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Job Searching

Job Searching

More and more job hunting is going online. It’s fast, it’s easy. But there are some fictitious job posts out there So, as always, some caution is called for.

In particular
  • Never disclose private information on job sites
  • Check user reviews
Safe Job Site Registration
  • When registering on a job site, first ensure that the site is reputable and has a physical address and landline phone number.
  • Most job sites offer flexibility regarding whether you keep your profile ‘public’, ‘confidential’ or ‘private’ (non-searchable). Reputable sites will explain the difference, and you should choose the option most suitable for you.
  • Never divulge private information such as your National Insurance number, driver’s licence number, bank account information, credit card information, passport number or date of birth.
  • Select and use a safe password and never reveal it to anybody.
Safe CVs

Never share personal information on your cv. That includes, national ID numbers, bank account details etc.

Avoiding Scams

If you receive an email claiming to be from a potential employer who has seen your CV on a job site, take care when clicking on links and ensure they go to a legitimate job posting.

Work at Home Schemes

Work at home schemes are very popular with scammers. And if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. So be particularly wary of seeming lucrative offers for routine tasks.

  • Ensure that a potential employer is genuine before meeting for an interview, to ensure that your personal safety is not threatened.
  • Never share bank details with a company you have only engaged with online.
  • In particular be wary of any jobs or that require a financial transfer to secure a visa, etc.