Look OUT for Recruitment Scams

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29 January 2020

When you think a job is good to be true, it probably is. Here’s a list of things to look out for before applying for a job:

  1. If it pays way more than other similar jobs on the market, it’s a warning sign.


  1. If you receive unsolicited communications and/or offers for jobs you did not apply for. Genuine/ reputable companies will not send you unsolicited job offers.


  1. If the job is hosted on an unpopular website, or the email address used is not from the company or is misspelled.


  1. If the message sender is using a free email address such as Yahoo, Live, Hotmail or Gmail, or the message is not addressed to you personally.


  1. If the job has very vague requirements or the job description is not clear and doesn’t ask for specific skills, qualifications or previous experience.


  1. If the recruiter asks you to send money in advance to pay for things such as: training materials, work visas, credit checks, or asks for sensitive information such as your bank details.


  1. If you are being asked for financial information to set up a company account or for direct deposits.


  1. If there is an insistence on urgency for information. Do online research on the company or person you are dealing with or call the company reception.


  1. If you are offered a role without anyone seeing your CV or interviewing you, or being offered a role within minutes of applying.


  1. If the recruiter asks to meet you for an interview at a location that’s not on company premises.
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