Complaint / review text:
Stanley Barber & Associates AKA Bernard Haldane told me I was selected by the committee to be a client for $4000.
I went to a Career Job Show (Brass Ring) where Stanley Barber had a booth very near Bernard Haldane Associates. I asked them if they were a recruiter, they told me "YES", and I needed to leave a resume with them for their review.
I was then called, and told that the committee had decided I would be accepted for their services and they set an appointment with me. Since I was unemployed, I went to the meeting. I was told that they are owned by Bernard Haldane ASsociates, and are the same type services, except they charge alot less money for the same thing, except they don't have to pay royalties.
I then decided to go to Bernard Haldane, got the same type run around, and the fee was $1000. More. I must agree that it did appear that with their CD rom, etc that the servcies were more complete. I tried to pay them after I got a job, both companies told me that it doesn't work that way, the money must be paid up front. Haldane did have a 12 month payment plan.
These firms are using very deciptive practices, Ripping Off people when they are unemployed and need a job desparetly. Thank you rip off site for warning me in advance.
Palo Alto, California