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So what shows when you google yourself?  Are you managing your online profile well?


Been managing my public profile for a few years now so no bad photos but recently things are popping up which I don't want - a university mag contribution, a yahoo group posting and a rating page.  Grr..



Social Media Mistakes That Could Cost You The Job

Jan 05, 2016, 08:17 ET from OfficeTeam

HR Managers Say Posting Negative Comments Is Most Common Deal Breaker

TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - The advice "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" holds especially true in today's digital age, suggests new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam. When asked about the most common social media mistakes that take job seekers out of the running for a position, 62 per cent of human resources (HR) managers cited writing negative or inappropriate comments as the prevailing digital blunder.

HR managers were asked, "In your opinion, what is the most common social media mistake professionals make that reduces their chances of being hired?" Their responses:

Posting negative or inappropriate comments


Not posting regularly; having incomplete, dated or no social media profiles


Posting or being tagged in inappropriate or risqué photos


Other/don't know




"Anyone currently working in a professional environment or looking to become employed in the near future should pay close attention to how they represent themselves on social media," said Koula Vasilopoulos, a district president for OfficeTeam. "In addition to eliminating inappropriate content from their digital accounts, workers should keep their profiles updated and relevant, and make the most of the opportunity to candidly demonstrate their interests and contributions in relation to their chosen field."

OfficeTeam identifies five types of professionals who commit social media faux pas and provides tips to help avoid these monikers:

  1. The Cranky Critic isn't shy about sharing off-putting remarks with the world. No subject is off limits, including former colleagues and politics.
    Advice: Exercise discretion when posting on social networking sites, blogs or online communities. You never know who might see your comments.

  2. The Superfluous Selfie Poster has no shortage of social media photos, but they're not exactly always office-appropriate, and there are enough of them to suggest an inflated ego. 
    Advice: Remove or untag yourself from any images that may raise eyebrows. Use a polished profile photograph.

  3. The TMI Transgressor posts every detail when attending a party, playing a game or taking an online quiz, whether you care to know or not.
    Advice: Be aware that certain topics may make you appear unprofessional. Use your best judgment when sharing status updates and check your privacy settings to control who in your network has access to what information.

  4. The Connection Counter invites just about anyone to join his or her network. When it comes to social media contacts, this person favours quantity over quality. 
    Advice: Be selective about who you connect with and focus on fostering meaningful professional relationships. Having the right people in your network can help advance your career, and potential employers may also reach out to these individuals to learn more about you.

  5. The Nonchalant Networker takes a lackadaisical approach to social media. This individual's online profiles are sparse, and updates are few and far between.  
    Advice: Highlight your work history and accomplishments on sites like LinkedIn. Consider including key terms that describe your skills and experience to help employers more easily find you. Show an interest in your industry by participating in relevant Web groups and forums.

About the Research
The survey of HR managers was developed by OfficeTeam. It was conducted by an independent research firm and includes responses from more than 300 HR managers at Canadian companies.

Contact:Naz Araghian


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So you are afraid to show your opinion because it may affect how you obtain employment=money? 


Kind of ironic that you engage in self-censorship because it may affect your employment prospects. Thank god we do not live in Nazi Germany, where people were jailed for their opinions......Jail the homosexuals, communists, socialists and INTELLECTUALS. 

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Googling my own name comes up with nothing (except twitter and Linkedin feeds for guys who have the same name)


Googling my username brought up some old CDC posts and a couple of links to the Habs, Sens and Caps' boards, all of which claim that I have made a bunch of posts. (none of which appear in my "history")


There was one item that I was unaware of: An old post of mine from the Bieksa thread was quoted on PITB. I thought that was kind of cool...

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Just some old sports tournaments that I did when I was a kid with what place I finished and what level I competed at. Really surprised that is even online. But nothing bad. I don't do social media and I don't use my real name on anything public so that helps. 

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10 hours ago, Toni Zamboni said:

i googled myself (toni zamboni)...cdc profile, fb and twitter etc all came up and a bunch of my images on the image search.

i was surprised that when i typed toni zam in the search box i was number 10 on the suggestions list.


My username just shows pictures of wolves. If I shorten it, I get trees

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