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Beware of Job Opportunity Scams

By Edited May 9, 2015 1 0

Although it may be hard to believe, or not, there are a lot of job opportunity scams out there. We have all heard of money making scams where you are promise to make a ton of money after investing money into some type of business but there are also scams that present themselves as jobs as well. Now, to be precise, these aren't exactly scams since you're not making an investment of any type but if being misled or deceived is something you want to avoid, then read on.

One of the most highest paying professions in the world is sales. Depending on what type of industry you are in, you can make a fortune if you are good at selling stuff. Guess what is the lowest paying profession? It's also sales surprisingly. The reason is because much of it is based on performance and commission. That means that if you don't sell, you don't get paid unless if there is some sort of base pay but even if there is, if you don't make sales after a certain amount of time, you will be shown the door. So what does sales have to do with misleading job opportunities?

Since sales has an extremely high turn over rate due to the stress and the chance of working and not making a dime, companies need to constantly hire people. Most people who are used to salary jobs will not even bother applying for these 100% commission type sales jobs. For this reason, companies will go after college students. We all know that college students are always in need of extra cash so they are a prime target for sales companies. The scam, if you want to call it that, comes in when the company advertises the sales job as some type of hourly pay job. What many of these companies will end up doing is either paying you a very small amount of money or telling you that you have to make a certain amount of sales calls or presentations in order to qualify for the advertised hourly wage.

These aren't exactly scams since you really can make money if you are able to sell their products but at the same time, most people who take the time to go to the interviews have the expectation that the opportunity is like any other job where they get paid for the time they put in. Most applicants will get hired so this creates some excitement for the job candidates who many of them later find out that it's not what they thought it would be.

Before you sign up for any job opportunity, make sure you do research and find out what you are getting yourself into. Even if you don't lose money, you will lose time you could of spent finding a job that is more straight up with you. Any job that requires no experience and seems to always have positions open should be looked at more carefully. You can do searches online but using the company name and finding if there are any negative opinions about them. This goes the same for internet business opportunities as well. Knowing what you are getting into will save you from wasting your time.

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