Fear of hacking could keep employers from seeing your resume

WASHINGTON — Hackers ruin everything; now, they’re even spiking some people’s chances of landing a job.

“Everybody in H.R. (Human Resources) has been told, ‘Do not open file attachment resumes,’ because that’s what the hackers are using to target people right now,” says Ken Colburn, CEO of Data Doctors Computer Services.

Colburn says job-seekers have plenty of good options, though.

“Find the (company’s) online application process. Find the place for you to place your resume online. Or, link to your LinkedIn account,” which, Colburn says, should have a fully filled-out profile. “Use a job board. Use those online services.”

Sending a potential employer a resume as an email attachment might get thrown out without getting read, of course. But it also tells a company you’re not familiar with “safe practices,” Colburn says.

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