Yesterday late afternoon I get notified if I was interested in an online interview based off of my resume that I had uploaded to a state run job website. I replied sure and began to set up for the interview. The interview was for a company based in Australia, but with offices here in the US. The red flag went up a little. There were no offices listed for the area that I am in, but I am aware that business sometimes move quickly in establishing new offices in areas. I get linked into the online interview location and establish contact with the "interviewer." The red flag goes up even more. No video, just chat, and the interviewer's email was a common email provider ending, not a company specific ending.
The red flag went up even more.
Then it was the job description: It was missing numbers and letters, with very odd syntax. And the interviewer needed an answer "right now."
RED FLAGS all went up at the same time. I quickly shut down the chat room and sign off from the account. I am watching my accounts very carefully.
Bloodsuckers are everywhere. It is a shame that they target folks trying to get work. I have no doubt that these folks were ghosts in the wind within minutes of me shutting the link down. At the same time it was a good lesson to be learned. I now know how I will respond (or not respond) to future "inquiries."