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Let’s face it-nowadays you can’t be too careful.

I was a recruiter for a while and I have to say I’m a bit surprised at how trusting people can be. They sent me their resumes without hesitation. Thing is, when I placed my ads (often on Craigslist) the applicants didn’t know the name of the company. That’s because as a recruiter I needed to keep them connected to me,  so I’d get credit for them. Sounds selfish but ya gotta pay the rent.

When I started working for that company I responded to a similar ad. But instead of just sending my resume, I wrote to them first and said, ” I’m interested in the position but before I send my resume I’d appreciate a link to your company website. Thank you for understanding.”

I had also done that with other companies. Either I got no response (no loss) or I got a response with the link to their website.

Anyway, ironically one of the products the company I worked for sells Identity Theft Protection, so I’m extra prickly about this subject.

I found out it’s not just credit they’re after. They can steal your identity and commit crimes or get medical treatment under your name:(

Wishing everyone the best in their job search! ~Diane Gerber

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