Identity theft protection tip against trending activity:In this economy, be wary of invitations to submit your resume to new job opportunities.
Your resume and cover letter tell about yourself. You have personally identifiable information in the contents. Additionally, companies often ask you to register to create a local profile on their site with a username and password. DON'T USE THE SAME USERNAME AND PASSWORD AS YOUR EMAIL, BANK, OR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS.
Verify not only that the company is legit, but also that the job opening advertised to you is consistent with a job opening on their website. Verify that the link sent to you is not a spoofed URL to an imitation site that will coax info from you and steal your identity.