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Job Applicant, Beware: You're Being Googled

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Mitzs, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Mitzs
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    http://content.monster.com/articles/3471/19251/1/IBS.aspx?key=orlpn
     
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  2. grim

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    i've known this for a while its one of the reasons why i don't use social networking sites.

    grim
     
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  3. Phoenix
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    Why not just use them responsibly?
    I don't imagine many of my employers so far will of googled me, or checked me out on facebook, but if they had they would find I'm just as devoted to the evangelism of technology there as I am at work, so it might actually go in my favour in the long run
     
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    imo i think they're sad, everyone i want to talk to i'm talking to so theres no reason or me to use it.

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  5. BosonMichael
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    Confirmed. I've done this myself before/after interviewing candidates.
     
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    What exactly are you using to google? Email addresses? Just curious :ohmy
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    Well, for starters... your name, e-mail address, and mailing address. From that, I can sometimes get forum or social networking aliases. There's all sorts of information you can dig up by starting with just a few bits of data.
     
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  8. Rover977

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    OK I would volunteer to be a guinea pig here, I am sure there is nothing online that would prejudice against me in a job application , however maybe there's something that would be that I have not thought of.

    So if anyone wants to try it, let me know what you find, thanks! (Let me know if you need any further info).

    Regards,
    Ross Anderson
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    You graduated from the University of Dundee... but that's in your sig.

    So, how about this?

    Your middle name is Ure.
    You scored an 870 on the A+ Core exam on 20Jan06.
    You scored an 829 on the A+ OS exam on 10Feb06.
    You scored a 734 on the Network+ exam on 19Jul06.
    You scored a 987 on the CCNA exam on 12Sep07.
    You were awarded 2nd prize for the SkillsTrain Student of the Month competition for February 2007.
    Your CompTIA ID ends in 1781.
    You know how to code in VB6 and C++.
    You use Virgin/Blueyonder for your ISP.
    You have at least two mailboxes there... one beginning with "ross", and another beginning with "temp".
    You have had at least one tesco.net address.

    There's a Ross Anderson who plays squash, but that may not be you. However, they also have a Blueyonder address.
     
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  10. greenbrucelee
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    Okay BM thats quite scary: see what you find about me, my full name is Stephen Miller
     
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    Lol, thats actually pretty bad, I searched myself and cant find much, but now im worried.

    :)
     
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    You might recall what my job was in the US Army... 8)

    (hint... look down a few lines...)
     
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    yep I know that but I bet you can't find the same amount of detail on me that you found on Ross.
     
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  17. BosonMichael
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    No - Stephen Miller's a more common name. :)

    If this is you, then you're ooooold. And dead: link

    But that's not you... because you were born on 01/03/77. 8)
     
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  18. Mitzs
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    :ohmy This may be why he is green, he is starting to mold!
     
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    I'll give you a hint.

    I changed my surname to Miller in 2000 as I had nothing to do with my Birth parent since I was 16 months old, and I live in a village called Kirkoswald near Carlisle.
     
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    I'm only green in the morning after mixing whiskey, vodka and beer. :D
     
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