Whenever you post your personal information online, there is a potential threat for fraud. The same can be true when posting your resume on one of the many job search sites. Below we will examine how to secure your resume against fraud to ensure that your information remains intact so that you can utilize this helpful resource in your job search.
While fraud is prevalent online, it tends to remain focused on companies that rely on online purchases for their business to remain fruitful. As job search sites tend to be free services, the information contained in your resume (which can be easily found other places, like in a phonebook) is not enough to put you at risk. That being said, you should still be mindful about the type of information you include in your resume and other job search documents. For instance, to keep yourself protected from fraud and to avoid releasing personal information unnecessarily, you should never include your social insurance number, driver’s license number, bank account information, credit card information, or date of birth on your resume. You should not be sharing any of this information with a potential employer until you are confident about the employment opportunity. If you still have reservations about posting your resume publicly