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Seeking Employment? – Tips for Online Job Applications


When it comes to getting jobs online, it’s not hard to find what you want or need. There are many people out there seeking employment who actually want to work online, and others who are just learning that it is an option that they have. If you take the time to consider everything that you have to work with, it should be no trouble at all to make the most of your employment search. When it comes to applying online, there are some things to keep in mind.

-Unless you have done your homework or are applying with big-name companies on secure servers, NEVER give out more than a name, address, and phone number online. Social security numbers and banking information is highly sensitive and easily stolen so you need to check twice and make sure you’re safe.

-Online applications often aren’t the same as print applications. That means that you need to take the time to make sure that you understand the instructions and what you need to do in order to apply for a job. It’s not complicated, but it’s also not a walk in the park either.

-Make sure that you find actual jobs if that’s what you’re looking for. Some companies will disguise their marketing schemes or business opportunities as jobs, and if you’re looking to get paid, you won’t want these types of work. They’ll often cost more than you make and by the time you’re successful you might be out of a home or basic necessities.

-Understand the difference between ‘job listing’ and ‘business opportunity’. Basically, a job listing is where someone else is going to hire YOU to work for them. A business opportunity will require you to invest money so that you can go into business for yourself. See the difference?

-Make double, even triple, sure that you are working with a legitimate company. There is nothing worse than giving away personal information to the wrong source, working for free because the ‘employer’ takes the work and disappears, or getting taken advantage of because you didn’t do your research.

For the most part, seeking employment online just takes a little common sense. However, you do have to be a little more cautious seeking employment this way because it’s easier for people to remain anonymous and get away with things. Just keep these tips in mind and you should have no trouble getting a great online job.



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