Ain’t Google great? Ok, but are YOU being googled without your knowledge? If you are, your job search may be in jeopardy.
If you’re pursuing a job search Google can be a fabulous tool for
*** Background information about an employer
*** Insightful job search techniques
*** Personal profiles on management
*** Useful financial data
*** Helpful employment statistics
But, did you ever stop to think that employers may be using Google to get information about YOU . . . before they ever lay eyes on you?
According to a recent report it’s becoming more and more common for employers to search applicants’ names on the internet. You may have pictures and written materials all over the web that could conceivably hurt your chances of getting hired.
What’s a serious job searcher to do?
1. For openers, Google yourself to see what pops up.
2. Set up a Google Alert on your full name so you can stay updated.
3. If you find an item you think an employer would be uncomfortable with, contact the site’s creator and ask to have your name or photo removed.
4. Be persistent. It’s worth getting this resolved before an employer does it for you.
Now there are many exciting alternative and non-traditional job strategies and techniques available. They can make sure you bypass land mines like a secret Google search of your background.
Paul Megan manages EEI, the world class leader in alternative and non-traditional career advancement since 1985. Check out The World’s Fastest Job Search System! Grab EEI’s stunning FREE REPORT: “How To Lock Up A High-Paying Job In 14 Days (Or Less)!” http://www.fastest-job-search.com