All these fake hotel jobs are becoming a bit of a nuisance. We keep booting them off the site, so you won’t even know they were there in the first place, but when you look around the net you’ll find many big name sites still hosting them totally unaware what a scam they are. (Haven’t they got filters, checks, etc in place?)
I just did a search for Prime Spring Hotel and sites still host these ‘vacancies’. This scam site has been taken down a while ago now, but the jobs are still plastered all over the net, giving the scammers valuable exposure to unsuspecting candidates. They’re still scamming people.
So, moral of the story is: “If you see a hotel job (or any other job for that matter) that looks to good to be true, it probably is….”
Do your checks:
- Investigate who registered the site
- Was it registered recently
- Has it been registered somewhere completely different from where the site allegedly is based
- Is the domain name slightly different from what you’d expect
- Is there a real phonebook record of this company
- Are they using grammatically incorrect language or is the text littered with errors
- Are they offering many jobs in one advert
- When you do apply, do you get a job offer without even talking to someone
- Do they ask for a small fee to cover ‘costs’
In Europe, applying for a job is free. The employer generally pays for your travel costs, your work permit, and any costs relating to the application process. They will often offer to pay for relocation as well. The candidate generally does not pay for anything.
The moment an ’employer’ will want to start charging you for ‘costs’ incurred your warning flags should instantly pop up. Put the brakes on, stop the procedure! Don’t let the ’employer’ pressure you into paying anything. Not even when time apparently is critical, the government deadlines are about to expire and many others are vying for your job. All they’re doing is trying to convince you that your job is within reach, but you have to act swiftly and you only have to pay a small fee to get it. A fee which is easily recovered when you start working.
The catch is that you’ll never start working……
And you lose your money.
Needless to say you’ll never, ever hear back from the ’employer’.