Thoughts on CV being available online?



  • I have a home server, where I host my cloud files, git and crap like that. I'm getting ready to also add a little personal website, instead of the default nginx page that I have now.

    An obvious thing to put there is my professional CV and contact page.

    But should I do that? I feel kind of iffy doing that.

    I don't like the idea of my personal phone number, address and email being available for anyone on the internet to harvest. Even just the email address feels kind of wrong.

    On the other hand, if people can't download my CV from my own professional website, what's the point?

    Maybe a compromise solution would be to just include email and ask interested parties to contact me for the full CV? Or have a version of CV with only email? Maybe behind a captcha, to keep my mail off spam lists?

    Dunno. What do you guys think? What would you make available online? Email, full CV, censored CV, nothing, something else entirely?


  • BINNED

    @cartman82 said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    Dunno. What do you guys think? What would you make available online? Email, full CV, censored CV, nothing, something else entirely?

    None, if it is for a payroll-type of job. Just LinkedIn (maybe also Angellist). If you want to go all-consultant that would be different. Then I suggest you also start a blog.



  • @dse said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    None, if it is for a payroll-type of job. Just LinkedIn (maybe also Angellist). If you want to go all-consultant that would be different. Then I suggest you also start a blog.

    It's a normal payroll job. I still would like to keep the door open for fate to intervene. You never know.

    And I just might start a blog too. I'm only 10 years too late, so why the fuck not.


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    @cartman82 said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    @dse said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    None, if it is for a payroll-type of job. Just LinkedIn (maybe also Angellist). If you want to go all-consultant that would be different. Then I suggest you also start a blog.

    It's a normal payroll job. I still would like to keep the door open for fate to intervene. You never know.

    I got my last interview (for the current job that I absolutely enjoy) from LinkedIn, through a recruiter. Europe could be different, but here I doubt recruiters pay much attention to personal websites. If you were a designer you could keep one to show-case your portfolio after you already have had the interview.

    And I just might start a blog too. I'm only 10 years too late, so why the fuck not.

    That would be good for gigs, and side-jobs/contracts



  • I presume anyone here can guess what I did with my info on LinkedIn long ago


  • area_pol

    @cartman82 Post it without the physical address.
    If you worry about spamming the email, make a new one for this site specifically.



  • @Adynathos
    or better, put a contact form. that way you let people contact you, and you stop your mail from being in the wild.


  • :belt_onion:

    cartman82 isn't your real name?



  • @cartman82 said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    An obvious thing to put there is my professional CV and contact page.

    But should I do that? I feel kind of iffy doing that.

    I don't like the idea of my personal phone number, address and email being available for anyone on the internet to harvest. Even just the email address feels kind of wrong.

    That's exactly why most job finding sites have "basic" and "detailed" version of CV for you to upload. The "basic" version contains highlight of your experience and merits but with most personal details removed, and can be searched by all recruiters on the site. When they contact you for a position and you found you're interested, you send the "detailed" version of CV to them.



  • @Jarry said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    @Adynathos
    or better, put a contact form. that way you let people contact you, and you stop your mail from being in the wild.

    I hate contact forms. I'd always rather use a direct email, if available. So I think I'll just put my email behind a captcha instead.

    @El_Heffe said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    cartman82 isn't your real name?

    What is real anyway?

    @cheong said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    That's exactly why most job finding sites have "basic" and "detailed" version of CV for you to upload. The "basic" version contains highlight of your experience and merits but with most personal details removed, and can be searched by all recruiters on the site. When they contact you for a position and you found you're interested, you send the "detailed" version of CV to them.

    I might do that. But then there'd be a gimped version of my CV out there in various HR systems and it'll appear like I'm some secretive asshole when compared to all the "real" ones.



  • @cartman82 said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    @Jarry said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    @Adynathos
    or better, put a contact form. that way you let people contact you, and you stop your mail from being in the wild.

    I hate contact forms. I'd always rather use a direct email, if available. So I think I'll just put my email behind a captcha instead.

    @El_Heffe said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    cartman82 isn't your real name?

    What is real anyway?

    @cheong said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    That's exactly why most job finding sites have "basic" and "detailed" version of CV for you to upload. The "basic" version contains highlight of your experience and merits but with most personal details removed, and can be searched by all recruiters on the site. When they contact you for a position and you found you're interested, you send the "detailed" version of CV to them.

    I might do that. But then there'd be a gimped version of my CV out there in various HR systems and it'll appear like I'm some secretive asshole when compared to all the "real" ones.

    Just replace any fields you don't want to disclose with <details available on request> and you'll be fine.

    In fact, some recruitment practices also recommand you to mask out the current employer name just in case your company's HR also have access to those sites and try to search to see who is actively seeking jobs.

    As long as you promise that you'll send out full resume on request, it should be fine.



  • @cartman82 said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    Email, full CV, censored CV, nothing, something else entirely?

    My personal choice would be nothing. I can't think of a situation were it would be convenient for me to have it online.



  • @cartman82 said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    Dunno. What do you guys think? What would you make available online? Email, full CV, censored CV, nothing, something else entirely?

    I've been thinking about this as well, since I have a vanity domain. My CV wouldn't be the focus of the site; I think it's best to have a personal site be a portfolio, with examples of interesting personal projects/technical solutions and then you can put it on your CV. But if I'm going to put any content on there, might as well also put up a CV omitting my current project, details available on request (usually don't know what I can put on the CV anyway until I've been read out of a project).

    So maybe something like that would work for you.


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @cartman82 said in Thoughts on CV being available online?:

    I don't like the idea of my personal phone number, address and email being available for anyone on the internet to harvest

    Yeah, if I didn't want that, I probably shouldn't have filled it in with a certain name registration service that anyone can lookup... :frowning2:


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