Huge in Kazhakstan

My resume is online.

There are a lot of reasons for that, not least of which is that most recruiters and hiring managers look for talent online. One of the important ones that might not be obvious is that I get data about who’s looking at me.

I know when someone’s looked at it. I know where they’re from, generally. I know how they got to my resume … what website and page they were on when they clicked a link to see my CV. And sometimes, if the host information is clean, or the IP address is useful, I can see exactly who was checking me out.

Like last week when I could see that someone from Invoke Media was on my resume.

This week, I’ve had interest from Ghana and other hotbeds of internet startup-dom. Always interesting. The visits from Eastern Europe always kinda worry me: what social engineering/phishing database am I going into now?

But the benefits outweigh the risks. It’s handy information – it gives you some feedback on how you’re doing in your job search, how interested people might be in you, if they’re doing Google searches on your name, and so on.

And it saves a heck of a lot of paper.