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
- 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
- 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.