Learn To Recognize A Good Job-Search Website

It is true that Internet has simplified the job search task to a great extent. Now, one can have global placements, learn about work conditions and job pre-requisites in any country, apply internationally, contact hundreds if not thousands employers simultaneously ? all at one click of a button over Internet. However, all these benefits come at a cost. As there are advantages, there are disadvantages as well and hence, you should learn to recognize the inherent dangers and protect your privacy to the greatest extent.

  1. Check the address and the coordinates of the job site ? email capturing is a great and profitable business over the net. People ? frauds ? employ a number of tactics to get genuine email ids along with corresponding names. Running a fraudulent job site is one of the most common of ways to do this. These emails are then sold to different companies for high profit.
  2. Hence, before you give your email id and fill in your coordinates, do check the site and possibly call on the telephone numbers posted there. You might like to enquire about the address that they posted ? find out if such address exists or not with the help of the Internet. If there are no phone numbers or these are fraudulent, then it is better that you have nothing to do with such a site.

  3. Recommendations/ subsidiaries of super job-sites ? these sites are relatively safe as they usually are quite conscious about their reputation in the market and hence they would not sabotage themselves with selling your email id. However, before doing so, do go through their privacy policy and read what is mentioned there. You should not accept membership if they do not agree to protect your identity from the prospective employers or they allow unrestricted view to your CV or personal details for general browsing. Imagine what it would mean if your present employer finds your CV in the jobs-wanted section of a online employment agency? Besides being acutely embarrassing, you might end up loosing your present one while searching for the future one!
  4. Email-first jobsites ? is the jobsite you want see asking you for your email/ registration before you can search their database (as a job-seeker)? In that case avoid such a website. The database should be free and with no strings for the job seeker. If it is not so, it is very probable that the site is fraud.
  5. Less popular or unknown jobsites ? it is true that every day a number of new jobsites are born and some maybe really good. However, be very cautious before you opt in for new jobsites because not all would be genuine. Always run a search on the Internet with the name of the site you are wishing to sign in and see what is comes up with. In most cases, if there is any dirt attached to it, it will be exposed.
  6. Check ranking of the site ? a good way to confirm the popularity of a site is to check its ranking on the Web. You could use Web tools such as http://www.alexa.com for this purpose or Google page rank button on the Google tool bar. You will be given other vital statistics that would you help make an accurate estimate. Another great tool to use here is http://www.domaintools.com ? with the help of this site you can check who owns which website and you could use that information to further investigate the genuineness of the site and person(s) who runs it.