Why do Indian recruiters list every job as urgent?

Literally EVERY email I get from an Indian recruiter lists the job as urgent. Really? Urgent job openings? These are not jobs in India, these are U.S. jobs. I've never heard of an URGENT job posting. Is this some attempt at getting a headline noticed for a commission?

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  • e_cool
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Not all Indian recruiters list every job as urgent. This is to get the attention of people to fall for it. It maybe some scam. Here are tips how to tell if jobs on websites are valid.

    1) Pay attention to the wording. Job listings that seem too good to be true often are. Ads that promote jobs that are supposed to allow you to make an unusually large amount of money without doing much work should raise a red flag. Also watch for job listings that claim to offer high pay for no experience.

    2) Watch out for advertisers that claim to have exclusive information about government jobs. All open positions in federal government are publicly listed at usajobs.gov, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).) Do not pay an employment service in the hopes of getting special consideration for government jobs, recommends the National Consumer League.

    3) Beware of job listings that ask for an upfront fee.

    You shouldn't have to pay to get a job.

    4) Do not respond to ads that ask for personal information, and do not give information, such as your bank account number, to a prospective employer in follow-up conversations. Beware of companies that claim to need your bank account number to set up direct deposit of your paycheck before you even start working, warns the Better Business Bureau, and do not give other personal information early in the job application process.

    5) Check for contact information in the ad, and contact your local Better Business Bureau, or visit BBB.org, to find out if the company is legitimate.

    6) Watch out for ads placed by companies that claim to have inside information that will help you get a job. Some ads are written to make it seem like an actual job is being offered, but the advertiser actually wants you to pay for general information about how to get a job, according to the FTC.

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