Cheating and lying in CV – fake job offers – CV database misconduct – an increasing trend or ?
At Comoto we believe being honest in your CV pays off, and believe that you should not be worried about your CV data and/or your application. I will in over the next period – in my comments – show you some examples of what I believe should be avoided and hopefully thereby give you some thoughts to consider about your privacy and secure use of CV databases. Remenber at Comoto you can stand out with verified CV information – See Comoto Commenting Feature.
One of the latest fake job offer schemes was actually quite successful in several countries – see http://www.sierra-express.biz/ (I am afraid or hope the page will be closed some day). After applying you would receive a full contract in your own local language and shortly after employed – but actually you will only be handling the export of stolen goods (becoming a mule for them) to the guys behind the scheme. Therefore, make sure you do your homework and prepare – preparing means more than reading the home page – because as this example shows you can make a site that looks trustworthy in a few hours. The right advice will be – if the job is too good to believe, it is probably fake.
At Comoto.com we also regret every time one of our users loose an interesting job opportunity to a competing candidate whom might have “blown to much hot air” into his or her CV – therefore we will soon be launching features to support your CV’s quality and ensure the CV will be judged correctly as the right CV it is.