Research the company that is offering the position.
Think before you apply.
If a company is offering a high wage or salary for very few hours of minimal work, it would not be ideal to forward them your personal information. It’s best to investigate before sending any of your information to a potential employer.
Seek local employment.
If a company states to be located overseas, first research the company. Next, contact the company directly, inquiring about the opportunity being offered. You may also submit a ticket to our Trust and Site Security Team to verify the legitimacy of a company or opportunity.
Do not cash/wire/ship any checks or products.
Companies will never ask you, for any reason, to set up a bank account, to deposit checks, or to accept direct fund transfers into your own account and then wire them to another source. If you receive an email requesting you to do so, cease communication with the company, and contact CareerBuilder immediately.
Ask specific questions to the employer that is offering the position. The posting should provide enough information about the position, however if a description seems vague, report the job to Trust and Site Security. You can use the “Report this Job” form to notify us of questionable jobs posted on our web site or forward any suspicious job offers you received in email to TSST@CareerBuilder.com.
Never provide sensitive personal information during the initial application process.
Be extremely careful providing information such as your Social Security number, Drivers License number, Date of Birth, or other sensitive information that might make it easy for a fraudster to use that information to steal your identity. We recommend that you never place this type of information on your resume. However, please keep in mind that most companies will require your social security number when filling out an actual application. If you are asked to fill out an application online, on that employer’s website, you can check to see if that page is secure (the address bar should read “https:”).
Pending that outcome, it is entirely up to your discretion as to whether you would like to apply online or not. You may want to contact the company directly to find out if there are other methods of application.
Below are some helpful of questions to ask the employer:
-What specific duties will I have to perform on a daily basis?
-What are the normal business hours?
-Does your company have a website or additional information about this position?
-Is your company registered with the Better Business Bureau?
-Will I be paid salary or commission?
-Who will be distributing my income?