How to Identify and Avoid Scams in the Job Hunt

Current Status
Not Enrolled
Get Started

Susan P. Joyce is the owner and editor of two of the Forbes’ Top 100 Websites for Your Career, (since 1998) and (since 2011). Building on her experience in military intelligence (United States Marine Corps), Human Resources (Harvard University), and information technology (Digital Equipment Corporation), Susan began studying, writing, teaching, and speaking about the field of smart and safe online job search in 1995. She is a veteran of two corporate layoffs and has seen the tragedy that follows job loss, particularly long-term job loss. In her spare time, Susan contributes to the and blogs.

Susan has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and an MBA, with honors, in Information Systems from Boston University. Since 2011, Susan has been affiliated with the MIT Sloan School of Management, as a Visiting Scholar since 2013, focusing on research into effective job search methods with Professor Ofer Sharone.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: Have you ever had students or clients scammed when they visited what seemed like a legitimate job site? Maybe it has happened to you. 

The scammers of the world see the Internet as a golden opportunity to expand their marketplace and make money off of your honest mistakes.  Don’t let them do it!

Job seekers are typically anxious people who may be willing to ignore caution (or common sense) in the interest of housing and feeding their families. In this session, we will explore the characteristics of job scams, how to avoid the scam jobs on the web, plus how to spot job scams in email and social networks. Learn what to avoid by becoming informed on how to recognize job scams and fake jobs.


  • Review examples of job scams that might fool you.
  • Recognize fake job boards.
  • Avoid employer/corporate identity theft.
  • Analyze job postings to determine if it is legitimate or not.