How to spot a fake job posting
Is it legit?- How to spot a fake job posting - 5 Things to Look for
We have been seeing some more sophisticated scams out there lately so we wanted to give you a few tools to arm yourself while job hunting on other sites. This is our Entertainmentcareers.net legit breakdown of what the scams look like and what to look out for. We also publish the emails that the scammers send so you can see real examples of how they try and scam people. '
- High Pay - When you see a job that is 2-4x the normal day rate i.e. a PA job that pays $300-$500 a day, run away (and report it to the site that it is posted on) - We know that this rate is a red flag whereas non-industry sites etc do not.
- Oddly formal language or just odd language - Most of what we see, we catch as the wording is simply not right (and in many cases British English), if you see something on a job site that simply looks wrong, google the job details and you will likely see the same job posted all over the US with different cities different company names etc.
- A list - They will frequently use huge names (Netflix or Google are very popular lately) or claim to be agents for those companies.
- In Me we trust - Trust your instincts, if something doesn't look right, do the research or simply move on to something else (note:still report it to the site to make sure others are not scammed)
- Rush - They will generally make you feel like time is of the essence and you will need to do everything quickly