Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Job hunters could face identity security issues


Now there are more concerns that job seekers could place themselves in jeopardy of identity theft.

Recently, in Britain, an experiment was set up with a fake employer, encouraging the submission of resumes and CV’s (curriculum vitae). A group called “iProfile” reports on the experiment on this PDF:

Career experts suggest checking lesser known companies out carefully. If employers can check employees on Myspace or Facebook or personal sites and blogs (there are ethical questions about the way this has been done), employees can also check out employers, and should do so.

Another recommendation is to use a secure CV registration service, rather than submit it separately.

A CV could be thought of as like a profile, and some people believe that social networking site profiles should not contain material that would not be appropriate in a career-oriented CV.

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