Know the warning signs of job scams. Photo from Adobe Stock. [This is an update from a previous post.] While the majority of job postings are legitimate, it’s important to realize that job scams exist and con artists are trying to steal job seekers’ money or identities. Many job scams are difficult to spot because they illegally use the names of legitimate companies. Job scams … [Read more...] about Beware of job scams
Scammers often claim to be recruiting for a legitimate employer and will advertise jobs where legitimate employers do—online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. The best way to protect yourself from being a victim of a job scam is to be aware of them and know what to look for. 7 Potential signs of job scams Although many advertised jobs are legitimate, job seekers need … [Read more...] about Know the warning signs of job scams
Along with six undergraduate college students, we participated in the Missouri State University Bear Breaks Immersion Trip over spring break, 2018. We traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, where we partnered with the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency (ACSS) to help clients who have been displaced. ACSS requires clients to complete a 3-week Workforce Development program that assists … [Read more...] about Helping those who are homeless find their way back into the job market
Reneging on a job may damage your reputation. Written by Kayla Villwock, Intern Program Manager of SAS; article provided courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. After interviews with several top companies, you accept a job offer from Corporation A to begin a week after graduation. Then, XYZ Startup, a company that just began recruiting new college grads, … [Read more...] about Can you change your mind about a job after you’ve accepted?
Grace and a coworker watched the sun rise over Lake Michigan on the last day of their summer job. Written by Grace Smith, junior creative writing major and office assistant for the Career Center Last November, I was in my junior year of college, in a major that doesn’t have obvious career prospects, and a desire to work in a highly competitive field. That is the life of a … [Read more...] about A fun summer job AND valuable career experience? Yes, it’s possible!