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Safety Tips for Your Online Job Search

RamblerLink and other online job systems have made it easier for you as job seekers to find positions posted by employers seeking candidates. Unfortunately, the same technology makes it easier for scammers to create fraudulent positions to take advantage of you. While we try to screen employers and the positions they post to RamblerLink, it is very important that you as a job seeker exercise common sense and caution. You need to read position descriptions carefully!

If a position or job offer seems to be too good to be true, if you feel uncomfortable with some of the information requested, or something just doesn't seem right – either back off or proceed with extreme caution. Even if the original position description seems valid, if you receive follow-up emails, phone calls or job offers that seem unusual, you need to proceed cautiously.

Here are some red flags:

Other Tips:

If you encounter suspicious postings in RamblerLink:

Job Search Safety Tips

For additional safety tips at work, visit our Student Employment and Work Study page.


Career Development Center · Sullivan Center for Student Services · 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.7716 · E-mail: CareerCenter@luc.edu

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