S a n    D i e g o    B i z M a r t

San Diego Business Directory & City Guide - San Diego Internet Advertising & Promotion

Find a San Diego BusinessSan Diego City GuideSan Diego Hotels & Motels - Home


Beware Of Job Hunting Scams


by Richard Killey

The Scam Artists Strike Again...

Job search techniques have changed dramatically in the past decade, spurred on by not only the internet itself, but also by the digital economy. Websites like Monster and others like it post many thousands of possible jobs. Some of us search for jobs without ever touching a newspaper.

spc6.gif (815 bytes)

Whenever society changes like this, the scam artists are right in there with the rest of us. As a job seeker, you need to be diligent, and aware of ways to ensure the security of your personal information.

Here are some important facts to keep in mind when you are surfing for a new job.

(1) Think twice, maybe even three times, before accepting a job offer without ever meeting your new employer, or visiting their business offices. The scam artists will send you an application form which, of course, requires your social security number, your birth date, and your bank deposit information. They will now have most of what they need to steal your identity.

A very common scam is the employment directory or training manual. An agency will claim that the job is currently available, but will require an extensive exam. All you need in order to ace the exam is the agency’s $100 training material, which is actually just a cheap copy of a guide you can see in your local library for free.

(2) What about mystery shoppers, work-at-home assistants, and order processors? These can all be legitimate jobs. The advent of the internet and cheap long distance phone services make working from home a reality. However, make sure you are dealing with bona-fide businesses. Check with a Better Business Bureau before moving forward. Just because the job was posted on Monster, CareerBuilder, Yahoo Hot Jobs, or another well known site does not make it valid.

(3) Be especially diligent when considering a position in another country. There are so many legal ramifications and if a company is making it sound easy, consider moving on to the next possibility.

I want to emphasize the following three points about legitimate, trustworthy businesses.

* Trustworthy businesses want to meet prospective employees face-to-face, discuss their experience and qualifications, check their references, and only then, make a job offer

* Trustworthy businesses do not ask for personal information (like social security data or bank info) until after a job offer has been made and accepted

* Trustworthy businesses do not email you from a Yahoo or Hotmail account. Trustworthy businesses have a physical presence in the community.

Good luck on your job hunt. Hunt safely and make sure you read the additional articles available to job seekers at www.jobtroubles.com.


Richard Killey is webmaster of the Job Troubles Website which contains articles of interest to not only job seekers, but also to the employers who want to hire them.

Article Source: ArticleRich.com

San Diego Employment Agencies
San Diego Resume Services


Find a Legitimate Work At Home Job
& Where to Find One

Read about the most common jobs scams such as mystery shopper, envelope stuffing, medical billing. Learn how to spot a job scam. How & where to find a legitimate work at home job.


Hidden Truths About Legitimate "Scams"

Explains what a "legitimate" scam is. Includes several job scams, as well as other scams you have probably seen advertised such as College Degrees by Mail, Establish AAA Credit in 30 Days, How to Live Abroad Free.


Articles Index    Top


SHOPPING

Visit Our Store >>

HOME   BIZ SEARCH   SITE SEARCH   INFO CENTER   HOTELS

OUR STORE   SOFTWARE   BOOKS   BIZ BOOKS   ARTICLES

ABOUT US   JOIN US   AD RATES   BIZ PAGES   CONTACT

BIZ LINKS     Legal     Privacy Policy

Free Listings    Update Listings    Enhanced Listings


Effective Low Cost Advertising for Your San Diego Business
Text Ads w/link: $10 / $25 / $50    Web Pages: $25 / $45 / $75

All You Need for a Professional Web Presence!


San Diego BizMart is a CyberSide & Co. Directory
Compiled business listings are the sole property of The CyberSide & Co.
Website Design, Development, Hosting & Maintenance by The CyberSide & Co.

All contents copyright The CyberSide & Co., 1998-2017. All rights reserved.
No portion of this document may be duplicated without permission in writing.


www.SanDiegoBizMart.com