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Privacy Concerns as a Reno Jobs Seeker

Living in the internet era (and the fact that you're here using Reno Tahoe Jobs) its probable that you’re looking for and applying for jobs online. There are numerous advantages to conducting your job search online but there are some inherent dangers as well. Not the least of which is the danger of identity theft and digital fraud. It is however, possible to maintain online without putting yourself at risk of identity theft or other pitfalls. While you are applying for jobs in Reno here are some tips that will keep your identity safe.

1. Omit certain private information from your resume: there is no need to include your home address on your resume, which is one bit of information you may not want on a job board for the whole world to see. If you want to take even more safety measures, The Wall Street Journal recommends setting up temporary cell phone numbers and/or email addresses to further protect your personal information.

2. Make use of the privacy features on job sites: many job sites offer privacy features that you can make use of during your job search, such as the ability to limit those who can view your profile and resume.

3. Don't forget about your social media footprint: this doesn’t necessarily relate directly to identity theft or fraud, but it has everything to do with common sense and does impact your ability to get hired. If you have anything (such as embarrassing and/or inappropriate photos or posts) on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or some other social networking site that a potential employer can access, get rid of it. A good rule of thumb on what to exclude is that if you have to think about it, it should go.

By Kyle Wise

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