There are many scams that are hidden in form of job ads and sometimes they could be packaged in a way that even the best of us fall prey to them. The good thing, however, is that the web is there for you to help you examine these ads to tell if they are fake or something genuine. It can be very disappointing to prepare for a job interviews and only when you get to the venue to realize that it was nothing at all. Internships at times could be fake as well, you need to keep an eye out for them too, it does not always have to job ads.
These con artists understand that some people could be unemployed for years and they thrive on how desperate people are to land a job opportunity. It is important that you understand that the con artists tricks keep getting better with time and it falls on you to be even more careful. These fraudsters work by gaining your confidence and with that, they can steal your information and your money. You will be wise to do a background search on the company that has advertised the open vacancy immediately you come to know of it. If a company or the employers have no online presence, that should be the first red flag.
A genuine vacancy should be found on the website of the company that has announced it . With websites, you also need to know that not just any will make the cut, a good company website should be easy to navigate through. You should not send your resume to just any address that has been provided, it needs to at least match the name of the company that is hiring. Any person hiring will be looking for candidates that will be adding value to their company. If you come across ads that are willing to hire a person that has no experience for the roles they are hiring should be a red flag.
It is important that you also look at how the ad reads. If the languages appear to have some errors then you should take that as a red flag.If you have secured an interview, it should be genuine at the least, if the company is conducting one without meeting the person, it should be through Skype and not a messaging service. If to secure an interview a company is asking for money, that should be easy to identify as a rip-off. Trust your gut as well, if something comes off as too good to be true you should take a step back.