SPU Career Center


Center for Career and Calling



Finding a good job that fits with your skills, values, desires, and needs requires a lot of work, patience, and persistence. The resources on these pages will assist you in the job search process in many ways. You will find links to resources for local and national job postings, web resources specific to various industries and helpful networking information.

Throughout your job search process, Career Counselors are available to lend additional help and encouragement. Call the Center for Career and Calling at (206) 281-2485 to make an appointment.

Tips for Avoiding Job Scams

Be cautious about emails offering help getting a job: Many unsolicited emails are fraudulent. Often these emails are for “Payment-Transfer” scams.
There are many variations of these scams - following are some very simple tips that will go far to protect you from falling victim to these scams.

  • Do not give personal bank account, PayPal account, or credit card numbers to an employer.
  • Do not agree to have funds or paychecks direct deposited to any of your accounts by a new employer.
  • Do not forward, transfer, or "wire" money to an employer.
  • Do not transfer money for an employer and retain a portion for your compensation. 
  • Never pay a fee upfront: Legitimate employers typically cover the cost of their new hires. You should not pay any money out of pocket, with the exception of moving expenses. 
  • Money-back guarantees may not be worth the paper they’re written on: Fraudulent employers will use an endless string of excuses for why you’re not entitled to payment.
  • Do your homework: Avoid being taken in by a job offer scam. Go to the company website. Do a search on Google to see if any negative information about the company shows up. Also check the email address of the sender – is it really from the company they claim to be from?  Messages from a Hotmail or Yahoo account are likely suspect. If you’re still unsure, contact the SPU Center for Career and Calling for help (see below). 

Two more great articles:
Internet Fraud Tips
How to Avoid Job Scams

In the end, trust your instincts and remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.   If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lori Brown, Employer Relations Manager at loribrown@spu.edu.


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