10 warning signs a job offer is too good to be true, according to career experts
- Some job offers that seem incredible on the surface could be coming from a company that is fraudulent, has a toxic environment, or otherwise may not be what it seems.
- Here, two career experts walk through 10 potential warning signs that your dream job offer is too good to be true.
After months of researching, applying, and interviewing, nothing is more relieving than finally getting that dream job offer. Even though you're fresh out of college with minimal job experience, they're promising you a six-figure salary, the ability to work from home once a week, and free trips to Mexico should you meet your goals.
Although you've been doing all of the reaching out, the company seems really interested in bringing you on, despite not yet having an in-person interview. Out of eagerness you're ready to sign the offer letter. They haven't sent you one, but that's okay, you can just give them your social security number and bank statements over the phone.
Sound like a plan? No! If you find yourself in a similar situation, know that there are many red flags in this particularly dire example of a hiring process that should steer you clear of accepting the job.
It's important to be mindful of vagueness, verbal agreements, an eagerness to hire, and personal data requests early on, as these could indicate that the company is fraudulent, has a toxic environment, or otherwise may not be what it seems.
Here, two career experts walk through 10 potential warning signs that your dream job offer is too good to be true, and that you should avoid the opportunity at all costs: