Are you searching for that perfect telecommute job? Have you been a fallen victim to work at home job companies? You are not alone. The scam companies generously scatter the Internet. Unfortunately these scammers are getting wiser at scamming honest job seekers. These job seekers are shelling out money that they should be spending on food or household bills...making the scammers richer by the dozens.
Well, I have good news for you... I'm going to share with you the top five things to look for in finding a "legitimate" telecommute job.
1. Does the company require a registration fee? A legitimate job site will not charge you these fees. This is the number one sign of a run-of-the-mill home based Internet scam. You are searching for a home job where the employer pays you...not the other way around.
Important: There are certain instances where a nominal fee is required...such as purchasing a foot pedal or a headset. These are all normal and required in order for you to do the job. In some cases you may be required to pay for a background check.
2. Is the website full of hype and spelling errors? If you come up on a telecommute company site full of hype and spelling/grammar errors...click away, you can bet that it's a scam site. And why would you even want to work for someone that presents themselves in this way? For one...I would be quite skeptical about wages with a site such as this. You will also find under all that hype (and usually in fine print) a hefty fee.
3. Does the website offer a telephone number or a working email address? A legitimate company will always provide a telephone number or their email address, or both. They want to be contacted because they want to hire you. You can't very well get the job if you can't get in touch with them, now can you? That should be one of the first things you look for.
4. Does the job site require a resume? A legitimate employer will want someone with certain skills and experience to do a specific job. Therefore, they will need a resume from you. Employers want experienced telecommuters that they know they can trust. This is where the resume comes in. This is a good sign! So far, so good...if you find a job website that does not require start-up or registration fees, is free from hype and spelling/grammar errors, provides a way of contact, and on top of all this requires a resume, it's looking pretty good. You're closer to finding an honest work at home job. Still one more important thing to look for...
5. Is the company vague about the job listing and promise outrageously high wages in a very short time? I'm sure you've seen the headlines such as "Make $1000 per week-Simple work from home!" Don't you think this deserves a red flag? Use your common sense here...there is no legitimate job that will pay you tons of money with little or no effort.
An employer that truly wants to hire you will tell you exactly what you will be doing and be upfront about the wages you will be earning.
Remember...if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Pay attention to your gut instincts! Always do your own research on ANY company before applying.
Below are some resourceful sites where you can do your research. You can also do a simple search just by typing the company name and the word "scam" into Google.com.
Article Written By Tammy Embrich
Tammy has been successful in the work at home industry for 4 years now. She is an Internet marketer, article marketer, and ghostwriter. She offers free job leads for the job seeker, as well as other work at home resources, work at home articles, tips, and more at Work At Home Jobs.
You can also find Tammy at WAH Job Leads, offering legitimate work at home companies, more free job leads, work at home articles, and much more.