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Don’t click on any suspicious links while job hunting

Job board sites contain millions of job postings from places all across the world, but there are a large number of fake job postings as well. If a job sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Check to see if the company that posted the link is legitimate before proceeding to their website […]

Only sign up on well-known job board sites

When applying for jobs, you’re required to give out a lot of information. Be mindful of the sites you’re entering your information on, and try stick with the more well-known job board sites such as: LinkedIn Monster Indeed Glassdoor CareerBuilder

How to stay safe when applying for jobs

With the COVID-19 pandemic apparently nearing its end in the U.S., more people are returning to in-person work. That means more people are applying for jobs, submitting applications left and right, looking for the right fit. In most cases, job applications require a plethora of personal information when being filled out, including addresses, work history, […]

Tips for young professionals: Maintaining a strong online reputation

Many recruiters now consider personal data posted online when evaluating a candidate for a job. In fact, according to CareerBuilder, 70% of employers will inspect an applicant’s social media profiles before hiring them.  As information you share on the internet becomes increasingly accessible to others, what steps are you taking to manage your online brand? […]

Do your research for safe online job hunting

Looking for a new job can be a daunting process, and frequently involves the exchange of personal information with complete strangers–which is why job seekers are an enticing target for cyber criminals. Conduct a web search of the hiring company using the company name only. Results that return multiple websites for the same company (e.g. […]

Avoid potential hiring scams

Fake Job or Hiring Scams occur when criminal actors deceive victims into believing they have a job or a potential job. Criminals leverage their position as “employers” to persuade victims to provide them with personally identifiable information (PII) or to send them money. As you look for a new job, be extra vigilant so your […]