It is always a refreshing feeling for a job seeker to get an email inviting him or her for a job interview, but scammers are all over the country trying to ruin the surprise by making vulnerable job seekers spend the money they do not have to attend scam job interviews.
In this article, we are going to give you tips on how to know a scam job interview.
You Did Not Apply For The Job
If you did not apply for the job and you are not sure about it, stay at home. You are a broke job seeker and spending money on worthless interviews is not advisable.
Sometime last month, A Nigerian entrepreneur Betty Irabor took to social media to talk about a guy who reached out to her with regards to his joblessness. Betty made her HR officers invite him for an interview and he didn’t show up because he didn’t apply for the job. While a lot of people blamed the boy for not showing up, we cannot totally blame him because of the atrocities going on today. However, read the second tip.
You Can’t Find The Company Or Any Of Their Staff On LinkedIn
To be sure the company is genuine, search for members of staff who work there. At least 2 or 3 should be on LinkedIn. If you do not find any, the invite might be a scam.
The Company’s Email Is @gmail.com
We usually do not take companies that use Gmail seriously. A standard company should be able to afford a customized email address. We are not saying any interview invite without a customized company email is a scam, but it might be.
You Can’t Find Anything On Nairaland.
Go to Google, type the company’s name and add Nairaland before you click on search. You should find something about the company in your search result. If you cannot find anything, the invite might not be genuine.
No One Knows Anything About The Company
If you ask friends, acquittances and family and no one knows anything about the company, the invite might be a scam.
If you have read all our tips and you still decide to go for the interview, we wish you the best of luck.