Looking for a job? Don't get scammed!

Published: 28 October 2016

Advice to students and staff on how to spot and avoid scam recruiters.

At this time of year, lots of companies want to come on campus to present to and recruit UofG students. Regrettably, there are a few who seek commercial gain, which may involve trying to persuade students to pay money up front.

Advice to students

The University Careers Service advises you to brush up on your scam spotting skills! Keep yourself safe on the job hunt, and remember the warning signs of a scam advert:

  1. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  2. If it’s going to cost you upfront, you’re dealing with a scammer.
  3. If they ask for your bank details or a copy of your passport, they want to steal them.
  4. If the advert looks amateur, you’re not dealing with a professional.
  5. If your instincts say no, say no!

For more advice, check the 'Spotting scams' section on the Careers Service's Legal rights and issues webpage.

Advice to staff

The Careers Service welcomes your vigilance and support in helping us safeguard students from questionable recruitment practices. If a company - or their student representative - approaches you to book rooms to make presentations to students, please check with the Careers Service first. Call us on 0141 330 5647 or email careers@glasgow.ac.uk.

First published: 28 October 2016