While fraud is prevalent online, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. As ProGeny Places offers primarily free services to jobseekers, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), you can be assured that sharing your resume is a safe way to conduct a job search and manage your career. However, you do need to be mindful about the type of information you include on your resume. For example, the following personal information should never be included:
National Identification Number
Driver's license number
Bank account information
Credit card information
Date of birth
NOTE: You should also never share the personal information listed above with a prospective employer until you are confident that the employer and employment opportunity is legitimate.
Posting Your Resume
Do you want employers to find your resume through ProGeny Place? Are you currently employed and need to be more careful about who is able to see your information? Not all job searches are alike, so ProGeny Place allows flexibility in how you share your resume. Your resume options are described below:
Choosing the public (searchable) resume option allows employers to find your resume during resume searches or for it to be presented by ProGeny Place employees. Because employers may search for candidates before they post a job with Progeny Place choosing the public option will give you the widest possible access to job opportunities. Public resumes are viewable by employers or employees of ProGeny Place — not other ProGeny Place members.
Choosing the private (non-searchable) resume option will prevent employers from finding your resume during resume searches. However, you can still search for jobs and apply online using your private resume.