b Self-Helpless: True Tales of a Working Girl: Friend or Foe?

11/05/2006

 

Friend or Foe?

Using the Internet to find a job can be an enormous help. However, it can also be the thing that keeps you from success. In this Consumeraffairs.com article, the writer suggests that too much of our personal lives are easy to access for a prospective employer.

You need to take careful inventory of available information about yourself online. While it’s helpful to have a web site with a portfolio (as I’ve learned the importance of being a freelance writer), it can be damaging as well.

So, as you’re on the job hunt, Google yourself to see what comes up. Even if someone else published photos of you online, it could be incriminating enough to turn an employer off. Apparently many of them are doing this nowadays so you need to pay attention.

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