How To Identify A Scam Interview Invitation

17.04.2015 1830

In case you have been looking for a job for a while, you most likely have come across several job offers that sound too good to be true. We have collected a list of ways that you can check a job offer to see if it is a scam and if you will be wasting your time. There are a number of various things that scam job offers want to get from you. They may be asking for your money in order to get your information in a list they promise to show to a lot of employers. They also may be trying to recruit you for the job at a company they do not work for and then collect the company’s reward for finding a perfect candidate for the position. They also may be asking you to do a test assignment for free to ‘see if you can do the job’ and instead – get the job done without paying for it.

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Let’s take a look at most important questions you should ask at the job interview in order to find out if it is a scam or not.

What is the name of the company?

This should be one of the first questions you ask the possible employer via the phone and at the personal meeting. If you see any information that does not match or that you find suspicious, ask more questions. You can always check out the site of the company and even give them a call if you have any suspicions that the call is bogus.

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How are you related to the company?

Ask if the person calling you is working for the company that is hiring, or maybe he is from the recruitment agency. If the caller is trying to avoid the question or if you feel that there is something wrong, you can call the recruitment agency and the employer to find out whether he is telling the truth.
When will the company be hiring someone?
Sometimes the companies are not looking to hire someone right now, instead they are creating a data base of suitable candidates. When the company will be hiring they will be able to make a lot of calls to good candidates.

How much does the position pay?

Sometimes the employer might not be ready to name the salary at once, as they will be ready to negotiate. However, if you think that the offer is too high to be true, you should take a closer look at the company and check the information they provide.
Why is the position open?

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This is important information to find out more details about the employer. If the person calling you is not ready to provide it, you should check the rest. You should know if the job opening is new or whether someone quit or got promoted.

Find out the name and job title of the hiring manager.

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In order to be able to check the information you are provided with, you should be able to ask whether the person that called you is actually working for the company and whether he or she is the hiring agent of it.

If the person calling you cannot answer most of the questions, there is a high chance that your interview will be a waste of time.


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