Job Hunting

If you’re looking for a job, you may see ads for firms that promise results. Unfortunately, some job placement firms misrepresent their services, promote nonexistent vacancies, or charge high fees in advance for services that don’t guarantee placement.

Looking for a Job

Background Checks: Tips For Job Applicants and Employees

Your application for a job means an employer can check your credit report. Here are some things to know.

Dealing with Job Loss

Tips to help you get back on your feet professionally and financially after losing a job.

Government Job Scams

There’s never a fee to apply for a federal or postal job.

Job Scams

Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam.

Look Out for Modeling Scams

Offers to help you start a modeling career may be a scam.

Mystery Shopper Scams

Interested in mystery shopping? Here’s how to distinguish real opportunities from bogus offers.

Education and Training

Choosing A College

Getting the answers to eight key questions can help you avoid pitfalls as you pick the college that's right for you.

Choosing a Vocational School

If you’re considering a vocational school, here's how to know if the school is reputable, will prepare you for a job, and is right for you.

Diploma Mills

A diploma mill is another name for a school that grants worthless degrees. Here’s how to recognize and report them.

Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

Need money for college? Here's how to avoid “guaranteed” scholarships.