Secrets of the Job Hunt


Thursday, October 06, 2005

Job Hunter Identity Theft

I came across this article today about people stealing job seekers identity by posing as employers. Let the buyer beware! In my opinion the only thing personal your resume should detail is your email address and/or a phone number. Addresses and SS#'s should not. For some good avice on keeping your resume cyber-safe visit


Oct. 4, 2005 — If you're one of the millions of Americans who has looked for a job online, you may have been the target of one of the newest forms of identity fraud: resume theft.
Experts say identity thieves (posing as employers) are infiltrating online job sites in search of valuable personal information, such as phone numbers, addresses, even Social Security numbers. Anyone who posts a resume online is potentially at risk. It's hard to know who's responding to your resume: a real employer or a crook.
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