Applying jobs electronically has come as a great relief for everyone considering the bulkiness and the significant costs that characterize postal services. Nonetheless, as Tim Nelson MAP Houston notes, security concerns for our resumes and job searches has become a major issue. Chances are that your contact information can be stolen thus exposing you to scam risks. Your employer can also track down your efforts of finding a new job elsewhere and possibly intervene negatively.
Our resumes therefore need to be cyber-safe. To do this Tim Nelson MAP Houston recommends removing the usual contact information and just providing web-based email addresses such as Ymail and Gmail but not work email. Second is to alter your employment history i.e. company names and details such as job titles should be descriptive rather than direct e.g. technician at KFC to mechanical department worker. Thirdly, you should limit the places to which you are sending your email, unless it is to a private email. Finally, do not post your resume while at work as it can be easily traced using relevant software.
Tim Nelson MAP Houston on cyber-safe resumes