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Done a Google Search Of Yourself Lately? Apparently Your Recruiter Has.

The September 12th issue from ExecuNet reports that:

In a recent ExecuNet recruiter survey, 75% of respondents noted that they use search engines to uncover information about candidates and 26% responded that they have eliminated a candidate because of information on the Internet.

I can just hear the keyboard typing now. Let me help, www.google.com.

Comments

Cyndi

I have googled candidates and clients and I regulary google myself (you just never know what might be out there). I once found a client had been arrested for defrauding his HOA (twice).

~Illuminati
http://portal.recruiting.com/recruiterilluminati

Dave Opton, Founder ExecuNet

What the survey doesn't say, but our members certainly talk about is that this sort of thing can, and is, a two way street. When they are considering making a change, the research capabilities of the Internet on many levels, help them to evaluate both people and cultures.

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