I’m currently looking for work within the regulatory side of the pharmaceutical industry, and I’ve been finding posted vacancies pointing back to this agency, the website of which looks on the surface to be well worth getting in touch with.
I’m not going to state the name in the post, because I don’t really want this to query to come up in searches for them if they are genuine, but the Link to the website is below.
I was a little concerned that I’d not seen them before, and that the website seem to suggest that they have been around for a while.
I can’t find any indication of activity for them before November 2010, but Google has another cached website for them, at around the same time, that is similar to the final version but with some details changed
The web domain seems to have been registered for a while, but I don’t know enough about website registration to figure out what’s going on. The domain is currently registered to the same people with an address that matches the cached site but not the current one.
Web domain info Link
The only info I can find regarding this address concerns an unrelated company (so I’m not going to give any details). When I contacted them, they could confirm that the recruitment agency had previously operated at that address and had at least been actively receiving postage. They were understandably reluctant to make any further comment.
The agencies address as given on the current website seems to be associated with residential flats.
Searching on the company number indicates that it was incorporated in 2004, and has been associated with a few different company names. I has been operating under the name from the cached site since 2005 until last december, but I can’t find any additional info and nothing but a really empty cached site for the first used name.
Company house Link
The Directors have reasonable looking linked In profiles, but nothing I can verify. The profiles say that they have been operating for a few years (which looks to be technically true) and make reference to dividing time between a Swiss office, and this is mentioned on the main site, but I can’t find any other mention of this other than what seems to be the company registration, which I can’t now find :smack:, but which seemed to indicate that it had been registered very recently.
Something seems a bit weird. I know this seems like a lot of research to do, but this is a tough area to get work in :p. Anyone with a bit more experience want to offer an opinion?
Is there any chance that this is a new website associated with people who actually know their stuff and who are playing fast and loose with their company history when starting out? I’m really unhappy about sending CV’s and personal details to people I don’t trust, but at the same time I really can’t afford to overlook genuine opportunities in the current job market, and frankly 75% of the agencies around seem to look shady as hell when you take a look at them.
Other than identity theft or attempts to request fees for usage (which is obviously not going to happen) are there any other obvious risks to getting in touch with these guys?