Searching for a job on the Internet is one of the most common practices of the unemployed. It is quite normal, since the Internet has become a mass media where it is possible to find a large number of job offers. But all that glitters is not gold. There are a few things to always keep in mind.
As the years go by and the Internet becomes part of our lives, we learn more and more about how to handle this great communication medium. One of the main things we know is that not everything is always positive.
When a you start a job search process on the Internet, there are elements that you should pay close attention to in order not to complicate your search or have bad results.
Beware of fraudulent job offers
Unfortunately, this is a problem that has increased a lot in recent years. Fraudulent job offers are two-fold, both equally harmful, although with different results:
Job offers that promise conditions that will not be fulfilled. Usually, very good working conditions are offered, but these conditions are progressively reduced and worsen when the candidate gets the job.
Job offers to deceive the user have grown a lot in recent years. In the softer versions, they try to obtain data from the user and then market it. In the harder versions, they try to obtain a small income from the users in exchange for booking a job interview, sending documentation, and so on. These are obvious scams.
Not all job portals are the same
One of the things you should always remember when looking for a job is that not all job portals are the same.
There are highly qualified job portals where job offers are filtered, updated, and highly reliable. At the other extreme, however, some sites cut, copy and paste offers without any kind of analysis. This results in outdated, unfiltered offers, and so on.
It is important to select well the job search portal with which you are going to look for a job. Check the reviews from other users and analyze the history of that portal before you start interacting.
Protect your data when searching for jobs on the internet
The protection of personal data has become one of the main battlegrounds of the Internet in the last 10 years.
When a person is searching for a job, it is usually out of necessity. Generally, it is because they are not comfortable in their current job, or are unemployed. This generates a sense of urgency and need that can turn into vulnerability.
We should not share our data anywhere and in any way. Before providing relevant personal data, it is important that we carefully consider to whom we are sending it and how it will be used.
It is relatively common for those who do not request personal data to take advantage of data protection laws. It is always a good idea to review this aspect.