Aug 29, 2009
I have had the same trouble with UAE Staffing, they let me apply for 'free' to a position they had advertised and then sent me this email;
My name is Henry Larrs and I will be your personal account manager from here on, We have just completed the review of your resume for the position appliedYou have been short listed for the position: Marketing Assistant The next stage would be the final reviews and interviews with employers. Your resume will also be matched and applied to all jobs that fit your employment criteria until you accept a position
Your resume is currently pending. You would now be required to submit the admin payment of $80.00USD to use our service, which is paid once and covers all applications. The payment can be submitted online through our website www.uaestaffing.com once your payment is received, your applications are then matched to all selected positions and applied directly to related employers for the final reviews and selection
The payment is submitted once and covers all applications until you accept a position
A file number and password will be sent to you via your email, so you may access your own online account. You can use your file number to track your progress and receive notifications of matched jobs that we apply for you
This payment can be made online ( click on payments on the website www.uaestaffing.com you can also submit the payment by draft, please make payable to: UAE Staffing Ltd. Our address is: UAE Staffing Ltd, 2nd floor, 145-157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY
Please notify us once you have made the payment, all payments should be received within 10 business days, if there is a delay, please let us know as we have to setup your account, username and password
This to me sounded a bit fishy, as my friend works in recruitment and you should NEVER have to pay up front so I emailed them the following;
I applied for a position on your website which I was very interested in. I have just received an email asking for an admin fee of $80.00 which to me seams very expensive for you just to pass my details to an employer. How do you justify such a high administration fee and what exactly do I get for my money and why, if you are an English based company do you ask for payment in dollars?
I would also like to point out that it is very unfair for you to state that I have been shortlisted and have the potential to get an interview for a dream job, in a dream country, when, its all just an unfair marketing ploy. When I applied for the position it stated that I could apply for free.
So before I send a penny, I would like to see evidence that there is a job and that I have been shortlisted by the company for an interview, this I feel is very fair and avoids any misunderstandings.
I am currently setting up a chat page online, which will follow my move from the UK to Dubai and want to share my experiences with companies like yourself and other organisations that offer services similar to yours.
Please get back to me promptly
They did get back to me with this short very curt message:
1) that is the fee to ( use ) this service
2) the website ( never ever ) stated that it is free
3) we are very clear, on the ( SERVICE ) page of the website, that this is a paid to use service
4) it is simple, you want to use, you pay to use
I’d stay away its fishy and you should never pay anything up front for recuritment especially when its advertised a free.
If anyone has any contact for seeking employment in Dubai please reply on this thread, as so far I have come across con artists, which are slowly putting me off.