When it comes to the internet, it can sometimes be hard to know what information is accurate and whether it’s safe to proceed with sharing your personal details.
That’s also the case when it comes to using online websites and job boards to search for a new job – or when a recruiter reaches out to share a vacancy with you. Scam attempts and phishing emails are more prevalent now than ever before, and tricksters are now using more communication channels such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
It’s this growing concern that spearheaded NRL to sign up as partners with JobsAware, who offer free advice to job seekers around staying safe online. The free support doesn’t stop there though, as we see below, JobsAware can also help people if they’ve been paid or treated unfairly.
Staying safe when job searching
JobsAware provides candidates with some great tips and advice over on their website to stay safe and spot fake job adverts:
Support for workers
JobsAware are also passionate about ensuring people know their rights as employees and more importantly what to do if they feel they have been mistreated.
This includes advice on working through an agency, understanding your worker status and employment law:
Reporting an issue
JobsAware also encourage people to report any issues they have experienced, and will look resolve these directly or by passing these onto law enforcement and Government officials where necessary.
This includes reporting any payments you have incurred as part of a job scam such as DBS checks and training.
Our commitment to you
We’ve added the JobsAware logo to our website, email signatures and various communications you’ll receive from us whilst we engage with you to find you work.
It’s just one way of recognising that these communications are legitimate, and you’re welcome to call any of our offices to speak to our team and verify emails and text messages you receive to ensure you’re comfortable responding to them – especially if we’ve asked you to share personal information during the application process.
You can also find all our friendly team listed here – with their contact details and locations.
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