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Employers to Job Seekers: We Snoop, Deal With It

Employers to Job Seekers: We Snoop, Deal With It

Reality is reality and there is no way around it.  Since the social-networking boom, research into the online lives of potential candidates happens with ever increasing frequency.  The trend of researching candidates’ social-networking profiles will become standard practice for nearly every company. I know this is already the case for many companies. Is it wrong? I do not think so. Ultimately, people have to be responsible for their online actions as much as they are responsible for their real-world actions. A while ago, I wrote a couple…

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Social-networking can be rewarding and it can get you a pink slip

Social-networking can be rewarding and it can get you a pink slip

Having MySpace or other social-networking sites that present anything less than a stellar picture of oneself can hurt one’s chances at advancement or even ongoing employment. This goes for full-time employed people and freelancers/consultants. Last month, I wrote a post discussing the potential dangers that social-networking sites can have on future employment. In my morning reading, I came across the below news story written by Nate Anderson on ars technica. Every teacher wants to be the cool guy, the Robin-Williams-in-Dead-Poet’s-Society friend to students, but a…

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