Experts warn that providing too much information on a resume or on online social networking sites could lead to identity theft.
“Only post things you wouldn’t mind someone else stealing,” said David Cowings, senior manager of operations for security response for anti-fraud and anti-spam at Symantec, an information security provider that employs 17,000 people globally.
Symantec did not have statistics for how many people become victims of identity theft while looking for a job. But the company in 2007 discovered hackers stole personal information from 1.6 million Monster.com users. Overall, however, experts seem to agree that when it comes to putting personal information on a resume — less is better.