Warning about fake job ads

Subject: Warning about fake job ads
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 09:50:01 -0500

Just spotted this on copyediting-l, courtesy of Ruth Thaler-Carter, and thought it was a good cautionary note for techwhirlers too: "Colleagues beware: Today's (Sat., Feb. 10) Washington Post "Business" section has an article about phony jobs ads for, among other things, writing- and journalism-related jobs... Listings appeared on Monster, CareerBuilder and Yahoo HotJobs. Those who responded and submitted resumes got spammed instead of hired, and may have had their personal identity info abused."

Ruth's wise advice: "... trying to check out any company you find out about via online job-finding sites". Of course, the clever con artists will still create seemingly legitimate Web sites, but doing some research will at least weed out the rank amateurs.

-- Geoff Hart
ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
Coming soon: _Effective onscreen editing_ (http://www.geoff-hart.com/ home/onscreen-book.htm)


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