The Wall Street Journal online posted an article examining the implications for job applicants when an HR office googles the candidates name. Stories do float around that a job candidate was denied a position because of something found on MySpace or YouTube. Of course a web presence may also show candidates interests and activities that make them more attractive to an employer.
People are unlikely to give up their web presence and no one really knows how it will all play out. Just be aware that HR will google you.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
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