That brings up something that I could start another thread on....misleading HELP WANTED ads. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to "sales job" or "new company needs staffing, hiring for all positions" "interviews" that turned out to be a hook for MLMs.
That happened to me a few years ago when I was desperately looking for work. I was very upset when I realized that it was a "cattle call" for sales people. The ad that I answered was for a front office person, paper work.
It was very maddening because at the time my DH and I were both out of work and were counting every gallen of gas ect.
This happened to a friend very recently! Now, some of these companies are going through online job seeking sites (i.e. Monster, etc.) and contacting people with profiles. This was a one-on-one interview, but they never asked about oh, her job experience, or anything, nor did they say anything about the work she might be doing. Furthermore, they told her that if she made it through this interview (Round 1), she would go on to Round 2, which would be a 9-5 "hands-on" kind of deal (in other words, she'd work for an entire day without pay!) She had a weird feeling, and did some online research and lo and behold, this was an MLM type scheme. She, of course, "made it" to Round 2, and declined. So, especially in this economic downturn, google the companies with whom you have interviews, and make sure they are legit! Warn your kids/young friends as well, because they seem to be the most vulnerable (and are the most likely, probably, to post on Monster, etc.)