Gone are the days of traditional classified advertisements in newspapers. More and more job seekers are looking to the Internet to find gainful employment. Websites like Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com are designed for job seekers and companies to connect and fill positions. Like anything online, its important to be smart when applying to jobs listings online.
Make sure the website you are using to find employment is legitimate. Many websites, like CraigsList can connect you to employers for free, but websites like these are more susceptible to spammers and scammers. Heres what you can do to protect yourself:
You want to find a website that will only post your resume for six months to one year, and one that doesn't share your personal information with everyone. Typically, the most reliable career websites will ask job seekers and hiring companies to create a membership account to connect with each other in a secure way. Without a membership account, your personal information can be searchable online which can create a host of privacy issues for you.
When it comes to finding a job online, simply use commonsense. Share your personal and contact information conservatively and utilize the Internet to connect you to a great career.
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