In any job search, it is important to circulate a resume. However, job seekers need to carefully minimize privacy issues related to resumes and personal data while still maintaining appropriate exposure to employers.
Employers are an important part of the data privacy solution. As the controller of job ads, employers have a great deal of say in how those ads are managed and displayed to applicants. For their part, college career counselors, as a critical part of the interface in a student’s first professional job search, have a key educational role in the process.
The World Privacy Forum conducted this research with funding assistance from the Rose Foundation Consumer Privacy Rights Fund. Without this assistance, this research would not have been possible.
A. Site Methodology
B. Methodology for Analyzing Resume Distribution Sites
C. Resume Writing Services Methodology
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November 12, 2003: One typo corrected, page numbers added, font size of endnotes increased. “Updates” section added to report and index.
November 11, 2003: Report issued on www.worldprivacyforum.org.