Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A Student's Future VS. Facebook et al...

CT Note: I have seen this sort of thing hurt ministry plans as well....

Online persona can ruin your shot at that job

By Alan Finder
The New York Times

When a small consulting company in Chicago was looking to hire a summer intern this month, the company's president went online to check on a promising candidate who had just graduated from the University of Illinois.

At Facebook, a popular social-networking site, the executive found the candidate's Web page with this description of his interests: "smokin' blunts" (cigars hollowed out and stuffed with marijuana), shooting people and obsessive sex, all described in vivid slang.

It did not matter that the student was clearly posturing. He was done.

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