I read yesterday a fantastic article in the Guardian by Professor Cary Cooper on the subject of your online presence and the impact it can have on your job application. The article gave an insight into the mindset employers adopt when looking online at a candidate’s footprint, and the judgement calls they make about a candidate off the back of a google search.
The article initially demonstrates categorically that google is now THE tool of recruitment. As soon as an application gets to any stage of seriousness, the employer reaches for google and sees what gems about their candidate they can uncover. […]