1. If a company has no online presence:
Do an internet search of the company before you apply for any job and have a look through the company’s
website and social media profiles. If the is no sign of the company online, this might be a big sign that the
job post could be a scam.
2. You’re asked to pay money:
If a job post requires you to pay money upfront, it is potentially a scam. Never pay money as part of a job
application or to have any background checks done on you.
3. You’re asked to provide confidential information:
Many jobs do require your banking details, but only after you have been interviewed and a formal offer of
employment has been made. Any vacancy that asks for this information before an interview might be a
4. The job description is vague or unprofessional:
Scammers try to make their emails sound believable by listing job requirements. Most legitimate job listings
have more specific and detailed job descriptions and an extensive list of qualifications. A fake job listing also
often has poor spelling and grammar.
5. You receive an email from a non-business address:
Example: So, you’ve applied for a position at IIE Rosebank College, however you receive correspondence
from a Gmail account. This might be a scam.
Don’t get discouraged when a job you want does not pan out for you. It just opens doors to other opportunities - Mitchell M.