Archive for the 'privacy' Category

Feb 17 2014

Your Butt Could Get Bit

It is no surprise to employers that many applicants have experienced some legal issues in their lives.  Formal job applications still ask if you have ever been convicted of a crime, and you typically authorize the employer to perform a background check when you sign that form.  But just because you satisfied the courts’ requirements, [...]

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Mar 25 2013

Control!

A great concept, right?  Frequently, however, it is overrated, or at the very least, an illusion.  We attempt to have control over our lives, and just when we assume things are within our control, something happens that necessitates change.  Unless you live in an hermetically sealed bubble, on a daily basis we are subject to [...]

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Nov 26 2012

You Don’t Say!

When clients tell me they aren’t sure how they did during an interview, they usually talk about all the things they claim they told their inquisitor.  Granted, knowing what to say is important.  But frequently, the success of an interview can hinge on what you don’t say.  And sometimes, what you don’t tell your interviewer [...]

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Apr 02 2012

Your Privacy Is At Stake!

Published byHank under hiring, privacy, social networking

A recent story in the Wall Street Journal (links below) started a firestorm of reactions across the country from both employers and job seekers, as well as from legal corners and privacy rights groups.  There is a growing trend by employers to demand that applicants provide their logins and security passwords to their Facebook and [...]

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Aug 22 2011

Prying Eyes

Published byHank under privacy, trust

The guy next to me during a recent flight didn’t seem much like talking so we never introduced ourselves, but we’ll call him Bob.  After the in-flight crew made the announcement that it was “ok to use your electronic devices,” Bob pulled out his laptop. Whether he was going to be productive or merely pass [...]

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