# Job seekers
Opinion: My Experience with Job Hunting Scams
Like many of my readers, I'm on the hunt for a job. Sure, I can flip burgers, but I have a master's degree in Psychology and should be eligible for many opportunities that are above minimum wage. I'm not trying to say that I am better than anyone else, but I'm looking for the next stage of my career. However, it looks like I may be the next fry cook because of these scammers that prey on vulnerable people like me, who really need a job.
Job Seekers Beware! How to Avoid Scams Designed to Dupe the Unemployed
While many Americans are still facing unemployment or job pay rates that aren’t quite enough to support a family, the national unemployment rate in May 2022 stood steady at 3.6%, according to the Monthly Jobs Report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that was released on June 3. While that is good news for the economy, the flip side is that more job scams are out there, preying on folks who are earnestly looking for employment.