The Internet has become the best source of job hunting for many. However, it’s important to protect yourself while searching the Web and applying for jobs electronically.
Do Research Companies Before Applying
During your job search, research companies before applying for a position. Directories such as Canada 411 can give contact information for companies. Many websites offer forums and information on negative transactions or experiences others may have had with the company. This quick research time may save you from working for a heinous boss or a dishonest company.
Don’t Pay To View Jobs
There are many sites on the web that charge people to see their jobs. Oftentimes, these jobs are the same that you can find elsewhere. Don’t fall into the trap of paying to see them. It isn’t necessary. You can find just as many jobs (and probably better ones) on free job websites.
Don’t Give Personal Information Out Via Email
When applying, don’t offer personal information such as phone numbers, social security numbers or any other personal information via email. If you’re asked for a phone interview, ask for the interviewer’s phone number and call them yourself. No reputable company will expect you give personal information before speaking or meeting with them. Save yourself from identity theft.
Ultimately, these are just some of the many do’s and dont’s of job hunting. Use your head when applying for jobs online and think each step out fully. By taking extra time to be cautious, you can save yourself possible trouble in the future. Good luck!