Last week, I posted my CV here on acid, as I’m starting to get itchy for some new career experiences – Alli, Hannah and I are particularly interested in using a career move for me as a way of seeing another part of the world. If we can do it while Hannah is still in primary school, we figure we can always return to Australia before she starts high school if working overseas isn’t for us.
Anyhow, to get to the point, my CV is now out there in the public domain, and as a consequence, I’ve received a couple of emails, ostensibly from recruiters/solutions providers who have deals too good to refuse for me. They feel like the recruiting equivalent of a Nigerian email scam…
Here’s the text of the email I received this morning (it’s an HTML email, so there’s bold everywhere in order to show you the important bits):
Subject: XCEL Solutions – IT Job Opportunity in the US
Date: 2 February 2006 10:50:07 AM
Hope all is well with you. I would like to present to you our company XCEL Solutions Corp and also offer you an exciting IT Professional career in the U.S., I hope you find this opportunity very interesting so we can further discuss your future as part of our XCEL family.
XCEL SOLUTIONS CORP is a premier Information Technology Solutions Provider with over 6 years of outstanding services to our clients nationwide. Our service is not limited to IT Staffing – Contracting & Full Time Positions, we also have Turnkey Project Execution and BPO & Outsourcing projects and we are currently developing our own line of Software Products. XCEL is led by highly qualified management team who have extensive professional experience and innovative ideas capable of creating a niche market.
We have succeeded in earning the trust and confidence from our Fortune 500 customers by providing our outstanding services to them:
IBM Corporation, Oracle, WebMD, RETEK, Borders Group, Circuit City, Authentidate, Matheson Trigas, Anomaly, Stanford University, Medco Health, Novartis, AFLAC, Ameritrade, Creative Labs, Applied Signal Technology, Nexcom, Ross Stores, Tripod Technologies, CISCO and Publix to name a few.
For more information visit our website www.xcelcorp.com
Please fill in the attached “Employment Application.doc” and send it to me at your earliest convenience along with a copy of you resume in word format. I will review your information and schedule you for a phone interview, I will e-mail you the time and date.
Benefit Package – Full Time Salaried Employee – Please see the attached document for detailed descriptions
1.. We will process your H1B/TN/VISA at our expense. If you are married, we will take care of your dependents visas as well.
2.. Your VISA Processing Fee will be reimbursed (you will have to pay at the USA consulate in your country).
3.. We will provide Air fair for you and your dependant family the first time they come to the USA.
4.. We will provide accommodations for initial 2 weeks at our guest house in NJ (we sometime provide accommodation up to 4 weeks on case-by-case basis — depends on the initial assignment)
5.. You will be paid as a Fulltime Employee (Annual Salaried). You will be paid twice a month and the pay will be Direct Deposit to your Bank Account on every 10th and 25th of the month.
6.. We will provide Health and Dental Insurance Coverage for the employee and dependant family.
7.. Corporate Credit Card (It is difficult to obtain a credit card for the first time in the U.S. without any credit history)
8.. We will help you to obtain a Bank Account, Social Security Number and Driver’s License
9.. You would be eligible for the following paid days:
— Paid Holidays (6 National Holidays)
— Paid Vacations (2 weeks for 1st year of service, 3 weeks afterward)
— Paid Sick Days (5 Paid Sick Leaves)
10.. 401K Retirement Enrollment — We will match 50% of your contribution up to 6% of your earnings (more detail description in the employee handbook).
11.. Tuition Fee (100%) for Professional Certification Courses limit up to $1000 per year. For Higher Educations such as Master’s Program or Ph.D, it will be between 50-100% reimbursement based on the performance and as per the manager’s approval.
12.. Annual Bonus (based on company’s performance)
13.. Employee Referral Fee Program — Refer your friends with strong technical skills to us. We provide referral fee as a token of appreciation.
14.. Salary Revision – Semi annual (twice a year)
15.. Petition for Permanent Resident (Green Card Processing) – We will file petition for your Permanent Resident Status for you and for your dependant family.
16.. Opportunity for Faster Career Growth.
17.. You would be encouraged to participate in Seminars, Tech Expos, Conferences, etc.
18.. You would be given a chance to diversify your career to new technologies as the market demands.
19.. We strongly believe in Business Ethics, Business Values and that our Employees, Clients and Business Partners are our strong assets therefore we make strong emphasis in having a clear and excellent relationship with them.
I can give you more details about the excellent benefit package we provide to our employees. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question.
I am looking forward to speaking with you soon.
Senior Recruiting Specialist
XCEL Solutions Corp
732-765-9235 x 115
254 Route 34, Ste #3, 2nd Floor | Oakdale Plaza, Matawan NJ 07747 | www.xcelcorp.com
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Now, I don’t know about you, but this looks too good to be true to me. Is there anyone out there with experience with this sort of thing? Know of these guys? It can’t be for real, right?