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August 30, 2007



I have counseled people on this before - you might also want to be careful what is on facebook or myspace. Sorry girls and boys but if you need to show the world everything about you be prepared for a fair number of poeple to decide to stay away. Individual expression is a wonderful thing, but it has consequences; think about it before you put it out there.

Wally Bock

I don't think it's a generational thing. I think many of today's young people are simply acting like young people always have. The problem is that we're in a very transparent world now. I can check out your MySpace page and I'll consider what I find there. I will listen to your voicemail and consider what I hear. Having said that, I think too many young people are ill-served by the colleges they come from. Someone, early in the process should be explaining that it's easy to make the wrong impression if you don't pay attention.


Love this post! I gave you kudos on my site for it. It is something I would write!

Actually, it is something I tell college students to be aware of in addition to making sure their email address is appropriate when applying for a job. Some email/voicemails aren’t just offense they can be down right scary!

I also agree with the above posting pertaining to the personal posting pages. If you don’t want the world to see it…duhhh DON’T POST IT FOR THE WORLD TO SEE IT!

I guess as recruiters we should be glad, we get insight to some candidate’s poor discretion BEFORE we hire them. This is a selection tool that we didn’t have just a few short years ago. We should make up a name for it.



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