When applying for jobs online, make sure a secure home network is being used. This lowers the risk of being hacked and of releasing personal information unintentionally. Before submitting an application, it is important to review a company's deletion policy regarding resumes, references and locality information such as home address and phone number, according to the job search resource, Career Attraction. A deletion policy allows the applicant to mandate the deletion of any document uploaded to the site.
Applicants should also make sure the website is encrypted, which ensure the information is protected, and it is recommended to avoid providing information by a request that was not initiated by an applicant. Job scams are a common way for hackers to obtain valuable information like a social security number.Learn more about Job Search