Employers are Googling you. Do you know what they are finding?
Recently a colleague shared a very scary story about one of her clients that many job seekers should know about because recent research has shown that this is very likely not an uncommon event.
My colleague prepared a very professional resume for her client which he used in several months of job hunting.
After absolutely NO response to resume submissions in 4 months, they decided to Google him to see if something there might be causing a problem. BINGO!
Someone with the same name was involved in a US Supreme Court obscenity case! This job seeker had a serious reputation management problem, and he’s NOT alone!
He was not the person named in the obscentiy case, but it didn’t matter. Someone who didn’t know him wouldn’t know the difference.
However, his reputation management issue was managed successfully. Here’s how:
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About the author…
Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. In 1998, her company, NETability, Inc. purchased Job-Hunt.org, and Susan has been editor and publisher of Job-Hunt since then. Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg.