I hope you're doing well and are pumped to chase those dream jobs.
But before we dive into the latest opportunities and tips, click here if you need any job search help.
Now, let’s talk about something crucial—Job Scams.
Trust me, you'll want to sit down for this.
A couple of weeks ago, I came across a job-seeker who not only received a scam job offer but also - took out all the money in her bank account.
It was a sad story (and if you want to hear more about it, I made a video here)
But how does one even find if a job is a scam vs. not?
Let’s get into it.
I know how exciting it can be to land that remote job offer.
They even send you a check to buy a shiny new computer and other essentials!
But wait—let's hit the pause button.
Before you go cashing that check and splurging on Amazon, we've got to talk about the Fake Check Scam.
Imagine you just spent $2,000 on all the goodies you'll need for your new job.
The next thing you know, your "employer" says, "Uh, you owe us that money back. The check was fake."
Nightmare fuel, right?
Here’s steps you must take before accepting any offer OR if the company asks for your bank information:
Remember, banks often release temporary funds before the check actually clears. If that check ends up being a dud, guess who's on the hook for all that money? Yep, that's right—you.
Before cashing any check, ensure it's from someone you trust implicitly. And here's the kicker: never accept a job without having at least a virtual with someone at the company. Get everything in writing, and do your due diligence. Google the company, check reviews, and look for red flags like poor grammar in official documents or vagueness about job responsibilities.
If something feels off, there's a good chance it probably is. Always trust your gut. Sometimes that internal alarm bell is more reliable than anything else.
Navigating the job market is tough, but you're tougher. Just stay smart, be vigilant, and always keep an eye out for red flags. You're capable of landing that dream job—the real one, without the smoke and mirrors.
Here to help you all always - let’s get you REAL jobs before the end of 2023.
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Till next time,
Jonathan Javier, Co-Founder of Wonsulting
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