Facebook Kills a Career - Cool Wand!

Posted by Mike Volpe

11/15/07 5:23 PM

I personally had an experience where a college student applied for a job at my company, and when I looked her up in Facebook (little did she know that an "old" person like me would be on Facebook).  When I searched for her, I found a group on Facebbok called "NAME is a drunken kleptomaniac".  Now, I was a nice guy and let her know that Facebook extends beyond college now.  And to her credit she got the group deleted within a day and apologized.  She ended up getting the job - probably because she actually rose to the occasion and handled herself well. 

Here is an article about how Facebook Can Kill A Career that I loved.

An excerpt is below, but basically someone claimed to be sick from work, but then some crazy photos showed up of the same person partying.  At least his boss had a sense of humor.  See the email his boss sent below.

From: Paul Davis (North America)
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 4:54 PM
To: Kevin Colvin; Jill Thompson (North America); Kevin Colvin (North America)
Subject: RE:

Thanks for letting us know--hope everything is ok in New York. (cool wand)

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