In the last post, I mentioned the duel hazards of fabricating information on your resume or omitting material information. There is a very real and related career hazard that comes to us courtesy of the internet: making unflattering personal information available to prospective employers through the internet.
In a nutshell, job seekers are increasingly finding out that employers are learning personal information about prospective employees on websites like MySpace and YouTube . The pie eating contest may be funny; but what might a law firm think if they learned about your deep love of heavy metal, the costume party where you dressed up as a giant sex toy, etc.
As we will all surely learn in years to come–digital is forever!