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How to Spot a Fake Job

How to Spot a Fake Job

Finding a job is no small thing - vacancies are few and far between and competition is fierce - and making it harder, and more dangerous, are the many many job scams out there. Do you know how to spot a fake job listing and keep yourself safe? Let's take a look at how you can tell if a vacancy is legit or not.

How to Spot a Fake Job

While scam artists are getting better at hiding the truth, there are a few tell-tale signs that the perfect job post you saw might not be entirely trustworthy.

At best, you'll just be disappointed.

At worst, you'll have wasted a good amount of money and, potentially, be the victim of identity theft (or worse).

So, with that out of the way, let's take a look at a couple of things you need to be aware of.

1. Generic email addresses

If an established company is advertising a vacancy, the email address is going to end with that company's domain. Don't know what that means? A personal, generic email address might look something like this:

[email protected]gmail.com

And that's certainly not what a company email address looks like. It should look something like this:

[email protected]careersportal.co.za

This isn't a hard and fast rule though; a small company that's just starting might only have a Gmail account. Just be aware and do your research.

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