LaQuinta Smith
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I have been working as a legal assistant for many many years and have been out of the job hunt. Now I am looking for a new position and have been asked for a writing sample and had no clue what the employer meant. I had to look it up after not getting the position. What are some other things that job hunters like myself should know? I am skeptical about these instant message interviews and remote $35 per hour jobs so I decline them. How do I find out if they are real companies or legit jobs? Not everything is proven via the internet and sometimes the recruiter is listing a few positions rather than one particular position to be hired for. Please point me in some directions to help me know not to waste my time and how to spot the people looking for your personal information for identity theft. #advice #jobsearch #employmentscams

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Rachelle Rathbone

Do not accept texts only emails, look at the companies website and then call them. You may say something like "I'm interested in your product or service" see how professional the sales team is. In this case use *67 then dial the phone number that way they do not have your phone number. Remote jobs are a "real" thing now. I wouldn't disregard them. Look on Glassdoor and see reviews. If you're going through a recruiter look up their company and also call.

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Xavier Hudgins

I'm not sure, Still continue to research these things.

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Yiming ShuangCommunity Specialist
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What kind of job are you looking for? You have an extensive experiences in admin support type of jobs. Feel free to check out tips to get hired resource center to find many resume templates to cater to the jobs that you're interested in. I'd also recommend you to check the Avoid Job Scams Resource Center for more info about what to look for and how to spot a MLM or suspicious job.

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Michael FrashCommunity Specialist
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Really fantastic questions @LaQuinta Smith I wouldn't be afraid to embrace work from home opportunities (if you want it) but be sure to research the company -- aka search on google -- and make sure the company is legit before applying. And use Jobcase as your resource to get your next job. Our Jobs section offers up opportunities from all the major job search engines - good luck!

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