I got news for you— I’m still unemployed.
On the other hand I have been going through job search everyday from all types of job sites (which includes our very own craigslist, by the way), applying for both digital designing or an admin/clerical job (since designing has been hard to come by nowadays) left and right (and still have no response from job recruiters at all), and sometimes I even get emails from job recruiters offering me job openings which I have no interest of (mainly sales and financial advising).
So, I got today’s job openings from CareerBuilder and I saw an opening for— movie extras! It’s weird because I had the site set up to send me openings for digital designing and then I get this particular opening. I’m not going to mention which talent agency posted that particular opening on job sites because that would be just advertising, however, thanks to my common sense I decided to do research on this particular talent agent to see if they were a legitimate agency. Turns out that they’re one of those talent agency scams where they require their candidates to pay a particular fee in advance in order for them to provide the services you need to get your foot in the entertainment industry.
Basically this should be all common sense if you think about it. If you see something that’s just simply too good to be true, best you do thorough background research first to be sure that these offers are authorized or not. You’d be surprised that many of these talent agencies that offer these types of sweet deals with no experience required are scams. They remind me of those work at home offers that you see everywhere. I think these types of too suspicious job offers should be banned from official job posts such as CareerBuilder or else the job post sites would end up being “scammy” too.
Best thing to do is to check out the BBB site to check out its reports and its legitimacy. They give you thorough reports about each company so it should give you a boost of help if you are skeptical at a particular business that offers things that’s just too good to be true. In addition, keep in mind that in our reality, nothing is for free. You have to do something in exchange for obtaining that free offer.