Anyone looking for a job knows that his or her computer is a critical piece of equipment. What they may not know is that job searchers are a targeted market for spammers, hackers, and malware. So, how can you protect yourself in an online job search? Here are five ways to keep you, your information, and your computer safe.
With Chris "Birdman" Andersen's case finally being sorted out, two pro athletes have been 'catfished' in the last year-plus. Birdman and NFL linebacker Manti Te'o both caught quite a bit of grief in their respective investigations. Andersen was called a pedophile and Te'o was the laughingstock of college football. (Now that Chris Andersen has been cleared, he can get back to getting his own groceries at the store if he chooses. Te'o may never be taken seriously again after what we went through leading up to last season's NFL Draft.)
Looking for a job can be a nuisance, and life can get so hectic sometimes that many people end up relying on online job search engines. You apply to about 10-15 jobs a day, you’re tired from whatever life tasks are in your daily routine, it took you about a good hour to find a job you would be interested in and is hiring, and the last thing you think about before hitting that submit resume button is: Is this job ad a scam? It’s hard enough to get any call backs from job posts online, so wouldn’t you like to save some time and submit your resume to a real company that is actually hiring? If your answer is yes, here are some tips to help you spot any red flags in a job post. Use these rules to avoid job search scams from chewing up your precious time looking for your next job.