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#103510 - 01/19/07 12:54 PM Your postings can come back to haunt you
KathleenGageSpeaker Offline
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Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 219
Loc: Pleasant Hill, OR
Here's an interesting fact:

35% of executive recruiters, who use the Internet to check out prospects, say they have eliminated candidates based on what they have found online (up from 26% in 2005). Although 82% of job candidates expect recruiters to look them up online, 33% of job candidates have never conducted a Web search on themselves.
Sources: BusinessWeek, June 26, 2006 and March 27, 2006, U.S. News & World Report, December 25, 2006

This is not only for job seekers. It applies to anyone who owns and operates a business. You never know what clients may find that could turn a deal sour.

Before posting information in various social network environments, on blogs or on your website, think about the long-term. Who might see your information?

Think things through before you leap into action with your postings. You will be glad you did.

Kathleen Gage
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#103511 - 01/19/07 02:16 PM Re: Your postings can come back to haunt you [Re: KathleenGageSpeaker]
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Registered: 06/03/04
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I always think it through! This is a great piece of info, Kathleen. Thanks!
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#103512 - 01/19/07 03:28 PM Re: Your postings can come back to haunt you [Re: Songbird]
Dianne Offline
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Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 6123
Loc: Arizona
Since I'm so old and won't be applying for a job, I think I'm safe!
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#103513 - 01/19/07 04:35 PM Re: Your postings can come back to haunt you [Re: Dianne]
TVC15 Offline
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Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 2538
Loc: North Carolina
Good advice Kathleen!
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#103514 - 01/19/07 06:30 PM Re: Your postings can come back to haunt you [Re: TVC15]
KathleenGageSpeaker Offline
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Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 219
Loc: Pleasant Hill, OR
Hi Dianne,

It's not just for people applying for jobs. There are all sorts of things that can come back to "haunt" someone. I posted this on another forum and it was amazing some of the things people had exposed about them.

Kathleen
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#103515 - 01/19/07 07:14 PM Re: Your postings can come back to haunt you [Re: KathleenGageSpeaker]
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Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 431
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
Writers have to be careful what we put out on the world wide web. We never know when something we write might turn a prospective customer or editor sour. Here is an article I received in an email from Writer's Digest.

BLOGGED AND BURNED
In the February issue of Writer's Digest, writer Sarah Weinman says that sometimes the Internet can be a writer's worst enemy and that you should be careful before "opening up" on your blog.

"Sandra Scoppettone was an award-winning crime and young-adult fiction writer with more than 15 novels to her name. Her blog, sandrascoppettone.blogspot.com, detailed the specifics of her writing life (debates on cover art, anxieties about current projects) with a healthy dose of self-deprecation. It was a diary of her thoughts and opinions for friends and family to enjoy. But not everyone enjoyed it.

"Two Novembers ago, she blogged about her editor's departure from publishing and laid bare her anxieties about her future as a published writer. By day's end, Scoppettone had been pilloried in the comments section of her site—as well as on others' sites—for her `ageist' attitude and for complaining about the lack of follow-through on promised marketing plans. What she believed was an honest, thoughtful post brought her nothing but scorn.

"Did Scoppettone's public comments result in lost sales or, as one commenter put it, `making [herself] look like what editors call a nightmare author'? It's hard to tell, but in an age where bloggers can be fired for blogging on the job, and where a stray comment can be all the incentive necessary to provoke nasty, long-running arguments, writers must pay special attention to what they post."

To read the full article and learn how to work the system, visit:
http://www.writersdigest.com/articles/weinman_
blogged_and_burned.asp

Laurel

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#103516 - 01/19/07 07:19 PM Re: Your postings can come back to haunt you [Re: Laurel]
Dianne Offline
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Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 6123
Loc: Arizona
Really? I have a blog for my parrot. She might get upset with me!

I'll read the article. I do know that I once googled my name and some of the things I had posted here, showed up! Scary.
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#103517 - 01/19/07 07:22 PM Re: Your postings can come back to haunt you [Re: Dianne]
Dianne Offline
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Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 6123
Loc: Arizona
Laurel, when I tried the article, it said page not found.
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#103518 - 01/21/07 01:56 AM Re: Your postings can come back to haunt you [Re: Dianne]
Laurel Offline


Registered: 01/10/07
Posts: 431
Loc: Oklahoma, USA
I tried it just last week and it worked. I guess they purge their files after a while.

Here's another example of blogging gone wrong.

http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/windows/2007/01/10/burned-by-blogging/

I just tried this one so it should work.

I have a blog and I try really hard not to offend anyone but in this day and age it's almost impossible to please everyone.

Laurel

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#103519 - 01/21/07 03:06 PM Re: Your postings can come back to haunt you [Re: Laurel]
Dianne Offline
Queen of Shoes

Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 6123
Loc: Arizona
I have a blog for friends and my kids to keep up with me on my new life here. I recently posted some seriously ugly pictures of myself after a laser facial peel. If nothing else, it got them to call me! "Mom, that isn't really you, is it?"
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