Recently a previous coworker asked an interesting question which I felt had a single answer yet the responses she was provided completely contradicted my own feelings on this topic.
If someone was applying for a job similar to yours and requested a copy of your resume – would you share it with them?
My immediate reply was, “My resume is no state secret; in fact, it looks very similar to my LinkedIn profile. I would just let them see it. *shrug*,” yet the majority of others responding said exactly the opposite, much to my surprise:
No way jose.
Would you give them the keys to your house if they asked you? Because they are looking at a house just like yours.
I did this once, and their resume ended up being almost an exact copy of mine. I felt like they stole intellectual property from me. I agree, maybe assist but don’t share entirely if you don’t feel comfortable
What do you think about this one? Do you consider your resume your intellectual property? Do you have any problems sharing it with others? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and vote on the sidebar and then comment on below.