I've been fortunate because it's been over 25 years since I had to look for a job. Times have changed  and the last thing we want is to fall for a sketchy job offer. Here is what experts have to say to New Yorkers on what to watch out for when looking through the job listings.

Vague Job Descriptions With Too-Good-To-Be-True Promises

If the job description appears to have a lot of perks without letting you know what the actual job is all about, it might be a good idea to look into it further. If it says it pays unbelievably  well and you don't need experience? That’s a classic red flag and experts warn that scammers will use sweet-sounding offers like this to dare you in. Rule of thumb: If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Bogus Web Addresses That Are Devised To Deceive

Check out your potential employer website and see if there is a slight web address alteration. Real companies have real websites and active social media accounts.

Unprofessional Communication With Poor Language Quality

Beware if there seems to be a communication problem. If the potential job offer is in your inbox or there are typos and bad grammar, this could be a dead giveaway. Employers on the up-and-up will have professional standards in their correspondence with you. Even if it's a legit company and they have bad standards, do you really want to work with them anyway?

Unsolicited Job Offers That Fall Right Into Your Lap

Scammers can be really good at impersonating big companies so keep your guard up. Once again if the offer sounds too-good-to-be-true then it probably is too good to be true. If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

Listings Involving Monetary Transactions

Legitimate employers don’t ask you for money before you sign on the dotted line. If the "company" is trying to get YOU to pay for training, then buyer beware. Remember, you’re looking for a job to make money, not to burn through your savings.

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