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Interview Safety

Updated 04/24/2017

   Interviews should ONLY be conducted in:
    a)  an office building with many people
          outside the room

    b)  a public area such as a restaurant, hotel
          lobby, airport frequent travelers lounge,

   NEVER take an interview in the following places:
    a)  in a vehicle (car, van, limo, bus)
           - look for a Coffee Shop or other public area

    b)  in a hotel guest room or suite 
           - use the Lobby - avoid an unused Meeting Room with closed doors

    c)  on a private boat or aircraft
           - look for a public restaurant, sandwich place or bar if necessary

    d)  in any area that would prevent a quick exit or may prevent
         calls for help to be heard

   It is NOT DIFFICULT to find people looking for employment, create a fictional
   company seeking skills they have and inviting them to an interview where
   the invited person will be focused on the interview and not raising questions
   about the setting.

   It is NOT DIFFICULT for a legitimate company and Interviewer to be able to
   book, in advance, an appropriate meeting location for a legitimate interview.

    There are people who will attempt to take advantage of unemployed people for
    various personal motivations.  Do not accept an invitation that does not look or
    feel right.  Job candidates should be able to leave a meeting at any time if they
    feel uncomfortable or threatened.  Do not be a victim.