Everyone thinks that the perfect job is to work from home and though it does have its perks, it is not a very easy job to find. A lot of people wonder, how achievable is it? I wanted to experience this new trend for myself. Yes, I work from home on occasion running my blogs and various social media pages, but this is all independent and not part of any company. I wanted to know if it is as easy to get into as everyone says or if it's like chasing after the wind. I must say that they are some great companies, like Endy or Amazon that offer great pay, benefits and their application/interview processes are quite easy. Then they are others that I have discovered which are completely unnecessary and make no sense at all. These three companies, which you're probably better off avoiding altogether (personal opinion) are Jus Brands, Luxy Hair and Mixtiles. FYI, Luxy Hair has some great potential in terms of pay, and the people over there are super nice so I wouldn't count them out yet.
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When a company asks you to send them a “bomb cover letter,” you know you’re dealing with children or adults who are taking the forever young slogan too literally. They’ve also taken discrimination to the next level. They don’t let something as basic as skin colour get in the way of their hiring practices, instead they won’t hire you based on the texture of your hair. It was literally in their job posting ad. If you don’t have curly hair you cannot apply. Luckily, I have curly hair so I wasn’t the one being discriminated against and yet their hiring policies have left a bad taste in my mouth. I wish I hadn’t applied, but I did and two months later I’m still in the dark. Most companies have the decency to let you know that they have selected other candidates for the job, but not LUS Brands, they couldn’t care less that you’re probably out there refreshing your inbox hoping to be put out of your misery. I’m guessing my cover letter was not “bomb” enough for them. I don’t know if their products are any good. I was actually curious to try them, but I’m far too petty to bother. I’ll take my curly hair elsewhere.
Where to start? The application was super confusing. In addition to answering fake customer service questions and concerns you had to take 2 really weird personality tests and send them back the results. Why would a company trust some random personality test that was probably designed by some high school student on a dare and then use it as a tool to hire people? Since when are online personality tests a Hail Mary in figuring out who people are? Whatever happened to good old fashion interview questions? I’m all for this technological era, but this practice for finding the right candidate is so lousy and so beyond incompetent that you left me at a lost for words. Whoever the CEO is of Luxy Hair needs to revamp their entire interview process to something that actually makes sense. Applying here will certainly get your wig snatched!
This is by far the worst of the worst. By visiting their website you can apply online by filling out an application which includes a bunch of fake customer questions. Your task is to respond to these customer concerns like you are actually working for their company. After a few days you may or may not receive an email inviting you to a video interview via Skype.
The video interview was very frightening. I wasn’t sure where to look, how to smile, where to put my hands…should I sit on them or not? Was my mic working? Can she even see me? Am I blinking too much or not blinking enough? I was never asked anything about my previous customer service experience, in fact, the interviewer spent the entire time talking about herself. I didn’t really mind. She actually made me feel a little more at ease despite the F bomb she dropped. After the interview I had to fill out and send back more mock questions, which again wasn’t too bad. I was so proud of my responses too. I sent them off the same day all wrapped up in a pretty little bow. One week went by and I didn’t receive any news on whether I got the job or not so I sent a follow-up email. The email went ignored for another week or so. All in all it took more than 3 weeks before I heard anything back.
They are not looking for people with experience as mentioned several times by other people across the internet. If you think you can bring experience to the table, think again. They’re only serving vibranium (fictional). So, unless you’re from Wakanda and have access to this special metal, don’t bother applying. Experience doesn’t mean anything at all to them. Yes, I know I sound salty, but I’m more confused than anything else…and, well yes, maybe just a little salty. The online reviews are pretty negative regarding their products and hiring policies.
This is just my take on these three companies. No one likes being rejected. That shit cuts deep, but it is what it is. I’m a firm believer that things happen the way they are suppose to. It went the way it was always going to. I just thought I would share my experience with you lovely people who are thinking about applying. I am in no way telling you that you should not apply. By all means whip out those fingers and start whacking away on that keyboard for the job of your dreams. Just don’t set your expectations too high no matter what experience/precious metal you think you bring to the table.
Keep looking if working remotely is something that you are passionate about. It is a job that I would highly recommend to people suffering from anxiety. There are some good ones out there and it will take a great deal of patience to find.
Do you have a similar experience with these companies or another one? Don’t agree with me? Sound off below!
Good luck with the job hunting, readers