Well… I knew it was coming. I just didn’t know it would come before I got even one (1) legitimate call in response to my resume (apart from staffing agencies). What I’m talking about are employment scams. Put your resume and email address out there on a hundred job sites where these things are publicly searchable and you’re bound to get people digesting the data and sending out emails that say:
“Dear Mr. Hsiao, I saw your resume on Monster.com and want to schedule an interview immediately for Dean of Admissions, University; we believe that your qualifications and experience are ideal for the position and your starting salary would be grade II-a, which is $68,535 per annum to start, with full benefits. Should the interview go well, as we expect it will, you can begin the one-week training and orientation as soon as you are available; you will begin the following week. Please note that this one-week training and orientation for Deanships will have a minimal one-time fee of $1000, which offsets expenses that we incur which are no longer funded by federal education grants. The fee is payable simply by replying to this email and providing your credit card number. We will provide you with details on available training and orientation sessions and their locations once we have received your payment.”
I don’t know why it’s so depressing, but it is. I just want to work.