Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Don't let your blogs cost you a new job

Personal blogs and websites such as MySpace could cost people the job they always wanted.

A fifth of managers in a new survey have admitted "Googling" potential candidates to find out personal information about them.

Of the 600 employers questioned, 25 per cent who used the web search engine to research applicants rejected people because of their "dubious personal information".

As part of the research, one employer said a candidate was rejected because of his online personal revelations about "alcohol abuse and disrespect for his job".

Another was found to be on the local police wanted list.

Oh dear! there goes my job in the new assembly (c:=