Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Digital Dirt on WFTV Ch. 9

Digital Dirt | Online Job Seeking OrlandoA few weeks ago Greg Warmouth from ABC News Affiliate WFTV Ch. 9 came out to the Employment Guide offices to talk with us about "Digital Dirt." By Digital Dirt, we are speaking to leaving fingerprints on the web of conversations, pictures, videos and other media that would make an employer close your door in the hiring process. 

If you are a regular reader, you know that I am one to promote the positives of Social Networking and Social Media to help you get access to jobs and new clients. However, there are still individuals, espicially those in Gen-Y that are placing racy photos and videos online and employers are finding them. 

Greg's report states that 80% of employers are checking the Internet as a form of background screening. This number seems high, yet even if it is partially true, you need to take precautions now. 

Check out the video by clicking on the link below and please message me for any questions on your own Digital Dirt!

-Greg Rollett


Madison September 25, 2008 at 7:43 AM  

Or I think you can beat them at their own game...meaning assume they are going to search you and include things on your Myspace/Facebook/wherever that would help you get the job. (i.e. Applying for a job at Orlando CVB...make sure you write a sentence on never wanting to leave Orlando and a few tasteful pictures of you and friends around the city.)

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