CNN.com: Young job-seekers hiding their Facebook pages

From CNN.com: Young job-seekers hiding their Facebook pages

A recent survey commissioned by Microsoft found that 70 percent of recruiters and hiring managers in the United States have rejected an applicant based on information they found online.

What kind of information? “Inappropriate” comments by the candidate; “unsuitable” photos and videos; criticisms of previous employers, co-workers, or clients; and even inappropriate comments by friends and relatives, according to the survey report, titled “Online Reputation in a Connected World.”

There is no hiding from the internet.  If it’s embarrassing, you probably don’t want it anywhere near your Facebook account, even with privacy settings.

I am a little surprised at the stuff that I come across, especially from my younger friends.

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