This one is purely an observation and I wanted to share my thoughts….
Data Protection….please, please, please protect it, or at least give yourself a fighting chance.
This piece is predominantly aimed at those in the market for a new role and are contacting recruiters, job boards and anyone else that smells vaguely familiar!
Today I received the following information from a candidate that I have never met, spoken to, or indeed heard of, let me know your thoughts on the following;
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Full UK Address
- Mobile Telephone No
- Home Telephone No
- National Insurance No
- Membership No (Chartered Institution)
- Full list of interests & hobbies
I fully appreciate there is often a need for efficiency and in particular the ease for us in an industry to be able to contact people quickly and effectively…however, please give a thought as to how much information you are sharing with people and organisations you do not know.