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Should you post your résumé online?

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Q: Will I get caught if I post my résumé on the Net?

I have been cautioned about putting my résumé online. For example, your existing employer might find out that you are looking for another job if they find your résumé. I have also read that some employers actively look for this type of behavior from their employees. That is, if they find your résumé posted online, they use it to weed you out of your job.

Is this a legitimate concern? Are there other concerns about online résumés?

Nick's reply: This is controversial, because posting your résumé could lead to a job, but it could also lead to problems if you do it haphazardly. The worst risks arise if you include personal information on your résumé. Some sites let you apply confidentially.

Here are a few undesirable things that could happen when you post your résumé online:

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