Tips To Be More Secure During a Job Search

Looking for flexible work during your studies? Finding job opportunities is exciting but also it opens up potential scams and privacy risks if you aren’t careful. Protecting your personal information, finances, and online data is important through this process. Follow these 6 tips for a safer job search:

1. Verify Company Legitimacy

Before applying or interviewing, thoroughly research companies to avoid falling for fraudulent postings. Check for proper websites, reviews, listed addresses and credible details. With jobs posted on Unitemps, you can be confident the positions and employers are 100% legitimate. We verify all roles before sharing them.

2. Never Pay for Opportunities

Legitimate employers will never require payments or investments from candidates as part of the hiring process. Steer clear of any solicitations asking for fees.

3. Limit Personal Info Shared

Be very cautious about providing things like financial data, contact details, addresses or photos until you’ve firmly secured a position. Only share absolutely necessary information early on. We Unitemps has an easy application process and we require only necessary information upfront. No need to enter excessive personal or financial details that could potentially be compromised.

4. Gain Support

Have questions or concerns at any stage? Unitemps has a real staff on hand to assist you, unlike impersonal job boards. We’ll promptly address any security worries.

5. Watch for Red Flags

If something seems questionable about a job prospect, don’t ignore red flags. High-pressure tactics, unprofessional communications, vague details, and promises that are too good to be true should raise caution.

6. Use Unique Login Credentials

When applying online, create new usernames and passwords for each job site rather than reusing existing credentials across platforms. This limits potential data exposure.

Unitemps Staffordshire University is local and campus-based. By working with us, you can feel confident your personal data and activity are monitored and protected locally at a place you know.

Unitemps is the trusted source for connecting Staffordshire University students to great local opportunities. Applying through our official website helps ensure you conduct a secure, protected job search and additional support from our team here at Staffs.

If you have questions about current vacancies or just want to chat about your potential work opportunities, UNITEMPS STAFFORDSHIRE IS HERE FOR YOU! Feel free to contact us anytime to discuss the opportunities.

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Disability Support

Disability Support  

Unitemps are here for every student at Staffordshire University all year round. Working closely with the Student Support and Well-Being team, we employ Student Support Workers to work with students who may be facing difficulties while studying. Whether that be with their academic work or with their mental health, Unitemps are here to help.  

We offer students two main types of support whilst studying, working with a Specialist Mentor (ASC & Mental Health) or a Specialist Study Skills Tutor (ASC & SpLD) or both. 

Specialist Mentor (Mental Health & ASC) 

A Specialist Mentor will regularly support you with:  

  • Motivation and¬†setting¬†goals
  • Mindfulness and relaxation¬†
  • Managing expectations about appropriate levels of study¬†¬†
  • Creating appropriate study patterns¬†¬†
  • Finding the tools and mindset to achieve personal academic¬†goals¬†
  • Study-related stress or anxiety management¬†
  • Time management, organisational skills, and study/exam preparation skills¬†
  • Understanding your illness and managing symptoms, signs, and triggers

Specialist Study Skills Tutor (ASC & SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia)) 

A Specialist Study Skills Tutor will regularly support you with:  

  • Structuring essays and other written work¬†¬†
  • Critical and reflective thinking and research skills¬†¬†
  • Comprehension, summarising, referencing and notetaking¬†¬†
  • Developing and implementing proofreading strategies¬†¬†
  • Assisting with time management and other academic-related organisational skills¬†
  • Examination preparation/revision techniques¬†¬†
  • Understanding and implementing feedback from academic staff¬†

After University?  

When coming to the end of their studies and entering the world of work, we aim to maximise the student’s opportunities by working with our Careers Service and Student Support Team, offering extra guidance to ensure that they are fully equipped when applying for jobs.  


Student Support:  

Health and Wellbeing at Staffs: 

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Careers Studio:   

The Careers Team can help with:¬†‚ÄėCV Preparation, Interview Skills Practice, LinkedIn Assistance, Confidence Building, Advice on Where to look for Job Opportunities, Placement Advice, The Value of Volunteering and more‚Ķ.‚Äô¬† 


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