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I received an SMS and email from email@example.com, saying that I am one of the 20 lucky applicants that have qualified to take an English exam this coming weekend as a pre-employment exercise. Because a lot of people have been taking advantage of nurses and caregivers here in the Philippines, I can't help myself from becoming very pessimistic about offers that say they can help you find a good job abroad without having to spend any cent or what so ever.
I was somehow hopeful that everything they said in the email was true so I decided to do my own investigation. First, I googled the name of the company. I found out the company really does exist. Unfortunately, this fact is still not enough to prove they were authentic.
Next, I tried browsing my sent items. I was trying to see if I really did send them my resume. Upon reviewing, I discovered that I never came across their ads.
As detailed and cunning as their offer may seem, it gave me more reason to not believe what their saying. Everything was too good to be true. I think what really gave them away was the fact that they're requiring the applicants to attend a mandatory english exam that they say, NOBODY FAILS. Why would an employer promise you something like that??! In addition, the only credible English exams are the IELTS and TOEFL. If they had really seen my resume, they should've known that I already passed the IELTS. Why will I have to take another exam that I've only heard of just now?
Aside from that, their payment method raised more questions. They do not do cash on delivery transactions. Instead, you can only send your payment for the English exam though LBC (courier).
So, to my dear colleagues, please don't jump on the idea too quickly. Think rational and investigate. Make sure you only give out informations and cash to reputable recruitment agencies that are accredited by POEA. Please bear in mind that they will say anything just to convince you. Don't be a victim.
This is the actual message they sent me. Feel free to read this and tell me what you think. Help us spread the word by writing it on your blog as well. Thanks.
REMINDER: Please READ & UNDERSTAND this email message, it is
advisable for you to PRINT it.
After evaluation of your resume since we placed an advertisement
over the internet & newspaper, we are pleased to tell you that you
are SELECTED for the position of HOTEL NURSE in NEW LONDON
You should attend the FIRST & LAST International English Language
Testing System on June 12 & 13, 2010. (Saturday & Sunday) from
9:00AM-5:00PM. WE, EMPLOYERS ARE NOW HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Call us for inquiries strictly from 10:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
(12:00-1:00PM Lunch Break/3:00-3:30PM Coffee Break):
Landline nos.: (02) 543-27-07
Cellular No.: 0926-730-4992 (Company Mobile Phone)
We will start accepting inquiries starting June 08, 2010 (Tuesday)
– June 11, 2010 (Friday) strictly from 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. only
(12:00-1:00PM Lunch Break/3:00-3:30PM Coffee Break).
NO PLACEMENT FEE! NO PROCESSING FEE! NO SALARY DEDUCTION
OPPORTUNITY! Airfare, NMC Registration pack, work permit & working
visa will be shouldered by the employer, the only expenses that you
are going to shoulder is the medical exam fee & International
English Language Testing System fee because this is on a
DIRECT/NAME HIRE BASIS.
To better understand the process, we provide you with our
Sending of resume thru email for Pre-qualification (done)
Once selected, you will receive an e-mail message from us telling
that you are selected for the position & we will ask you to prepare
the necessary requirements listed below (done)
After we reserve a work slot for you, we will send an e-mail
message requiring you to attend a 2-day International English
Language Testing System which is a requirement by the employer &
British Embassy before working in any European Country (done)
After receiving our e-mail message, you can call us for inquiries
or pay anytime the International English Language Testing System
fee at our accredited payment centers (first step)
Attend the 2-day International English Language Testing System
(June 12 & 13, 2010 9am-5pm), get the required certificate,
orientation with the employer (June 12, 2010 9:00-10:00 AM) &
signing of employment contract with interview with the employer
(June 13, 2010 4:00-5:00 PM)
After finishing the 2 day International English Language Testing
System, receiving the required certificate, orientation with the
employer & signing of employment contract, you can now submit the
While the documents are still on process you have to get an
letter for medical examination (your choice of clinic/hospital as
long as it is accredited by DOH, POEA & MARINA)
After we have received your documents (max. of 2 weeks after
mailing the documents), we will start processing your work permit
(max. of 4 weeks processing
After the approval of your work permit, we will start processing
working visa (max. of 4 weeks processing)
After the approval of your working visa, schedule for Pre-
departure orientation seminar (PDOS), interview in the embassy for
visa stamping & securing of pre-paid ticket advice
Deployment Date (maximum of 3 months if requirements are submitted
on June 12 & 13, 2010)
International English Language Testing System fee is 3,000.00
(Philippine Peso), 100% refundable (no deductions) if not satisfied
with the employment package. Refunds are process at our office
after the orientation on June 12, 2010 Saturday at 10:00 A.M.
Employment package will be discuss during the orientation. NO OTHER
International English Language Testing System will be conducted at
our office at:
New London Hospital Corporate Office
No. 2 Amorsolo cor. Dela Rosa Sts.
Legaspi Village, Makati City 1229
TAKE NOTE: International English Language Testing System that you
are going to attend are purely training & exercises, NO EXAMS
REQUIRED, nobody fails the training.
Only 20 applicants have been selected. We will only accept those
selected applicants who paid on or before June 11, 2010 (Friday)
until 12:00 P.M. lunch time and we will automatically replace
those who will not comply.
REMINDER: PLEASE BRING YOUR ID DURING PAYMENT
You can pay thru LBC Branches Nationwide, Please ask for the
REMITTANCE FORM & just follow the format below:
Very Important Notice: Please advice the LBC Teller that your
payment is thru BRANCH PICK UP.
Name: YOUR NAME
Address: YOUR ADDRESS
Phone No. YOUR LANDLINE OR CELLULAR NO.
Signature: YOUR SIGNATURE
Pls. check BRANCH PICK-UP (any branch)
Amount: Three Thousand Pesos (3,000.00)
Name: Bruce P. King
Address: New London Hospital Corporate Office
No. 2 Amorsolo cor. Dela Rosa Sts.
Legaspi Village, Makati City 1229
Phone No.: (02) 543-27-07
After payment, please text us the following information at 0926-730-
4992 (Company Mobile Phone) for slot reservation:
Your Full Name:
Branch of LBC:
Date of Payment:
Time of Payment:
After texting us the payment details, we will verify the validity
of payment online and we will text you back VERY IMPORTANT
INFORMATION & reserve your work slot.
We offer FREE FOOD & ACCOMMODATION for those selected applicants
coming from the province. We reimburse transportation expenses just
present to us the OFFICIAL RECEIPTS/TRAVEL TICKETS of your travel
As a company policy, all payments should be made at any LBC
Branches Nationwide. If you are from the province & there’s no LBC
Branches in your place, please don’t hesitate to call or text us
for instructions. Please bring the proof of payment with you on the
training dates so that we can accommodate you & we will replace it
with an official receipt. No payments are accepted during training
days & we will not entertain walk-in applicants who are not yet
paid. Names of paid applicants are forwarded to the Information
desk/guard on duty for them to easily identify who are allowed to
enter office premises & attend the training.
Schedule of Activities on June 12 & 13, 2010 (Saturday & Sunday):
June 12, 2010 (Saturday)
Attire: Smart Casual
9:00-10:00 a.m.: ORIENTATION (you can bring your parents, nearest
relative or your husband/wife)
10:00-12:00 p.m.: International English Language Testing System
12:00-1:00 p.m.: FREE Lunch
1:00-3:30 p.m.: International English Language Testing System
3:30-4:00 p.m.: FREE Snack
4:00-5:00 p.m.: International English Language Testing System
June 13, 2010 (Sunday)
9:00-12:00 p.m.: International English Language Testing System
12:00-1:00 p.m.: FREE Lunch
1:00-3:30 p.m. International English Language Testing System
3:30- 4:00 p.m.: FREE Snack
4:00-5:00 p.m.: Signing of Employment Contract (you can bring your
parents, nearest relative or your husband/wife)
FREE Training Materials will be provided such as Original DVD copy
of the training, plastic/brown envelope, pencil, eraser, ball pen
Here are the list of requirements to be submitted during training
days if available on hand, TO FOLLOW IF NOT AVAILABLE to be placed
on a green plastic envelope, 1 set all photocopied:
1. Updated Resume with or without picture
2. 4pcs. Passport size picture (white background)
3. Valid passport (if available, only needed during Embassy
4. Employment Certificates (if applicable)
5. Diploma or training certificate
6. Transcript of records
7. Birth Certificate (NSO)
8. NBI Clearance (Abroad) (if available, only needed during
NOTE: NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED BECAUSE THERE IS A FREE ON THE JOB
TRAINING WITH SALARY, WITH FREE ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD ALLOWANCE
WITHIN THE CONTRACT PERIOD IN LONDON.
We, Employers will be leaving by Monday next week June 14, 2010.
Bruce P. King
President & CEO
NEW LONDON HOSPITAL
273 County Road, New London, NH 03257