In auto sales, when you trade in a car the salesman will do a ""walk around"". They look over your car, saying they want to give you full ""value"". They'll look at imaginary dings and pock marks, giving spots on the car a rub while looking at you with a kind of sick grin. They play on your sense of guilt or inadequacy, waiting for you to confess to accidents that never happened. And then they have you. They have ""devalued"" your trade in, giving you as little as they can in trade. And you helped them do it. Shannon Ponce at Accounting Perspectives/Office Perspectives in downtown Denver tried to do the same thing with me. With 20 years in the public and private sectors, Shannon tried to tell me my skills weren't worth even $12/hr as an Executive Assistant. According to Payscale and other websites, the wage for Executive Assistants in Denver is almost twice that-- as a starting wage for a basic EA. Shannon was aiming at about $10/hr. The good news is other agencies loved what they saw and offered almost $20/hr. Maybe Shannon was having a bad day. Maybe firm just doesn't have any good listings. All I can say is don't give Accounting Perspectives/Office Perspectives an opportunity to devalue your career experience. Don't let them waste your time. Go elsewhere.
Cons: It's all about their profit. Job seekers are just pieces of meat to them. Don't let them devalue your career.