More and more employers are using search engines to uncover information about potential employees. CareerBuilder.com says they found that 51 percent of employers who research job candidates on social media said they’ve found content that caused them to not hire the candidate, up from 43 percent last year and 34 percent in 2012. Read this article from CNN called "DIgital Dirt Can Haunt your Job Search." While reading this short article, ponder these questions.
1. Have you googled yourself to see what information on the internet is available about you?
2. If you have your own website or blog, would you be comfortable if everyone read it's contents?
3. Do you have your addres or telephone numbers posted online?
4. Do you follow the rule that if you wouldn't want to read it or see it in the newspaper, don't include it online?
3. Do you belong to a social network site (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc)?
6. For each site would you be comfortable with your employer seeing what you post?
Respond with your thoughts.