What do to about copy/pasting resume into job listing?
April 16, 2012 11:35 AM Subscribe
Job posting copy/pasted resume/LinkedIn profile. What to do?
posted by k8t to work & money (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My spouse, who does something fairly specific in a fairly small industry, was asked to apply for a consulting position through a former coworker at former coworker's new workplace. Spouse gave his resume and a proposal. Spouse was turned down. The impression was given that spouse was too expensive for them.
Fast forward 2 weeks and job is posted all over the industry job boards and it is entirely copied and pasted out of spouse's resume and LinkedIn profile... they constructed it from the two separately and mixed it up into this new job posting.
My/his concerns are
1. that if anyone searches any part of spouse's resume/LinkedIn profile, that job posting or a cache of it will show up and it will look like spouse copy/pasted.
2. this is a really small industry and people know my spouse and would possibly recognize his skill set in this posting (don't know if that is a problem tho).
3. his current employer is probably going to see this posting and might wonder why spouse's description is in it (current employer doesn't know that we're moving).
4. that is just not cool of this other organization.
BUT, spouse might be interested in short-term consulting for this organization in the future, so he doesn't want to piss them off.
So, my thought is that spouse should email his two contacts and say: "I got this job posting today and I noticed that it is copy and pasted from my resume and LinkedIn. My main concern is that people will think that *I* copy and pasted from you rather than the reverse. I'd appreciate if you took this post down ASAP (even though I am afraid that the damage is already done) and repost with new text."
But, for you all, is there something else that he should do? Should he just forget it and keep his resume and LinkedIn as it is? Should he rephrase it?