Security Center

Welcome to the SHiFT Security Center

SHiFT is dedicated to providing the safest possible environment for you to search for jobs and find qualified employees. With that goal, we ask that you keep a few simple security precautions in mind when evaluating job postings on SHiFT.

For example, it's possible that you may encounter fraudulent job opportunities when searching for jobs online, or you may receive fraudulent email that has had the sender's email address forged to make it appear as if it came from SHiFT. Such practices are a violation of SHiFT's Terms of Use and may be a criminal violation of federal and/or state law.

Regrettably, all online companies are susceptible to occasional scams. While SHiFT makes every effort to prevent this abuse, it is not immune to such activity. To help you conduct a safer job search, we've assembled the following security-related articles and resources. Familiarizing yourself with this information will help you better manage your career.

Main Topics:

  • Conducting a Safe Job Search

    Resume Security
    While fraud is prevalent online, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. As SHiFT is a free service to job seekers, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), you can be assured that posting your resume on SHiFT is a safe way to conduct a job search and manage your career. However, you do need to be mindful about the type of information you include on your resume. For example, the following personal information should never be included:

    • National Identification Number
    • Driver's license number
    • Bank account information
    • Credit card information
    • Passwords
    • Date of birth

    NOTE: You should also never share the personal information listed above with a prospective employer until you are confident that the employer and employment opportunity is legitimate.

  • Reporting Fraud

    If you see a questionable job posting or any potential misuse of SHiFT or its brand, please click here to report the suspected fraud to SHiFT. If you think you have been the victim of fraud, immediately report the fraud to your local police and contact SHiFT. We also recommend that you file an online report with The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).