Internet Job Search Effectiveness

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on May 16, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

Use the internet to your advantage!

  1. First, always be cautious. Anyone can pose as an employer or company to collect personal information. Never believe sites which promise you’ll find a job with them immediately and charge high fees. Never put your Social Security number online unless it’s a government site. Even so, those government sites have been hacked.
  2. The larger search engines offer links to recommended career sites, such as MSN.
  3. Using employer’s sites is very helpful. Again, you’ll want to verify it’s actually their site before proceeding. You can access job openings and staff to answer questions, along with background information about the company useful in an interview.

Online Application Black Holes

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 9, 2011 in , , | No Comments

When filling out applications, know where your information is really going.

It’s important to be careful where you post your personal information. With so many applying for jobs online, you have to wonder, “is my application going into a black hole?” Too many job scams exist, Craigslist has had its share of complaints from job seekers regarding this matter.

One site, World Privacy Forum, gives helpful information about protecting yourself. Log on to this site to find out about fake jobs, scams, resume privacy, and more.