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Unsolicited invitation to interview

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Suzanne P Member Since: Apr 18, 2014
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Hey all. I am brand new to this site, so please forgive a newbie question. I received an invitation to interview for a job, was very excited, then realized I hadn't applied to it. Looking over the message and Googling the "company" name leads me to be pretty certain this is a scam. But for my future reference, do legitimate employers ever extend invites without receiving applications? Or should I assume that anyone who reaches out to me without any kind of contact on my end is a scammer? Has anyone gotten a successful gig this way?
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Mandy D Member Since: Jul 29, 2013
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It is common practice Suzanne. Clients have an option to search for freelancers they think may be suitable for their projects. However, checking the company out on the web is always a good idea.
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Robin C Member Since: Jan 10, 2012
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[quote=Suzanne Peterson]Has anyone gotten a successful gig this way?[/quote] Actually, it is a major way to get successful jobs. Scammers often do target newbies in a number of different ways, so it is always good to be cautious. Once a freelancer is established, projects awarded as the result of invitations are some of the best ones and they generally work out well for both freelancer and client.
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Jean A Member Since: Nov 3, 2013
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If clients think you suit what they are looking for, they can invite you for an interview. It's always best to read reviews other freelancers have given them.