Employee Tip: Employers Are Googling You and You Should, Too

Gordon Law Group

A recent survey found that 80% of employers will Google job seekers before inviting them to an interview.  Your resume and references alone are no longer enough.  Now a quick name search has become routine, and current employers are keeping tabs, too.

Although not everyone will have a glowing newspaper article about them, something as simple as a LinkedIn profile that neatly encapsulates your resume, serves to show the employer that you are professional.

But your diligence should not end there.  Careless mistakes, such as inappropriate photos on Facebook or disparaging comments on Twitter, will turn a possible job into a nightmare.

Yet, you shouldn’t work to clear out everything.  A name search that comes up empty may also prove disturbing.  Depending upon your industry, if you have no sort of online presence, it may indicate that you are out of touch. Even worse, it could show that you are hiding something.

In short, you must plan ahead.  Understand your industry, and use the internet to your advantage.

Read What Judges Say About Us

extraordinary skill displayed in this litigation

Judge Daniel O'Shea

impressive scholarly expertise

Judge Joseph F. Leighton, Jr.

extensive experience and success in the realm of class action lawsuits

Judge Robert C. Cosgrove
Best Lawyers Badge
Best Lawyers Badge
Super Lawyers top 100 Badge
2021 Boston Top Lawyers Badge
Lead Counsel Rated Attorney Badge

Where to Find Us

Boston Office
585 Boylston St

Boston, MA 02116

Contact Us