Thursday, March 30, 2006

Job applicants' online musings get hard look - The Boston Globe

Job applicants' online musings get hard look - The Boston Globe: "Employers hoping to gain insight into the character and personalities of job applicants are increasingly likely to peruse blogs, Google, and social sites such as MySpace.com and Friendster for clues about the applicants' likes, dislikes, and habits.
''For potential employees, it is not uncommon for senior executives to have a media search conducted that would include all public statements the individual has made,' said Tal Moise, chief executive of VerifiedPerson, which performs online background checks for US employers. ``What the public needs to understand is that whenever information is in the general domain, assume it is not private.'"

To paraphrase: don't be stupid...
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