The increase number of people who use social media and the way job vacancy is broadcasted these days makes irresponsible people use this opportunity to spread fake information about job vacancy. As a smart job seeker, it is better for you to be careful before applying for a job so you do not get misguided by fake information. Here, we are going to show you how to distinguish between real and fake job vacancy information!
- The recruiter does not use official e-mail domain of the company
Every company usually has official domain for its employee’s e-mail account. Mostly, the official domain is the name of the company itself, for example firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are contacted by a person who stated that they are coming from certain company but they use free commercial e-mail domain such as Gmail, Yahoo, Ymail, Hotmail, or others, you must be careful and suspicious that the job vacancy might be fake.
- The vacancy is broadcasted through SMS or text message
The company website or job vacancy site might be sent to you in the text message but it can be assured that it is not authentic information. A company would never spread job vacancy information through text message because they prefer to choose a trustworthy career centre, their own official website, or their official social media channels.
- They ask you to transfer amount of money
A company would never ask their recruit to send amount of money before they are officially accepted. This fraud mode is usually done by them as test accommodation fee. In this present day, many companies have conducted online test and Skype interview if the candidate lives in another region far from the company.
So, that is the tips for you to avoid fake job vacancy fraud. Please make sure to always check company official website to ensure that the job vacancy information is authentic. Be more careful and cautious! [UGM Alumni Relations/Irzha, Photo:magazine.job-like.com]