Career Exploration Resources
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“RED FLAGS” TO BE AWARE OF TO AVOID FRAUDELENT EMPLOYERS:
•If you cannot find a working phone number, website, address or point of contact for the employer
•If the employer is contacting you in unconventional ways, for ex: texting, through an app, or from a personal email account
•Requests for financial/personal information are red flags; Driver’s License / ID/ SSN
•The position requires an initial investment, such as a payment by wire service or courier
•You are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account, often for depositing checks or transferring money
•You receive an unexpectedly large check to deposit into your bank account
•For looking up scam reports: www.ripoffreport.com.
•Google the employer’s phone number, fax number, and/or email address, if it does not appear connected to an actual business organization, this is a red flag- you can use the Better Business Bureau, Hoovers, and Anywho to verify organizations
•You can also use social media to research each employer, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and LinkedIn- research the organization on websites such as Glassdoor.com for feedback and complaints
•ALWAYS report an employer if you believe they are SPAM or FRAUDULENT
WANT TO LEARN MORE WAYS TO FIND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES? CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES:
- The O-Net – Published by the U.S. Dept of Labor, the O*NET OnLine is your tool for career exploration and job analysis. It has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, developers, researchers, and more! Find, search, or browse across 900+ occupations based on your goals and needs. Then use comprehensive reports to learn about requirements, characteristics, and available opportunities for your selected occupation
- Georgia Department of Labor: The Georgia Department of Labor matches qualified job seekers with employers and collects data to help businesses, economic developers, planners, and the workforce make quality work-related decisions. From offering the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which provides substantial tax benefit to employers who hire eligible workers, to administering the Unemployment Insurance system that supports the financial security of those temporarily out of work, DOL works to grow the economy and workers’ positions within it.
- Explore Great Georgia Jobs: Join the Georgia Workforce Team and Dale Cardwell of TrustDale.com as we travel across Georgia in search of Great Georgia Jobs. Whether you’re just entering the workforce or have reached a turning point in your career, each episode of this new television series will focus on great Georgia jobs and the Georgians who have landed them. From entry into the film industry to obtaining a CDL to drive a big rig, the Great Georgia Jobs team introduces you to the resources and information you need to land YOUR dream job.
- Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency: The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program helps eligible individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities obtain and/or maintain employment in a competitive integrated work site.
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