Work opportunities available to skilled and hardworking individuals have evolved substantially over the years. The availability of copying and pasting a text version CV into a form at a company’s website or uploading a Word file has laid the foundation for an easier and more convenient job search process. No longer do you need to spend hours with the traditional method of printing and emailing your CV to countless recipients.
Through the tap of a button on your phone, you can be able to find just about any job opportunity around the world.
However, while there are many legitimate opportunities available, there also exists plenty of scams that can result in considerable stress and financial loss, if you are not careful.
If you are job searching, an e-mail from a seemingly interested employer, for example, may not raise a red flag with you. You may think the contact person and company listed are legitimate. Yet, looks can be deceiving. Knowing what to look for and how to spot fraud or potential for abuse can be the best deterrent to ensuring you have a safe experience while conducting your job search.
To make sure you get it right, here are a few precautions you can take, through your online job search and ultimately, application.