Thursday, July 26, 2007

Employer Investigation: Follow up from 'Have You Ever Googled Yourself'

I had a post a few days back about how employers and schools are checking your online profiles to find information that will weigh in their decision to hire an applicant or not. Here's a poll that is still ongoing at ERE.com where employers had the opportunity to weigh in on their online profile checking policies. Here are the results so far, fairly interesting if you ask me.


Lurking on Candidates' MySpace Profiles

Do you browse candidates' MySpace (or similar) profiles before extending offers of employment?
Almost always
7%
9 votes
Sometimes
22%
30 votes
Rarely
10%
14 votes
Never
61%
82 votes
total: 135 votes


If you are preparing to go on a job interview or attend our Career Fair, you might want to re-read the blog post titled "Have You Google'd Yourself Lately."

Please post your comments and thoughts on this ongoing topic affecting job seekers. If you are an employer and utilize this practice, please share what you are looking to find/not find on your search. I'm looking forward to hearing your responses.

Until then, happy hunting and recruiting Orlando!

2 comments:

i_heart_talan July 31, 2007 at 7:35 AM  

It is so important to set your myspace to "private", especially when you're job-hunting. People could save themselves a ton of headaches this way.

Brandi August 6, 2007 at 6:27 AM  

In addition to MySpace and Facebook, you should also be cognizant of your websites, blogs etc. I knew a few people whose domain names were their legal names and the content on these sites were pretty questionable.

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