I was talking to a relative and I came to know about a new type of job scam where freshers need pay a company to join them as an employee! If you are a fresher or you know any fresher, please ask them to be careful with such type of jobs. They are mostly scams.
The company in question is a large Indian company, and I am surprised why such a big company is indulging in cheap scamming activities like this.
Basically, in this company, a fresher needs to pay Rs. One Lakh to get a job. Once the fresher is appointed, he/she is made to do unbearably huge amount of work, almost throughout the day. The fresher will soon get very tired of the demanding schedule and will leave the company within a couple of months (max). He/She not only works so much for the limited salary paid, but also loses that One Lakh advance payment.
I was already familiar with another type of scam where freshers are made to pay for “training expenditure”. Once they complete the training and join, they are either made to work a lot for limited salary and/or pressurized to leave the company. I think, some unscrupulous companies are taking advantage of the fear that freshers generally have, while searching for jobs.
Now, whatever insecurities they might have, I think freshers should stay away from companies that demand money as a criterion to join them (for a job). I mean, you are either good for the job or you are not. Giving money doesn’t magically make you good for the job. The chances that the company will cheat you is quite high in such cases.
PS: Are you guys familiar with any such job scams targeting freshers? Please let know in the comments.