Being a 21st century job seeker, you are probably doing most of youre hunting and applying online. That is normal these days, but this being the internet, there are many potential risks to putting personal information associated with job applications out on the web. It is however, possible to keep running your search online without putting yourself in danger of identity theft or other pitfalls. While you are applying for jobs in Chico here are some steps that will keep your search safe.
1. Omit certain information from your resume: there is no need to include your home address on your resume these days, which is one bit of information you definitely do not want for the whole world to see. If you want to take even more safety measures, The Wall Street Journal recommends setting up temporary cell phone numbers and/or email addresses to further protect your personal information.
2. Make use of the privacy features on job sites: many job sites offer privacy features that you can make use of during your job search, such as the ability to limit the number of people that can view your resume. Put these to use so that only employers can access the information.
3. Be aware of your social media presence: this heavily impacts your ability to get hired. If there is anything on your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ pages or some other social networking site that a potential employer might find inappropriate, get rid of it.
By Kyle Wise
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