There are completely bogus "job sites" collecting resume information from unsuspecting job seekers. Don't get caught by one
There are thousands of legitimate job sites, so don't worry about running out of them. Evaluate every site you are considering using using these criteria:
Have you heard of the site?
If you haven't heard of a site you're tempted to use, and no one you know has used it, do a Google search to see what is being said about it.
Look for contact information on the site. Not just a form for visitors to complete to ask a question, but a name, address, and phone numbers. Then, Google the address and phone numbers. Are they real? Call one of the phone numbers to see if someone answers from the organization running the site. Be very cautious if no concrete contact information is available. Who would you contact (or sue) if you had a serious problem.
Do you have to "register" before you can search through the jobs?
They can be helpful, but there are a couple of very important caveats about privacy seals!
A privacy seal is NOT assuring you that the Website is safe or a good one for you to use. It is only telling you that the site has agreed to be audited for compliance with the policy they have posted, but the policy itself may be terrible.
If the site displays a "privacy seal," the seal must be clickable, and the link must take you to a specific page on the seal organization's Website that describes the site claiming the seal.
In other words: -
- If the seal cannot be clicked on, don't trust it.
- If the seal's link goes to the seal organization's home page, it cannot be trusted
- If the link goes to another page of the site claiming it, it cannot be trusted
- Only trust the seal if you can click on it, and it takes you to the specific page on the seal organization's Website where you will find a confirmation that the Website you came from actually has the seal.
And, be careful out there!