You Only Have Yourself To Blame: People Losing Jobs Over Social Network Profiles
from the this-isn't-that-hard-to-figure-out-is-it? dept
Over the past few years, we've had plenty of stories about how Google has become your permanent record, and that can sometimes work against you when looking for a job. Yet another column about that isn't so interesting, but this piece in Computerworld notes that many candidates today are surprised to find out that, beyond just Google, recruiters are probably looking at their social networking profile as well. In other words, those drunken escapades you describe on TheFacebook or in MySpace probably aren't such a good idea as you come on the job market. If the police are using these social networks to track down criminal behavior, it shouldn't be a surprise that recruiters are as well. And, the good news is that, unlike some of the other stuff Google will dig up about you, things in your own profile are under your control.