Potential Employers Can Find You On The Web

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– So You May Want To Pull Down That Blog That Describes Your Passion For ‘Helping Put Mr. Kleenex’s Kids Through College’ –

People, people … have we not learned anything from Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Ashton Kutcher and countless passed-out people whose friends have tattooed them with a Sharpie?

If it’s on teh Interwebs, everybody knows about it.

Or they will know about it as soon as your ex-girlfriend tweets … or a potential employer Googles your name in a fit of due diligence.

Keeping that in mind, no matter how much you enjoy flogging your dolphin … jackin’ the beanstalk … dating Miss Michigan … pumping your own gas at the self-service pump … or however you like to refer to it — it’s probably not a good idea to leave your predilection for self-love up on your blog after you circulate your resume on Monster.com.

Over at Clue Wagon, they tell the story of a guy who blogged and flogged incessantly and who, in a fit of not thinking with his big head, included a link to the blog detailing his exploits on his job application.

Contrary to how it seems at most corporations, managers don’t set out to hire complete jerk-offs. It’s just that a few seem to slip through their fingers, as it were.

But I hope we can all agree that, unless you’re auditioning as a stunt double for a porn film, it’s probably not a good idea to highlight just how hard a worker you are to your potential employer by including a link to your tales of promoting carpal tunnel syndrome.

Even the most open-minded personnel manager isn’t going want to have to answer why you got caught cheating on your other hand by the security camera or by the secretary who already has a sexual harassment suit out against the company.

And, seriously dude, it totally messes up the copier.

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Unless you’re in the chess club, nobody wants to know how you handle your bishop…

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