26 July 2016 / No Comments
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Along with the rise of the internet, many businesses have moved parts of or entire activities online. Marketing is no longer done just physically or on television, it’s also done online, and more and more companies complement retail branches with online stores. The employment industry has changed as well, the majority of job applications being submitted online.
The Log in Button
Here’s a question everyone has asked at least once: if I upload my resume, why do I have to fill in a form with the same information? The answer: because of the Applicant Tracking System. Most recruiters have turned to technology to cope with the incredibly large numbers of resumes they receive every day and use ATS software to triage applications, usually based on keywords.
How safe is the information you submit?
In August 2015, a hacker managed to breach the servers of an international network of recruitment agencies and steal over 2000 accounts belonging to recruiters around the world. Phishing scams are also on the rise, with identity theft becoming more and more common. Not so safe, it seems. But, there are things you can do to protect yourself.