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How To Identify If A Job Advert Is Real (Or Fake)



Have you recently come across a job posting but not sure if the advertisement is real or not? Here are a few ways for you to identify if a job posting is legit.

Unfortunately there are a lot of scammers out there that are taking advantage of unsuspecting jobseekers. There are many reasons why people are posting fake jobs online and this is to get your personal details, to track which jobs you are applying for, or scammers that want to gather your details and sell it off to companies for marketing purposes.

It's up to you to be able to determine which jobs are fake and which jobs are real. 

Look out for the following when applying for jobs:

  1. Job posts that don't post the company name. When you can't find any company information, if you can't research this company and learn what it's like to work for them, this is probably a red flag.
  2. Look out for job postings that have grammatical errors and typos in the job description. A really professional organization is going to proofread and make sure their job description makes perfect sense.
  3. When the job posting doen not have any contact information, flag this. Usually there's somebody like a recruiter or managers email address or contact number on a job advert.
  4. Job postings where they ask you for money is a huge red flag. This is a really typical work-from-home scam.
  5. If the job is too good to be true and it is unlikely that the company is offering such great benefits and such a great salary, then do research to validate the legitimacy of the job. Remember work is a relationship, you're selling your services to the employer and they are not just going to give everything away.

These are just a few of the warning signals so that you can now identify fake jobs.

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