Google yourself. Would you hire (fire) you?

What if an employer wants to terminate an employee simply based on information it learns as a result of a Google or equivalent search? The answer here may be a classic lawyer’s answer: it depends….The employee argued that “his guaranteed right to fundamental fairness was seriously violated” when his supervisor used Google to search his name and learned that he previously had been removed from a position by the U.S. Air Force. He was concerned that she improperly considered this information.

Read this article from C|Net. Previously from WNM: The resume you’re unaware of: MySpace, Blogs, Onlie videos and For Some, Online Persona Undermines a Résumé.

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