AC Privacy Issues Digital Dirt Can Hurt Your Job Search

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'Digital dirt' can haunt your job search Story Highlights Job seekers are being judged by what "digital dirt" can be found on them online Survey: 45 percent of employers used social networking to research candidates Use every variation of your name on search engines like Google to see what pulls up Being invisible is also bad; blogs and fourms help create a good persona online By Rachel Zupek www.cnn.com October 19, 2009 CareerBuilder.com writer (CareerBuilder) -- Just like Vegas, what happens on the Internet, stays on the Internet. How that affects your job search is up to you. Gone are the days when all you were concerned with was whether or not your résumé and cover letter were error- free. Now, you've got bigger things to worry about -- like what kind of personal information is floating around online. Job seekers should not only manage how they come across in person, but on the Web, too. We often forget that everything you post online, from your Facebook profile to your Amazon book reviews, is out there for others to see and judge. "Most employers nowadays hop on Google to search a name as a preliminary step, either before or right after the interview," says Monique Tatum, author of "Jumping Off the Curb and Into SEO Traffic." "A positive and strong online presence can play a tremendous part in the employer's first impression." In 2009, 45 percent of employers used social networking sites to research candidates, according to a CareerBuilder survey, a 23 percent increase from last year.
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMM 1000345 taught by Professor Mccloud during the Fall '10 term at Mohawk College.

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