Module 03: Job Search

Protect Yourself from Scams

Jane Career is on the phone with someone who looks like a robber. The Caption states, " Beware-Don't get caught!"

When you’re looking for a job, you‘re regularly communicating with people whom you don’t know. This makes you particularly vulnerable to scams and identity theft.

Here are some tips to protect yourself :

  • Only apply to companies that appear legitimate
  • Don’t be too quick to give your personal information
  • Don’t post personal information on online job sites
  • Be suspicious of unsolicited job offers
  • Never pay any money to get a job
  • Watch out for offers that sound too good to be true
  • Trust your gut

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