warns Filipinos vs. scam job ads

James Ryan Jonas

Leading internet recruitment site issued an announcement today warning members not to become victims of a new modus operandi targeting job hunters.

JobStreet warned job applicants to be careful of job advertisements that:

  • ask applicants to pay money before processing the application or giving training;
  • invite you to interviews which turn out to be multi-level marketing or pyramid selling schemes;
  • use your resume information to sell products (including insurance) or make offers not connected to the job advertised;
  • are generally untrue, dubious or misleading (e.g. misleading job title, job description or company description); or
  • use web-based public email addresses instead of company-owned email addresses.

The warning echoes a similar announcement made by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) in July concerning UK job applicants. 

JobStreet also reiterated that they do not send emails that ask for one's JobStreet membership username and password or require to download and/or install any software, tool or utility. 

James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.