Prospective employers may not be only ones eyeing your online resume. Identity thieves and other unsavory characters may want to download your personal and professional data. To keep your online resume from doing any unwanted damage to you or your credit, you need to understand the risks and how to mitigate them.
JobKite, a job posting Web site, offers the following tips:
No legitimate employer needs your social security number, bank account numbers, mother's maiden name or any other identifying information.
Don't post your resume on every site. Instead, seek out sites that are relevant to your career path and are well known. Quality sites, rather than quantity, is the key.
Leave it out:
Omit references from your online resume. If strangers start calling your old boss or best friend, you may find yourself without references before too long.
Source: Forbes.com (Technology)