TheMentat is a company that offers to help individuals with finding their dream job. Founded by a number of individuals with impressive and diverse backgrounds, their website claims to offer services ranging from confidential career advising (free) to resume/LinkedIn profile updates and job application assistance (for $249). The best part, according to their website was their guarantee that you would get interviews as well as the money you paid them would be tax deductible (since it had to do with job searching expenses).
When first visiting the website, it initially looked good on the surface, but as I read their collateral and sales tools, it became clear that the only individuals that they could potentially help are unskilled individuals that have limited exposure to the vast amount of career information offered both by the government or other organizations. Their infographics were not informative nor were they graphical with their blogs providing little in terms of insight or relevance to their target audience.
Despite these glaring issues, I decided to opt into their free service where I was paired with a career advisor. I asked that individual to provide me with additional background about himself as well as my career aspirations. While he did reply promptly he did not answer these questions and attempted to sell me his services.
When using their job search functionality, I was returned results that were not relevant to my background in Dallas, TX (I am based in the SF Bay Area). It is unclear to me how they can possibly help me find my next new job based on this overwhelming amount of incorrect, irrelevant and highly suspect information.
It almost seems like this is the modern day equivalent of Stanley Barber, Bernard Haldane and the other scam artists that make candidates pay to get new jobs while offering their so-called services free to corporations.
I truly hope that I can come back to retract this review, but at this point, I have a sneaking suspicion that I will be right with this company.
Key takeaway; Avoid these young scammers before they take your money!