybe they really do want to pay a lot of money to someone with no experience in the field? I mean if they're a headhunting firm, you think they would hire the best of the best.

  • Colt45Colt45 Registered User regular
    here's the website:http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Culver-Personnel-Services-Reviews-E28885.htm
    The gist is this, low pay entry level(13 an hour), chances are slim you'll get promoted, commission is rare, Management sucks, cold-calling for aggressive sales pitches all day and if you're not a brown-nose they'll work you into the ground.

    So it's just like any other job really, aside from aggressive calling. Plus for most of us twenty-somethings 13 an hour is actually a pretty good pay raise.

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