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For students: Helpful job hunting hints

Job hunting can be stressful, especially while you are taking classes. To help you out, we have pulled together a few tips to think about when looking for jobs.

Before accepting a job offer

  • Always meet with a potential employer in person at their place of business, and always meet your employer before you begin. Never accept a job with someone who says they are away on business or out of the country and need someone to begin right away.
  • See if you can talk with people who work there or search online for employee reviews. Glassdoor is often a good place to look employers up and get insider info on how they hire.
  • Be clear about the time you can allot to the job.
  • Make sure to negotiate your salary and hours before you start.

Protecting your privacy

  • Only provide personal or bank information in person—never over the phone or via email.
  • Never take cashier’s checks or money orders as a form of payment. Your bank will hold you accountable for any bounced checks.
  • Never apply to a position that is emailed to you unsolicited.
  • You should not wire funds to an employer. Any employer who requests that you wire funds is likely a scam. Remember, they should be paying you!
  • Background checks are normal in many companies, but only agree to this in person and preferably with the human resources department. Don’t give permission for this over email or phone.

If you have any questions about posted job opportunities or the process of getting a job, contact us—as always we are here to help!

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