Buyer Beware – Helping Your Students and Clients Avoid Job Scams

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Recording Summary:

According to the Better Business Bureau, “in the U.S. and Canada alone, an estimated 14 million people are exposed to job scams every year, with $2 billion in direct losses annually. These attacks hurt individuals and the companies they work for, as well as the organizations that the fraudsters impersonate.”

Job seekers are often lacking in knowledge about the hiring process employers use today and frequently may be desperate for a new job. That makes them vulnerable. For scammers, job seekers are ideal victims given the deeply personal information provided to employers during the hiring process (SSN, bank account numbers, etc.).

Career development professionals need to be aware of the scammer tactics and tricks so they can educate job seekers to prevent mishaps. Your presenter will take you through they ways you can identify fraudulent opportunities and tricksters and help yourself once a person falls for the scam.

Learning Objectives:

By the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will

  • Become aware of the new scams that are flourishing due to technology, as well as strategies to recognize and avoid them
  • Outline the warning signs for fake opportunities and fake employers.
  • Initiate procedures on how to research to avoid both.
  • Specify what can be done if scammed

Your Presenter:

Susan P. Joyce, MBA. Since her layoff in 1994 after 13 years working for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) managing the Federal contract for the Internet, she saw the destruction the results from job loss, including the suicide of a 10-year colleague. That motivation combined with her experience led her to research and publish content on for over 20 years, working with amazing people in the career development field. Job-Hunt won numerous awards and recognition and was quoted in many highly-regarded websites, books, magazines, and other publications and was ranked among the top 30,000 websites in the world.

As President of NETability, she has been writing for several well-regarded websites. Her articles have been published on Harvard Business Review Ascend (,,, (PBS for Baby Boomers), SHRM,org,, LiveCareer, HuffingtonPost, AOL Jobs,,,, and Mashable.

Susan has a Bachelor’s from University of Nebraska and an MBA from Boston University with emphasis on Information Technology and Operations Management. She is also a former Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management.