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WARNING - BCG Legal Search--> SCAM

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:01 pm

I recently applied to a job off LinkedIn with this company.

The next day they started spamming me with text messages asking me to fill out stuff (via text message(!)) re my jobsearch.

I just tried contacting them to ask if this was actually from them, or legit, and I was connected with a call center overseas.

It was incredibly sketchy.

Luckily I watermarked all of my materials with DRAFT and sent them only in PDF.

If you want help from the most-automated, least personalized and least helpful headhunters, these folks should be in the running. Just wow. Blown away by how unprofessional this was. I've been dealing with a lot of headhunters lately, and...that is not how it's done.

STEER CLEAR. You've been warned.

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Re: WARNING - BCG Legal Search--> SCAM

Postby Kummel » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Luckily I watermarked all of my materials with DRAFT and sent them only in PDF.


Sorry to hear that. Unrelated to BCG -- I've never heard about doing this (the draft part) -- do you typically do this when you send out materials?

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Re: WARNING - BCG Legal Search--> SCAM

Postby toast and bananas » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:23 pm

Kummel wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Luckily I watermarked all of my materials with DRAFT and sent them only in PDF.


Sorry to hear that. Unrelated to BCG -- I've never heard about doing this (the draft part) -- do you typically do this when you send out materials?


I've received drafts from other firms that do it. We just note it in the header.

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Re: WARNING - BCG Legal Search--> SCAM

Postby nealric » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:56 am

The founder of BCG also has a reputation for going off on rather questionable rants. How that place stays in business is a mystery to me.

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Re: WARNING - BCG Legal Search--> SCAM

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:46 pm

Not sure this makes them a scam, just aggressive bottom feeders.

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Re: WARNING - BCG Legal Search--> SCAM

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:12 pm

Kummel wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Luckily I watermarked all of my materials with DRAFT and sent them only in PDF.


Sorry to hear that. Unrelated to BCG -- I've never heard about doing this (the draft part) -- do you typically do this when you send out materials?


I do this until I have had a call with the recruiter and we've spoken about where they are intending to submit me. I don't do it if the recruiter was recommended through a friend and is "trusted" in that way.




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