The online reputation and risks to job search

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Published: 10th January 2017
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Some time ago, Microsoft has conducted research on the online reputation and its implications on our personal and professional lives.
Were involved more than 1,000 operators Human Resources and as many workers, chosen from different countries of the world (USA, France, Germany and UK). The results are interesting, although time has passed, yet few are those who are aware of the consequences of what they write online.

Real life and virtual life: it is always a matter of Reputation
Although currently the field of "private web reputation" (to distinguish it from "brand reputation", its companies) is perhaps still early days or so, according to some experts in the fields will be only a matter of time (10-15 years) but then it will come even to the definition of a score that will be used to evaluate our virtual reputation, what to speak ourselves we build every day by attending the Network.
Returning to the study conducted by Microsoft, that more and more companies of recruitment (also at the specific request of the companies, their customers) are taking in more and more concerned with the web reputation
of the candidates are subjected to a selection process.
So what frequently happens is that a company recruiting worry going to check the profile of a candidate on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter. It is also in-depth checks and, notwithstanding the fact that not always what you find on the web automatically corresponds to the truth (and fortunately there is awareness of this), it is equally true that the information found definitely have some weight and can influence the thinking of the reader, in this case a player can be very interested as a recruiter.
From the point of view of the candidates, reflected some concern regarding their virtual image. Fraud, defamation, photos, is all concrete threats and potential dangers to the web reputation. The first countermeasure that is adopted is to try to keep as much as possible separate professional identity and image online, although in a superficial and unstructured.
From research conducted shows that are more than 70% of the recruiters and HR managers in the US who claim to control, since 2010, the information available on the web during a process of evaluation of an application. Here's a nice video artwork. Sympathetic, of course, as long as we are not in the role of the hapless protagonist.
So beware: the digital traces that we leave daily on the Net are indelible. At less than ad hoc interventions by specialists in the industry. Assuming it is not too late.
Has it ever happened that someone found something on the web that you would not have wanted to seeing?

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