From everything you've heard about finding a job, it's always been about what an employer is looking for in a prospective employee: Do you have enough experience? Is your schedule flexible enough? Is your rust bucket of a car going to be able to make the commute back and forth all summer?
Well, did you ever stop and ask yourself whether an employer is right for you? If you're a vegan, are you comfortable flipping burgers? If you're a night owl, do you really think you can wake up to open the diner by 5 a.m.? If your family or friends have you warned about a dishonest, unscrupulous employer, will you listen?
Many job boards will post any and every job that’s submitted. But Snagajob is different. We don’t accept job postings that involve multi-level marketing or require financial investments up front. Still, when you’re applying for jobs it's a good idea to conduct your own background check on a company, especially if it’s unfamiliar. After all, employers run job applicants through a very rigorous screening process. Shouldn't you do the same?
Here is a helpful checklist to go through when deciding if an employer is a good match for you:
- Do your homework: Check with the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) to see if any complaints have been registered against a company you're interested in. If so, investigate the nature of these complaints. Even if they don't specifically relate to staff treatment, do you really want to work at a place where customers have cause to frequently gripe?
- Exercise caution with work-from-home opportunities: These jobs are a great match for some job seekers, whether they're stay-at-home moms or someone looking to take on a second job. And while Snagajob features some of these work-from-home opportunities on our website, we caution all job seekers to read the full terms and conditions before pursuing these opportunities - that includes the fine print! Some of these jobs require you to make initial investments or perform other tasks that aren't normally associated with traditional jobs; be sure this is something you're comfortable with before pursuing these opportunities.
- Get a little help from your friends (and family): We find that many Snagajob job seekers have been referred by family and friends who've successfully landed jobs with our help. Make sure to ask them about what made their job search experience so positive - and be sure to pass on your Snagajob experiences to family and friends, as well. We greatly appreciate it!
- Be protective of personal info: Never give out passwords, Social Security numbers or other personal or financial information to someone sending you an email, even if the person or company sending the email has a familiar name. Also, do not respond to any suspicious emails. If a suspicious email contains an attachment or file, do not open it. Read more about security.
At Snagajob, we work hard to ensure that all our jobs are safe and credible opportunities. But with more than 300,000 jobs on our site - and new jobs daily - we also welcome our job seekers' questions and comments about the employment opportunities advertised through our website. We'll look into these issues and respond as soon as possible. Snagajob closely follows all job seeker feedback to identify patterns of complaints and take any needed action with employers. Good luck in your job search!