Is Kenexa recruiting for Microsoft or just data mining? I had a chilling experience the other day. A man from Kenexa called me, ostensibly to recruit me for a job in New York as a Marketing Analyst for the MSN search engine Microsoft’s new search. The first caller said he was looking for someone to do work for Fortune 400 clients. I told him I was very busy and usually against smaller customers. I did not think it would be a problem? he was very insistent to talk. I suggested that I call back, so we leave it in the air and for a couple of weeks I forgot it.
Then I called a second time, told me I had to call and schedule an interview. Basically I requested a phone interview from 45 minutes to see if it was right for the “work.” The e-mail and sent me a very generic job description that was more like a newspaper ad than anything else. Well, well, something smelled fishy the whole thing, but if it was real how could he refuse an opportunity to get some high paying jobs for Microsoft, so they agreed to the interview and set a date. The telephone interview was unlike any job interview I had to work for Fortune 400 companies in the past. He never mentioned my resume, never asked about my work experience or salary requirements, it has absolutely no interest in me as an individual or any of the questions asked are typical of a company applies when it comes to size of potential employee.