4 Ways You Can Prevent Your Details from the Public While in Search of a Job

Have you received a bogus text message or email inviting you for an interview for a job you didn't apply for or know nothing about? Perhaps you are still in the dark, this article will serve as an eye opener to you.

The truth of the matter is that we are in an era where the desperation of many job seekers in the country today has no doubt awakened the stealing prowess of some lazy youths. While some are submitting their applications and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in any available spot, others try to use the details of these persons to scam them. Many have fallen prey to these heartless individuals and if care's not taken, the number will keep increasing.

However, if you haven’t been prey to this, read this and guard your details from going into the hands of scrupulous elements in our society. Here are some suggestions on how to guard your details from being in the open.

1. Email Address:
When creating your CV, use a separate email address. This email address should be an entirely different email address from that that contains your Internet or all banking details and transactions. In doing so, you also protect your primary email address from hacks, spam and unsolicited emails.

2. Mobile Numbers:
Do not in any way include  your main or primary mobile numbers simply because you don’t want to miss out on that interview invite.  Be careful with the number you include on your CV; even if it’s not always switched on, leave a professional call back message and make sure to put it on at least between the hours of 10am - 4pm daily.

3. Referees' Details
There is no need including names, numbers and email addresses of your referees in your CV. Once a firm settles on hiring you, it will request a reference from you, so what's the need of including the names, email addresses and numbers of your referees when you're not even shortlisted for interview?
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4. Thread with caution when it comes to submitting your application
Yes! You heard me right. Remember, all that glitters is not gold. That the vacancy looks attractive doesn’t mean you should submit your application. Make enquiries and check out the submission portal to confirm authenticity. For example, if LNG is hiring and in the text message or mail sent to you, you are asked to submit your application to tammy4life@yahoo.com, you should be very careful. A company cannot use an individual email address as its submission portal. A word they say is enough for the wise!

Tamuno Reuben

Those who seek knowledge seek power because the pen is mightier than the sword.

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