Don’t expose your personal information to the wrong people
If you’re a student nearing graduation at Salter, you’ve probably already stopped by Career Services to discuss job hunting approaches to put your education to work.
Chances are, you’ve also probably started an online job search.
While applying online can be efficient, there are also some things you need to be aware of to protect yourself.
Yes, most job listings are probably legitimate, but it’s still a good idea to be on the lookout for red flags that could indicate a scam. Remember, exposing your personal information to the wrong people could make you a target for identity theft.
Here are some things to think about.
1. Don’t get too personal
The way the online marketplace operates, it’s helpful to post your resume on job sites so potential employers can find you.
That said, be sure to double-check any resume you’re posting to ensure that it doesn’t include any proprietary info (i.e., social security number, bank info, etc.). It’s also a good idea to verify the security of any websites you are posting to, so you can be certain your resume is being placed into good hands.