Recruiters Who Check You on the Internet.
There has been a lot written lately about people, especially 20-somethings, losing out on job offers based on pictures and stories they posted to the net. MySpace.com appears to be an especially dangerous area for newly minted graduates.
So what's the risk?
Here's how an ExecuNet survey of 100 recruiters and 136 executives played out:
35% of executive recruiters who use the Internet to check out prospects say they eliminated candidates based on what they found on the net.
82% of the executives expected recruiters to look them up online.
33% of the executives had never conducted a Web search on themselves. (That's probably the same people who can't type and use a secretary to book everything from their lunch to their next toilet visit.)
16% of the executives fear information online might eliminate them from consideration. (Are these the convicted felons in our executive suites?)