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As I understand it, the idea for Careers 2.0 is for it to be the place for your CV. No longer shall we have CV's here, there and everywhere - Careers 2.0 is where it's at!

If Careers 2.0 is really going to be definitive place to store your CV then I think the following fields need to be available:

  • Full Name
  • Full Address including post/zip code
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital status
  • Nationality
  • Telephone Numbers
  • Referee Details

All of these fields should, by default, only be visible to the logged in user so that they only appear on a printed copy of your CV.

If possible it would be quite nice to have these available on an online version of your CV. Maybe we set a secret key that we can provide with our public profile URL. If a secret key is entered they get to see your full personal details otherwise they see the current version as it is.


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Why would you ever put your marital status on a CV? – mmyers Feb 25 '11 at 17:30
@mmyers - some people do. I have no idea why but they do. – codingbadger Feb 25 '11 at 17:33

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I'm going to defer this. I like the idea of allowing more info on profiles (and different cultures have different customs when it comes to that). I also like the idea of being able to expose that selectively, although you'd have to be careful w/r/t implementation. We would need to add controls to the profile to allow you to determine what you want to show and what not. So, while I like the idea, I'm not convinced that the additional overhead is worth it.

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Thanks for taking a look. If you feel the overhead is too great at present that deferring is a good option. Maybe it will get implemented in future. Thanks – codingbadger Apr 20 '11 at 15:10

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