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March 27, 2006

You Are What You Post

Bloomberg Businessweek

This article that explains how employers are finding out all manners of information about employees by using search engines such as Google. Googling people is also becoming a way for bosses and headhunters to continue background checks on employees, or even find information that is legally off limits in interviews. Eric Bellafronto informs employers about the powers of Googling, and Garry Mathiason explains that "People need to realize that this is like putting stuff up on the 6 o'clock news." He says, "Once you've opened the drapes, people can see everything. They can see your past life."

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