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Subject:  Re: Plain text? Date:  1/23/2003  12:05 PM
Author:  TheHeadhunter Number:  27923 of 49642

When you put your resume into any data base online you run a significant risk of having it wind up in other data bases without your knowledge. That's why I prefer emailing such information -- it's still a risk, but smaller because the info may not be put into a data base. Printed resumes are even safer in this regard.

I've been gathering information about privacy issues, and what I've come up with would curl your hair. I'm trying to clean it up to avoid getting sued before I print it.

In the meantime, to get an idea of what's going on out there, please read Pam Dixon's excellent report (commissioned by The Privacy Foundation), which she has generously permitted me to publish on the ATH site:

Even if you're dealing directly with an employer's own "jobs" site, ask whether it is managed by a third party which then assumes control of the information. Read the privacy policy carefully. You may be surprised where your info may wind up.

Resume data is sold and traded like mailing lists. Be careful. This has really turned into a racket of major proportions. I've got a link to an article about a recent scam at -- look for the heading "More stupid online job hunting tricks"

Nick Corcodilos
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