Once upon a time the company I work for decided to hire a new employee…
We recently placed a job ad and the candidates coming in are very interesting!
To be fair, most of the applications are just fine. However, there have been a few that have been downright bad.
For example, one
gentleman guy included a link to his personal Facebook account in his resume. All of his profile pictures are public and his most recent one involves him shirtless, flicking off the camera. Another one of his profile pictures included this meme:
Another candidate had an okay resume. When I google’d her name to check if her LinkedIn profile matched her resume I found a link to her college “modeling portfolio.” Let’s just say I now know what her nipples look like #NSFW.
The pictures made me cringe. Truly, what has been seen cannot be unseen!
I really think the very best advice I could give college students today would be GOOGLE YOURSELF. I really don’t think this can be said enough!
Luckily most of the job candidates have had locked down social media profiles… except for Instagram. It seems like everyone leaves their Insta wide open, which I personally like. My Instagram profile is public too. I think Instagram gives you a good idea of what someone’s personality is like without the complete oversharing aspect of Facebook. Then again, I have a blog where I share most details of my life, so what do I know? :).
Have you ever seen anything funny on a resume or job application?
Do you ever Google yourself?