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3 Tips to Manage Online Risks in A Job Application

In today’s digital age, safeguarding your personal information while navigating the job application process is crucial. Sharing too much information risks your privacy and security. It provides cyber criminals with the opportunity to gather extensive information about you, which can then be exploited to harm you. To avoid this, here are three tips to manage online risks:

1. Do not share any personal identifiable details publicly

Be careful about sharing your personal identifiable details on social media platforms or public forums related to your job application. Do not share sensitive details such as your full name (including your middle name), complete address, birthday, phone number, email address, or any financial information.

At Silk Road, if you need to follow up on the status of your job application or address related concerns, we may request certain personal details to verify your progress in our records or investigate specific issues more thoroughly. Please ensure that you only share this information through Silk Road’s verified and official channels, either direct message or email. That’s to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal details.

With that in mind, we advise applicants against sharing any additional personal details related to their job application. Not in social media posts or in comments on various platforms that are visible to the public.

2. Use verified channels to submit your job application

When submitting your application for a job, make sure to use verified channels and reputable platforms. Use websites that have HTTPS encryption to protect your data during transmission and be cautious about visiting or submitting applications to any unsecured or unfamiliar sites.

Ensure the use of only verified and official channels where you can connect with the said recruitment agency or employer. Refrain also from using public wifi.

At Silk Road, applications may be submitted through an application form found on our website. Updates regarding applications are coursed through email. Any missing documents or important files may be sent to the designated forms or via email as advised. 

Make sure to follow Silk Road’s verified accounts for any correspondence.

3. Check your privacy settings regularly

Our social media accounts and presence may serve as a form of resume or professional profile. However, it is important to be cautious about protecting your privacy by carefully managing your privacy settings. Customize your settings to regulate who can view your content and restrict access to personal information. 

These tips offer a starting point or a means to maintain your privacy if you’re already employing them. Your job application doesn’t have to compromise your data security. 

Do you know of any other tips? Tell us in the comments! 

2 thoughts on “3 Tips to Manage Online Risks in A Job Application”

  1. Awesome website you have here but I was curious about if
    you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics
    talked about here? I’d really like to be a part of
    group where I can get advice from other experienced people that
    share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let
    me know. Bless you!

  2. Hi Tereza!
    If you are looking for more first-hand accounts of working life in Finland I would recommend connecting with people on LinkedIn who work in the field of work in Finland that you are interested in and sending them some questions! Good luck!

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