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by HealerWoman HealerWoman (New Member) New Member

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I graduate in 3 weeks! So I just got my resume done, and was wondering if there is any disadvantage to posting your resume online? I already have one ready that does not have my street address listed. Any input would be appreciated!

Thanks!

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I was going to suggest posting one without your address. Once your career is going, you might want to refrain from making your job search public when you don't want your present employer to know you are looking.

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P_RN has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a RN-i (RETIRED).

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Other than the fact that it is the best way to gain a stalker, someone stealing your identity, someone clearing out everything you have spent your life gaining?

Read the warning above this post:We request that you do not post email addresses or identifying information. If you do, you do so at your own risk.

 

Please BEWARE!!! DO NOT POST ANYTHING IDENTIFYING ONLINE!!

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Other than the fact that it is the best way to gain a stalker, someone stealing your identity, someone clearing out everything you have spent your life gaining?

Read the warning above this post:We request that you do not post email addresses or identifying information. If you do, you do so at your own risk.

 

Please BEWARE!!! DO NOT POST ANYTHING IDENTIFYING ONLINE!!

Hate to say it, but there are thousands of ways of obtaining this information. Other than paying a watch-dog company 14$/mo your basically at risk being on the internet as it is

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gymnut works as a Oncology Tech.

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One thing will be that you will get a lot of scam artists that will be calling you and filling up your E-mailbox.

I had my resume online and was contacted at least twice a week by insurance and finance companies who wanted to hire me and all I had to do was open a bank account or give my SSN over the phone for a criminal background check.

Yeah right.

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Posting your resume online could mean posting it forever-----I don't think you'd want that-----especially when you already have a job and don't want your employer to think that you're still looking for another job.

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Work in Progress works as a Labor and Delivery RN.

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I posted mine online. All I got was about 25 phone calls and 100+ emails recruiting me for jobs that I wasn't qualified for... something along these lines "I found your resume online and saw what amazing qualifications you have. Call me back to set up an interview for this job. By the way, we require 5 years of RN Utilization Management experience." Being a new grad, obviously none of them read my resume. It is a waste of time and a big PITA. Just stick to old fashioned dropping off resumes with unit managers. I love the internet, I do almost everything on the internet- but using the internet for my job search has never paid off for me.

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gymnut works as a Oncology Tech.

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I posted mine online. All I got was about 25 phone calls and 100+ emails recruiting me for jobs that I wasn't qualified for... something along these lines "I found your resume online and saw what amazing qualifications you have. Call me back to set up an interview for this job. By the way, we require 5 years of RN Utilization Management experience." Being a new grad, obviously none of them read my resume. It is a waste of time and a big PITA. Just stick to old fashioned dropping off resumes with unit managers. I love the internet, I do almost everything on the internet- but using the internet for my job search has never paid off for me.

OMG I also got all those ridiculous job offers as well!

Today in my inbox I got 2 of them. One to become a wedding photographer and another to become an Avionics Technician for the Government over in Kuwait and the site said I was an excellent match for both of them.

Somehow they gathered this from a resume of a Packaging Lead at a factory.

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dspevak55 works as a part time CNA/student.

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Yes. It can be done...but there is some validity to the concerns. Having once been a network admin, it is remarkable what people are willing to share - essentially giving up their own privacy. It can be done. However, we are talking about two separate issues here. Resumes and on-line privacy.

1) On-line privacy can be managed by controlling what you post within social networking group bios/profiles, messageboard bios, instant chatting programs, meet-up/yahoo groups, etc. First, you don't have to join each and every service out there. Monster.com...LinkedIn.com....are o.k. Your local community might have something too. Consider using your first initial and last name. Think twice before giving any info along with that to tie you where and who you are. Addresses, phone numbers, other e-mail addresses, etc....and certainly any interests or hobbies...especially if you have strong opinions, controversial interests, or anything else that you would not share with family members, friends or coworkers. There are countless places where data collects on-line, whether you contribute to it or not, as various databases are going on-line...and information is being shared among them. You can try Googling your name to see what is out there. Then, you can take steps to clear that info. You can either e-mail requests to have your info remioved (follow the specific sites details) or log-in and pare down what you've originally shared. Keep the info as vague as possible or delete it. I'd also add...don't respond to spam...be careful clicking ads on websites...consider getting a software firewall...use disposable e-mails (yahoo, hotmail, etc.) and don't put details in the username that identify you.

2) Resumes, on the other hand, are there to provide information. Consider discussing what should be shared and what probably shouldn't be shared with someone who knows what to look for. Local communities may offer courses through community college, or the chamber of commerce. You might try calling or speaking with people in Human Resource Dept...to see what they have to say about what they look for. Libraries are good sources for books on the topic, but make sure they are current publishing dates. Libraries may offer workshops..or other local places. Ultimately, you can find out the best format to use to showcase your abilities and work history. You may or may not include dates (to avoid ageism - to some extent) and you don't necessarily offer information about marital status, family, religious or personal participation, etc.

Now, to merge these ideas....the balance is up to you. However, I am old school. The internet is very cool, but it's not a magical device. Blasting the internet with your data....having it bounce around to all sorts of places, including unintended one, isn't necessarily going to do a lot of good. The data, once it is out there, can work for you or against you. It is possible to use it selectively... You can use e-mail to target specific people at specific companies. Network with people and find out who you can ask questions of...or find out about positions in a company or sector. Word of mouth and in-person contacts are the way to stand out among the masses.

-just my 2 cents

-Drew

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BabyLady works as a RN.

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Although I didn't find my current RN job on an online site such as Monster, I have found previous, very well-paying jobs through the same site. I worked for companies that I had never heard of that upon research, were very reputable.

So what if you get phone calls from companies that you don't want to work for...just weed them through.

A reputable employer will ALWAYS identify themselves and they will 98% of the time call you directly. If the company name isn't listed, there is a reason why.

I never, ever return phone calls/e-mails from recruiters/headhunters. They almost always claim to have jobs that don't exist.

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