Career Services has received reports of phishing emails and job scams that are circulating. Employers who recruit at Queen's do not send unsolicited emails to students requesting information or financial payment. If you receive these types of emails, please do not click on any links, and do not reply to them.
As a regular precaution, we advise students and graduates to protect themselves from fraudulent jobs and misleading employers by exercising caution when responding to job postings, accepting employment opportunities, or communicating with potential employers.
When unsure, please contact the Career Services team at email@example.com.
- Be careful who you share your private information with and under what circumstances you disclose it. Do not provide potential employers with your banking details, credit card number, Social Insurance Number, date of birth, home address, picture, driver's license number, and other personal information during the initial application process. Ask employers for the reasons why they need your information
- Avoid scammers. Learn about common employment scams by reading our Recognizing and Protecting Yourself from Job Posting Scams tipsheet
- Research the organization and verify the employment terms and conditions with the employer before applying to or accepting opportunities
- Learn more about your rights and obligations as an employee. Learn about the Ontario Employment Standards, the Canadian Human Rights Act, and Ministry of Labour standards for unpaid internships
- Become security savvy. Learn best practices for securing your devices and online information by reporting phishing emails and reviewing the Queen’s University information security awareness and education initiative and security incident reporting process