Job hunting? Stay safe!

You wouldn’t think that looking for a new role could be a risky business. But job seekers are being warned to be on their guard as rising numbers of fraudsters tackle those looking for work.

The government has urged people to be cautious, warning that up to 10 percent of job seekers have been conned into calling premium rate numbers for interviews or giving out their personal or financial information. Many of the people affected are just looking to provide for their families and instead face financial hardship at no fault of their own.

One of the most common forms of fraud is phishing, this is when someone sends you an email, posing as SEEK or another trusted company, to attempt to acquire your username, password or credit card details. These deceptive messages often mimic legitimate and trusted organisations, like SEEK, and can be sent via email, SMS, instant messaging or social media platforms. The aim of these emails is to trick you into clicking on links to a fake website where you are encouraged to enter confidential details, or you may accidentally download a ‘Trojan’ or ‘key logging’ program, which could compromise your security.

 

So, what can you do to ensure you don’t fall victim to fraudsters when applying for new jobs?

Our advice for job seekers:

  • Only use a reputable recruitment company which is a member of an industry association such as the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. These organisations adhere to a strict set of standards and make it their business to protect job seekers and clients.
  • The posting appears to come from a legitimate company or organization, but the contact’s e-mail address doesn’t match the company’s website domain (i.e., jdoe@gmail.com rather than jdoe@companyname.com).
  • Do not part with any money when registering with a recruitment agency. A reputable agency will not expect payment from you in exchange for finding you a job, there are restrictions which prohibits most employment agencies and businesses charging work-seekers for this type of service.
  • Never include personal sensitive information such as your full address, passport number, bank details or national insurance number on your CV. It should only include an overview of your basic personal details, employment and academic history and skills.
  • If you are put forward for a role then ask for a detailed job specification, including pay rates, and research the company in question to ensure that it is genuine.
  • A reputable agency will not keep your original identity documents.
  • Avoid situations where the process of applying for a job is done entirely online. Ensure that you are interviewed face-to-face or at least over the phone before accepting a role.
  • Before attending an interview, research the location to ensure it is not an abandoned building, always inform a friend or family member of the details of your interview location.
  • You should never let the interview take place in your own home or accept a lift from the person interviewing you.
2018-07-19T02:17:52+00:00

40 Comments

  1. Trauma March 18, 2018 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Hello. Thanks a lot! Love your blog!.

  2. Generic cialis March 25, 2018 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    It’s laborious to seek out knowledgeable individuals on this topic, but you sound like you understand what you’re talking about! Thanks

  3. why not find out more March 27, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

    why not find out more
    Very good article. I definitely love this site. Keep it up!
    http://tinyurl.com/y9b2p3en

  4. Buy cialis March 29, 2018 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Cialis great britain http://cialisessale.com/

    Hey there! I’ve been following your web site for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the great job!

  5. Dexter Menuey May 25, 2018 at 12:36 am - Reply

    You sure know what you’re talking about. Everyone is going to soon be visiting your site.

  6. Ardell Donat May 26, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    I really can’t believe how great this site is. Keep up the good work. I’m going to tell all my friends about this place.

  7. Deshawn Rapoza May 27, 2018 at 8:10 am - Reply

    This site looks better and better every time I visit it. What have you done with this place to make it so amazing?!

  8. Riley May 29, 2018 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    What’s up to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web site, and your views
    are good in support of new people.

  9. Kristal June 4, 2018 at 4:32 am - Reply

    Thanks for the terrific guide

  10. Grace June 4, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

    This is really useful, thanks.

  11. www.Ucgbc.Org June 8, 2018 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Thanks, it is quite informative

  12. Pearline June 10, 2018 at 3:47 am - Reply

    Thanks, it’s quite informative

  13. Terence June 15, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Thank you for the terrific article

  14. Juliet June 17, 2018 at 6:43 am - Reply

    Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful
    article. Many thanks for supplying this info.

  15. Enjoyed every bit of your blog.Really looking forward to read more.

  16. Google June 30, 2018 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Google

    One of our guests just lately recommended the following website.

  17. business registration singapore August 7, 2018 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Muchos Gracias for your article.Really thank you! Keep writing.

  18. Say, you got a nice blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

  19. salt flats tour August 9, 2018 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Awesome blog.Much thanks again. Want more.

  20. Logo design August 13, 2018 at 3:23 am - Reply

    Very good blog. Cool.

  21. Shawnee August 17, 2018 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Hey very nice blog!

  22. Terence August 17, 2018 at 2:10 am - Reply

    great points altogether, you simply won a new
    reader. What would you suggest in regards to your post that you just made some days in the past?
    Any sure?

  23. Wilhelmina August 17, 2018 at 2:42 am - Reply

    Wow, incredible blog format! How long have you ever been running a
    blog for? you made running a blog glance easy. The entire glance of your web site is excellent, as neatly as the content material!

  24. Terence August 17, 2018 at 3:37 am - Reply

    Hi there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.

    I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  25. Vania August 17, 2018 at 3:41 am - Reply

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was
    great. I do not know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  26. Hiram August 31, 2018 at 5:47 am - Reply

    I love what you guys tend to be up too. This type of
    clever work and coverage! Keep up the great works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to blogroll.

  27. Geneva August 31, 2018 at 6:27 am - Reply

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and extremely broad for
    me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  28. furtdsolinopv September 1, 2018 at 2:22 am - Reply

    What’s Happening i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve found It positively helpful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to contribute & assist other users like its helped me. Good job.

  29. Bridgett September 3, 2018 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Simply want to say your article is as surprising.
    The clarity on your submit is simply spectacular and that i could think you’re knowledgeable in this subject.
    Fine together with your permission allow me to seize your feed to stay
    up to date with impending post. Thanks a million and please keep up
    the enjoyable work.

  30. minecraft September 14, 2018 at 9:31 am - Reply

    What’s Going down i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It absolutely useful and
    it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & aid different users like its aided me.

    Great job.

  31. Glenda September 18, 2018 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Hi there to every one, the contents present at this web site
    are truly amazing for people experience, well,
    keep up the nice work fellows.

  32. Nila September 18, 2018 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Hey very nice website!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing ..

    I will bookmark your website and take the
    feeds also? I am glad to seek out so many helpful information here in the publish,
    we want work out extra strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing.
    . . . . .

  33. Leon September 18, 2018 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Asking questions are in fact fastidious thing if you are not understanding anything fully,
    however this piece of writing offers nice understanding
    yet.

  34. Nannie September 18, 2018 at 7:35 am - Reply

    It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be
    happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I want to suggest you some interesting things
    or advice. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I wish to read even more things about it!

  35. Ted September 18, 2018 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished
    to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your
    blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

  36. air max 90 September 19, 2018 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I must convey my passion for your kind-heartedness giving support to individuals that should have help on your content. Your real dedication to getting the solution all through was particularly practical and has regularly permitted workers much like me to attain their pursuits. This important help denotes a whole lot to me and far more to my office workers. With thanks; from everyone of us.

  37. jordan 6 September 20, 2018 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    I wanted to write a remark to say thanks to you for all of the nice advice you are giving out at this website. My long internet search has finally been honored with awesome facts and techniques to exchange with my good friends. I ‘d repeat that most of us site visitors are unequivocally fortunate to be in a remarkable network with very many wonderful individuals with good tactics. I feel rather privileged to have encountered your entire webpage and look forward to some more exciting minutes reading here. Thanks a lot once more for a lot of things.

  38. Casey September 21, 2018 at 3:22 am - Reply

    Hi it’s me, I am also visiting this web page daily, this web page is
    in fact good and the viewers are genuinely sharing good thoughts.

  39. William September 21, 2018 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me
    out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like
    you aided me.

  40. Valeria September 24, 2018 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Thanks very nice blog!

Leave A Comment