Has the recession hit your hard and left you in the job hunt mode? Then it’s likely you’ve uploaded your resume to many places and have sent it out to a plethora of institutions. One way other you are bound to receive an e-mail from the folks at McSourcer.com. So is McSourcer a scam or are they really trying to help you find a job? Well let’s find out.

Update August 11th, 2012: Did some thinking and research. This is what I’ve managed to figure out: McSourcer.com is pretty much a scam/phishing. Stay away. This name has NOTHING to do with other McSourcer named companies such as McSourcerTech. DO NOT accept linkedIn invites from anything McSourcer.com related, nor twitter. So things to avoid are:

http://www.linkedin.com/company/mcsourcer

https://twitter.com/mcsourcer/

Very had any reply, feedback nor conversation with them. 

Until then, I recommend you stay far far away from them/it.

update April 20th, 2011: So, I wanted to make an update to this post since it’s getting lots of traffic and (sadly) few comments. If this article helped you please comment :) Also, here is the BBB rating of the company (an F … wow) http://www.bbb.org/chicago/business-reviews/human-resources/mcsourcer-in-chicago-il-88258709

Before doing any internet research let me tell you about my story with McSourcer and my ex job-hunt. Sending out resumes to thousands of corporations isn’t my cup of tea, thus I decided to post it on Monster.com and see what can come of it. Sadly nothing, though I did receive a plethora of templated spam-type e-mails from various insurance companies. That aside, I received an e-mail from McSourcer very similar to the templated e-mails I received from other companies. My general response to those e-mails is:

  • Who are you?
  • How did you get my e-mail? (ie: where did they see it)

So I sent this reply to McSourcer:

?Hello Mike,

I’m wondering how you received my e-mail and who referred my resume to you?

After see’ing my resume you should be well aware of my skills and knowledge. How is it that I can help you?

Warm Regards,
— Piotr Krzyzek

I’m not one to take kindly to unsolicited e-mails. Especially one that looks very boiler plate and generic:

Hi Piotr,

Your resume was referred to me recently. Please let me know if you are currently in the job market.

If you’re interested in hearing about our job opportunities please register with us online below:

http://mcsourcer.com/register.html

We work on searches across all of the U.S. and some in Canada. Look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Mike McCarthy
Phone: 312.277.1986
McSourcer Recruiting and Staffing
40 E. Chicago Ave. Suite 131
Chicago, IL 60611
http://mcsourcer.myplaxo.com

Remove your email from my contacts by clicking the link below and I promise to never contact you again:

Who can guess what happened next?