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Friday, March 19, 2010

Protect your Job Search

Scams are Everywhere - Protect your job search!

Identity theft if rampant. Even your job search could cause you to fall victim. Protect your identity by watching for these ruses:

Stimulus come-ons - while the government is recruiting, they will not send emails or letters touting job openings from the federal stimulus plan.

Interview invites - Scammers will send emails to invite you to travel to an interview and recommend you arrange travel through THEIR "corporate office" for a discount. It is a way to obtain your credit card information.

Legitimate sites have been hit - Scammers have infiltrated legitimate job search sites. Be cautious when you post any of your information on-line or by email. Save emails with potential employers and ask that they contact you by phone or interview you in person.

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