Document Verification using Blockchain for Trusted CV Information

Venkata Marella*, Anoop Vijayan

*Corresponding author for this work

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With the changing landscape of the job market, it is very difficult to secure a job in a company. People manipulate their curriculum vitae with fake information to find a job. Multinational National Companies are investing heavily to verify the background details of the job applicants. But, the background verification process implemented by these companies is extremely costly, time-consuming, and inefficient. To resolve this problem, we present a working prototype of a solution using Design Science Research Methodology where the hash values of all the original documents of a job applicant provided by various organizations are saved on a consortium blockchain. The job applicant's details can be verified during the hiring process by comparing the hash value of the given document with the hash value of the document present on the blockchain. This process is extremely efficient, less time-consuming, and very cheap to implement for all kinds of companies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMCIS 2020 Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7336325-4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventAmericas Conference on Information Systems - Virtual, Online
Duration: 10 Aug 202014 Aug 2020


ConferenceAmericas Conference on Information Systems
Abbreviated titleAMCIS
CityVirtual, Online


  • Blockchain
  • Hash Value
  • Background Verification process
  • and Design Science Research Methodology


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