How to consider which recruiter to send your CV

How to consider which recruiter to send your CV and avoid CV risks like Identity theft, cyberstalking or CV misuse

You should consider whom you are sending an application and a CV or when you fill out their web based application form with your CV data.

what's insideAlways remember the famous short tale by Hans Christian Andersen “The Emperor’s new Clothes” and ensure you know what what’s “inside” the recruiter.

Maybe the picture on the left can inspire you – remember to act on your eventual findings – don’t wait for the “the child” telling you the truth late if ever!

 

  • Who is the recruiter or the company – a real or a fake job

Check for the recruites name – No name of the recruiter mentioned – Forget it

Research the recruiters: Fake recruiters watch for news of company layoffs and often use that to look for potential victims finding names on websites or using company emails.

  • Who is the company having the job

See our example of a scam as is might be the best way to tell you about job scams

  • What information are requested by the recruiter

A recruiter would never ask for the following until very late if ever – and you should consider carefully before you hand over this information (and never give a copy)

  • Social security number or central register personal number or similar
  • Password number
  • Picture
  • Mothers Maiden name

and remember never give any money to a recruiter until you are employed.

  • How are they handling my CV data
  • What can the use my CV data for
  • How long time can the keep my data

All of these questions should be possible for you to answer if you look at the recruiters website for their privacy policies and their terms and conditions. Normally a recruiter would also describe the application and test process.

  • How can I ensure they have updated data over time / always ?

If you use Comoto it is easy as we offer a feature that lets you link information in several CVs easy and fast and you only need to do it once.

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How to Use: The CV Comments – Comoto CV Commenting System

The Comoto CV Commenting system for CV Comments
Principle behind and background for CV Comments feature:

As part of the CV creating and optimising process it is important that you get feedback on your CV data text in general and the latest changes or you might have a new draft version you would like to get some comment on. Of course, you can do that by sending email with a downloaded version (don’t know how to download your CV – go here) of your CV but you can also do it in a much more structured way and ask for comment via the Comoto Commenting system.

Hereby you also avoiding the risk of a having draft version of your CV floating around outside your control (notice at Comoto it takes a few clicks to delete a (draft) web profile or may you just want to hide it then it show a red dot at the right of the name). We know you can easily send the URL to the web profile you want to test (and feel free to do that) by why not ask for comments to your CV as some of the people you ask for this might be the same you ask for recommendations, a reference or to verify. Want to learn how to use the Commenting feature – read below

How to use CV Comments:

First log in to the Comoto CV Manager application here

To be able to use the Comoto CV Commenting you need to have created a least one CV. You will then have to go to your web profiles like shown below.

CCS_Web_profiles(The name on the CV / Web profiles) shown in bottom of the picture above is not the same on yours as it will show the names you chosen for the CV).

Notice the little red square at the right bottom corner of the picture – here you can decide if the Web profile is public or private (to have the Web profile password protected or not use the icon – red = protected – green public)) – want to learn more read here.

Next step is to press the Web profile to open it – you do that by clicking the web profile and wait for it to open. Then evaluate the web profile – is it ready for comments?

Look at the right for the Comoto CV Commenting SystemCV comments. See example below (when logged in as a Comoto user)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving CV comments

Now I change to be acting as if I was another person asked for commenting Michaels CV (labelled “CV Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum”).

Michael invited me by mail / sms / skype or similar and sent me the Web profile link – here  (fell free to try and add a comment).

I then have (as the commenter) to log in – there is several different options

Login_commenting_SystemPress Log in if you are a registered user else you can use several alternatives among others Facebook and Twitter (remember the purpose is only to identify you and to inform you about the comment should it be used by another person in your name)

I then logged in (as I have a log in I used the log in)

 

 

I have made the following Comment (see picture below)

CCS_Comment_Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comoto then send me (my name here is Test) the following mail

“Hi test Test!

Thank you for leaving a comment on Lorem Ipsum CV at Comoto. This helps the person get better quality in his/her CV.

You left the 1/22/2013 on this CV http://app.comoto.com/cv/Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum and if accepted by the user it will be seen on this profile in the future… Best regards The team“

Michael receives this mail

“Hello, Michael!

Test added a comment to your Lorem Ipsum (mother and parent CV) resume.

You can check it at the Web Profile page on app.comoto.com.

With best wishes,

The Comoto Team“

Checking a comment

You remembered this picture from above before I made the test comments

CCS_Web_profiles

 

 

 

 

Now look here (below)

CCS_Web_profiles_with_comments

 

Notice the  CCS_number_of_post – now I have 3 comments – the click the 3 number and you will be able to see the comments as shown on the picture below (only show the first of the 3). Notice CCS_Icon_types  – the darker third icon illustrates there is Verify comments as well.

CCS_Comment_Example_detailed

If you press the little black > in the comments like above it will show all details (see below)

CCS_Comment_Example_detailed_open

If you press Show you can turn the comment showing on and off in your relevant web profile – if Show is marked you can under” Feedback on my CV” see the number of Comments (2) – see further below.

Notice – Here you can also send a fast comment or even ask for changes if you don’t like the word (it will be sent to the email received (if any) depending of the log in / authentication method)

CCS_Comment_Example_detailed_reply

Back to the comments on the web profile (public if set as public – remember to consider that for received comments) !

CCS_Comment_webprofileAnd if you press Comments you can see them in further details as shown below

CCS_Comment_webprofile_open

That’s all !

Now you are ready to get comments to your CVs – feel free to send us your comments – by mail or on the system as suggested above.

Read more about the other features in The Comoto CV Commenting System

  • Recommendations
  • A Verify feature
  • For giving References

How to Use: CV Verifications and Verify CV

The Comoto CV Commenting system for CV Verifications
Principle behind and background for Verify CV feature:

As part of both Comoto’s fight against fraudulent information, omitted important information and dedicated lies in CVs and for your CV to stand out and also reduce your risk of having a CV being read with “skeptical eyes” we have added a Verify feature. Hereby you can emphasise which parts of your CVs that have been verified and by whom.

Want to learn how to use the Verify feature – read below

How to use CV Verify:

First log in to the Comoto CV Manager application here

To be able to use the Comoto CV Commenting you need to have created a least one CV. You will then have to go to your web profiles like shown below.

verify cv

 

 

 

 

 

(The name on the CV / Web profiles) shown in bottom of the picture above is not the same on yours as it will show the names you chosen for the CV).

Notice the little red square at the right bottom corner of the picture – here you can decide if the Web profile is public or private (to have the Web profile password protected or not use the icon – red = protected – green public)) – want to learn more read here.

Next step is to press the Web profile to open it – you do that by clicking the web profile and wait for it to open. Then evaluate the web profile – is it ready for comments?

Look at the right for the Comoto CV Commenting System. See example below (when logged in as a Comoto user)

verify cv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving a CV Verification

Now I change to be acting as if I was another person asked for Verifying Michaels CV (actually a web profile labelled “CV Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum”).

Michael invited me by mail / sms / skype or similar and sent me the Web profile link – here  (fell free to try and add a verification).

I then have (as the verifier) to log in – there is several different options

verify cvPress Log in if you are a registered user else you can use several alternatives among others Facebook and Twitter (remember the purpose is only to identify you and to inform you about the comment should it be used by another person in your name)

I then logged in (as I have a log in I used the log in)

 

 

I have made the following Verification (see picture below)

Comoto Verify

Comoto then send me (my name here is Test) the following mail

“Hi test Test!

Thank you for leaving a verification on Lorem Ipsum CV at Comoto. This helps the person get better quality in his/her CV.

You left the 1/22/2013 on this CV http://app.comoto.com/cv/Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum and if accepted by the user it will be seen on this profile in the future… Best regards The team“

Michael receives this mail

“Hello, Michael!

Kren Nielsen, Comoto added a verification to your Lorem Ipsum (mother and parent CV) resume.

You can check it at the Web Profile page on app.comoto.com.

With best wishes,

The Comoto Team“

Checking a comment

You remembered this picture from above before I made the test comments

verify cv

 

 

 

 

Now look here (below)

verify cv

Notice the  CCS_number_of_post – now I have 3 comments and 1 verification – the click the 1 number and you will be able to see the verifications as shown on the picture below (only show the first of the 3). Notice CCS_Icon_types  – the darker third icon illustrates there is Verify comments as well.

Comoto Verification

If you press the little black > in the verification like above it will show all details (see below)

Comoto Verify

If you press Show you can turn the verifcation showing on and off in your relevant web profile – if Show is marked you can under” Feedback on my CV” see the number of Comments (2) – see further below.

Notice – Here you can also send a fast comment or even ask for changes if you don’t like the word (it will be sent to the email received (if any) depending of the log in / authentication method)

Comoto Verification

Back to the verification on the web profile (public if set as public – remember to consider that for received comments) !

CCS_Comment_webprofile

And if you press Verifications you can see them in further details as shown below

Comoto Verification

That’s all !

Now you are ready to get verifications and verify CVs – and feel free to test verifications on the system with the team’s profile as suggested above or send us your comments by mail.

Read more about the other features in The Comoto CV Commenting System

My name is Lorem Ipsum and a I have just been contacted by a headhunter regarding my nonsense CV!

My name is Lorem Ipsum and a I have just been contacted by a headhunter regarding my nonsense CV!

nonsense CVIn the last couple of weeks I have illustrated some of the dirty tricks and issues with CV’s and the job process and I have with examples illustrated that both candidates and companies not always behave with the appropriate ethical standards and moral – but what about the CV database owners and their behavior?

Comoto have over the last couple of years tried to learn and understand our competitors and potential partners better. To evaluate features offered by these we have on a regular basis added a profile to their CV databases. To ensure that the administrators of these CV database understand that these CV from us is only for testing we use names that makes it clear for the reader that it is for test purposes only. We use names like Test Tester or Lorem Ipsum and the CV’s data field’s, text or resume template is without any doubt complete nonsense.

Even though we believe it is clear for everybody that nobody could have any interest in our test CV we have received many emails from CV databases providers informing us that our CV is or have been of interest to some of their customers and therefore we need to do particular actions – actions that only have the purpose to illustrate for the CV database’s customers that their CV are more often updated, their users are alive and also more active than the candidates actually are!

This questionable behavior and by purpose deceiving emails have been received from many CV databases and also some of the biggest CV Monsters of the industry as well as international players of the CV Industry and clearly illustrate that several of these CV database providers have built automatic systems to generate an artificial interest in your CV / Curriculum Vitae for you to be positive and use that particular CV database and/or to perform their wanted actions.

From our side we believe this behavior is another example of why you should take control of your Resume dialog and manage your Resume, Resume Templates and your job process carefully as well as to protect your privacy.

For you as a candidate the above described behavior also have the negative side effect that you over time will stop reacting on mails from CV databases – unfortunately and in particular if the contact was actually correct and valid.

If you have experienced similar behavior or other doubtful actions to increase a CV database traffic and user interest please let us know at theteam@140.82.38.88

BTW: – For your information – Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s – like “dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In non tellus eros. Vestibulum ac nulla nibh, at posuere leo. Proin mollis blandit lorem eget consectetur. Maecenas sodales vehicula odio, vel commodo neque adipiscing a. Sed ac dolor suministros turpis. Maecenas tincidunt skabelon aliquet massa, malesuada como to adipiscing justo egestas vitae. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus”

My name is Lorem Ipsum and a I have just been contacted by a CV Database regarding my nonsense CV!

My name is Lorem Ipsum and a I have just been contacted by a CV database regarding my nonsense CV!

nonsense CVIn the last couple of weeks I have illustrated some of the dirty tricks and issues with CVs and the job process and I have with examples illustrated that both candidates and companies not always behave with the appropriate ethical standards and moral – but what about the CV database owners and their behavior?

Comoto have over the last couple of years tried to learn and understand our competitors and potential partners better. To evaluate features offered by these we have on a regular basis added a profile to their CV databases. To ensure that the administrators of these CV database understand that these CV from us is only for testing we use names that makes it clear for the reader that it is for test purposes only. We use names like Test Tester or Lorem Ipsum and the CVs data field’s, text or resume template is without any doubt complete nonsense.

Even though we believe it is clear for everybody that nobody could have any interest in our test CV we have received many emails from CV databases providers informing us that our CV is or have been of interest to some of their customers and therefore we need to do particular actions – actions that only have the purpose to illustrate for the CV database’s customers that their CV are more often updated, their users are alive and also more active than the candidates actually are!

This questionable behavior and by purpose deceiving emails have been received from many CV databases and also some of the biggest CV Monsters of the industry as well as international players of the CV Industry and clearly illustrate that several of these CV database providers have built automatic systems to generate an artificial interest in your CV / Curriculum Vitae for you to be positive and use that particular CV database and/or to perform their wanted actions.

From our side we believe this behavior is another example of why you should take control of your Resume dialog and manage your Resume, Resume Templates and your job process carefully as well as to protect your privacy.

For you as a candidate the above described behavior also have the negative side effect that you over time will stop reacting on mails from CV databases – unfortunately and in particular if the contact was actually correct and valid.

If you have experienced similar behavior or other doubtful actions to increase a CV databasetraffic and user interest please let us know at theteam@140.82.38.88

BTW: – For your information – Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s – like “dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. In non tellus eros. Vestibulum ac nulla nibh, at posuere leo. Proin mollis blandit lorem eget consectetur. Maecenas sodales vehicula odio, vel commodo neque adipiscing a. Sed ac dolor suministros turpis. Maecenas tincidunt skabelon aliquet massa, malesuada como to adipiscing justo egestas vitae. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus”

How to consider which CV database to send your CV to avoid CV risks like Identity theft, cyber stalking or CV misuse

How to consider which CV database to send your CV to avoid CV risks like Identity theft, cyber stalking or CV misuse

You should consider which CV database you are sending a CV and when you fill out a CV databases  web based entry form with your CV data

CV risks

  • Who is the CV database – a serious player

Research the CV databases for reviews, number of jobs, owners, etc. Fake CV databases watch for news of company layoffs and often use that to look for potential victims finding names on websites or using company emails.

  • Who is the company having the job

See our example of a scam as is might be the best way to tell you about job scams

  • What information are requested by the CV database

A CV database would never ask for the following until very late if ever – and you should consider carefully before you hand over this information (and never give a copy)

  • Social security number or central register personal number or similar
  • Password number
  • Picture
  • Mothers Maiden name

and remember never give any money to a CV database (until you are employed).

  • How are they handling my CV data
  • What can the use my CV data for
  • How long time can the keep my data

All of these questions should be possible for you to answer if you look at the CV databases website for their privacy policies and their terms and conditions. Normally a CV database would also describe the application and test process.

  • How can I ensure they have updated data over time / always ?

If you use Comoto it is easy as we offer a feature that lets you link information in several CVs easy and fast and you only need to do it once.

The Team

How to prepare before you send CV to a company and avoid CV risks like Identity theft, cyber stalking or CV misuse

How to prepare before you send CV to a company and avoid CV risks like Identity theft, cyber stalking or CV misuse

Comoto CV Risks

You should consider which company you send an application and a CV to company or when you fill out their web based application form with your CV data

  • Who is the company – a real or a fake job

Check for the company: – No real or searchable company mentioned – Forget it

 

Research the company: Fake company watch for news of company layoffs and often use that to look for potential victims finding names on websites or using company emails.

Se our example of a scam as is might be the best way to tell you about job scams

  • What information are requested by the company

A proper company would never ask for the following until very late if ever – and you should consider carefully before you hand over this information (and never give a copy)

  • Social security number or central register personal number or similar
  • Password number
  • Picture
  • Mothers Maiden name

and remember never give any money to a company until you are employed.

  • How are they handling my CV data
  • What can the use my CV data for
  • How long time can the keep my data

All of these questions should be possible for you to answer if you look at the company website for the company’s HR privacy policies.  Normally a proper company would also describe their application and test process.

  • How can I ensure they have updated data over time / always ?

If you use Comoto it is easy as we offer a feature that lets you link information in several CVs easy and fast and you only need to do it once.

The 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 CVs – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

How to ensure the correct time for CV updates to avoid CV risks like Identity theft, cyberstalking or CV misuse

How to ensure the correct time for CV updates to avoid CV risks like Identity theft, cyberstalking or CV misuse

How can you ensure your CV is not to updated to early?Comoto update CV

To early updated can bee if you publish company secrets or internal information from you current employeer.

Have you considered what would happen if your current employer or your current employers competitor got hold of your (updated) CV? Or a Colleague?

  •  Dont show your responsibilities for a new secret project a bit to detailed
    • For example – working on Apple TV or Microsoft new car – craxy examples or is it – see what happened in HP here
  • Dont show a new responsability or a new job if the person having the position have not been informed yet.

To detailed can bee you show to much details in your CV – but that you handle easily on Comoto with our multiple CV feature – read here – even smarter if combined with the Comoto Commenting system – read here.

Besides the above examples have you ensured what you state is correct and understood correctly – both in the yeses of a recruiter and in the eyes of your current employer – ensure this by using the Comoto verify feature – read here

The 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 CVs – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

How to ensure the correct level of CV details and avoid CV risks like Identity theft, cyber stalking or CV misuse

How to handle your the correct level of CV details to avoid CV risks like Identity theft, cyber stalking or CV misuse

How can you ensure your CV is not to detailed?

To detailed can bee if you publish company secrets or internal information from you current employer.

Comoto CV risks

Have you considered what would happen if your current employer or your current employers competitor got hold of your CV? Or a Colleague?

  •  Don’t show your responsibilities for a new secret project a bit to detailed
    • For example – working on Apple TV or Microsoft’s new car – crazy examples or is it – see what happened in HP here
  • Don’t show a new responsibility or a new job if the person having the position have not been informed yet.

 

To detailed can bee you show to much details in your CV – but that you handle easily on Comoto with our multiple CV feature – read here – combined with the Commenting system – read here.

Besides the above examples have you ensured what you state is correct and understood correctly – both in the yeses of a recruiter and in the eyes of your current employer – ensure this by using the Comoto verify feature – read here

The 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 CVs – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

How to decide which CV details and personal information to include in a CV

How to decide which CV details and personal information to include in a CV

You have to consider the information you should include in your CVs and remember on Comoto you have a multiple CVs feature (see here). Remember to make the evaluation for each CV based on purpose and receiver?

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Should you include:

Name

On a public profile you could consider only showing your first name or an abbreviation for first or surname.

Full Address

You should leave out the precise home address completely off your public resumes for Identity Theft reason – read here. Afraid you wont be contacted – today all communications happens by e-mail and by phone!

Email

Depending of your current email provider and email address you should consider having a job email address. On a public profile you should definitely consider which email to use as it properly will be hijacked and spammed. You can either create a temporary email address or create a specific free email address (like Gmail) for this purpose and forward received emails to your normal mail (for gmail forward see here).

Email provider – Certain email providers will not be accepted by all spam filters – just consider how disappointed you will be if you learn your application ended in a spam filter.

Email address –  How would you regard you email address – showing your are a serious person. Avoid words like lover, girl, boy, motor, gold, father, etc.

In fact, we encourage you to use a separate e-mail account for your job search also to be able to isolate job related e-mail – both in general and for security purposes. It also makes it easy to keep track of job correspondence.

Twitter, Facebook and other social network information

This is more difficult and depend on the social net and how you use it and what a reader would find out about you there. I regard a researcher would be able to find the information easily therefore you should consider (as always) what you show on a social network – read more here about the conflict between “Ambitious CV, Party Animal on Facebook!”

Phone number (land line or mobile)

In a public CV I would consider before I show a land line number as it is easy to get your address. Mobile I would consider leaving out and ask for contact by email but it would depend on the situation.Comoto CV RIsks

Social security number or central register personal number or similar

Simple – never show or give away before needed as part of a (real) job contract signing

Tax payer number

Simple – never show or give away before needed as part of a (real) job contract signing

Password number

Simple – never show before needed as part of a (real) job contract signing and never give away your passport

Picture

Difficult – there are numerous evaluations of the effect of having a picture or not but that’s outside this pages purpose on privacy. On a public profile I would not show a picture as it could be misused.

Mothers Maiden name

Simple – never show and never give away

Drivers’ license number and information

Simple – never show or give away before needed (not number but the information you have one) as part of a (real) job contract signing

Bank account number or the information that you have one

Simple – never show or give away before needed as part of a (real) job contract signing

What about specific information about:

Height

It can unlawful for an employer to ask for this information.

Weight

It can unlawful for an employer to ask for this information.

Religion

It can unlawful for an employer to ask for this information.

Marital status.

It can unlawful for an employer to ask for this information but is often stated

Professional license number.

I would just inform that you have a special license if relevant

Gender and Age

Notice it can unlawful for an employer to ask for this information. Your name will often tell reader your gender. Age I would show as leaving out often raises more thoughts and your age is a fact you can hide but every day change to the better or worse!

The reason why you left a past employer

Considerations will depend on the actual reason but I would recommend it should on be mentioned briefly if relevant – else I would wait for an eventual interview to explain.

The team

 

How to avoid Identity Theft based on your CV information

How to avoid Identity Theft based on your CV information

Identity Theft, whether it is by gathering personal information or responding to the resumes and pretending to be a recruiter, it is a growing issue in the area of identity theft.

identity theftA few statistics and related information on identity theft

It is expected as many as 10 million Americans a year are victims of identity theft. The United States Department of Justice states that in 2010, 7% of all United States households had at least one member of the family at or over the age of 12 who has been a victim of some sort of identity theft. And as many things this is now spreading all over the world – that why you should consider (see more at http://s.tt/1bcsI).

But what happens when and afterwards your identity have been stolen!

  • 47% of victims have trouble getting credit or a loan as a result of identity theft
  • 19% of victims have higher credit rates and 16% have higher insurance rates because of identity theft
  • 11% of victims say identity theft has a negative impact on their abilities to get jobs
  • 70% of victims have trouble getting rid of (or never get rid of) negative information in their records

Identity thieves are using your information in a number of ways.

  • Uses your geographical information on the CV to go to your home (you show the address) and sort through your trash in the hope of obtaining more personal information or account numbers in trashed documents that were not shredded before being thrown away or even stealing new post as it comes in.
  • Use phone and job details it to call your former employer claiming to be a potential new employer checking references in order to get more information.
  • Use your CV information to search for you in public records databases in order to find more detailed information.
  • Use is to contact you as a job seeker and pretending to be a recruiter asking for more sensitive information like Social Security Number, Bank account or driver’s license numbers claiming they need it for background checks for potential employers.

How to avoid it – consider what you show and where to whom. Read more here

 

 

How to translate CV – Easy translation of CV

Translate CV easily and fast

With Comoto it is easy to translate your CV in another language you can do it in 3 steps. Depending on your ability, you will be able to do the translation your self or make an export and get somebody else to do it.

  1. Import your CV basics from Linkedin with one click.
  2. Make a copy of your CV with a different language.
  3. Make the translation yourself or export it to a document to sent it to a translation company

In our development pipeline we have a project where we will use a professionel translation company to make the translation within the system and you will only have to pay them a small fee for translating your personal CV.

The 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 CVs – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

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How to Use: The CV Recommendations feature – Comoto CV Commenting System

The Comoto CV Commenting systems CV Recommendations feature – Principles behind and background for the CV Recommendations feature:

As part of the overall quality system of our CV system but also for you to increase the quality of your CVs we also have added a recommendations feature. Hereby you can ask relevant piers to support you. Want to learn how to use the Recommendations feature.

Want to learn how to use the Recommendations feature – read below

How to use CV Recommendations feature:

First log in to the Comoto CV Manager application here

To be able to use the Comoto CV Recommendations feature you need to have created a least one CV. You will then have to go to your web profiles like shown below.

CCS_Web_profiles

 

 

 

 

 

(The name on the CV / Web profiles) shown in bottom of the picture above is not the same on yours as it will show the names you chosen for the CV).

Notice the little red square at the right bottom corner of the picture – here you can decide if the Web profile is public or private (to have the Web profile password protected or not use the icon – red = protected – green public)) – want to learn more read here.

Next step is to press the Web profile to open it – you do that by clicking the web profile and wait for it to open. Then evaluate the web profile – is it ready for Recommendations?

Look at the right for the Comoto CV Commenting System. See example below (when logged in as a Comoto user)

CV comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving a CV Recommendations

Now I change to be acting as if I was another person asked for Recommendations to Michaels CV (actually a web profile labelled “CV Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum”).

Michael invited me by mail / sms / skype or similar and sent me the Web profile link – here  (fell free to try and add a verification).

I then have (as the Recommendator) to log in – there is several different options

Login_commenting_System_verPress Log in if you are a registered user else you can use several alternatives among others Facebook and Twitter (remember the purpose is only to identify you and to inform you about the Recommendations should it be used by another person in your name)

I then logged in (as I have a log in I used the log in)

 

 

I have made the following CV Recommendations feature (see picture below – Recommendations works like wise)

Comoto Verify

Comoto Commenting system

Comoto then send me (my name here is Test) the following mail

“Hi test Test!

Thank you for leaving a CV Recommendations on Lorem Ipsum CV at Comoto. This helps the person get better quality in his/her CV.

You left the 1/22/2013 on this CV http://app.comoto.com/cv/Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum and if accepted by the user it will be seen on this profile in the future… Best regards The team“

Michael receives this mail

“Hello, Michael!

Kren Nielsen, Comoto added a CV Recommendations to your Lorem Ipsum (mother and parent CV) resume.

You can check it at the Web Profile page on app.comoto.com.

With best wishes,

The Comoto Team“

Checking a Recommendation

You remembered this picture from above before I made the test CV Recommendation

CCS_Web_profiles

 

 

 

 

Now look here (below)

CCS_Web_profiles_with_comments

Notice the  CCS_number_of_post – now I have 3 comments and 1 verification – the click the 1 number and you will be able to see the CV Recommendations as shown on the picture below (only show the first of the 3). Notice CCS_Icon_types  – the darker third icon illustrates there is Verify comments as well.

Comoto Verification

If you press the little black > in the Recommendations like above it will show all details (see below)

Comoto Verify

If you press Show you can turn the Recommendations showing on and off in your relevant web profile – if Show is marked you can under” Feedback on my CV” see the number of Comments (2) – see further below.

Notice – Here you can also send a fast comment or even ask for changes if you don’t like the word (it will be sent to the email received (if any) depending of the log in / authentication method)

Comoto Verification

Back to the CV Recommendations feature on the web profile (public if set as public – remember to consider that for received comments) !

CCS_Comment_webprofile

And if you press Recommendations you can see them in further details as shown below

Comoto Verification

That’s all !

Now you are ready to get CV Recommendations and use the CV Recommendations feature – and feel free to test Recommendations on the system with the team’s profile as suggested above or send us your comments by mail.

Read more about the other features in The Comoto CV Commenting System

How to Use: The CV Reference feature – Comoto CV Commenting System

The Comoto CV Commenting systems CV Reference feature – Principle behind and background for the CV Reference feature:

As part of the overall quality system of our CV system but also for you to increase the quality of your CVs we also have added a recommendations and reference feature. Hereby you can ask relevant piers to support you. Want to learn how to use the Reference feature.

Want to learn how to use the Reference feature – read below

How to use CV Reference feature:

First log in to the Comoto CV Manager application here

To be able to use the Comoto CV Reference feature you need to have created a least one CV. You will then have to go to your web profiles like shown below.

CCS_Web_profiles

 

 

 

 

 

(The name on the CV / Web profiles) shown in bottom of the picture above is not the same on yours as it will show the names you chosen for the CV).

Notice the little red square at the right bottom corner of the picture – here you can decide if the Web profile is public or private (to have the Web profile password protected or not use the icon – red = protected – green public)) – want to learn more read here.

Next step is to press the Web profile to open it – you do that by clicking the web profile and wait for it to open. Then evaluate the web profile – is it ready for comments?

Look at the right for the Comoto CV Commenting System. See example below (when logged in as a Comoto user)

CV comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving a CV Reference

Now I change to be acting as if I was another person asked for Verifying Michaels CV (actually a web profile labelled “CV Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum”).

Michael invited me by mail / sms / skype or similar and sent me the Web profile link – here  (fell free to try and add a verification).

I then have (as the reference) to log in – there is several different options

Login_commenting_System_verPress Log in if you are a registered user else you can use several alternatives among others Facebook and Twitter (remember the purpose is only to identify you and to inform you about the comment should it be used by another person in your name)

I then logged in (as I have a log in I used the log in)

 

 

I have made the following CV Reference feature (see picture below – Reference works like wize)

Comoto Verify

Comoto Commenting system

Comoto then send me (my name here is Test) the following mail

“Hi test Test!

Thank you for leaving a CV Reference on Lorem Ipsum CV at Comoto. This helps the person get better quality in his/her CV.

You left the 1/22/2013 on this CV http://app.comoto.com/cv/Comoto Examples/A Comoto example – Lorem Ipsum and if accepted by the user it will be seen on this profile in the future… Best regards The team“

Michael receives this mail

“Hello, Michael!

Kren Nielsen, Comoto added a CV Reference to your Lorem Ipsum (mother and parent CV) resume.

You can check it at the Web Profile page on app.comoto.com.

With best wishes,

The Comoto Team“

Checking a comment

You remembered this picture from above before I made the test CV Reference

CCS_Web_profiles

 

 

 

 

Now look here (below)

CCS_Web_profiles_with_comments

Notice the  CCS_number_of_post – now I have 3 comments and 1 verification – the click the 1 number and you will be able to see the CV Reference as shown on the picture below (only show the first of the 3). Notice CCS_Icon_types  – the darker third icon illustrates there is Verify comments as well.

Comoto Verification

If you press the little black > in the verification like above it will show all details (see below)

Comoto Verify

If you press Show you can turn the verifcation showing on and off in your relevant web profile – if Show is marked you can under” Feedback on my CV” see the number of Comments (2) – see further below.

Notice – Here you can also send a fast comment or even ask for changes if you don’t like the word (it will be sent to the email received (if any) depending of the log in / authentication method)

Comoto Verification

Back to the CV Reference feature on the web profile (public if set as public – remember to consider that for received comments) !

CCS_Comment_webprofile

And if you press References you can see them in further details as shown below

Comoto Verification

That’s all !

Now you are ready to get CV References and use the CV Reference feature – and feel free to test References on the system with the team’s profile as suggested above or send us your comments by mail.

Read more about the other features in The Comoto CV Commenting System

Privacy – ”You have no privacy. Get over it” – or handle it! (UK tekst)

Privacy – ”You have no privacy. Get over it” – accept it or try to handle it – if that is possible at all!

PrivacyThe above quote from the CEO of Sun in 1999 seems to be more evident than ever – after a week where it was illustrated that Apple is tracking our phone calls and our geolocation – just one week after Facebook was advised to “better protect its users and improve overall security” by Sophos is seems more then relevant to touch this important subject, once again.

In several blog posts I will focus on and describe several privacy issues and especially their effect on your CV’s and job process related risk and behavior – it is as very difficult balance between giving and controlling information, being open or being closed in behavior!

Some of the subjects I will comment is:

  • Public / available information
    How to find the right balance between being found by headhunters on social networks and not show to much information making it possible to misuse the information.
  • Cyberstalking
    Is an increasing problem and often it is easy to find the necessary information in your CV to either harass you or stalk you.
  • Your web history is being tracked with cookies and other smart tools
    Who to seem what and when – what if shared
  • Search engine results
    What can We find out about you if we search you on Google and others – if the information is not the same as in your CV – what is the correct information and how can you – or can’t – change the search impression
  • Social networks
    We all love social networks – the LinkedIn of this world  – but what happens if your network is with the wrong guys ?
  • Fake job offers
    Increasing in numbers trying either to get you to do something you should have avoided or just to get information from you – see my CEO comments here on this matter LINK
  • CV Database scams
    Inventing traffic on the CV Database site or fake interest in you – can make you make the wrong decisions – see my CEO comments here on this subject LINK
  • Spam
    An old friend – still there and stronger than ever!
  • Bacn
    The new recipe – mails from a provider where you accepted – or did not remove the check-mark within the 44 pages standard terms – is increasing and drowning you in mails missing the important one

Please let me know  if I should take similar matters into consideration – feel free to mail us at theteam@140.82.38.88

CV Inconsistencies between Google and your CV!

Be aware of any CV inconsistencies between Google and your CV!

CV Inconsistencies Well, is it a lie or is it a mistake when your CV is not consistent with easy search able information? The judge of that I think will be the recruiter not you!

Have you ever considered checking your CV
data and other information – which can be found within seconds on the Internet – and compare that to your CV data. It can be titles, responsibilities, task carried out or exams that you state but a search engine source shows differently hereby pinpointing a potential conflict or breach in
data consistence.

At some time during a hiring process either the recruiter or your potential new colleagues might do some checking or preparing before meeting you, and your CV can be completely correct as the search information might be outdated but when it happens the doubt have been raised and they might as a consequence prefer another candidate.

The best idea would be to do the same tests yourself – and remember not only on Google, also test some of the other search engines as well as industry specific pages and other relevant sources.

Remember to search as if you were a headhunter – it might be that the job and title you claim you have is also shown by somebody else – and make other similar logical tests.

If you find some information you would like to have corrected or deleted which I doubt you can – but it might be worth a try – then the second best thing you can do is to be prepared and have a good and reliable explanation to the inconsistency in the information.

The Comoto Team

 

The relationship between Comoto and LinkedIn

The relationship between Comoto and Linkedin

How can I talk about the relationship to a relationship database like LinkedIn or Xing or Viadeo. At Comoto we are strong believers in relationship databases for their unique purpose and big fans of LinkedIn – their services help you to build relationships and keep in contact with important people in your business.

And yes they are also perfect to build relationships with or to be seen by headhunters – remember a relationship database work perfect as a place where you can illustrate your experiences without having the problems of your current employer being annoyed for being public, as if everybody could find you in a CV database (we will revert with more about this another day).

Ensure there is a match between your profile and your CV – Comoto ensures this because we can create your CV from your LinkedIn profile

We have been asked the same question many times – Is Comoto a LinkedIn hack – Comoto is not a hack, tweak or similar neither are we hacking or tweaking LinkedIn information. The Comoto technology build your curriculum vitae based on our use of the LinkedIn API. Another popular question is export to LinkedIn – unfortunately we cannot (yet) export to LinkedIn (remember to copy or paste data from Comoto is easy). By the way – we would like to launch similar features for other relationship databases like Xing and Viadeo but they dont have an API yet.

Ensure you are evaluated on your full CV and not just your relationship profile

How many times have you been contacted by headhunters or others because they have seen what you have done in the past as described in your profile – when you should be evaluated on what you are doing now or maybe even what you want to do in the future !

That is why you need a full CV to show and present your current and future potential – in full !

Actually you don’t need a full CV – you need several full CV’s – pinpointed for specific job or roles – and maintain your full control over you CV versions to ensure your privacy. Use Comoto’s unique multiple CV feature for that – create a CV specific for a job or a type of jobs – or different language versions – or have a short, basic, long version of your CV.

Du kæmper for at beskytte dine data så pas på dine private data – men dit password er dårligt!

Hvor mange passwords har du ? Pas på dine private data!

pas på dine dataDet ser ud til verden kan deles i to – dem som har 1 password til alt og dem der har 3 passwords. Den sidste gruppe – som faktisk omfattede mig – har et kort for hurtigt og nem adgang, en mellemting og mere sikker for de mere private logins og et tredie kompliceret password til bankkonti og andet vigtigt! Husk – pas på dine private data!

Hvordan kan jeg påstå dette – jo desværre har flere af de seneste store hacks af passwords på Sony og Gawker vist at en masse personer, som var på begge systemer brugte det samme password  – og husk at ingen af de to systemer brugte krypterede passwords –
så personer som arbejdede på disse og lignende systemer kunne se disse passwords. Det skulle være et narturligt krav at passwords er krypterede (på Comoto er dit password krypteret og vi kan ikke se det – vi passer på din privathed).

Hvoor stærkt er dit password ?

pas på dine dataEt stærkt password kunne være 2hCP7quTEufK – det er qwerty12345 ikke. At lave et sådant passwords er ikke nemt, og jeg bruger selv Roboform til at generere og huske mine passwords (jeg bruger Roboform passwordsoftware fordi den håndterer både IE Explorer og  Firefox og på både Mac og Windows samt på telefon og tablet). Hvis du ikke kan lide eller ikke ønsker at benytte passwordsoftware så brug logiske kombinationer sammen med et højt antal karakterer – for eksempel kombinationen af en svært password som 2hCP7qu**** ved at ændre de sidste 4 karakterer med noget, som beskriver den aktuelle side eller anvendelsen – 2hCP7qu**** bliver så 2hCP7qucomo på Comoto.

Du kan teste styrken af dit password her.

Du tænker måske – hvorfor er et password vigtigt på en CV applikation – først og fremmest fordi det er dine data og dine private oplysninger – og har du nogensinde tænkt på hvad der ville ske, hvis en ukendt begyndte at bruge dine data og dit CV bare for at gøre skade på dig – ansøgte et job, ansøgte et job ved din nuværende ansætters værste konkurent …. jeg vil overlade det til dig selv at tænke videre – eller brug tiden til at få dig den rette password strategi.

I have just found the perfect job!!

I have just found the perfect job

– and spent time on an application – but the dream job was a fake just to attract attention to a CV or Job database!

perfect jobIn the last couple of weeks I have illustrated some of the dirty tricks and issues with
CV’s and the job process and I have with examples illustrated that candidates,
companies and also the CV database providers can have doubtful behaviors !

This week I will continue to illustrate misconduct from CV database owners – the subject for this week is an example from our home country as a large recruiting company
here had guidelines that each of their departments should have at least 25 job offers – and if they did not have enough actual jobs they should simply invent some fake jobs!

Regrettably – this example is not the only example but seldom have the misconduct been as clear a part of the corporate guidelines – it seems to be an often used practice for some headhunters, CV database providers and even companies  to show they are successfull.

To avoid any doubt this is illegal in Denmark and will be prosecuted should anyone get any smart ideas!

How can you avoid being misused by a fake job provider – sorry to say but you can’t – but if you believe it might be the case for an interesting job wait a few days before applying or call the provider to check – and hereby you also might get additional information – as the provider often will not spend time explaining anything to you if the job is a fake.

Remember, if you as a candidate applied for a fake job you will often be told – sorry but you are not relevant for that job – but remember to add your CV to our database – and apply again as your background is relevant for these types of jobs. Hereby you are not only wasting time but also get the wrong advice, you might also believe you wrongly have had a chance for getting a particular job or that particular type of job is available . Unfortunately if neither of these facts are correct as you might be taking erroneous decisions for your  future career!

I really hope you will not encounter a “fake job” and if you do, that you will discover in time and save the extra work that it brings with no result at all.

Take control of your CV’s – Comoto allows you to control your CV privacy

cv privacyTake control of your CV and the privacy surrounding this. You control if you want your CV to be private or public or only shared with invited people.

You have several different ways you can control your CV. You can make it available:

  • for you only (private)
  • public available (for all)
  • public available (with password protection)

The Comoto Team

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