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Avoiding Home Business Scams In Your Job Search

Jul 17, 2008
Looking online for a job where you can work from home typically brings about the same results: You search for a job you feel you qualify to do. In a matter of seconds, a long list of links comes up. The problem? Most of the results are obvious scams.

After realizing that people with common sense knew how to avoid scams, the scammers knew they had to find a way to trick more people. Their solution was to create jobs that appear official until you send in your resume.

If you have applied for a job that is not what it seems, you will quickly find out as scammers do not waste time before replying to your email. Typically they will offer you a staggering amount of money for a promise of little or no work. The job you originally applied for will change before your eyes.

So what can you, the intelligent job searcher do? The answers are simple.

The best thing to do is to email the company for more information before you apply. Their response is typically transparent as a spring-fed lake. If you do think sending your resume in is a good idea, at least remove any unnecessary contact information such as your address or personal phone numbers.

The only information that has to be on your first resume is an email address and your name. If you are applying to an actual company for a real job opening, they will be able to tell if you are qualified by your job history and other information without needing to know your personal contact information until they are ready to hire you.

It makes no sense that anyone who initially was going to take an at home job for 9 dollars an hour would really believe they could do the same thing for a hundred times that amount. One has to wonder how many people actually are suckered into these home business scams.

An obvious scam is one in which you are told that if you pay this much money, you will make this much money. If you have to pay someone money to make money, you know you are being tricked. Even if you see an official website for a company or it seems completely legal, do not let your guard down for even a minute.

In addition to all of this, keep this old adage in mind: If you think it is too good to possibly be true, you are most likely right. Free money does not exist. If you plan to work from home, you will have to do just that: work from home. Keep these tips in mind as your scour the Internet for that perfect stay-at-home job.
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