Is it ok to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo while employed

Is it OK to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo while employed

In the media and within the HR sector, there has been some resistance and fears about how to use LinkedIn / Xing / Viadeo properly while employed the questions are many and different.

  • Is it OK to use LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo when i am employed?

  • What will my boss say if he finds out?

  • I have contact in Linkedin/Xing/Viadeo with a previous colleague that is know a competitor, is that a problem?

There have been a lot of questions about this issue and certain people have had a resistance in using LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo, but if you take it for what it is, a “relationship database”, I don’t see any problems in using them. It is all about networking today, even if you have a contact to a former colleague who is now hired at your competitor.

I think that these fears and the resistance arises from a misconception that LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo is a job hunting site and not a relationship database or networking tool. Certainly LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo is emerging as a very good resource for connecting candidates and headhunter, but that is not its primary role. You cant say that it is your CV you have at LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo, it is merely a profile so that people know what you can do and have done, but if you where to go job hunting you would have to make a dedicated and targeted CV instead.

With career management being an activity throughout your life, resources such as LinkedIn, Xing, Viadeo and others are becoming a more important part of the strategy than ever. But how can you use these networks (either for professional networking or for job search) without it being seen as something negative from you current employer?

Most important is to develop the right mindset and be aware that building connections in these networking tools is the same thing as building up credibility in your profession and industry. If you are really networking it should be seen as a positive thing from your employers point of view. Today I think everybody is talking about networking and it is okay to do this, one way to network is to do it in these networking tools like Linkedin, Xing and Viadeo.

It should be a real professionel network and not only be friends and family, that is what Facebook is all about. And you should not have 50% recruiters/ headhunters in there, it should mainly be people who you can say are profesionells from the same proffesion or industry as you are in, or where you have previously been employed. In this case it is easy to say to an employer that this is part of your network and has a high value for the company as a contact manager and developer that is providing substantial added value.

So used in the riught way and used with the right mindset, these network like LinkedIn/Xing/Viadeo and others are valuable for you and your career


Does privacy really matters with your CV

Does privacy really matters – it does for Microsoft and Europol – and for Comoto ?

At CES in 2010 Microsoft put new emphasis on your browser privacy – especially how misuser’s can be tracking your information (identity-theft) and how you can control your web privacy better (more here).

Europol have also made 3 new reports public that emphasize that the Internet threat is not only very evident – it is also increasing (more here). In other words privacy matters – take control of your information.

You have probably also heard the problems Facebook have had with privacy matters some time ago, even Google have had their issues with privacy (Street View in Google Maps). Users on the Internet are demanding more privacy or you could say that they want the freedom to choose their own privacy level.

That is exactly what we are trying to do at Comoto – let you, the owner of the data, choose your own privacy level. We have always been keen of ensuring that you have full control of your CV after all it is data about you and it is your data. You can control who can see what and when. You are in full control with a line by line setting of the privacy surrounding your CV. You can even make a CV / Web / Online profile password protected, so that only people having that specific password will be able to see your Web Profile. An remember you have the opportunity to have multiple CV’s, each with their own privacy seetings.

We are trying to safeguard your privacy, for your sake. So take full control over your CV and sign-up for your own CV manager here.


CV Tips – Create many versions of your CV – multiple CVs

CV Tips – Create many versions of your CV – multiple CV

Many people have or can have more than one role, this is often the case if you have one type of education, and have used this education in a specific area of work. For instance being a software developer within the area of Accounting for many years. Here you have several skills / expertise that could meet the criteria for different types of jobs. You could be a very good developer, project manager which specializes in accounting or even have experience to work with accounting then you and need multiple CV.

Having more than one CV (multiple CV) is extremely easy in Comoto, you can have as many as you like, and the information can even be inherited from one CV to another, then you only have to maintain the differences in the CV.

The Comoto 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 CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

Komodo a dragon from Indonesia and not free CV Templates

Comoto is not only about CV Control and free CV Templates

The word comoto is also used about other product and service for instance, did you know that Comoto could be mistaken with an indonesian lizard or dragon. Well we looked at some of the people visiting us and the pages they went to after leaving our site, and some of you went looking for more information on this lizard. Thats why we wanted to make it easier for you to find with this post.

Komodo dragon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Komodo Dragon

Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis)

The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang. A member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae), it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to an average length of 2 to 3 metres (6.6 to 9.8 ft) and weighing around 70 kilograms (150 lb). Their unusual size has been attributed to island gigantism, since there are no other carnivorous animals to fill the niche on the islands where they live. However, recent research suggests that the large size of komodo dragons may be better understood as representative of a relic population of very large varanid lizards that once lived across Indonesia and Australia, most of which, along with other megafauna, died out after contact with modern humans. Fossils very similar to V. komodoensis have been found in Australia dating to greater than 3.8 million years ago, and its body size remained stable on Flores, one of the handful of Indonesian islands where it is currently found, ever since Flores (along with neighboring islands) were isolated by rising sea levels approximately 900,000 years ago. As a result of their size, these lizards dominate the ecosystems in which they live. Although Komodo dragons eat mostly carrion, they will also hunt and ambush prey including invertebrates, birds, and mammals.

Mating begins between May and August, and the eggs are laid in September. About twenty eggs are deposited in abandoned megapode nests and incubated for seven to eight months, hatching in April, when insects are most plentiful. Young Komodo dragons are vulnerable and therefore dwell in trees, safe from predators and cannibalistic adults. They take around three to five years to mature, and may live as long as fifty years. They are among the rare vertebrates capable of parthenogenesis, in which females may lay viable eggs if males are absent, producing only male offspring.

Komodo dragons were first recorded by Western scientists in 1910. Their large size and fearsome reputation make them popular zoo exhibits. In the wild their range has contracted due to human activities and they are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. They are protected under Indonesian law, and a national park, Komodo National Park, was founded to aid protection efforts.

You can find more information here.

Best regards

Your Comoto Team

Comoto used as Commercial Photography and not free CV Templates

Comoto is not only about CV Control and free CV Templates

Another version could be Commercial Photography as seen on the page here.

Commercial Photography taken to another level.

The Comoto mission is to use a wide range of artistic approaches and techniques to create something amazing for you, breath-taking images that really are ‘worth 1000’. Using a personal approach, and extensive consultation combined with a blend of various creative effects will ensure you get the most out of your photographic session. Then produce high end and stylish photography for use in your brochures, catalogues, reports and websites to show your clients the very best of what you have to offer. Comoto photography can be used for the promotion of interior designers, property developers, estate agents, architects, hotels, bars and restaurants. Be it still life, lifestyle, location or room-set photography, Comoto has a wealth of experience in creating stunning images for design, advertising, packaging and editorial.

Best regards

The Comoto 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 CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

Comoto as a Honda dealership in Brazil

Comoto is not only about CV Control and CV Templates

The word comoto is also used about other product and service for instance, did you know that Comoto could be a motorcycle dealership in Brazil. Well we looked at some of the people visiting us and the pages they went to after leaving our site, and some of you went looking for this dealership. Thats why we wanted to make it easier for you to find with this post.

Selling Honda motorcycles in Brazil

Honda CBR-600

Honda CBR-600

A company in Brazil named Comoto are selling other motorcycles, namely the famous Honda motorcycles from Japan. Our brazilian is not that good and the page is made in flash so we coudnt easily take some of their text and show it to you.

We will try and contact the company to see if we can get a english translation, or if one of you have the competences we will put up your translation. But from the looks of it, it is a Brazilian dealership of the japanese Honda motorcycle. They have existed since 1976 and are seeling the full range of these very nice motorcycles.

The interest in the name Comoto for motorcycles are not only in brazil, you can also see the electrical motorcycle from Hirsch Design here. Maybee the interest for the name Comoto comes from “moto” in Comoto. 🙂

You can visit the Brazilian Honda dealership here.

Best regards

Your Comoto Team

Comoto as a lightweight electrical Motorcycle

Comoto is not only about CV Control and CV Templates

The word comoto is also used about other product and service for instance, did you know that Comoto could be a lightweight, eletrical powered futuristic motorcycle. Well we looked at some of the people visiting us and the pages they went to after leaving our site, and some of you went looking for this electric lightweight motorcycle. Thats why we wanted to make it easier for you to find with this post.

Hirsch Design

The Comoto is a 100% all electric, all aluminum alloy, lightweight motorcycle. Specifcally well suited for commuting, off-road use and agencies requiring security vehicles.

Comoto Motorcycle

The 2010 Comoto was conceived and engineered by Jeff Hirsch of  Hirsch Design.  The Comoto was meticulously designed, and, entirely  hand  built  from the ground up, using only high strength 6061-T6 alloy aircraft aluminum sheet metal in  its unique  monocoque  frame  design.  No welding  is  used,  except  or a few cross members and head tube, therefore there is very little welding to lose the structural integrity of the T6 temper. Only world class high end electronics and high intensity components were chosen for  the Comoto’s overall strength, weight savings, handling and aesthetic look.

So if you are interested in this cool motorcycle, you can find more interesting information about this unique motorcycle here.

If this was not what you where looking for look at the other posts about the word “Comoto” and what other people think this nice name should be used for. 🙂

Best regards

Your Comoto Team

New free CV Templates

New free CV Templates

6 new free CV templates coming your way as promised. It is a standard template with and without picture of you and in 3 different versions, short CV, basic CV and complete CV. Hope you enjoy them.

Try them out and give us some feedback on theteam@140.82.38.88

If you have some special wishes or a special template that you want to use together with comoto, send them to us and we will convert them to a Comoto Template for you to use.

Best regards

The Comoto 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 CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.


New free CV Templates available now!

New free CV templates

Please notice Comoto launch a new and more advanced Template section of the Comoto application early 2013 with more and new free CV templates.

We have just launched a bunch of new free CV templates for you to use. All our templates are free and easy to use. Import your CV from LinkedIn and use our templates it freely in Comoto. Export you CV in multiple versions, and maintain several versions of your CV in the Comoto CV manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a template you want to use?

If you have a favourite template that you want to use – to get the job of your dream – and you want this done easier and faster to work with, then send the template of your choice to theteam@140.82.38.88 and we will put it up on Comoto. The template will be freely available for all of our users.

The Comoto 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 CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.


Get the job of your dreams

get the jobHR specialists and researchers says that a professional looking CV with the right information about you, has a great impact on your chances to get the job of your dreams. The application is important, but it is the place where you catch the companies attention and make them interesting in reading what you have actually accomplished and what you have the education to do. These specific things should be available in your CV. And nobody has ever lost a job opportunity by having a nice looking CV.

The best thing you can do is to use Comoto CV Manager to Create, Optimize, Manage and Share your CVs because then you have better changes in getting the job of your dreams.

The Comoto 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 CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

Manage and share your online profile on the web and in your printed CVs

Manage and share your online profile on the web and in your printed CVs

online profile

“A Comoto Web Profile – online profile – is easy to update and can be shared directly with  employers, colleagues or friends. With your privacy settings you always keep full control of who can see what.”

online profileFree CV Templates versus Online Profile

You need a CV in Word or PDF format but don’t know how to start? Choose from one of our professionally designed CV templates and export your CV with just a click. If necessary you can quickly change templates depending on the occasion and your audience.

Keep your Information Safe and Secure

By adjusting the privacy level of each information entered into your ComoProfile, you can easily choose which information is being displayed and to whom. By hiding your name you can also look for a new job without your current employer knowing it.

Comoto Web Profile: Your online CV

Comoto Web Profile: Your online CV.

Get your personal online CV with a unique customized URL. Simply send this URL to a recruiter to share your Comoto Web Profile and automatically update them with CV changes and most up-to-date information!

You can use this URL on any website, blog, online application form, job portal, business card.

Add this link to your printed CV and make sure that people always have access to your complete and updated CV.

The Comoto Team

 

Comoto is starting in a new language “TWEET” – follow us on Twitter

Comoto is starting in a new language “TWEET” – follow us on Twitter

The importance of social media cannot be argued. Comoto will be available on www.twitter.com/comotocom in the future so that you can follow the latest news and developments.

Please go to www.twitter.com/comotocom to follow our tweets and you will be updated on your favourite media.

We have also implemeted a twitter integration on our webpage for you to tweet about us.

Also feel free to share our news with your network via your tweets.

The Comoto 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 CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

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

You can follow Comoto’s Facebook page for the latest news about us…at comotocom

You can follow Comoto’s Facebook page for the latest news about us…at comotocom

comoto's facebook pageComoto and Facebook is integrated at comotocom and we will populate our Comoto on Facebook site with posts your are familiar with from comoto.com.

You can see the latest news without leaving Facebook.

We are also working on more intelligent features to our CV platform.

The Comoto 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 CV’s – a few clicks and you can create a CV targeted for a specific job.

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