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