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Posted October 14, 2013 by

Consider Doing Your Own Background Check Before Searching for an Entry Level Job

Before beginning your search for an entry level job, it may be wise to conduct your own background check before potential employers do.  Learn more in the following post.

With social media everywhere, it’s easy to imagine you can pick and choose what you want employers to see. As long as you clean up your Facebook wall and delete that late-night Twitter post, you’ll be fine, right? Not so much. Background checks can still pull up damaging information, causing you to miss out

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Posted August 07, 2013 by

You’ve Graduated! 3 Things to Check Off for Your Entry Level Job Search

While you may have concluded one chapter of your career by graduating from college, keep in mind that you need to prepare for the next one.  For college graduates, the following post has three things they should check off as they begin their entry level job searches.

Featured: Not Featured This is a guest blog post from Anna Hicks. College graduates have high hopes when they’re entering the job market. If you’ve just graduated from college, you may expect to land a high paying job within the next few months. However, you’re not the only one with passion, hopes and dreams to

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Posted October 16, 2012 by

Beware Hiring Managers Who Spew Nonsense

Career AlleyA few years ago I went on vacation with my family to Costa Rica. While we were there, we visited Arenal Volcano. Although the volcano is in a “resting” phase, there was plenty of smoke and some rocks shooting out of the top. Not sure I would want to be there for a full eruption (lava and burning alive does not really appeal to me). So what does this have to do with job search? (more…)

Posted September 20, 2011 by

Social Disaster — is Your Job Search Safe?

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” –  Bill Cosby

I was recently recruiting for an open position and, after numerous resumes and interviews, narrowed the search down to three candidates and then the final choice. The “winning” candidate had a very impressive resume and all of his references checked out. Then came the background check (which includes a fairly robust Internet search) and we discovered some disturbing news. The final candidate was a quite active political dissident (on the Internet, using blogs and comments). Now this might not cause alarm on its own, but his comments bordered on libelous and some statements were inches away from “overthrow the government”. Needless to say, we passed on this candidate.

What about you? Do you know what will show up in a robust Internet search on you? (more…)