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Warning to all Jobseekers about Enigma: All the World Can Read Your CVs!

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Warning: Watch out For Enigma!

Some people have been instructed by their Advisers to register with the site Enigma.

This site, American based, lets all the world see your Cvs.

If you don’t believe that see here where you can read “administration assistant CVs in Stowmarket” with people’s personal details – their life story –  on them.

Who are Indeed?

As the world’s #1 job site, with over 140 million unique visitors every month from over 50 different countries, Indeed has become the catalyst for putting the world to work. Indeed is intensely passionate about delivering the right fit for every hire. Indeed helps companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offers the best opportunity for job seekers to get hired.

Our Company
Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 140 million unique visitors per month. Indeed is available in more than 50 countries and 28 languages, covering 94% of global GDP.Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. As the leading pay-for-performance recruitment advertising network, Indeed drives millions of targeted applicants to jobs in every field and is the most cost-effective source of candidates for thousands of companies.Founded by Paul Forster and Rony Kahan, Indeed is a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. Indeed has offices in Austin, Mountain View, New York and Stamford in the US, as well as offices in Dublin and London. For more information about Indeed, see our blog orcontact us.

If you don’t want the entire world looking at your intimate details, watch out!

Some say that making your CV available for all and sundry to peer at in not an obligation when you resister on Indeed.

That is simply by looking at the web site.

If you log-in you can even find people’s addresses and phone numbers.

We would welcome clarification about this.

As it stands this looks like a pretty dodgy practice.

Indeed is owned by Recruit Holdings.

“Recruit Co.,Ltd. (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and Representative Director, CEO: Masumi Minegishi; hereinafter “Recruit”) has reached an agreement to acquire 100% ownership of U.S. based Indeed, Inc. (hereinafter “Indeed”) in an all cash transaction (hereinafter “the Acquisition”). Indeed is scheduled to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Recruit in early October.” Here.

We would be also interested in more about this (Wikipedia),

The Recruit scandal (リクルート事件 Rikurūto jiken?) was an insider trading and corruption scandal that forced many prominent Japanese politicians to resign in 1988.

Main article: Recruit (company)

Recruit is a human resources and classifieds company based in Tokyo.[1] Its chairman, Hiromasa Ezoe, offered a number of shares in a Recruit subsidiary, Cosmos, to business leaders and senior politicians shortly before Cosmos went public in 1986. Following the public offering, Cosmos’s share price skyrocketed, and the individuals involved in the scheme saw average profits of ¥66 million each.

Although only seventeen members of the Diet were involved in the insider trading, another thirty were later found to have received special favors from Recruit.

Among the politicians involved in the scandal were Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita, former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Takao Fujinami. In addition to members of the LDP government, leaders of the Komeito[who?], Democratic Party of Japan[who?], and Japan Socialist Party[who?] were also found to be involved. As a result, Takeshita’s cabinet was forced to resign, although some of its members returned to political prominence later (including future prime ministers Kiichi Miyazawa and Keizo Obuchi).

The chairmen of NTT, the Yomiuri Shimbun, and the Nihon Keizai Shimbun were also involved in the scandal.

Despite the breadth of the Recruit Scandal across party lines, the LDP was hurt most significantly by the scandal. It is often said to be one of the main causes of Morihiro Hosokawa‘s opposition party victory in 1993, which briefly interrupted the LDP’s otherwise continuous reign over Japan.



Written by Andrew Coates

October 5, 2014 at 9:25 am

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  1. Reblogged this on Britain Isn't Eating.


    October 5, 2014 at 9:45 am

  2. Reblogged this on Britain Isn't Eating.


    October 5, 2014 at 9:49 am

  3. The enigma website is modelled on the google model of speed and simplicity. Anyone who has ever used the internet knows that the more form-filling, the more capchas, the more registration, the slower the site is, the more likely that you will close the browser or go to a competitor’s site. Enigma provides hassle-free speedy results: that is why it is the number one job-board – compare with that turd UJM! Also look at the amount of Jobcentre and provider staff who post on Enigma – at least they can’t be accused of not practising what they preach. And have a look at the number of people with well-paid jobs and successful careers who are posting on Enigma. Compare with those jobless writing scare stories on an obscure blog on a remote far-flung corner of the internet hoping and praying that Jon Snow, Krishnan Guru-Murthy or Cathy Newman will be along soon and the much coveted segment on Channel 4 news to gloat over. Enigma isn’t going anwhere soon -sorry!


    October 5, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    • Are you a journalist –or Wpp pa.


      October 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    • Anyone would think their was no life before indeed/enigma but its just another site that thrives on nicking jobs from real sites. This said though doesn’t mean it doesn’t make a good job search engine without any need what’s so ever to sign up and post a CV.

      The likes of jobsite and monster still trump it on so many levels so the least of anyone’s concerns is speed of service. The problem a lot of claimants have with the service is down to the pool PCs (multiple PCs on one network) they use dew to slow processing, poor overall network speed and the nail in the coffin, splitting this speed amongst 20 PCs. Also aswell and this can be demonstrated by speed testing bing over google, where graphics rending further slows the process dew to these pool PCs having ONLY onboard very poor graphics chips as opposed to a applicable foreign graphics card.

      To be honest after 2 years research on advertising oneself online with multiple CVs of varying experience and qualifications, the return was a mere 5% or to put it better if I said when was the last time you heard of a murder in your area, you would say probably “oh yeh,just the other day” now that’s common yet if I say how many people do you know that’s been recruited purely on the basis of them uploading a CV for public viewing without applying for a job, you will probably say “no one”, now that’s whats termed uncommon/rare.

      The only ones who truly benefit from uploaded public viewable CVs with personal data is DATA MINERS.

      So in conclusion air your CV online publicly if you wish, just remember to refrain from putting personal details beyond say your Christian name and email address only as while it may help to increase ones odds even if by 5% at least it wont hurt nor line the pockets of others whos concerns aren’t your own


      October 7, 2014 at 7:46 am

  4. Love, you may as well write: Warning to all ladies: If you sit with your legs open people can see your knickers lol 😀 It’s not like we don’t know already 🙂

    Vera D

    October 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    • Vera, you are nowt but a blooming trollop!

      Brenda Barnstubble

      October 5, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    • You should be blooming well ashamed of yourself!

      Brenda Barnstubble

      October 5, 2014 at 2:50 pm

  5. “Hassle free and speedy site” a lot of people use the site because ok it’s quick but they are on the site because they are in a rush (need I say why) so obviously don’t bother reading how public their CV will be, a lot of people will be told to put their CV on that website by JC advisors (with a warning of sanction of course), though that will be verbal.


    October 5, 2014 at 1:18 pm

  6. Workfare conscripts being and marketed as ‘volunteers’ ‘funded through the European Social Fund’! Outrageous!


    October 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    • Yes and so, many paid workers will be sacked, employers will be thinking about the “excuses” that they should come up with.


      October 5, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      • And the skill level of jobseekers going through these schemes is getting higher and higher; a lot of very skilled jobseekers who will soon be taking over (they don’t have any choice) very skilled jobs! Watch out!


        October 5, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      • More trouble, more crime, and yes, why should someone with a lot of qualifications, out of university be working for their benefits, but they will do because it will be compulsory.


        October 5, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      • Yes it could be you have an AS* and the boss a A or 1;1 1;2


        October 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    • I saw that, good work by Boycott Workfare!

      This is outrageous.

      Andrew Coates

      October 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

      • Volunteers, my Arse!

        Jim Royle

        October 6, 2014 at 11:07 am

    • Look up the amount of non profit social enterprises that have sprung up since the inception of the work programme and how many employer the free unpaid services of work programme and mandated placements.

      Need I say anymore about the Tories turning welfare into a profitable business or what?


      October 7, 2014 at 7:54 am

  7. I am registered with Indeed and have just gone to the site.
    I have NOT logged in, yet I put my name in and my town—and hey presto! My CV is there for all to see.
    It does not have my phone number (as it has on the original CV).
    If it is true that by logging in, you can see other peoples phone numbers and addresses, this has to stop.
    It is unacceptable.


    October 5, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    • Everyone on here and off should look on that site to find out if their CV is on there, as I stated before, I never uploaded my CV on it but I still looked for it for we never know, (as we have uploaded our CV’s on other websites.)


      October 5, 2014 at 4:29 pm

  8. im ok, i have not got a cv 😉

    super ted

    October 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    • One of the lucky ones!


      October 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

  9. Don’t forget that in today’s thoroughly corrupt Corporate State, every little detail about you is sold on to other corporate interests. Tell them nothing – ever. I’m concerned that Capita, which has its grubby fingers in so many public sector pies, is compiling a thoroughly illegal corporate database on every UK citizen. Data protection legislation? Forget it. Outfits like Capita are above the law, and they know it.


    October 5, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    • I can imagine that, they probably have all details since we were born.


      October 5, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    • All for “national security” (where DPA, would not apply)


      October 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    • And that’s not all as companies are racing to obtain old data from companies you may have dealt with decades ago so as to obtain the data of persons they cant obtain today through their various crooked practices to distort the DPA law off the backs of peoples ignorance.


      October 6, 2014 at 7:44 am

    • Arr yes, capita, the jack of all trades master of none. The particular one they do people should be wary of is debt collection.


      October 7, 2014 at 7:57 am

  10. The legal terms regarding the uploading of a CV and other details, this information shouldn’t be as public as it is though, CV’S should only be available to employers.


    October 6, 2014 at 10:08 am

  11. Long time reader of this website back in the days of flexible new deal

    I have also tried my name last night on indeed and yes I have found my CV. It makes me wonder now about universal job match or what I called it the looney job match or have said once or twice when I was on the Work Choice (Disability advisor at the job centre referred me after the work programme) the controversial universal job match.

    I did try logging in with my account and just tried my cv as yes does show telephone number and where I live, looking at my claimant commitment never been told by the advisors at the joke club to registered with indeed and by the advisors at youth club and playgroup (the last two names are talking about the training providers) The only site I got tried to use once was one2find by a job centre advisor this was last year.


    October 6, 2014 at 10:11 am

    • I’m not sure about UJM being similar to Indeed regarding CV’S being as public as they are on Indeed, I would advise anyone who uses UJM to read the legal terms and conditions.


      October 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

    • Welcome to IMPLIED CONSENT which happens the single moment you join a jobsite or most sites for that fact. By registering you INSTANTLY AGREE to the sites terms as regards the processing of your personal and or sensitive data and WHY DWP cant actually per say FORCE you through jobseekers direction to join providing you make them aware of your RIGHT UNDER LAW (data protection act) to control the flow of your said personal and or sensitive data.

      Basically inform your advisor/provider you will be happy to the moment you and the site have personally discussed your data protection controls as is your right under law. I can tell you now the website if they do reply wont concede as they know only to well what it represents to them meaning the direction gets put on hold firstly then dumped in the bin the next if you know what your doing.


      October 7, 2014 at 8:11 am

      • ‘Implied consent’ sounds like something that no court of law would uphold.

        Andrew Coates

        October 7, 2014 at 10:45 am

      • I am afraid you are so wrong Andrew Coates, its completely lawful and has been around for a bit now




        October 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      • “Implied consent is a controversial form of consent which is not expressly granted by a person, but rather inferred from a person’s actions and the facts and circumstances of a particular situation (or in some cases, by a person’s silence or inaction).”

        That doesn’t seem like much in contractual terms.

        Andrew Coates

        October 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      • Nearly every single website on the planet uses implied consent routinely for registration and not least the placing and use of cookies.


        October 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      • No such thing as ‘implied consent’ under the Sexual Offences Act though, pity 😦

        Rolf Harris

        October 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      • It sucks I know but like all things in life these days, it just all gets twisted so someone/s can circumnavigate the rules to get what they want against another’s wishes.

        Like I say often, “Data is the new currency”.


        October 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm

  12. You have no privacy. Get over it!

    Scott McNealy

    October 6, 2014 at 11:02 am

    • 😀

      The Google Guys

      October 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

    • Not even under the articles of the European / United Nations conventions ???


      October 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

    • Implied Consent:- Consent is when BOTH PARTIES come to an agreement and a descision is made on what these parties will do and what the conditions are. NO CONSENT is EVER LEGAL unless it is in writing. Signed by both parties and witnessed. There is NO such thing as Implied consent. Like a verbal agreement it stands for Jack-Shit all


      October 8, 2014 at 7:20 am

  13. That was for Scott Nealy Sorry it was in the wrong place


    October 7, 2014 at 11:12 am

  14. Electronic storeage and data.. Why is the data protection for this so different from paper data storeage. Look at the trouble councils and others have had when both forms have been lost or stolen. I agree with Mr Coates. It does sound like something No Court Of Law Will Up Hold
    [A right to privacy is a FUNDEMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT… What about the ”Google Right To Be Forgotten”]


    October 7, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    • For a start HRA Article 8 wont help you one single bit as your applying the wrong act to your legal argument on implied consent.

      Im afraid whether you or Andrew Coates care to except it or not, implied consent is inscribed into regulation and the court of Human Rights did precisely nothing about it.

      I don’t like it anymore than you both hence why I have been mentioning it for quite some time now, but that’s the way it currently is and we all have to deal with it or if your like me, actually use it to your benefit like I prescribed earlier holding off and even possibly (only if you handle it right) squashing a jobseeker direction although or producing a result DWP don’t like but cant do anything legally about.


      (Super Ted knows what I mean)


      October 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

  15. This might interest the long term unemployed as towards what the ERSA are suggesting government should implement in 2015.



    October 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm

  16. The only way to counter implied consent is to state verbally and in writng that you do not consent to…………..

    jj joop

    October 7, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    • I think gaia knows where I am coming from.

      jj joop

      October 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      • Oh i do jj joop so i will reply with “SPOT ON SIR”.

        I often wonder if every claimant understood this, how many of them would actually have a UJM account currently as I know website owners never relent on this matter when it factors data.


        October 7, 2014 at 7:40 pm

  17. gaia

    The following document, although intended for DWP personnel, might interest you on the subject of IMPLICIT CONSENT.

    “This guidance explains departmental policy on providing information about [Jobcentre] customers to their representatives.

    It clarifies:

    to whom we can disclose information
    when we can disclose
    what can be disclosed

    It explains the principle of implicit consent, and when we need to see written consent”.



    October 8, 2014 at 8:14 am

    • Good information for all.


      October 8, 2014 at 8:26 am

    • Very interesting and very informative, too!.

      jj joop

      October 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm



      Don’t think because this happened in the USA that it doesn’t happen elsewhere on the globe.

      If claimants don’t truly understand whats happened here, then their well in for it so,

      REASSESS your data use with DWP as already they are trying to trick new claimants into signing away their rights to sensitive data without mentioning in the slightest exactly what they intend to do with it.

      Don’t let ANY business and yes this includes potential employers and recruitment agencies let alone DWP get away with BEING VAGUE on how they intend to process your personal and or sensitive data as they are subject to the data protection act and as such are LEGALLY OBLIGED to explain IN FULL EXACTLY HOW THEY INTEND TO PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL AND OR SENSTIVE DATA.


      DWP are trying to place the onus of wanting more information on processing such data on the claimant while hoping a 40 day return will dissuade them. THEY LEGALLY CANNOT DO THIS AND IF THEY TAKE 40 DAYS ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR BACKPAY OF BENEFIT.


      October 9, 2014 at 6:43 am

    • @ Gaia The DWP/Jobcentre processes ALL data in accordance with the Data Protection Act. You have nothing to worry about!

      Jobcentre Manager

      October 9, 2014 at 8:54 am

  18. If I was a bad person (I’m not) I could steal people’s details from that site or e-mail the people with fake job offers. That site is dreadful.

    Thomas M

    October 9, 2014 at 5:09 am

  19. OFF TOPIC BUT IN SIMILAR VAIN I made a typo when logging into UJM I put xxxxxxxxxxxx for my password instead of Xxxxxxxxxxxxx. Guess what it still let me in so I tried again using both..It works Password NOT case sensitive. I have reported it to DWP

    Red Flag

    October 9, 2014 at 8:33 am

  20. So all the world can now read your CVs.

    Well, now it appears the CQC can read your medical records:


    CQC, or Care Quality Commission, is just another snooping agency using the deceptive sounding “Health and Social Care Act 2008”!


    October 9, 2014 at 9:07 am

    • FAO “Jobcentre Manager”.

      Did you read my post immediately above about medical records being accessed by official snoopers?

      Mind you, that’s another subject. Of course, back at the Jobcentre you’ve got nothing to worry about, of course!!


      October 9, 2014 at 9:17 am

  21. For “gaia” and all others interested in data privacy.

    You have all heard of TTIP or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It is highly contentious, not only because of the accelerated privatisation of the NHS which it will cause, but several other reasons including a further threat to privacy.

    Read this informative article sounding 6 alarm bells about TTIP:



    October 9, 2014 at 9:45 am

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