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Five Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft on Job Applications

Calling all media moguls in the making! (Yes, that would be you.) As you’re looking for a job, try not to get too excited and ditch common sense, especially when it comes to applying online.

That is, people may be preying on breaches of security as you enter your personal information such as your social security number, full name, address, and work details.

1. Don’t apply to blind ads. According to a piece on U.S. News & World Report, Miriam Salpeter writes, “The first thing you can do to protect yourself is avoid applying for bogus jobs. How? Don’t apply to blind ads and unnamed companies or recruiters.”

So, if a company isn’t listed and it’s shady as to whether or not a real job is available for hire, move on. Read more

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Four Ways to Successfully Submit Your Resume Online

Let’s face it: When you see a job opportunity online, it’s time for excitement. Rejoice! Of course, the next step involves actually submitting your resume through the online system.

Keep in mind, you should always leverage your network to submit your resume through someone who currently works at the desired company but we digress. If that ideal situation doesn’t exist, you’ll have to submit online. (If it does exist, they would e-mail your resume to the hiring manager and/or recruiter as well as submit your resume through their employee referral system so you’re flagged appropriately in the applicant tracking system.)

There are four ways to stand out in the dreaded perceived black hole better known as the applicant tracking system — also known as ATS for anyone keepin’ score. Read more