Axis Global Client Referral Services aka Axis Global aka Axis Telecommute Job Services regularly places posts on job boards and emails job searchers offering, and I quote: "Clerical, Telemarketing, Data Entry, Medical Transcription, Telemarketing & Virtual Assistant Job Openings!"
The email they send out seems very convincing. I've provided a copy of it below for your reference. In fact, the phone number at the bottom is even answered by a real person. That is a good start. An interesting thing to note, their website address is not provided in the email nor do they show up in a Google Search. I found it though, take a look for yourself at Axis Global Client Referral Services.
It's marginally impressive design wise but that doesn't make nor break an authentic company. An interesting note, their president name is listed as S. Smith. Hardly unique, but not a red flag in and of itself.
My gut response to this company is questionable. Now I could be mistaken and ask that you use your own judgement, but here is an explaination of why I believe Axis Global, while not definitively a scam, requires serious consideration before trying them. Mind you none of this is hard evidence but it is something to consider.
- Companies that offer true work at home employment for a volume of people are very rarely in need of staff. In fact, they generally have a long waiting list. Axis Global advertises for contractors regularly.
- Companies in general do not charge job applicants for their own background checks, Axis Global does. They are hiring you as a contractor not an employee so this policy remains controversial at best.
- Finally, companies that offer true work at home employment for large numbers of people are heavily talked about in the Work at Home forums with employees coming together to share experiences, help each other out, and provide honest information about the opportunity to other job seekers.
- I paid my $35 fee and never heard from them again.
- I paid my $35 fee and when I tried to contact them, they were very rude and nasty.
- I paid my $35 fee. Then they hired me to recruit other people to pay their $35 fee. By the time I realized it was a scam there were a lot of people I had inadvertantly frauded out of $35 and now they won't stop calling me back, emailing me and IMing me about getting a refund. I feel horrible and was never paid either.
Axis Global's recruiting email reads as follows:
At Axis Global, we will put you in direct contact with our TOP referral clients in need of your assistance!
We are contacting you to see if you are still in the job market to work from your home office on a PT/FT contract basis with our company performing clerical, data entry, customer service, and telemarketing contract positions. All internal jobs are available for immediate hire.
We are conducting employment pre-screening consultations and presentation viewings this week on "Who We Are & What We Do" to become an agent with us to work a internal job or accept a client referral position based on your work background.
We would like you to come aboard to work with our company as a new contracting agent.
Please review further if you are seeking reliable part time supplemental or full time employment from home.
"Who We Are & What We Do"
Axis Global Client Referral Services is a leading outsourcing staffing agency that contract agents to work from home for various outsourcing clients throughout the world.
Axis Global Client Referral Service is a virtual contract staffing agency founded in 2001, that provides a wide range of telecommute employment to applicants seeking viable employment from home to make a full or part time living, consulting and our preferred division of our Transportation Referral Services that we provide to clients nationwide.
As an independent contractor you can work with our company internally or we can refer you out to clients that hire agents to work from home. At Axis, we will give you several options to find employment with our company.
Please submit your contractor resume, application and background check submission to us for immediate REVIEW for contract employment. We will then email you your questionaire and testing certification modules to follow.
Once you have successfully completed our recruitment process to become an agent we will be delighted to offer you a client referral or an internal job position with us as an independent contractor working from home.
Deadline For New Agent Submission: Friday, 8/1/2008, 5:00 PM
To Become An Agent
You must have a home office setup such as:
Computer, telephone line, internet (cable, dsl, satellite and some projects will allow you to use dial up (however not many), printer and/or home or cell telephone for client positions to work.
You must create your profile and submit your resume.
You must be able to fully complete our interview questionaire.
You must be able to work 25 to 40 hour per week.
You must be able to successfully complete and submit a request to order our contractor's background verification check which is $35.00 that we is required by our 3rd party verification pre-screening agency, due to sensitive information on our client projects.
You must be able to complete our Independent Contractor Clerical Testing Certification Modules and our interview questionaire.
New Contract Agent Certifications to work as a referral contracting agent with us can take 5 - 7 days from the time you apply and complete our recruitment process before we can refer you out to outsourcing referral clients or work an internal position with us.
We will send you your designated login password to access our "Who We Are & What We Do" presentation website to begin our recruitment process on becoming a virtual agent with Axis Global.
Location: All Positions are PT and FT Work At Home Jobs
New Agent Pre-screening Request Submission
Please return this questionaire back to our HR Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for speedy processing and delivery within 24 hours.
___ Please send me your website for more information and to apply and to request a designated Virtual Recruiter.
What job are you presently seeking?
Email* (Please verify)
What is the best time of the day to reach you? / 8 AM - 5 PM
*What time zone are you located in? (PST, MTN, CST, EST)?
*Which Overview Pre-screening Are You Requesting?
Please state your preference of our initial recruitment process.
Power Point Slide Show Viewing or Virtual Recruiter Consultation:
*Do you meet all the hiring criterias as an Contract Referral Agent?
How did you hear about us?
Do you have a home office setup (computer, internet & telephone line?
Are you currently working now?
How soon can you start working with us?
JOB SERVICE PROVIDER INFORMATION
Expertise Recruitment Areas: $12.00 - $60.00 per hour
Location: Work At Home Office
Business to Business Marketing
Internal Jobs/Data Entry
Customer Service Reps
Our staff will contact you within the next 24 hrs to complete our recruitment process after your profile that you create is received and reviewed by our HR Staff.
After you view our slide show on "Who We Are & What We Do" you will need to complete our application and background verification request and submit your resume to email@example.com in an attachment or email text for speedy processing on becoming an agent with us.
Our recruitment approval process takes 5 - 7 days, therefore next Friday is earliest that you will be eligible upon approval to begin working with us.
AG HR STAFF
Corporate Office: 1 405 761 7221
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