Everyday, there are millions of people who apply for jobs at various locations. What those millions do not realize is that their cyber social life may cost them the dream job that they have been looking for.
(The College Online) One 2006 graduate, who preferred to remain anonymous, was turned down for a summer job based on the contents of her MySpace page.
Doing background checks is nothing new. Employers have always done some kind of digging into potential employees’€™ pasts, even if it was just a Google search. Now employers are becoming wiser and have begun using social networking and blogging sites in addition to more traditional background checks.
Cyberspace is a great place to post your thoughts, communicate your fears and even find the next girl/guy. Unfortunately in our day and age, putting your thoughts online may cost you your next career, so unless you look forward to working at McDonalds for the next twenty years, you may want to censor what you put online.
Author: Darnell Clayton
Darnell Clayton is a geek who discovered blogging long before he heard of the word “blog” (he called them “web journals” then).
When he is not tweeting, friendfeeding, or blogging about space, he enjoys running, reading and describing himself in third person.