A few days ago, I received the following email:
Executive Management Solutions Jun 21 (6 days ago)
We recently noticed your profile online and would like to direct it to one of our affiliate firms, Executive Solutions. Executive Solutions is a Vancouver based career management firm that specializes in assisting senior executives and managers in securing the best jobs in the Vancouver area. They steward their clients careers, maximizing their earning potential and job satisfaction.
By providing unique tools and technology, Executive Solutions assists their clients in identifying and pursuing the best career opportunities.
If you are interested in learning more, please reply to [email protected] and attach the most current version of your resume. We will then direct it to the appropriate individual in the Vancouver office. If they feel they can help you their administrator will call you to set a time to meet with one of their consultants.
To learn more please visit our website at www.emsicareers.com.
I submitted my resume only 4 hours before they contacted me (yes, I did it in the wee hours of the morning). When I saw that they had offices in Burlington and Quebec, somehow, it made me suspicious but I submitted my resume anyway.
I did the online evaluation and attached my resume online, I listed my home number so that I could screen the call. I went to work the next day and received a message from my mom that someone named Natasha Bernard from EMSI called me. She said the # was 604.909.3932.
This quick response raised red flags with me because:
1.they responded really quickly which made me wonder if this was a scam
2.the Senior VP wants to meet with me already. Why is someone is such a high position meeting with me?!
3.The woman said the best time to reach her was between 7am and 1 pm. Why such weird office hours? Were they renting a place downtown as a front?
Something was not feeling right about all this and I wanted another objective POV and set of fresh eyes to help me search for information that was relevant. I called a friend of mine and asked her to google Executive Management Solutions. She found links online that I did not find when I did my own google search. I have used the website usaconsumercomplaints.com in the past and have found their info to be quite reliable. Once I saw the info on that website, I decided this needed to be brought up to the RCMP and local media outlets (if not already) because companies like these try to take advantage of those already down on their luck.
vancouver, British Columbia