I am a Filipino professional aiming for an overseas job in 2015. Just like any other job searcher, I submitted my cv and resume online and IMMIGRATION NETWORK SERVICES is amongst the company where my application landed to. Their advertisements are noticeable on websites such as on jobstreet, jobsdb, indeed.com wherein it is indicated that they are immediately hiring abroad for Filipino nurses, engineers, accountants, computer specialists, but based on their website, they are claiming that they are just an immigration consultant, not an employment agency and do not guarantee employment abroad. I searched for reviews or comments online regarding INS but there is nothing available despite the fact that INS is existing for more than 20 years now.
After few weeks I received a text message from their office inviting me for an interview / seminar in their main office located at 301 Madrigal Bldg. Makati City (beside PBCOM), requiring me to bring my updated resume, passport size picture and P800 fee.
Upon arrival in their office, we were asked to go to their conference room as they play old videos of various consultants interviewed by news reporters such as Dong Puno, Noli De Castro and some newscasters that I am not aware of. Most videos were dated 2005 which I think are quite outdated compared to often changes that are happening on employment processes and demand abroad.
*By the way, the INS focuses on top countries destination such as UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand.
After we watched those past interview videos, their resident speaker presided the “seminar”. The information discussed where actually mostly of common knowledge I think. Information / trivia shared were basically available on the internet. Generally there is nothing special on the discussion. The discussion lasted for about 20minutes then we were called one by one for an individual interview by their migrating specialist. It is not a formal interview actually. You will not be asked to tell something about yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, your goals in life or why you are planning to go abroad. Instead they just had some sort of quick review on the resume and discussed if you are qualified to go abroad (everyone of us who attended are qualified though). After the one on one interview with their migrating specialist, I was transferred to one of their staffs where fees, processes and requirements were discussed.
This is basically their process presented:
1. Signing of Contract
2. Submission of Documents (TOR, Diploma, Job description, Course syllabus)
3. Skills Assessment
4. Expression of Interest
6. Invitation to Apply
9. Visa Approval / Release
The overall expense is P400,000.00 which includes the professional fee of P185,000.00. They also offer some promo such as If on that the same day, if I will pay P20,000.00 as reservation fee, the review for IELTS will be free of charge. I told that I do not have money with me since I wasn’t informed early about this. They said that they accept credit card or pdc and effortfully encouraged me to reserve on the spot. I just made some alibis since I wasn’t sure of their company.
According to INS, they are committed up to the visa approval only and the applicant will be in-charge of booking and expenses for accommodation as well as job search upon arrival to the country of your destination thus additional expenses.
The company claims that they are immigration consultant and not an employment agency. I was just wondering why do they have tons of job advertisements on various legit websites claiming that they are immediately hiring for nurses, engineers, accountants, computer specialists, etc. which they also included the qualifications that they are requiring of. Quite misleading huh!
The office setup is quite disorganized as well as their personnels.