6 comments
Amy
Amy

My name is fairly common (both my maiden and married names). The only thing that show up when someone googles my name is a lot of information and images that are not me. How would a hiring manager differentiate between the real me and all of these other people with the same name as mine? My main concern is that there are people with mugshots out there that are obviously not me (completely different race and I have never lived in these states) but how would anyone know that if they simply google my name? Employers could potentially be disqualifying me on something that is completely out of my control unless I change my name to something that is entirely unique. Obviously, I control my own Linkedin accounts and Facebook and there is only positive information there, but I can't control the entire internet. The email address that I use for business purposes is never associated with anything other than legitimate business. Do you have any suggestions for the issue I'm facing? Right now I'm relying more heavily on networking with people that do know me and can vouch for me because that is how I have gotten every single job (it really is in who you know these days).

Abraham Grothz
Abraham Grothz

Like everything else, networking is now becoming out of favor by most people in professional positions. Why? Too much is too much. They don't have the time to meet with everyone who deisres to meet with them at lunch, dinner, confer by e-mail, off hours, etc. They have families and a desire for free time just like everyone else. They can't repsond to everyone... they want you to apply for a job in their company uising the way they have set it up. They want you to go hrough their online coporate application center to get pre-screened with everyone else to ensure parity and fairness.

Darrin Searancke
Darrin Searancke

"...there’s nothing better than being able to put a face to the pixels." #Golden

Harry
Harry

When applying to a job, include links to your Linkedin and Facebook, that way you're sure they aren't confusing you with someone else.