Last weekÂ 45% of all employers admitted that they check your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and blog(s) before deciding whether to hire you. They also rifle through your trash and rent rooms in your neighbor’s house so they can look into your bedroom window to make sure you don’t engage in any really disgusting sex acts* in your free time. They’re not yet admitting to analyzing your toilet flushings yet… but that doesn’t mean they’re not doing it.
My first word of advice is that if you’re going to do any weird sex stuff, do it in your laundry room because no one is thinking of looking there. Second is to never behave unprofessionally… ever. When you’re in public, wear a 3-piece-suit, and only do accounting in your free time. Never be in a place where someone might overhear you drop an F-bomb, and ban cameras in any form from any place where you may be drinking wine (this includes taking communion).
Given that my topic-repertoire includes few things beyond poo jokes, butsecks, boobs and booze; I’m all over the internet, have no idea how to behave at a party where there are no family members supervising, almost always agree to having my picture taken, blog about booze and poke fun at Jesus, I’ve had to accept the fact that I will never see the inside of an interview room (until I can afford to keep a defense attorney on retainer anyway.) I will forever have to pop out babies so I can use the excuse “I’m a stay at home mom” to explain why I sit at home all day drinking… I’ll also never be able to afford nice things.
So what about you? Are you employable? Would you employ someone like me? Do you worry about your online life causing problems in meatspace? Do you avoid me in public for fear of becoming unemployable by association?