Online Profiles – What Happens To Your Information When You're Not Around?

Ever wondered what happens to your resume after you've pressed the SEND button? What about the information contained on your public professional profiles? Most of us never give it another thought or consider the consequences of sharing your information with complete strangers. So what can happen if your details (the confidential information about where you studied, who you've worked for etc.) get shared throughout someone's office or get in the hands of hackers?

The problem with resumes/CV's

One of the biggest issues when applying for a job online is that you have no way of knowing who is managing your information. Is it the receptionist, the intern, the HR assistant or the possibly hiring manager? Who knows (and you probably never will). We put our trust in these people and hope that they look after your confidential information just as if it were their own. Let's hope they don't share your information around inappropriately or just chuck the printed copy in the bin after they've finished screening you. Who knows whose hands it would fall into then.

The problem with digital resumes/online profiles

On LinkedIn for example, even though you might not have contact information in your public profile, there is a lot of potentially sensitive information that hackers and other internet-based bad guys can glean from your public LinkedIn profile. Listing the companies you work for or have worked for could help hackers with social engineering attacks against those companies. Listing the university you currently attend in the education section could help someone gain more information about your current whereabouts. Scary stuff but very real.

And how does Trumpet Page solve this?

We have included page privacy options so you have control over who sees your information. If you select a 'Private' option, people can only view your page through private invitation via email. The reader cannot share your page unless they request another invitation to view. Users can also select how many times a reader can view their page. 'Private' pages are not indexed by Google so your page won't ever show up in a Google search.

For more information, visit trumpetpage.com.au.

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