Are there any risks associated with being listed in a CV database – CV Database risks?

Are there any risks associated with being listed in a CV database – CV Database risks?

Have you ever considered the CV Database risks – if any – from having keyed in your information in a CV database?

At Comoto we put emphasis on privacy and makes it possible for you to decide how you want your privacy settings – and you can change your decision whenever you fell it is appropriate. Hereby we give you the full control of your CV data, now and in the future. Have you ever considered what happens to your data on the numerous CV databases you have used in the past?

  • The usual question is always – are the information updated – properly not.
  • Have you ever considers what impact old data can have on your current job – can you see your boss attitude “not happy here since you are looking for a new job!”
  • Considered how it can reduce your chances of getting a new job? Old and outdated data can also affect a recruiting process if the information you are presenting are different depending of the source. Would a recruiter contact you and ask a question to you or are you just taken out of the process

Therefore – make sure these old data are updated or removed – if you can delete it!

Some CV databases makes it possible for you to maintain some kind of control – For example “We may disclose such information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure” but did you notice that you automatically gave consent when you had to accept standard terms to use the CV database ? or “We may share your information with third parties who help us in the delivery of our own products and services to you”. I recommend you read the privacy comments on the database to make sure you fully understand the consequences.

My final recommendation to reduce your risk is to consider the purpose of each CV database – how will the CV Database use your data? There are many different business models in the CV database jungle and many different ways to exploit your data. Therefore some sound judgment is recommended both when joining and on using these services. You might be better off using a relationship databases like LinkedIn, Xing or Viadeo (which don’t have the risks as described) and a CV manager tool like Comoto.

Unique CV Templates feature – Filter function

Unique CV Templates feature – Filter function

We have launched a new CV Templates feature where you can filter all the different CV Templates you can use to export your multiple CV’s. Remember that you can have as many CV’s you like have the in different version and targeting different sectors you work in.

CV Templates feature

The new CV filter will help you find the right CV template for that very important CV you want to make. There are different ways you can filter the available CV templates as described below:

  • Language: Filter on different languages (now we only have English ones, but we might have an idea to launch our templates in different languages)
  • Picture: Does the CV Template include a picture of you or not
  • Graphics: Does the CV Template include graphical elements or is it plain text
  • Cover letter: Does the CV Template contain a cover-letter (cover letter will be implemented shortly)
  • Template Type: Short, Basic, Complete or special CV Template

As you can see we have prepared for new features which includes, CV Templates in different languages and CV’s including a cover letter in the same design as the CV.

The Comoto Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your CV and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto CV, signup for free and just add your data (or use one of the many easy import features), pick one of our special designed templates, preview your CV and finally export to your favourite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your CV. Notice other unique features – like multiple CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

Why does it have to be a fulltime job to be unemployed

Why does it have to be a fulltime job to be unemployed / searching for a new job?

If you have been so unfortunate to loose your job or leaving your current position you are facing the tedious job of both building or updating your CV and adding that information to numerous CV databases.But why does it have to be a fulltime job to be unemployed?

You will soon find out that this is very time-consuming and is both boring and frustrating as it is not in any way structured or standardized – and I postulate that either you lose your temper and get irritated but finalize the information or you might lose your overview of what you entered at what CV database!

At Comoto we would love to help you making it easier and to stay in control of your CV dialog thus creating your Curriculum Vitae (or Resume – see the difference here) faster than you would have thought was possible:

  1. Sign up and create a profile here
  2. Use your LinkedIn profile to create your first draft CV
    (it would take less than a minute – 32 seconds would be a qualified guess)
  3. Add information to your CV
    (Remember – get evaluated on a full CV instead of a relationsship profile)
    (Take a look at our CV Tips here, if you need some help building your CV)
  4. Choose one of our CV templates (complete version) to create a word file and use that word file to cut and paste information to each CV database to ensure the same information is in all CV databases
    (Creating a PDF version is a matter of seconds – different designs add a few more seconds)
  5. Consider saving the Word file with an appropriate name (CV Database name XX.XX.XX) if you have changed the usual information or have added information. You can upload that information to Comoto. A Similar approach is recommended when applying for a job, mailing a cover letter and an application
    (Please notice our unique multiple CV feature to target each CV to the current job/position)
  6. Create a web profile from your CV to be able to send a link when meeting somebody you think might be able to help you in your job searching process
    (Stay in control by having a password on your web profile – a web profiles is a copy of one of your multiple CV’s and can also be targeted to the actual position).