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A new survey shows over half of marketing execs run a Google search before making hiring decisions. That’s fantastic if you rule the SERPs with flattering results touting your brilliance. It might not be so great if that shot of you doing a keg stand comes out on top.
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from CarrieHill 3694 Days ago #
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Mine would be great if there werent so many other "Carrie Hills" out there - although I did luck out and none of them are axe murderers.Everything you find is good - and that’s something I work hard at.  You never know when the right person is going to see something great about yourself.  I tell my clients the same thing - if you have a LOT of good buzz - one little bad thing wont matter as much overall!Great article.~Carrie

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from planetc1 3694 Days ago #
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Had to do an image search to make sure no keg related photos show in top results. Looking good.

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from ckata 3693 Days ago #
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I’m pretty clean too!

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from dal 3692 Days ago #
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I have always been very consious about what I write online.  I give the "Warren Buffett" test of anything I write I would be able to defend if it was on the first page of the New York Times.

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from AndrewMiller 3692 Days ago #
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Great article. It’s very apparent to those of us in the industry that our online actions follow us forever. My friends and family are also aware because I make it a point to remind them never to put anything online that they wouldn’t want their mother, the IRS, the New York Times or the blogoshpere to read and react to.

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from mphung 3691 Days ago #
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Interesting survey results. A couple of years ago, when I was younger and even dumber, I posted a comment on Engadget that they apparently deemed comment spam. Fair enough. But they then replaced every comment I’d ever made with a message that said "Melanie Phung is a comment spammer". Greeaat! So to this day, when you search on my name, you’ll find that Engadget thinks I’m a comment spammer. Perhaps not as incriminating as a keg stand, but it sure doesn’t make me look very savvy to prospective employers. Well, live and learn, as they say.

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