Unfortunately spammers have flooded job boards with fake jobs meant to farm your email address so they can send you unwanted emails or other junk. You would think that spammers would have a little bit of decency to leave those of us looking for work alone.
Since they won’t there are a few tricks to spotting a scam from a real job. We work hard to keep any junk off of Careerfield but as you are out and about on the web more than likely you will run in to some bogus jobs.
- Offering way too much money. If the job you are looking into promises more money than normal (i.e. $10,000 a month)
- Full of links. If the job description has a whole bunch of links to some other web page it is probably just trying to promote that other web page. If there is only one link to an application on the employers site then that’s ok.
- Pay to join programs. If someone is really hiring for a real job they will pay you, not the other way around.
- Training before hiring programs. This kind of goes along with the previous point. A lot of spammers will say you have to go through a $100 training before being hired and then once you pay they just keep telling you a position is about to open etc.
A good rule of thumb is this: “If it sounds too good to be true then assume its not”.
One last point deserves a video I believe. Take note!