You may be a bit frustrated and already on the point of giving up because your effort to find a job in the internet did not net you a positive result. Likewise, you may be a bit anxious whether the internet jobs you are applying for are legitimately real and not another form of scams. It would be good to have some basic tips and pieces of advice in handy to save you the futile anxiety and the unnecessary wasted effort and time.
Some potential problems you may encounter in your search
There are basically two frustrating snags in your effort to search for internet employment. On the one hand, scammers are all over the net. They are like roaring lions trying to devour any unsuspecting people. Some of them are international and local. So you better be wary of them. On the other hand, there is the problem of problematic search which often yield futile results. So how do you avoid or counteract these two internet booby traps?
Detecting Scams and Scammers
I used to work as a fraud specialist in one of the busiest international online Marketplaces and I usually noticed that a lot of people were scammed because they are simpleminded and naïve to search and ask for some basic and simple information which might have easily prevented the scams. You should not be naïve enough not to do a background check on a company or a person. Likewise, one thing you should not do when applying for a job is to readily give some basic financial information online. Your financial information should be kept personal. You must only give out your financial information when you are 100% sure of the recipient. Some scammers are good at fishing out information from people, so you better take so much precaution and protect your personal information.
Second, make a thorough background check of the company you are applying at. Is the company legitimate and has license to operate? Look for feedback from other people. Try to figure out if in your search, it gives you a legitimate website. Do they give out their physical address and legitimate contact numbers? Make use of the popular search engines, such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo, in making a background check of the company. Be sensitive to any indication of fraud and never give out your Social Security Number, credit card numbers, or PIN.
Likewise, you should be wary of sending out money using money order or Western Union because most scammers make use of money order and Western Union. Moreover, never send money until you are a hundred and twenty percent sure that it is necessary. There are companies, such as HomeJobStop, which sometimes ask for a minimal fee for their listing. That is pretty much acceptable. Other than that, you must be intuitively very careful.
Tips on Searching the Net for Internet Employment
Searching the net may sometimes seem tiresome, especially, if you are not well-versed with the proper way of using search engines. One basic tip is: “Be specific.” For example, instead of typing in the search tab, “internet job,” instead try “internet employment opportunities.” Likewise, if you’re unfamiliar with the Boolean operators, you should try to familiarize yourself with it. It is helpful in narrowing down the search results. By using “+ sign” before the word you really like to be included in your search, and “– sign” before the word you want to exclude, you could limit the search to the more appropriate results. For example, you type in internet “employment+paid.” This will definitely exclude articles which only talks about internet employment, but not give you the job employment themselves. Narrow down your keywords to the bare necessity. Say in your job search, your keyword is internet and employment. So never complicate your search by adding unnecessary words. Likewise, you should never give up while searching for job on the net. If one set of words don’t net you the best result, try another one. Moreover, you could move from one search engine to another to be more comprehensive in your search.
You search may be rewarded in the long run; but always bear in mind the above-mentioned tips in your search for internet employment because these tips may save you a lot of headaches.