Did you know that October is the best month to look for a job on LinkedIn? According to data reports, employers seeking to hire post more available openings to their platform during October, than any other time of year. While this is great news for ambitious seekers, it is also a major cause of concern.
How Can I Stay Safe While Looking for a Job?
Being the target of a malicious attack is not the typical thought most people have while searching for exciting opportunities, but it should be. True to its spooky nature, October not only poses the threat of ghouls and goblins, but also a serious risk for scary scams!
From sending emails that replicate the exact look of well-known sites like LinkedIn to enticing quick apply buttons, attackers have fooled many folks and continue to evolve their methods of poaching.
That’s right. Cybercriminals dress-up job posts seeking to lure unsuspecting victims into their traps. But if you think that the bad guys are always one step ahead, think again. We know their tactics and have foolproof ways to help you protect your information from being the next security breach headline.
The cyber-assailant’s main mission is to get you interested in a listing, and they’re good at it too. From sending emails that replicate the exact look of well-known sites like LinkedIn to enticing quick apply buttons, attackers have fooled many folks and continue to evolve their methods of poaching.
Before you submit your information or click on any link, follow these tips to guarantee your security. Protect yourself by taking the extra step to assess connection requests from seemingly legitimate profiles. It is good practice to only accept invites from people you know, or have connections in common with. Even if a profile looks genuine, search the company online for websites and reviews to help verify authenticity. Lastly, introducing yourself with a phone call using a number you find on alternative search engines, platforms and websites to inquire about the position can never hurt your chances of success.
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Innocent as it may seem, simply submitting your resume and personal details renders you a target. By making the effort to employ all of these measures, you can prevent your private information from being the next deal between sketchy marketing companies and cybercriminals.
It is worth noting that there are many other in-depth routes cyber-assailant’s may take to violate your security. You can learn more about threats and how to protect against them by visiting www.SecurityFirstIT.com.
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