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I just got an email from Farmers insurance group asking me if I wanted a job I guess. This is part of the email they sent me…

“Our Human Resource Department for Farmers Insurance “The Holtman Group” has personally reviewed your resume and we are impressed with your experiences. Your resume indicates that you have the qualities and skills to excel as a Farmers Insurance and Financial Services Agent.

If you’re an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and you’re searching for a small business opportunity with minimum risk, no franchise fee and a $ 65,000.00 subsidy package then becoming a Farmers Agent might be for you.

Farmers Insurance and Financial Solutions offers you the opportunity to build your own business utilizing Farmers Insurance group of Companies, the 3rd largest auto and home insurer in the nation, the ninth largest commercial writer and one of the leaders in the life insurance business. ”

has anyone heard of this and is it possible it may be a scam. I feel like I would end up cold-calling people or something.

Anyone know of anything like this or work for them?
EDIT:: I did put up a resume online but this still sounded sort of odd

5 Thoughts on Farmers Insurance possible job scam?
  1. Reply
    Pal
    December 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

    If you didn’t send them a resume then for sure it is a scam.

  2. Reply
    Zarnev
    December 12, 2011 at 11:12 am

    It is not a scam. They are recruiting people to become an insurance agent. Yes, chances are you will cold call and 95% of all agents wash out no matter which insurance company they are with. However, if you want to work in insurance it is a good opportunity.

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    Insurance Pickle.com
    December 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

    It’s not a scam, it’s just a job in the insurance industry. It’s 100% commission and unless you’re buying leads.

  4. Reply
    mbrcatz
    December 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    It’s not a scam, but it’s also not an EMPLOYMENT offer. They want you to SELL for them, in your own office. If you don’t sell, you don’t get paid!! 95% of new agents wash out.

    Last time I posted my resume online, I had about 15 offers to “start my own agency”.

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    StephenWeinstein
    December 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    They review the resumes only to find the e-mail address. They send these emails to everyone with a resume online, whether or not the person is qualified.

    To test them, I once asked them what about my resume made them think I was qualified. They could not even tell me anything that was on my resume.

    The quality that they require is being a human. The skill that they require is being able to check your e-mail.

    They send these e-mails to too many jobseekers to have them all do cold calling; since over 10% of the country gets these e-mails, if they hired everyone, it would only take 10 cold calls per person before the entire country had been cold called and there was no more work to do.

    What they are probably seeking is your contacts. They may want you to sell to your friends and family, who may be willing to buy as a favor to help you get started. And finished. Once your friends and family have either bought or refused to buy, there may not be any more work for you to do.

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