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

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

nonsense ResumeIn the last couple of weeks I have illustrated some of the dirty tricks and issues with Resumes 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 Resume 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 Resume databases. To ensure that the administrators of these Resume database understand that these Resume 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 Resumes 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 Resume we have received many emails from Resume databases providers informing us that our Resume 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 Resume databases customers that their Resume are more often updated, their users are alive and also more active than the candidates actually are!

nonsense ResumeThis questionable behavior and by purpose deceiving emails have been received from many Resume databases and also some of the biggest Resume Monsters of the industry as well as international players of the Resume Industry and clearly illustrate that several of these Resume database providers have built automatic systems to generate an artificial interest in your Resume / Curriculum Vitae for you to be positive and use that particular Resume 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 Resumes, 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 Resume 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 Resume 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 Resume Database regarding my nonsense Resume!

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

nonsense CVIn the last couple of weeks I have illustrated some of the dirty tricks and issues with Resumes 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 Resume 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 Resume databases. To ensure that the administrators of these Resume database understand that these Resumes 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 Resumes data fields, 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 Resume we have received many emails from Resume databases providers informing us that our Resume 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 Resume database’s customers that their Resume 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 Resume databases and also some of the biggest Resume Monsters of the industry as well as international players of the Resume Industry and clearly illustrate that several of these Resume database providers have built automatic systems to generate an artificial interest in your Resume / Curriculum Vitae for you to be positive and use that particular Resume 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 Resumes, 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 Resume 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 Resume 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”

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

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

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

Resume risks

  • Who is the Resume database – a serious player

Research the Resume databases for reviews, number of jobs, owners, etc. Fake Resume 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 Resume database

A Resume 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 Resume database (until you are employed).

  • How are they handling my Resume data
  • What can the use my Resume 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 Resume databases website for their privacy policies and their terms and conditions. Normally a Resume 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 Resume s easy and fast and you only need to do it once.

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

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

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You should consider which company you send an application and a Resume to company or when you fill out their web based application form with your Resume 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 Resume data
  • What can the use my Resume 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 Resume s 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 Resume and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto Resume , 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 Resume 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 Resume . Notice other unique features – like multiple Resume s – a few clicks and you can create a Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

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

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

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

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) Resume ? 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 Resume – but that you handle easily on Comoto with our multiple Resume 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 Resume and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto Resume , 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 Resume 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 Resume . Notice other unique features – like multiple Resume s – a few clicks and you can create a Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

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

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

How can you ensure your Resume is not to detailed?

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

Comoto Resume risks

Have you considered what would happen if your current employer or your current employers competitor got hold of your Resume ? 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 Resume – but that you handle easily on Comoto with our multiple Resume 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 Resume and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto Resume , 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 Resume and finally export to your favorite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your Resume . Notice other unique features – like multiple Resume s – a few clicks and you can create a Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

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

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

You have to consider the information you should include in your Resumes and remember on Comoto you have a multiple Resumes feature (see here). Remember to make the evaluation for each Resume 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 Resume , Party Animal on Facebook!”

Phone number (land line or mobile)

In a public Resume 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.

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How to avoid Identity Theft based on your CV information

How to avoid Identity Theft based on your Resume 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 Resume 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 Resume 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

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How to translate Resume – Easy translation of Resume

How to translate Resume – Translate Resume easily and fast

With Comoto it is easy to translate your Resume 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 Resume basics from Linkedin with one click.
  2. Make a copy of your Resume 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 Resume.

The Team

Comoto‘s aim is to become “The Central Place” where you can create, clone, copy, manage, backup and distribute your Resume and Cover letters fast and easy. To create your first Comoto Resume, 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 Resume and finally export to your favorite format (.DOC – .PDF – .PNG) or publish it in a Web Profile (Public/Private). Now you are ready to have full control of your Resume. Notice other unique features – like multiple resumes – a few clicks and you can create a Resume targeted for a specific job or Export to many different formats.

  • Free Resume Builder and Manager »
  • Free Resume Templates for download »
  • Free Help, Tips, Tricks and Guides »
  • Free Import/Export (Fast & Easy) »
  • Free Multilingual Spellchecker »

Tailor Resume to the job you want – and get it!

Tailor Resume to the job you want – and get it!

Your Resume is probably the most important part of your application to get the job of your dreams. The cover letter will be the place where you convince the recruiter/headhunter/company to read on, and read your entire Resume.

A very good idea will be to tailor every job application with a tailor Resume, if you want the job of your dreams, the employer should also read a “dream of a Resume”.

The basic principle of your Resume is to tailor it to the job:

  • Be sure to cover the most important job skills, qualifications, and experience in your Resume.
  • Be certain that most parts of your Resume relates to the job you apply for.
  • Use the same skills, experience, and qualifications description as in the job ad.
  • Ensure that your previous experience is clearly and relevant to the job application.

This is a lot easier to do when using Comoto, you can have several Resumes in the system and specialize them to the current application.

You have the basic material available from your basic Resume (maybe your LinkedIn profile), and then you should just adapt that material to the wishes to you dream job.

An Outline of the basics in a Resume is seen below:

Professional Summary

The prof. summary is the part where you describe your overall motivation. Here you should describe that the current job would fit into your career choice. This is should show the employer that this job is the next step on your career ladder.

Skills

Skills are mostly seen as keywords in a job add; they are essential criteria that you have to have to fill this position. It is not a question if you have them all, most people don’t or just barely, but you must include all the required skills as much as possible. Highlight the skills where your expertise really supersedes the demands highlighted and mention the rest.

Work Experience

Your former work experience needs particular care and you should try to reuse some of the skills or goals explained in the job ad. Explain you experience very concise and clear, write the roles and tasks you had. Be sure to use the same wordings as in the requirements for this job.

Use several examples, and where it is possible show how your skills where developed and refined through your previous work experience. Make it extremely clear that you have gained extra expertise through your previous experience.

Achieved goals

Goals that you have achieved on top of your work experience for each job description are extremely positive, it shows that you aim for the goals the employer puts up and that you are dedicated to the relevant tasks. Try to use examples that are related to the new job application if possible.

Educations / Qualifications

A lot of job ads describe a certain set of required qualifications. You should try to provide qualifications that meet these requirements. Sometimes you have similar qualifications, try to convince them that they are good enough. Either do it by email beforehand so that you are sure that your qualifications are good enough. This also gives you the opportunity to have a talk with the employer before you send your Resume.

Your qualifications need to be direct and to the point, and if the employer describes them very details, you do the same. Make it look like you’re obviously qualified and the best choice for the job.

As described above it is not that hard to make your Resume targeted to the job your applying for. Using Comoto to do this is very easily, you have the opportunity to have several distinct Resume’s and you can change them and have as many as you like in your portfolio. You can even make them online versions, so that you can refer to a link if you talk with an interesting person.

Multiple Resumes is a unique feature – that can change how you manage your Resume

Multiple CVs is a unique feature – that can change how you manage CVs

The unique Comoto feature to handle multiple CVs is an integrated part of the Comoto CV Manager.

We give you a possibility to have more than one CV. Information from one CV can be inherited (linked) to new CV or you can use a existing CV to make a new CV instead of creating it from scratch.

This new feature is very dynamic and only the sky is the limit on what you can use it for:

  • Multiple CVs to describe the different competences you have
  • Multiple CVs – one for each and different type of jobs with special focus on requirement in each job
  • Multiple and different language versions

You are more than welcome to try it out here

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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 handle your Resume privacy and avoid Resume risks like Identity theft and Resume misuse

How to handle your Resume privacy and avoid Resume risks like Identity theft and Resume misuse

To ensure you have full control over your Resumes privacy risk likeidentity theft

  • Identity theft based on your Resume information
  • Misuse of your Resume information
  • To detailed Resume information
  • Information risk – To updated Resume information

And consider the information you include in your Resume (that’s another reason for have more than one Resume – see here). Should you include ?

  • Name
  • Full Address
  • Email
  • Twitter, Facebook and other social network information
  • Phone number (land line or mobile)
  • Social security number or central register personal number or similar
  • Tax payer number
  • Password number
  • Picture
  • Mothers Maiden name
  • Drivers’ license number and information
  • Bank account number or the information that you have one

What about:

  • Marital status.
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Religion
  • Professional license number.
  • Gender
  • Age
  • The reason why you left a past employer.

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

  • Who is the recruiter or the company – a real or a fake job
  • Who is the company having the job – a scam ?
  • How are they handling my Resume data
  • What can the use my Resume data for
  • How long time can the keep my data
  • How can I ensure they have updated data over time / always ?

You should also consider the Resume databases you are sending the Resume or when you fill out their form with your Resume data

  • Who is the Resume Database– a real or a fake job
  • Who is the company behind – a scam
  • How are they handling my data
  • What can the use my Resume data for
  • How long time can the keep my data
  • How can I ensure they have updated data over time

When you get a job offer you should still be cautions – first consider if it is a real or fake offer – but also accept to show (avoid copies) more detailed information like:

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate

as the company need to ensure you are who you say you are and the company also need to get you registered correctly in the company record.

Always remember – Sounds too good to be true? It probably is. Be careful!

 

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It’s all over the news that Armstrong lied – but actually 46 % CV lies or false information in their CV/Resume a recent study shows!

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Lance Armstrong lied do you? – NO…
It’s all over the news that Armstrong lied – but actually 46% have lies or false information in their CV/Resume a recent study shows. Read below on how not to be regarded as a liar in your CV/Resume! Lance Armstrong’s many years of lying have put focus on lies as well as incorrect information from famous people once again. Quite similar to the focus the now former CEO of Yahoo had when he lied in in his CV some time ago – (see here).

Study shows 46% “errors” in CV/Resume.
As mentioned, a recent study showed that 46% of the CVs/Resumes submitted by job applicants contained some kind of false information. It also showed that 21% state fraudulent degrees, 29% have altered wrong employment dates, 40% have inflated their current salary terms, 33% are using inaccurate job descriptions and 27% used false references. At Comoto, we are surprised but not chocked as other surveys and studies have shown similar levels of fraudulent behavior. Actually, I still remember that one fact from a UK study that really surprised me – that the female rate of whom that use fraudulent information is higher than male!

Anonymous Survey
With these high percentages it would be interesting with further studies of this – including one missing though important factor that to needs be measured: the rate of applicants whom by purpose omit important but negative facts or information. Therefore, we would like to survey our users in general (anonymously off course) about lies in their CVs/Resumes and for this purpose we have constructed a small survey – please attend the survey here: http://comoto.questionpro.com

Comoto can help
At Comoto we believe in keeping the truth and do whatever we can to reduce this bad behavior – and remember when fraudulent behavior is discovered in a CV/Resume it normally results in very serious consequences for the person – one example is the – yes, now former – CEO of Yahoo – an outcome which everybody who is taking the easy road should consider as well as the implications for his/her further career, if any further career. For an employer it is equally bad and the consequences on the employer’s professionalism, brand and ethical standards can be widespread therefore every employer should do their homework and for example check references and documentations. For you as an applicant there is not anything more annoying than losing in a job process for that a particular job to someone you later learned was dishonest!

Guide to a better CV/Resume
At Comoto, we believe that keeping some of our overall guiding principles helps always help finding the right person (and right for both the application and the company) – for example

  • Have a full CV/Resume not just a public profile to ensure a detailed precise evaluation basis

A applicant is it important to make sure you don’t send the wrong signals hereby increasing the likelihood that somebody reading your CV/Resume regards you as omitting false information or worse (lying!)

  • Make sure your CV/Resume always is fully updated (easy on Comoto for now and in the new version we kick a…)
  • Make sure your CV/Resume and other public information is consistent – it is OK with differences in level of details (use a remark). Another reason for not only having one but having several CVs/Resumes (and intelligent linked data like on Comoto)
  • Try searching yourself and read it together with your CV/Resume with the eyes of a recruiter – any red lights or can any text be misunderstood?

Verification Feature
Comoto launched the CV/Resume verification feature (see here) to offer our users tools for improving their CV/Resume quality hereby helping our users in getting that particular job they want.Comoto Verify

The verification system can be found on the page for your Web-profile in the Comoto CV Manager (see here)

The principle behind the CV/Resume verification tools is that you can ask a former boss or colleague to verify (confirm) that the particular text you use in your CV/Resume for a past job, education or…is correct also in their opinion. An example is shown to the left.

Comoto VerifyYour CV/Resume – in your public/password protected Web-profile will then show, that this information has been verified by a specific person.

You manage the verification and decide if you want to show the verification on your public or password protected Web-profile.

 

 

 

 

 

Comoto VerifyIf you choose so it can be seen publicly on your Web-profile like the example to the right.

If you want to read more about the verification feature here or if you want to test it on your CV/Resume log in here and go to your Web-profile.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for your time – comments and suggestions will be appreciated

Kren, CEO

CV/Resume Study:
As mentioned, a recent study showed that 46% of the CV/Resumes submitted by job applicants contained some kind of false information. If you want further details on the recent study – go here.

Honesty is a virtue
Earlier as part of our CV Funny blog we have shown an example of full details in a CV/Resume – it is rather
funny – go here

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

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

As part of the overall quality system of our Resume system but also for you to increase the quality of your Resumes 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 – read below

How to use Resume Recommendations feature:

First log in to the Comoto Resume Manager application here

To be able to use the Comoto Resume Recommendations feature you need to have created a least one Resume. 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 Resume 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 Resume (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 Resume 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 Resume Recommendations on Lorem Ipsum Resume at Comoto. This helps the person get better quality in his/her Resume.

You left the 1/22/2013 on this Resume 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 Resume Recommendations to your Lorem Ipsum (mother and parent Resume) 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 Resume 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 Resume 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 Resume” 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 Resume 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 Resume Recommendations and use the Resume 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 Resume Commenting System

How to Use: The Resume References feature – Comoto Resume Commenting System

The Comoto Resume Commenting system for Resume References feature – Principle behind and background for the Resume References feature :

As part of the overall quality system of our Resume system but also for you to increase the quality of your Resumes 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 the Resume Reference feature:

First log in to the Comoto Resume Manager application here

To be able to use the Comoto Resume Commenting you need to have created a least one Resume. 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 Resume).

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 Resume Commenting System. See example below (when logged in as a Comoto user)

CV comments

 

Using the Resume Reference feature:

Now I change to be acting as if I was another person asked to use the Resume Reference feature for Michaels Resume (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 Resume Reference (see picture below)

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 Resume Reference on Lorem Ipsum Resume at Comoto. This helps the person get better quality in his/her Resume.

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 Resume 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 Resume 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 Resume References 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 Resume Reference 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 Resume Reference 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 Resume Reference and use the Resume Reference feature – and feel free to test Reference 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 Resume Commenting System

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Privacy – ”You have no privacy. Get over it” – or handle it!

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

The 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 Resumes 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 / Resume 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