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