Applying for job is not easy and safe as used to be. Job hunters, especially youngsters needs to be stay safe when applying for a job online. Young job hunters may not always see the job scams that they are about to face so they are so vulnerable.
Applying for a job means you are giving all of your sensitive information to the employer so needs to be done carefully.
Carry on reading about SAFERjobs to see how to stay safe when applying jobs online.
SAFERjobs (Safe Advice for Employment and Recruitment) is a non-profit making organisation created by the Metropolitan Police to raise awareness and combat criminal activities that may be attempted on those within the industry or through the services provided by the industry. SAFERjobs has GOV UK status and works with a number of government organisations to protect people searching for work or currently working within the recruitment sector.
Why was it set up?
Launched in November 2008 with the Metropolitan Police, the purpose of SAFERjobs is to help protect jobseekers, employers and service providers from crime during the process of communicating and fulfilling/acquiring employment opportunities by:
- Preparing and promoting best practice advice, common experiences and trends on how to avoid recruitment related crime
- Gathering and sharing intelligence via the
SAFERjobs website and other forums that could reduce recruitment related crime, including current scams, fraudulent practices and other criminal activities.
Who do we work with?
SAFERjobs works with the Metropolitan Police, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Trading Standards, City of London Police, the Home Office, Crimestoppers, Action Fraud, Citizenâ€™s Advice Bureau, recruitment industry trade associations and private sector recruitment businesses.
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