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How to Safely Network in the Digital Age

In today's economy, more and more people are looking for great ways to look for a job. One idea is to post your resume online, but you need to take care. Identity thieves are using these websites as a new way to steal your information. These tips can help minimize your risk.

1. Use only sites that protect your personal information. Casual browsers should not be able to see your full name, address, phone number, or other data. If a potential employer is interested, he or she should be able to get this information only by request from you.

2. If you do receive a request for more information, or even a job offer, be careful if it seems too good to be true. It may be a scam and a ploy to get your information. If you receive an email that asks for money or for your Social Security number, ignore it. You should never send your Social Security number via email. In fact, you should not have to provide it until well into the hiring process.

3. Be sure that you have the ability to delete your resume and other information once you have completed your job search.

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