I got a phone call yesterday evening from a company informing me that I’ve been selected to go for a job interview. I’ve been sending out several resume over the weekends, so it wasn’t really a surprise for me. But the problem is, the company name doesn’t ring a bell. Strange, by right I should be able to recall the name of the company I send my resume to.
I went home to check all the resumes that I’ve send and realise that I didn’t send my resume to this company. Strange, then how did they get my contact? And funny thing is, the person is addressing me by my Dialect name instead of my English name. Although I put both my dialect and English name in my resume, I thought most people would prefer to address me using my English name.
So I went online to lookup this company. They have a website. A rather pathetic webpage I must say. It has their company logo, a countdown counter to 2007(?!?!?) and a link to their forum. And the link to the forum is a broken link.
I’m seriously having second thought about going for an interview there.
Firstly, the interview is during office hours, which means that I need to apply for half day leave.
Secondly, I didn’t send my resume to this company, how did they get my information?
Thirdly, their website is really very outdated and poorly maintained.
I don’t mind working for a startup. But if the company doesn’t make an effort to maintain their company’s website, would they be able to treat their staff well? It’s already July 2007 and the countdown counter to 2007 is still there. That means the site hasn’t been maintained for at least half a year! (In the first place, why put a countdown counter to 2007?) And broken links from your company’s main website? And the website serves no purpose at all. Not a hint of what your company is doing. Wouldn’t it be better to close down your website instead?
Perhaps I should give this a miss. Really sound too fishy. I never send them my resume and their website really cannot make it. Don’t want to waste my leave.