Secrets of the Job Hunt


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Online job scams

In the business world it's all about networking. The internet is filled with social networking sites, like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, which have opened the gates for online job hunting. However, it is difficult for one to decipher between what's real and what isn't.

The Better Business Bureau says that job scams are on the rise. Since so many are unemployed and searching for a job, people take advantage of this. Scam artists could walk away with your money and your identity for you're not careful.

Eastern Illinois University had an issue with fake job opportunities earlier this month. The university's Career Services warned students of fake job offers and scam companies attempting to use the online job recruiting service.

So what can a job hunter do to avoid becoming a victim? According the better business bureau signs of a job scam:

  • Grammatical errors in the ad or email,
  • A request to send money to a foreign country,
  • Jobs that offer work at home,
  • Jobs that ask you to pay money up front.
Always be weary of jobs that seem too good to be true. In this economy, no one needs to add an identity and money scam to their problems.

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