A few notes on how to navigate online job sites and search engines to avoid being scammed.
1. A job site/service should be provided from a company/organization that specializes in the career
development or the employment industry.
Don't believe everything you read on the internet. With the proliferation of scammers, spammers and identity
thieves roaming the net, never provide personal or financial information to a company you haven't researched and/or
you never heard of.
2. Job postings should be FREE to search and FREE for you to apply directly to an employer.
Legitimate companies do not charge job seekers to see their job posting or to be hired. Companies either post
jobs on their own websites or pay recruitment companies to have their jobs posted. Where possible, always apply
directly to the employer. Some go through recruitment companies, which is fine, but make sure you are dealing
with a reputable recruiter.
3. ALWAYS read the fine print.
Sometimes people can get locked into service agreements, have extra charges made on their credit card or lose control
of how their personal information is stored and/or distributed. If there seems to be a lot of fine print or things that make
you uncomfortable in agreeing to - don't sign anything and move on.
4. As with most things, if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.
5. It's ok to pay for some types of job search services, however...
There are some legitimate job search services that you can pay for like resume development, marketing through
professional recruitment companies, career counselling, etc. We just wonder why you would want to when you