Accenture sends me an email and tells me that they’ve imported some old online resume into their system. I find this more than a little bit creepy. I checked the URL on the link, and it’s a legitimate Accenture link, and goes to their Taleo resume system. Of course, the data that they’ve added lists my address in Vancouver, so they’ve harvested some 7+ year old data from Monster or similar. I think I actually submitted a resume to them more recently than that, using the same email address they sent to – the same one I have always used on resumes in the past decade.
I do wonder about the privacy related legal issues involved in scraping resumes. While I know that recruiters do it, this is the first time that they’ve emailed me to TELL me that they’ve done it.