There are many places online to post your resume, and some sites take steps
to secure your privacy. But if you care about your privacy, you must not depend
on the site to do it for you.
Contact information in a hard copy of your resume is usually designed to make
it as easy to get a hold of you as possible. After clearly and boldly stating
your name, you include as many viable phone numbers, mailing addresses and email
addresses as possible.
An online resume, on the other hand, should have only one anonymous way to
contact you. When you post a resume online, delete:
personal phone numbers
business phone numbers (of course!)
personal email addresses
business email address (of course!)
Replace the name of your current employer with a one line description of the
company. If your company is well-known keep the description general enough as to
not give it away. For example, if you work for The Home Depot describe it as a
"major home improvement retailer",
not "the largest home improvement retailer in the world".
Finally, your point of contact. Your contact information is limited to a
unique online email address that would be difficult to trace to you personally.
I recommend one of the major suppliers of free online mail services such as
Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, or G-Mail. These companies have learned
that customers do not want obtrusive advertising sent with their emails. If you
use a service other than ones I have mentioned, be sure there are not any banner
ads, cutesy designs, smiley faces, embarrassing links or anything else
non-business like sent in your email.
To be taken seriously, choose a business-like email name. CutiePie,
HotChick, and StudMuffin are not considered names for serious job
seekers. A suggestion that seems to work well is names related to your job title
such as CstAccountant, ElecEngineer, WbMaster.
Be selective in deciding where you post your resume. Anyone with access to a
server can post it. But it is the large, well-known job sites are more likely to
take steps to keep your resume information secure.
Jay Edward Miller is the president of ResumeSavvy, LLC and author of the
new best-selling ebook, Irresistible Resume
. After 19 years as
professional resume writer, Jay now teaches fast-track, heavy-hitter job
seekers how to write their own Irresistible Resume. His hard hitting,
marketing approach to resume writing has been the talk of the industry.
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