Thursday, November 3, 2011

How Your Online Reputation Can Kill Jobs for You

This article summarizes how employers are more and more using the internet to screen applicants.

Believe it or not, it's the truth.  Among US recruiters and HR professionals, "89% have used online data mining as part of the hiring process and most consider it appropriate to consider personal data."  This number is huge!!!  Even crazier, the article states, "70% have used data they've found online to reject job candidates"

If I were in charge of hiring people for a company, I would definitely use the internet to search the applicants.  I think it is a great idea and it is obvious that the idea has caught on fast.  I don't personally have anything on the internet that I should be ashamed of and it is that way for a reason.  You never know who is looking and what opportunities could arise.  If you do not approve of employers search you on the web, then I would recommend checking your security settings and more importantly, deleting some data.


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  2. Yes, if you have a bad online reputation, it's not a good thing if you want to be hired. Nowadays, many companies look up for their future employees' online reputation s! And I agree with this because I want to know about my persons, it's a normal thing, because we can't be sure about anyone or anything!