Of course, you don't have to be a drunk, a thief or a bitter failure for this to backfire. Everything you do now ends up in your permanent record. The best plan is to overload Google with a long tail of good stuff and to always act as if you're on Candid Camera, because you are.Read the full posting on Seth's blog here.
What is the point of this?
If you are searching for a job, someone will search on you.
Have you googled yourself recently?
If not, do so immediately.
You need to know what the results will be. If there are results that aren't you and aren't flattering, you need to be able to explain them.
When I google "Steve Sherlock" eight of the ten Page One results are legitimately references to me. There are a number of other legitimate references on the second, third, and remaining pages of Google results.
- - 2 visits - 12/11/08
I am aware of the following Steve Sherlock's
- an archeologist with a great discovery in northern England
- an auto rental agent in Australia
- a municipal employee in Clarksville, Tennessee
- the Chief Marketing Officer for Coverzones
- Sports Editor for the Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal
BTW - check on the name variations. I go by Steve but formally I am Stephen. I need to search for both.