Hello all - There's a sophisticated recruiting scam going on. Apparently it has been around for a while but has gained a lot of steam post Covid-19. The company name on the email may vary (mine came from EliteX Hiring) but the message is the same. It's well written and the website will seem, at first glance, to be legit. First contact indicates they found your resume and have a potential client who is interested. They ask for an updated resume. Then they claim the resume will not parse in their candidate management system (ATS) and ask you to review it via a resume service (names can vary, mine was OptimisedResume.) Bottom line, it's a scam. After you purchase the resume review, the interview is cancelled. They have your funds, you've lost time, money and have been preyed on in the worst of times. Here is the most common text of the email scam:
"I am reaching out to see if you would be interested in exploring new opportunities. I am Executive Recruiter of EliteX Hiring Inc. Our client has retained us to fill various senior-level positions in one of their recent acquisitions. I was referred to you by an outside talent sourcing firm and based on your previous experience I think you are a very credible candidate.
If you are interested in learning more, please reply back to this email with an updated copy of your resume and I will connect you with the recruiter leading this project and schedule an introductory call.
Senior Executive Recruiter
EliteX Hiring Inc.
153 W 27th St Suite 305 -
3rd Floor New York, NY 10001 "
Wishing you all safe and sound job hunting!
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