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Candidate Security Tips

Online data security is always important to Rigzone. We'd like to take a minute to remind you of some important tips:

  • Keep your machine up to date with the latest security patches.
  • Create a separate e-mail specifically for job hunting, separate from your personal email account.
  • Make sure you have an up-to-date anti-virus product installed and running on your machine.
  • Avoid using a Social Security or National Insurance number in your resume.
  • Don't provide any non-work related personal information over the phone or online. This includes your hair and eye color, marital status, etc.
  • Leave references off of a publicly posted resume.
  • Never provide credit card, financial information or bank account numbers or related information.
  • Be cautious when dealing with contacts outside of your own country.
  • Never give out your Rigzone password to anyone.

Finally, here are some things Rigzone doesn't do:

  • We don't send out e-mails with executable or compressed (zipped) files, or attachments other than PDF and Word documents.
  • We don't ask for your personal financial information in an e-mail, and never ask for credit card information to be sent via e-mail.
  • We don't ask for your password via phone or e-mail, ever. (You will only be required to enter your password when logging onto Rigzone.com).
  • Our employees will never ask for your Social Security or National Insurance number.
  • Legitimate employer and recruiter inquiries from Rigzone will never ask you to wire funds or accept payments for services.

Rigzone understands the importance of online security and protecting the personal information of our users. At Rigzone, we value your privacy and are committed to good privacy practices regarding your personal information. To this end, we have adopted a Privacy Policy that governs our use of your personal information. Click here to view our complete privacy policy.

Also, if you come across questionable job postings or activity on the Rigzone site or if you are approached by someone seeking personal information of the type identified above, please let us know immediately at jobs@rigzone.com.

Validating E-mail Job Inquiries

With all of the spam on the Net, it can be difficult to weed though fake job offers and scams to find the legitimate inquiries. Here are some tips:

  • Fake job offers may contain broken English, unrealistic salaries, and almost always ask you to respond to a free, public e-mail account like Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, or Hotmail.
  • Fake job offers often ask for unnecessary personal data like contact information, social security number, phone number, passwords, bank accounts, etc.
  • Fake job offers often contain attached files, some of which can be dangerous to open.
  • Fake job offers may "spoof" or pretend they are coming from Rigzone.com when in fact they are not. When employers contact you, the reply-to address will never be from Rigzone.com but rather directly from that employer's own work e-mail account.
  • Fake job offers may request that you either wire or accept funds in return for a cut, or may direct you to a site that asks for payment using a credit card or other payment mechanism.

Registered employers who access the resume database on Rigzone.com are all manually pre-screened. We only allow authorized and legitimate employers and recognized search firms in our resume database, and no one is granted access to view resumes with only a credit card.

If you receive contact from a potential employer and want to validate the contact person or their offer, forward the e-mail to us at jobs@rigzone.com. We will help validate it for you immediately.