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Beware employers are researching you!

Beware employers are researching you!

Our fast paced cyber based world, has some awesome inventions that allow us to put so much information online for the entire world ?to see; including our potential and current employer.

Did??you know a recent poll showed that many people responsible for selecting potential new candidates admitted to being a? ?cyber slooth??

Employers feel it is their right to research potential employees. Just as potential new employees have the right to research them. ?Employers want to know who it is they are bringing in for an interview and ensure the potential employee will “fit”.

As a mother with a tween and teen, I know this age group just does not fully “get” that they need to stop, think and edit what goes online – posts, tweets, Instagram, Facebook, texts, etc. ?They really do not understand that what they put up on line in seconds today is there forever, for everyone to see. To me, this is a much more challenging world. Nowadays if you make an error and it was online, it is recorded forever. Back when I was a kid, it was only the people in your small circle; not the entire world.

Remember, when you are looking for a volunteer position, job, career or even post high school schools, they will ??cyber sloth? to learn as much as they can about you. Only post information online that you would like them to know about you!

Use our todays technology to demonstrate your passions, ?positive side and share your goals and dreams. Reinforce your knowledge, ?skills and abilities.

Employers are researching you. Do not ?post or tweet negative information or make poor choices on line. This may hurt your chances to obtain employment and if you are employed it may lead to you being ?terminated.

This post was written to help share information with the St Mary’s High School Co-op Students. On September 13th I had the pleasure of meeting some of the coop students, providing them with feedback on their resumes and share the STAR interview method. I wish all the students a great coop placement and hope you find this post helpful.

Please email me to let me know if this post was helpful to you.

For the parents and teachers over 40……One of the best things about being over 40?? Most of the stupid things we?ve done?we did before Facebook.