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Job counselors at some colleges wonder whether students who put their résumés on the Internet are revealing too much personal information in too public a forum -- given that Web pages may be read by anyone in the world. Patrick Jolly, director of the Career Center at California State University at Hayward, advises: "Don't put your personal address. Don't put your phone number." He recommends providing an email address instead. "There are some weird people out there," he adds. Others feel that including your email and your phone number as sufficiently safe.

Once you have posted your résumé, consider it a public document and out of your control. If you are contacted for an interview, take a few minutes to find out who the person is on the other end of the phone or email. Often, you will be contacted by the site's recruiter, calling for more information. Think before you answer.

It is a good idea to make a list of the places that you have posted your résumé, including log-on names and passwords, if any. Keep this list private and safe.

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