Here are the Pros and Cons of Popular Job Sites versus Talent Share
Once Recruiters read your Bio – Biography on Talent Share, they will engage with you – requesting your CV or Resume. Not the case with job boards, as there is nothing compelling recruiters or companies to engage with the you once your CV is read.
Don’t share sensitive information identity thieves could use on job boards!
“If you do upload your CV or Resume on job boards then do not provide information that identity thieves could potentially use, like your address, phone number and full legal name. Definitely remove your personal ID number on your CV or resume”
Exclusivity – Once you submit your CV or resume and put it out into the world, you essentially lose control of it. It can be spread from that job board to other affiliate websites without your knowledge, which means you won’t be able to update it when conditions in your professional life change. Furthermore, if you begin posting your CV or resume on job boards, there’s nothing to keep your current employer from seeing it, thereby informing him that you’re looking for another job. Everyone does it, but telling your boss (even accidentally) isn’t always a good idea.
Pam Dixon, head of the World Privacy Forum, warns that many job sites still let too much information from CVs or Resumes posted online get into the hands of third parties through online “cookies” that monitor Web surfing.
There is a more accepted way to publicize your information online, though via LinkedIn and Talent Share. And it has the advantage of not broadcasting your search to your employer, too.
And the reality is that if you put your CV or resume online, you open yourself up to spam and identity theft.
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It might be helpful to start thinking about your personal brand when uploading your Bio – Biography on Talent Share. If you want to expand your network, be thoughtful about using LinkedIn, Twitter and Talent Share. The difference here is that these still require you to be active in your search.
Now that Talent Share is fair game for colleagues, recruiters and potential employers, a snappy, 1500-character Bio – Biography can help set you apart. I suggest thinking of yourself as an ambassador for your industry—but one with a punch line!