online identity

Stand Out: Tell Potential Employers All About.Me

Stand Out: Tell Potential Employers All About.Me

By now you've probably been told a million times that the savvy job seeker must have an impressive online presence. When a potential employer Googles you, which these days happens more often than not, will you be an E-ghost, with nary a link to your name, or will your Facebook page, where you look like a... Read More »

Hot Job Site: Vizibility

Hot Job Site: Vizibility

According to surveys done by CareerBuilder, Job Vite, and Execunet, over 50 percent of recruiters and hiring managers conduct online research on job seekers, before ever calling them in for an interview. Yet it can be challenging to be found online, especially if you share your name with dozens of people or... Read More »

Top Career Mistakes Boomers Make Online

Top Career Mistakes Boomers Make Online

To a job seeker, the Internet can sometimes seem like the wild, wild West. It often seems like there is danger at every turn. Job search scams are on the rise and there have been many reported cases of people having their online profiles hacked with detrimental consequences. From what I see, the boomers are... Read More »

Online Identity: Are You a Digital Dud or a Digital Rock Star?

Online Identity: Are You a Digital Dud or a Digital Rock Star?

According to a 2009 Execunet survey, 86% of recruiters surveyed do a "Google" search on candidates and reject 44% of candidates based on what they find out about them online. So doesn't it make sense to take control of your online identity and manage your electronic footprint? Here are five questions that every... Read More »

Internet Searches on Job Seekers: Unethical or Good Business Sense? (Part 2)

Internet Searches on Job Seekers: Unethical or Good Business Sense? (Part 2)

In part one of this series we explored the frequency that recruiters and hiring managers are performing Internet searches on job seekers. What can you do to manage your online identity and reputation? Here are a few suggestions; Read the full story >> Read More »

Internet Searches on Job Seekers: Unethical or Good Business Sense?

Internet Searches on Job Seekers: Unethical or Good Business Sense?

The debate rages on as to whether it is ethical to perform an Internet search on an applicant before calling them in for an interview. Some believe conducting an Internet search is a violation of privacy and that information uncovered on the Internet can lead to bias and discrimination. And while I agree that... Read More »

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