Sorry there was no North Coast Hot Jobs listing last week. My life got too busy.
Some Craigslist job hunting scams
There are ways to help you determine whether a job posting is legitimate or fake. Here is a list of red flags to look out for.
1) Asking for money, credit or debit info.
2) They want to send you money to put into your bank.
3) They want your social security number.
4) They want you to send a photo copy of your I.D. to verify.
5) They want a background check BEFORE you are considered for a position or they are asking for personal information.
6) Job contact email address does not match the company name (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org instead of email@example.com.
7) Mystery shoppers, work at home or online jobs.
8) Multiple misspellings in a job notice.
9) Upfront fees.
10) Earn money in a hurry.
11) Work at home.
12) No company name.
13) Have to use job board email. It could be anyone.
14) Check cashing and wire transfers.
15) Continuously open job that does not reply. They might be data harvesters gathering personal info from resumes sent to them.
If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549. We have two counselors that could help you.
Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe