Free Employment & Career Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles



Don't Fall For Job Scams When Looking for Work!


There are a lot more job seekers currently looking for work than has been for quite some time and this makes the job search a lot harder for everyone out there looking for work. To add even more stress to the situation there are those out there that love to take advantage of these types of situations.

For an example a really popular scam right now are money transfer scams that are unauthorized and are from bank accounts that have been hacked. The people who are hired are unsuspecting people who answer ads for work at homes jobs and the criminals use them unknowingly to launder money. That is just one example of scams out there that job seekers need to try and avoid.

The most important thing you must remember when you are looking for a job is never pay one single penny for a job. Nothing. No matter how good the job sound no one should ever have to pay to get a job or pay any kind of money up front to have the opportunity to get work.

Make sure to pay close attention to any email addresses that come to you in emails or that you find listed in an ad. Most businesses are not going to be using a hotmail or gmail account. They generally will have a business email that they use from the office but they rarely are going to use the type of accounts that the general public uses.

You can also do research on a company you might be wary of by researching their phone number they might give you. You can research phone numbers by using a Hoovers.com for instance. You can also get a hold of the Better Business Bureau to see if they know if the company is a legitimate company.

Be very careful with all of your personal information that you give out. Once a scammer gets a hold of that kind of information you could be set up for identity theft. When you apply for a job understand that they can legally ask for your name, address and phone number but by law you do not have to give them your Social Security number prior to getting hired, especially if the application is online. Unless the job application is on a secured server where the url is https:// and not http:// never give out your Social Security number when applying.

Of course for a legit company, they may not appreciate the fact that you refuse to give this information to them so if you think the company is for real then get a hold of their human resources department and ask them to confirm their security policy. When you let them know that you are just trying to protect yourself they generally will understand, especially if they are a legitimate company.

Something you should be aware of is that there are scams out there that are going under the guise of federal jobs. There are criminals out there that are taking advantage of federal job postings and are going around giving out fake exams and test material and asking people to pay for them and the job seekers think that they need to have these materials so they will be prepared to apply for the federal job that might be posted.

There are also scammers out there that will ask for your credit card information so they can sell you packets of information that will help you find a job with the government. Give them the number and you never see the packet. Because, well, it doesn't exist.



Comments
Cody Rasey commented on 31-Jul-2016 02:00 AM
Thanks!


Post a Comment




Captcha Image






BLOG TAG CLOUD
foot in the door paid to work family issues lawyer friendly work force professional shops fellow employees forex trading strategies business management love job prospective employer angry boss eye contact job candidates disabilities negotiate be positive fix problems employment references pride opportunity dispute resolution alcoholism claims your future personal freedom hate job former employers correct information sexism work scheduled changed happy worker parole officer fair pay guidelines co-worker sabotage current boss foreign exchange market lunch annoying employee career help strengths supervisor vacations moving state GED programs productivity scammers decision making dress nice coping friends personal information work load social security schools job hunting new boss behavior grammar errors job title friction maps recruitment agency specific directions right person volunteer work paying attention finances mortgage employers potential employer employees politeness office gossip unemployment benefits management good employment look for a job agism self employed taxes job search boss know scams personnel department answering questions vacation time respect recommendation job position getting fired qualification weaknesses valued employee update resume appeal letter career advice equal fear distrust previous employer police mp3 player interview advice soup schedule career path professional job interview business bureau fired new skills negotiation enjoying work difficult people job search.personal credibility dissatisfied employee problems minimum wage vending machine embezzlement job advice different people objectivity job workplace professional conduct accommodation black marke empathy proper manner bad mouth state department good references job description self employed person spelling errors religious holidays job market personal employment work abilities online job application taxation issues unemployment claim money unemployment lines work timetable work hours employee benefits violation co-worker hat job sleep values forex trading candidates employee hours company website follow instructions previous employment background check rent new employee healthy dinner hackers flexibility deadline credit card information big bucks screened out honest opinion annoying co-worker angry feelings website misconduct own work quit job application get the job done good documentation quitting job secretive login emergency handbook pink slip annoying fellow employee eat right work schedule finding employment talk to boss management tips feeling better environment employment ad feel valued benefits gossip employee local papers.job ID personal problems life changing losing your job tax money manipulation annoys questionnaire improve conditions information anti-discrimination policies great job reference family personal issues self employed nice pants hobbies legitimate company procedures experience religious discrimination negotiable help social security number resume contributions issues taking credit refreshed policy earned vacation time first day employment tips finding a job staff management tips jobseeker help getting credit personal goals arrogance relocation career unemployment character reference comfortable employment advice employment tip professional references complaint attorney investigation job seeker employment history prison training AA job interview addiction counseling find work boss work record cover letter samples of work employer job performance professional levels skills knowledge job help interview research company policies housing personal time interests work place jobs giving attention orientation fight discrimination upset boss job reference confident worries lunch break secured server intelligence time off work area qualifications work production be prepared lazy boss sadness work recommendation company policy human resources tips career center work programs fellow employee children job interview tips interview questions emotions nice shirt interview tips important candlestick patterns jobsearch passion smiling interviewers quit job churches shock special instructions diplomacy job satisfaction job management lawsuit confidence pay attention co-workers can of worms interview tips interview preparation job skills paperwork career change photo list become important feel good alcoholic resigning self-control stressful Al-Anon job discrimination dealing with boss resentment honesty human resources quality time prison library federal jobs job seekers parolees employment office drivers licence union income subordinate addiction temptations former employer work schedule change duties list hr being unreasonable pleasant working environment relaxed stress family life job policies salary car payments drugs staff management personality volunteering career tips showing respect cragslist unemployed job references smile new job currency trading sandwiches work environment



Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Business Blogs
Business blogs