logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Job Search Site

BellaOnline's Job Search Editor

g

Safe Job Hunting on the Internet


If youíre like most job seekers you tend to do most of your job searching on the Internet. During your search, you will probably register on job search and other networking sites. To compound the issue, an increasing number of employers are using emails as a tool for communication with potential applicants rather than the telephone. In fact, in many instances, e-mail is the only form of communication you may have with a potential employer until the day of the interview.

Given the reliability on technology, it has become even more important to keep you and your information safe while online. You also need to protect your computer from an expensive virus. Here are some strategies to keeping yourself safe during an online job search:

Do not respond to unsolicited sales pitches (this also includes opting out of an unsolicited mailing list). Responding to these emails will confirm your email address is indeed owned by a ďlive person.Ē Once you verify the email address, you may find yourself the target of a large amount of unsolicited, unimportant email.

Do not click on links within unsolicited e-mails. They can download spyware or a virus to your computer. This becomes increasingly difficult as more employers are contacting potential candidates via e-mail. They may sometimes require you to click on a link to read additional information. This is always a tough judgment call to make. One option is to contact the company to verify they have, in fact, sent you an e-mail. If you explain why, most will absolutely understand your hesitancy. If they donít, ask yourself, if this is a company you would want to work for.

Never give out your password. Recently there was a huge issue with employers asking for passwords so they can check out the Facebook page of a potential hire. The question is, why do they need your password? They can simply find your page and friend you if they need information. Never give them access to your account. While itís comforting to want to believe every hiring manager is above board, you still donít know them. If you wouldnít give a password to a spouse or significant other, why would you give it to a complete stranger?

Computers are expensive. Spam can over-flow your email, blocking or obscuring the important email you need to receive. Taking an ounce of prevention can save your invest and keep you safe during your job search.

Add Safe+Job+Hunting+on+the+Internet to Twitter Add Safe+Job+Hunting+on+the+Internet to Facebook Add Safe+Job+Hunting+on+the+Internet to MySpace Add Safe+Job+Hunting+on+the+Internet to Del.icio.us Digg Safe+Job+Hunting+on+the+Internet Add Safe+Job+Hunting+on+the+Internet to Yahoo My Web Add Safe+Job+Hunting+on+the+Internet to Google Bookmarks Add Safe+Job+Hunting+on+the+Internet to Stumbleupon Add Safe+Job+Hunting+on+the+Internet to Reddit




Facebook and Your Job Search
How to Organize a Job Search
Networking - How to Get Started
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Job Search Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Dianne Walker. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Dianne Walker. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Dianne Walker for details.

g


g features
What to Include in an Email Cover Letter

How to Respond to the Difficult Customer Question

How to Spot a Fake Job Ad

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor