With the help of the Internet, Filipinos who wish to work abroad can hunt for jobs at the comfort of their homes. While there are tons of jobs available online, many of these posts are actually employment scams waiting for their next victim.
To avoid falling prey to online employment scams, here are some things you can do.
1. Conduct background checking on prospective company.
Take advantage of all the information available on the company’s website. Read the entirety of the website and determine if information like the company’s name, profile as well as its “about us section” are believable. See if its office location and phone numbers are actually existing.
2. Examine all the details about the company’s website.
By carefully studying the website, you’ll be able to determine if the company is legit or not. Check out the website design, pages available and all the links and see if they’re working. Keep in mind that legitimate companies are willing to shell out a large sum of money for their website as it serves as their business’s connection to the world.
3. Use search engines to investigate.
Use search engines like Google, Yahoo, etc. to look for feedbacks or comments about the company. This will help you determine if the company is legit or not.
4. Identify if there are fraudulent signs.
Does the company’s website send out invitations to submit resumes and application papers via drop boxes or postal mails? Stay away from such companies as most legit companies often ask applicants to send their resumes online or via email. Also, consider their offers. If the salary, benefits and bonuses appear to good to be true, it’s highly possible that they are just luring applicants.
5. Check the domain name of the website to gather more information.
Domain names add credibility to a business. If the company’s website is published through an ISP or free Web hosting site, it will not inspire the same confidence as websites with their own appropriate domain name. Most legit businesses invest their money in getting the right domain name to build their brand and generate traffic to their website.