Fake job ads? It can happen… On the France Travail website alone, 7% of published offers do not comply with applicable laws. Le Figaro Jobs explains how to recognize them.
France Travail estimates that 7% of job offers available on the platform do not comply with the legal framework, according to the operator. CGT even advances almost ten times more, with a rate of 61.1%, which the public operator disputes, accusing “conflations between quality and legality”. The fact remains that the risk is significant and can cost you time, energy and even money.
Prioritize human contact
If the job offer interests you, don't hesitate to contact the recruiter directly to get more information and ask any questions you may have. Ask for confirmation of what the post indicates and even do additional research to ensure authenticity and legitimacy. If the ad turns out to be suitable, you will receive points with the interlocutor who will see your motivation. Otherwise, you will save time by quickly stopping the charging.
Beware of “too good to be true”
Most offers mention the company's strengths in attracting talent. However, some seem too attractive to be real: beware of exorbitant fees or “lots of remote”, the possibility of 100% remote work, which can hide scams. If this seems out of line with reality, don't dwell too long.
Limit the sending of personal information
This applies to all digital exchanges with strangers, and job hunting is no exception to the rule: don't immediately send sensitive documents, such as your RIB, social security number or a copy of your driver's license. This cannot be expected of you in the regular recruitment process, so don't give in to the pressure and run away. Please note that you can report these scams on Pharos, the official portal that fights against illegal content on the Internet.