Friday, June 24, 2011
JOB SEEKERS BEWARE
Welcome to the real world of AMI Direct.
This company claims to be an event based sales,marketing and distribution company.
The description of their company profile on careerjunction is more confusing.
If you browse through their company profile,you will notice a list of unfamiliar products.Such as innovage,vivitar,disney,etc.
They also describe applications sales such as credit card,cellular contracts and financial policies as part of their dealing.
Now you start to wonder how events come in...
Well they offer bulky management jobs on job sites like careerjuction,indeed,bestjobs,simplyhired,jobmail,trovit,jobisjob,jobrapido,etc.
That includes for instance events management trainee and junior management jobs.
The job description is short and simple to read,especially when you desperate for a job that does not ask for much.They just look for people who can pose proffesionalism even if they lack experience as they are willing to train their staff to the top,too good to be true.Application is simple,email CV and in 2 days or so you get a call for interview at some powerplace building in ferndale.The physical address that they give out when calling for interview is 261 Oak Ave Randburg.
I have noticed that the same physical address on their careerjuction company profile has been removed.
If you take a close look,you will notice that there is no board or branding with the name AMI Direct on it(see the picture attached).
This is how it works.This is not based in a lavish office or anything a management position offers.But it's about working directly with customers.
Have you seen people in nice formal attires at a mall selling cosmectics?Well that's what the job is about,except ofcourse they have a wide range products,cosmetics included.There is no event unless if a sale takes place or when customers complain about their products.There is no recognised company trading by the name AMI Direct in SA.So as an applicant you get a contract by Innovage of which they claim is one of their products in their profile.When instead they sell Innovage products.
See these people place a misguiding job advert to attract jobseekers and only to find it time wasting for those who are really looking for a job they are qualified for.
There are some complaints from those who were unlucky to go through the exhausting experience.