Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Fortune suggests tips to protect yourself while job hunting


AOL today republished a Fortune article “Don’t Let ID Thieves Hijack Your Job Hunt.” The article is by Anne Fisher, and lists six ways to protect yourself.

The article suggests never giving complete identifying information (especially date of birth, as well as social security number and home address) on an online resume, social networking site, or anywhere else online. It’s perhaps a better idea to use a land UPS store address. Another tip is to watch for “too good to be true” job ads.

All of this seems to lean toward the idea of much more integrated presence online than in the past. Yet multiple “identities” online might help thwart fraudsters. So it’s a thorny question.

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