Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Prospective new boss, On Googling the living sh*t out of

A new prospective employer will probably do a minimal background check to ensure that you fit the qualifications for a job at their company... and you should do the same on them. The last thing you want to do is to leave a pretty good job for a new position working for an insecure, immature, bi-polar workaholic (true story, btw). Do your own due dilligence on the person who interviews you by Googling the living daylights out of them. Remember, blogs and MySpace profiles probably won't use the person's real name, so get creative. And if you find the person's personal website, run it through a domain search tool in order to find the joker's real email address and Google that too. Remember, the job interview is a two-way street.

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Absolutely. I too have experience this true story

miriam said...

I have my nightmare stories too.

Anonymous said...

I prefer to stick to Googling people I went to highschool with or my exes. Usually when I Google potential bosses I just confirm my huntch that they are an a__hole who spend too much time doing boring but pompous presentations at X conference.

Anonymous said...

I Googled my boss before the interview and I shocked the heck out of him by asking questions about his resume during my interview. I've had one up on him ever since.