[Plugin: Job Manager] All Resume's are crawled by Google and publicly available
Thanks for the awesome plugin. It really is great. But, today, to my horror, I discovered that all our resume’s are publicly crawled by Google. So, any competitor, or anyone interested in who is applying to our company, or anyone searching for a particular person by name will see that this person has applied to work with us. This is not good.
My first thought was simply to disallow the
wp-content/uploadsfolder in my
robots.txtfile, or to disallow all docx/pdf/doc/etc. files. But then I realized that this might hurt our site from an SEO standpoint, because Google would not be able to access any of our images or pdf’s.
My second thought would be to immediately delete a person’s resume after they apply. This would hide it from the world, but it would also seriously hamper our ability to use Job Manager to track applicants and resume’s. We’d have to start storing them in a local folder in addition to using Job Manager. Which really defeats a lot of the advantages of managing H/R through your website.
My best guess would be to change the Job Manager plugin code so that it stores all resume’s in a subfolder, for example,
wp-content/uploads/resumes. Then, you could add a checkbox to the Job Manager Settings inside WordPress Admin that would allow people to hide or show their resume’s to the world. I’d assume that most people would want to hide them by default.
How difficult would this be for you to program into an updated version of Job Manager? Is it possible you could add this improvement to keep resume’s private? I think that this is a very important feature, and I look forward to hearing if you can add it.
Thanks again for the wonderful plugin.
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