This was in last night's email crop, in a prepackaged CareerBuilder form email purportedly from one Dennis Nave, CandidateEmail@Site.Careerbuilder.com (a valid CareerBuilder-owned domain, although the generic nature of the address suggests that a reply would go straight into a bin).
Titled, imaginatively, "Your Resome," it runs thus (grammar and syntax unredacted):
Dear Neddie Jingo,So far, two calls to the "office" number have produced busy signals (at 7:50 AM), and the 240 area-code number rolled straight into a message queue.
I noticed your resume on Career Builder and you appear to be someone we would like to pursue. [Fascinatingly, I'm feeling pretty much exactly the same about you!] Our staff located in Hagerstown areas has been a leader in the Central Atlantic Region for American General Life and Accident over the last 3 years.
For this reason we are growing our organization and we are looking for qualified people in Lovettsville. If you would like to know more,or would like to pursue a position please log on to: www.selfmgmt.com/clients/aig and click onto our POP screen. (2nd one) The user password for you is: DRS9XZMD(cap sensitive)
After we receive your results I will, or someone from my office will, be in contact with you.
I am looking forward to our future meeting.
Googling Ms. Miller suggests she actually does exist; her office number at http://insurance-in-hagerstown-md.yellowpagesltd.com/ is the same as the one in the CareerBuilder email. The office is at 13210 Fountain Head Plaza, Hagerstown, MD 21742, in case you'd like to apply in person.
Before going off too hard on Ms. Marlaina Miller, Associate Manager, American General Life and Accident, I'd point out the domain of the URL linked in the email: www.selfmgmt.com (slogan: "Self-Management - the #1 competency of top performers!"). I believe here we have our real villains. I conjecture that they sold themselves as a recruitment firm to Ms. Miller or someone in her organization, promising to bring in a whole bunch of "#1 competency of top performers" (read: "rubes") with their CareerBuilder ninja-fu.
But soft! What light through yon window breaks? Let's complete that linked URL: /clients/aig.
Yes, American General Life and Accident is a subsidiary of AIG.
Your tax dollars at work, folks.
Update: The foregoing may be too oblique. I should be as clear as I can possibly be here. The three links at the top of my post detail, in order, an experience I had last week with a recruiter for AFLAC, another insurance giant. A person called me last Monday with an offer of an interview in Hagerstown, MD -- the very same town as in the current "offer" -- last Thursday. As I believed she had actually read my resume, I assumed the interview was connected in some way with my professional qualifications. I became suspicious when this person would not tell me straight out what the job in question entailed, and over the next few days discovered that the recruiter was trying to get me to appear at a group "informational" gathering at which an insurance-sales scam of thoroughly Dickensian sordidness was pushed on unsuspecting and desperate unemployed people. My extremely strong suspicion is that Ms. Marlaina Miller, Associate Manager, American General Life and Accident, a subsidiary of AIG, is engaged in exactly the same scam, through the recruitment firm SelfManagement Group.