It’s the middle of recession; you are looking for a job. As you become more desperate, you are more vulnerable to fake job ads, online scam, and labor abuse. Yes, these traps are everywhere – in fact, new legislations are necessary to protect job seekers like you. Before we ask our politicians to take actions, here are eight tips for you to avoid job-hunting traps.
1. Spot fake job postings. Why does anyone post fake job ads? Because recruiters build their own job seekers database by collecting resumes – even jobs don’t exist at that moment. In addition, companies in bad shape, usually start-ups, publish fake job ads, so they can make their potential investors believe that the company is hiring and expanding. Fake jobs ads appear on both free and non-free websites. If you have seen a recruiter repeatedly advertising a common job position, that’s probably a fake one.… Read More