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Job Scam Alert: How to Spot A Fake Job Offer

There’s a growing trend in job (and internship) scams targeting remote workers. Fake job offers appear most as unsolicited emails, online job postings and malicious links on social media. Employment scams can attempt to steal money, steal your personal information or identity.

 

Some job scams are easy to notice and give off red flags because they appear “too good to be true” while others seem legit. They promise large salaries with little to no effort or job experience. Unfortunately, scammers have gotten savvy online and are able to pose as legitimate companies. They purchase business names, websites, email addresses and more to conduct fraud. Most scammers use “spoof” email addresses so that their emails “appear” to be coming from a valid email account when in fact, they are actually coming from the scammer’s email account. 

 

If your goal is to work-from-home, fake job offers can be especially hard to identify but there are simple ways to avoid them. Below you’ll find a list of basic do’s and don’ts to help you identify and avoid job scams. 

 

Don’t:

  • Don’t share personal information like your social security or bank account number with anyone until you have verified it with the government.

  • Don’t send money for background checks or as a condition of employment.Traditional jobs do not require staff to pay upfront for uniforms, background checks etc.

  • Don’t accept paychecks in the form of cashier’s checks or money orders. Fake checks are common with scammers which means you may get into trouble by the bank or check cashing business where you cash it.

  • Don’t cash a paycheck that comes with “extra” money and do not buy gift cards and send barcodes at an employer’s request. Scammers send checks that require you to make deposits at your bank, withdraw the “extra” money as cash and then deposit that cash elsewhere. When their check bounces you will be held responsible to face penalties and pay fines by the bank.

  • Don’t share personal information like your social security or bank account number on social media even if it’s requested through direct message. This is the newest method for job scams and no social network is immune or perfectly safe. Be cautious on social media, people’s accounts get hacked daily so do your research and verify that the recruiter or employer is legit before you click and apply. 

 

Always:

  • Beware if a job is offering daily pay or big money for very little work or job experience, it could be a scammer trying to steal your personal information.

  • Research the employer. Visit their company website to make sure business information and job advertisements match. Is the phone number or email address the same as what’s listed on their website? Is the job listed on their  career page?

  • Read customer reviews from various sources to find out what others have experienced with the company. Do an internet search for more information and see if they are listed in business directories.

  • Call the potential employer and listen for a professional voice message with company information before submitting your job application.

  • If you think a job offer is suspicious on an online job board let the publishers know! They can do a formal investigation and remove the job posting from their website. Always report a job scam to prevent others from getting scammed. Post your experience on social media or consumer protection websites. To report a scam, file a complaint online with the Federal Trade Commission. 

The Bottom Line on Job Scams

 Millions of people are affected by job scams every year and become victims of identity theft or fraud. Anybody can be tricked into opening a spam email or clicking on a malicious social media link. So it’s best to get familiar with the warning signs and protect yourself during your job search.

Opinion Profit Club strives to provide legitimate work from home job opportunities on our website; however, we make no representations or guarantees about positions from employers or affiliates.  Please review our disclaimer for more information.

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KFC Founder Colonel Harland Sanders Inspiring Life Story

To the public, many of the world’s most successful people are considered to be overnight successes.

However, behind the public eye, many of these people had to go
through and overcome lots of challenges in order to achieve the success
they are known for.

They have to persevere through hardships and work extra hard for years before hitting it big.

The story of Colonel Sanders is a great example of the kind of life
many successful people go through before the money and the fame starts
pouring in.

Today, almost everyone all over the world knows Colonel Sanders, the
jolly and serene guy who founded popular restaurant chain KFC.

In fact, at one point, Colonel Sanders, in his signature white suit,
starched white shirt and black tie, was even ranked as the second most
recognizable celebrity in the world.

However, many do not know his inspiring story and how he founded the now global restaurant chain that boasts over 20,000 outlets in 123 countries.

Watch this video to learn more about this.

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Get rid of the excuses: They are the biggest hurdle in the path that lead to success

Excuses are the biggest hurdle in the path that leads to success. Excuses are addictive, unhealthy, inferior and unfavourable. An excuse has a strong power that makes a person go mentally and physically weak. Once we start making excuses, we start losing our focus and our aim, as excuse-making slowly stops us from progressing and improving. It makes us idle, lethargic, unenterprising and unfocused in life. Watch this video to understand how excuses are affecting us and how can we get rid of these.

When you feel like quitting, remember all of those who said you would fail.
When you feel like giving up, remember why you started.
When you feel like quitting, remember what you are doing it all for….
When you feel like quitting, remember pain is temporary.
And Greatness lasts forever.
When you feel like quitting, remember that the pain you feel today will be replaced with the strength you need tomorrow.
Remember that every ounce of pain you feel is building a stronger you.
A stronger body.
A stronger mind.
And a stronger character.
So push through the pain.
DON’T LET IT STOP YOU.
FORCE IT TO GROW YOU.
DON’T BACK DOWN FROM THE PAIN.
FACE IT. FEEL NO PAIN.
THERE IS NO PAIN.
That painful last rep, that’s NOTHING.
Give me MORE. PUSH HARDER.

When I feel like quitting, I remember: there are too many people I need to prove wrong.
When I feel like quitting, I remember: I have too much to fight for. I’LL NOT QUIT.

If you want average results, keep showing up and giving average effort.
If you want to be at your BEST, you will have to give your best effort.
Make an oath to yourself, that you will not walk out of any training session, any game, any-thing, without giving 110% of your soul.
Whatever you think is your limit, PUSH PAST IT.
Whatever you think is your max, see if you can get 10% more out.

If you’re interested to find out more about How to get rid of your excuses, check out this video:

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18 WAYS TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

By: Kayla McDonald

Since the 1970s, the month of February has been focused on celebrating the Black community. Black History Month is celebrated across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and Netherlands by highlighting the rich culture, history,  talents and contributions that African Americans have made to society.

As a woman of color, I am proud to offer you eighteen ideas for celebrating Black history this year.

Here are 18 ways you can celebrate Black History Month:

  1. Make a purchase at a Black-owned business or organization

  2. Teach African American students about vocational careers 

  3. Highlight the past or present accomplishments of Black team members 

  4. Attend or host a Black culture event in your community

  5. Share this article on social media

  6. Read a biography of an influential Black figure

  7. Call out racism and prejudice in your community

  8. Study the African Diaspora

  9. Learn more about a Black author

  10.  Volunteer to help support a social cause for the Black community 

  11.  Donate to an Historically Black College or University

  12.   Introduce an emerging leader in the Black community to your audience 

  13.  Learn about an unsung hero of Black history

  14.  Discuss what you’ve learned about Black history with your loved ones

  15.  Encourage healthy conversations about Black history in the workplace 

  16.  Visit a Black History or Civil Rights Museum in your local area

  17.  Support a Black creative (artist, poet, local musician, etc.)

  18. Trace the history of various industries and discuss how it impacts today’s society

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Your Winning Job Search

by Kayla McDonald 

March Madness is a symbol of basketball history for sports fans in the U.S. There’s over 64 college basketball teams each who compete in both the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Division I Basketball Tournaments. Each sharing a common goal of making it into the NCAA Final Four and winning the national championship.  As the season ends, the tournament is narrowed down to two basketball teams who compete for the national championship. March Madness begins soon and since basketbalI is my favorite sport I wanted to discuss how it relates to your job search. 

Just like March Madness, searching for a job comes down to the final seconds of the game. Once you’re invited to the tournament, the focus is no longer on your past experiences. Let’s face it, only a handful of teams get invited to the NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament and even less job seekers get invited for an interview. Similar to the athletes who made the cut, the next step in the hiring process is to receive a job interview. While your application may have passed computer algorithms and job assessments, you still need to convince the managers to hire you! The NCAA Selection Committee is very selective about which teams are chosen similarly the same is true for employers. Most job applicants don’t pass the resume screening algorithm because of simple errors in formatting or grammar. Be sure to proofread your resume and check for spelling errors, inconsistent fonts or text sizes before submitting. 

Now that you’ve been invited to participate, it’s time to demonstrate your expertise. These athletes will continue to compete and show off their basketball skills during March Madness, just as job seekers must do for interviews. Regardless if some teams have all star players or won more games than others, it all comes down to performance on the court. Most people have impressive career profiles but they fold during the job interview. Hundreds of candidates, all get asked the same set of questions. 

How will you standout from the crowd? Simple…with preparation. When the interview questions get tough, it pays off…. if you are prepared. Research the company in advance to understand the job requirements and potential interview questions. Ask the recruiter what type of questions may be asked and search the internet for best answers to behavioral or stress interview questions. Don’t be afraid to practice with others, it could help improve your interviewing skills. However it will be your individual performance that produces the end result.

When the Final Four games are played, there’s only one team from the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Tournament that can win each year. In a way, you could say it’s just like a typical job search, where only one candidate is hired. However that’s where the comparison breaks down. Because you’re not limited to competing in one BIG “tournament,† one time a year… companies are hiring year round! 

So when one opportunity closes its doors, many others will be open. And some employers want to hire more than one candidate. In other words, all you need is one more shot to win the game. I believe anyone is talented enough to develop skills, earn money and start a meaningful career! The perfect job opportunity is out there waiting for those who keep searching. Your challenge is to find the best side gig or work from home job. And we’re here to help along the way!


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Back to the Basics: 8 Must Haves for Working From Home

Back to the Basics: 8 Must Haves for Working From Home


Working from home was never a reality for many of us prior to Covid. However it has become quite common in the new age of technology, some people still either prefer working in an office setting or their job doesn’t allow them to work from home. On the other hand, a lot of us have found ourselves forced to work from home. 

Since most people have no prior experience in working remotely, there are some basic steps that should be followed to make your job transition more enjoyable.


Make a Work Schedule:

While most of us may have the flexibility of setting our schedule for working from home, it is better to stick to a schedule we’re used to, or our employers recommend. To not increase already existing stress, your schedule does not have to be binding. Rearrange it according to what suits you best, as long as you keep getting a considerable amount of work done. 

Develop a Home Office: 

Considering the circumstances, it is not likely that the majority of us already have an existing home office to work from. But, a make-shift space can be made. You need to have a quiet and peaceful space to work from. All you need is a table, a chair, a laptop with a working internet connection, office supplies and you’re good to go!

Have Reliable Electronics and Internet Connection:

Since you will be the connection between you and your company, and will likely need to communicate with them often, having a reliable phone, computer and internet connection is essential for you. Your working space should have an outlet and a backup electricity supply in case you run out of battery or charging. Make sure you also have a backup internet supply in case your internet is down, such as data on your mobile phone. 

Dress Accordingly:

No one will see you while you work, but dressing appropriately will put you in the right frame of mind and will increase your productivity levels. This does not mean dressing up into formal clothing like you would for a regular office, but changing out of pyjamas into at least day clothes can be a start. While you don’t technically need to do this, it can help demarcate your time from your work time and make it easy to follow a schedule and stay up to date.

Communicate Regularly: 

While, not having to see your boss or co-workers every day sounds like a good idea, keeping them out of the loop though may not be. If you are working remotely, communication with your employer and colleagues is essential. Stay in touch with them via email, instant messaging, or programs that allow you to work simultaneously with your colleagues on shared documents. Don’t hesitate to contact your team via phone or email if you have concerns along the way. 

Stay Focused:

Working from home may seem easy, but it can be difficult to keep yourself focused if you’re constantly faced with distractions such as the doorbell ringing or your family talking in the background. Keep your workspace relatively distraction-free. Consider getting noise-cancellation headphones, or use other methods of sound-proofing. If you live with a family or roommates, let them know that you are not to be disturbed at this time. 

Avoid Extra-Curricular Activities during Work Hours: 

If there are some household tasks or chores you are required to be tending to while you’re at home, schedule them according to your working timetable so that you don’t need to use your ‘office hours’ for household tasks. You need to be disciplined and able to manage time efficiently. Avoid taking breaks for cleaning or cooking and schedule time for them later, so they don’t pose a distraction while you work from home. 


Keep Your Mind Fresh: 

Working from home can over some time become quite lonely and claustrophobic, especially when you’re stuck in a routine and can’t leave your house often. Some ways to keep yourself from falling into the monotony is to keep your mind fresh. Try to set up your working space near a window so you can have a view of the outside while you work. If you’re not lucky enough for that, keeping an indoor plant near your work table is fairly low-maintenance and can have a positive effect. Keep yourself well hydrated and have healthy snacks in the middle to keep your energy levels up. 

These are just a handful of small essentials to fulfill to make working from home a wholesome and positive experience for yourself. Choosing the best environment for yourself and optimizing it according to your needs is the secret to having a successful home office.

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