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At times I think it’s a BIG mistake to upload your resume on job portals. It’s a BIGGER mistake to give out your primary email address on the resume that you upload. Within a very short span of time, your inbox is flooded with opportunities you are least interested in. But once in a while you do come across a gem.
What follows is an excerpt from one such e-mail I received from Infotech Global India (IGI) Limited. My comments as usual are interspersed.
We are in the process of filing H1 for skilled professionals in various technologies for our numerous ongoing and upcoming projects to be based at US. ALL H1 RELATED EXPENSES TO BE TAKEN CARE BY INFOTECH GLOBAL INDIA LTD. ABSOLUTELY NO EXPENSE BY THE CANDIDATE. NO HIDDEN COST.
[You'll soon find out how twisted "hidden" can mean.]
Openings in technologies viz. JAVA related, Oracle Financials, Sybase DBA, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, Oracle, PL/SQL, etc. with strong communication skills, impressive personality, confidence and stability.
[Wow! That's a new one. Bad grammar aside, how do you measure one's stability? Do you have any ideas?]
Candidates have to go through following rounds (in case CV get shortlisted by Technical team and Visa processing team): HR Round, Technical Round, Aptitude Test.
In case you are selected after ENTIRE process you have to produce Bank Guarantee (on Rs. 100 Stamp Paper duly signed by Bank Manager) of Rs. 1 Lakh subject to following two conditions:
1. Should not back out after filing H1B
2. Should not leave us before 1 year working with us in USA
[There you go. Hidden costs (read "Bonded Labor") just uncovered. Plus, if you don't trust me, why should I trust you?]
Infotech Global (India) Ltd would be willing to refund the amount in full of the Bank Guarantee in case the H1 visa of the Consultant gets rejected after filing H1 with USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).
[No processing fee or service charges deducted? Surprising!]
We are not asking for any money from your side. [Hello? Do you even read what you send? Remember? 1 lac? Bank guarantee signed personally by the bank manager?] This money will remain in your own account and your bank will take your guarantee that you”ll not back out from your commitment to IGI, once IGI initiates the process of your H1B.
My head is spinning.
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