If you are looking for a customer service job, you should visit Craigslist.org. This classified service has a jobs section and you will find many customer service jobs posted. Unfortunately, you may also run into a few scams. How can you avoid them?
Know what type of scams target job seekers on Craigslist. This is your first line of defense. Most commonly, frauds target work-at-home jobs. They may post an advertisement looking for a home based call center representative. The only thing is they want you to pay for a training fee or hand over your personal information right away, usually without a job interview. You shouldn’t pay to work, even to be trained. A legitimate company will need your social security number, but you should have a job interview first.
Place your focus on in-house jobs. These are jobs where you work at a retail store or another establishment. You can do customer service for a local hotel and accept reservations, deal with customer complaints, and so forth. You work in the hotel. Most work-at-home customer service jobs are commission based, meaning the more sales you bring in the more money you make. The only downside is that many of these jobs don’t have a set pay. In-house jobs are full-time or part-time positions, not contract work. There is less risk of a scam and the potential to earn a steady rate of pay job posting.
Do a small amount of research online first. If you aren’t applying for a customer service job with a local company that you already know, perform a standard internet search with the company or hiring individual’s name. You can also check consumer reporting websites, scam alert websites, and the website for the Better Business Bureau. If applying for a job with a local company that you are already familiar with, you don’t need to take this extra step.
You now know how to avoid customer service scams on Craigslist, so you are ready to start your job search to find legitimate, well-paying jobs today. To maximize your job search, download the free Craigslist Reader at MotionT.com. You can search multiple cities, entire states, or nationwide listings. Not only that, but you can signup for email notifications of new jobs posted on Craigslist.org. Be the first to hear about customer service jobs.