Safer Jobs

Your security on HIJOBS.

We at HIJOBS are committed to finding you the best jobs in the perfect location, in a safe and secure way.

You can read about what we do to help you stay safe online and cover some things you can do to protect yourself.

Stay safe with SAFERjobs

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

How we protect you

HIJOBS uses state-of-the-art technology and partners with some of the leading industry providers to offer the most secure service possible.

SSL encryption

To protect your personal information HIJOBS uses industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to encrypt and secure your data throughout the website. All pages you visit will show a green “Secure https” icon in the address bar, which means all data is 2048-bit encrypted. 

Our SSL Certification is provided by GlobalSign.

PCI Compliance

HIJOBS is fully PCI compliant, providing safety not only to those who use cards to pay for our services but also ensuring everyone using our jobseeking services share the benefits.
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of identity theft and PCI compliance shows you have secure procedures in place that keeps their information safe and secure. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of 12 requirements that all businesses who handle credit or debit card payments must comply with. It provides business best practice guidelines to establish a "minimum security standard".

What you can do to protect yourself

Online security risks can be minimised simply by ensuring that your password is always kept secure. We recommend you follow the password security advice below.

Keeping your account secure

  • Always use a password which is personal and does not contain your name, email address or the word 'password'
  • Ensure your password contains both letters and numbers. Including uppercase letters and special characters like an exclamation mark will make it even harder to guess
  • Never give your password out to anyone 
  • We never ask you for your password so ignore any request for it 
  • Change your password at least once every three months
  • Take a moment to memorise your password so you don't need to write it down
  • Try and use a different password for each different website you use

General advice

  • If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Be wary of offers for jobs paying a high salary for working from home.
  • Never provide personal details when looking for a job. There's no need for a recruiter to request your bank details before you've been through the interview process and been offered a role.
  • Never agree to process funds through your personal bank account on behalf of a company. No legitimate company would ask you to do this.
  • Never provide your personal details over a non-secure connection. If you're being asked to enter sign in details, look for the “https://” at the beginning of the website address.
  • Look out for bad spelling and grammar. Email scams often originate from outside the UK so may not contain perfect English.
  • Never provide your username and password in an email purporting to be from HIJOBS. We'll never ask you to provide this information in an email.
  • Be wary of recruiters with no personal contact. It's very unlikely that a recruiter would offer you a job without a telephone and/or face to face interview.
  • Keep your password secure and up-to-date. Passwords should be changed at least once every three months and shouldn't contain your name, email address or the word 'password'.
  • If in doubt, report it. If you're suspicious about any contact you receive related to HIJOBS, contact us and our Customer Support Team will investigate.
  • If you think you have been the victim of online fraud, you can contact Police Scotland on 101 (calls from within Scotland), or visit their website for advice.
  • You should also contact SAFERjobs with details of any job you think may not be genuine or if you have been a victim of fraud. SAFERjobs offer free advice to every individual as well as using the details to help remove websites, share anonymous info between job boards and help stamp out fraudulent activity online.