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Jobs to Watch Out For So That You Don’t Get Scammed

By: MD | Date posted: May 02, 2013 (6:00 am) | Write a Comment (3 Comments)

There are certain jobs that you need to watch out for when you’re in your 20s. You likely just want to find work. You search high and low. You want to find anything. You just want to finally get paid.

This is where problems arise. Your judgment may not be at its best. You may consider accepting a job that you know isn’t right for you. There are jobs that you should just watch out for.

What jobs should you avoid so that you don’t get scammed?

Anything that claims to be marketing.

I love marketing and persuasive writing. I love sales. I love to promote myself.

The problem is that there are too many fake “marketing” jobs out there. I’m sure that some of you have experienced this in the past.

I once had a classmate tell me about how they got scammed into thinking that they would be marketing. In reality, the company brought them to a community and told them to try to sell random crap. They were doing door-to-door sales. Not exactly marketing.

Selling crap is not marketing work. You’re all smart enough to know this. The problem is that these companies offer the potential to make thousands per day for promoting their products. I doubt it. I’m yet to meet anyone that has achieved these results. The best case scenario is usually a few bucks and a whole day wasted.

A job that “anyone” can do.

Have you seen this in a job posting? RUN!

There’s no such thing as a job that anyone can do. You always need some specific skills to get the job done.

Yes anyone can become a doctor or accountant. Anyone can accomplish their goals. But the qualifications for these jobs shouldn’t be just anyone.

Think about it: would you want to workout with a personal trainer that got hired by a job posting that said anyone can do it? Nope.

Not just anyone should just be a candidate. It has to be a little more specific.

A job without a description.

When I get hired to write articles, I write articles. I know what I have to do and by when I have to do it. There’s no guessing involved.

Actually, all jobs have a description for what you have to do in order to complete your shift and get paid. It’s a pretty simple concept.

If the job that you’re applying for or have been offered doesn’t come with a description, well then, what the hell are you going to be doing? It baffles me that these postings still go up. Please try to avoid them.

Do you really want to show up somewhere not knowing what you’re going to be doing?

You want to get paid for what you do. You don’t want to get scammed or work for free. It’s one thing if you work for yourself and hustle while you try to grow the business. It’s another thing when someone tries to con you into working for free.

Are there any other jobs that we should all avoid?

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  1. Comment by TB at BlueCollarWorkman — May 2, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    I wouldn’t apply for a job that says ‘marketing’ no matter what, haha! Not my thing, man. But you’re right about all these things to avoid. People sure can get scammed easily.

  2. Comment by KC @ genxfinance — May 6, 2013 @ 12:43 am

    Naah! Marketing job is not for me. It’s amazing that a lot of people accept work, any kind of work, just to be paid. Time and talent are wasted right there.

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